- Former footballer Francisco Geraldo dos Santos, better known as ‘Zizinho’, dies.
- Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos’ father lost his life at 59.
- The iconic America player dies due to coronavirus.
Mourning in soccer: Footballer Zizinho dies. The world of the most beautiful sport in the world is in mourning for the devastating news that was announced this Thursday. The MX league announced on social networks the death of former Brazilian soccer player Francisco Geraldo dos Santos better known as ‘Zizinho’.
At just 59 years old, the father of Mexican footballers Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos lost his life due to a coronavirus infection that the Brazilian contracted. The news was confirmed by Liga BBVA MX on its Twitter account where it has left Internet users shocked, according to Infobae.
Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos’ father dies
It should be remembered that his son Jonathan Dos Santos is concentrated with the Mexican team to face the semifinals of the Gold Cup, everything seems to indicate that the footballer did not abandon the concentration and will be focused on obtaining the title that he will dedicate to his father.
Francisco Geraldo dos Santos during his soccer career, shone in Mexican soccer playing for teams like America, Necaxa and Monterrey, having his best performance with the eagles, which earned the respect and affection of the fans who lament the terrible loss.
Footballer Zizinho dies: Death confirmed on social networks
Through its Twitter account, the BBVA MX league reported in a tweet the sensitive death of ‘Zizinho’ which is accompanied by an image that has been the official statement. Apparently the Brazilian was another victim of this pandemic that has terrorized the whole world with its millions of deaths.
“The MX League deeply regrets the death of Mr. Francisco Dos Santos” Zizinho “, they wrote on his social network profile. Internet users immediately reacted to this unexpected news, lamenting the death of one of the greatest footballers who have played in Mexico.
Footballer Zizinho dies: Club América reacts
Social networks were very active sending their condolences for the death of Zizinho, and the club where he stood out the most, being the team of America, could not be missing, who also reacted to this news that was unexpected, for the entire Mexican country.
“Club América regrets the sensitive death of Geraldo Francisco dos Santos Javier“ Zizinho ”former player and champion of our Club; father of Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos. We express our deepest condolences and join in the pain of family and friends, ”they wrote.
Footballer Zizinho dies: Farewell messages
So far neither Giovani nor Jonathan Dos Santos have reacted on their social network profile, but the teams in which the Brazilian footballer gave them a bit of his talent to make fans fall in love. One of the teams that spoke out after his death was Tigres from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL), an institution that sent “a hug to heaven, Zizinho, and our sincere condolences to Gio and Jona.”
Cuauhtémoc Blanco, former player of the Águilas del América, was also present by sending his message on Twitter: “I deeply regret the death of Francisco dos Santos ‘Zizinho’, a great soccer player who also inherited his incredible talent to his children. My condolences to them and their entire family. Rest in peace”.
Footballer Zizinho dies: Who was Zizinho?
Francisco Geraldo dos Santos, better known as ‘Zizinho’, was born in Pernambuco, Brazil, the athlete made his football debut at age 15 with Sao Paulo in his native country. His great talent caught the attention of José Antonio Roca and Guillermo Cañedo to sign him to América when he was just 17 years old, according to El Universal.
His football career was developed mostly in Mexico. In addition to Las Águilas, he also played for León, Necaxa and Monterrey. He had a brief stint in soccer in El Salvador with Club Deportivo FAS. Being remembered for wasting talent in the Coapa box.
Footballer Zizinho dies: “May our legend rest in peace “
Fans also mourned his death: “What unfortunate news. May our legend “Zizinho” Dos Santos rest in peace and my condolences to @gio @ jona2santos and the dos Santos family. Much Strength! ”,“ RIP Our dear and great player, I give a big hug to Gio, Jona and all their appreciative family. From the heart of the Eagle ”.
“Terrible loss. With an Americanist heart, I join in your grief. May God have him enjoying his Holy Glory ”,“ Rest in peace the great Zizinho, thank you for everything ”,“ The American family is in mourning. Rest in peace ”, were some of the comments from Internet users on Twitter.
Teams from Mexico react on Twitter
Some clubs in Mexico such as Atlante sent their condolences to the former player’s family: “We unite in solidarity with the grief that the family of our great friend and player Francisco Dos Santos ‘Zizinho’ has, for his unfortunate death. We send our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Another team that manifested itself on the social network was the León de Guanajuato, who also sent his condolences to the soccer players who have shone in the Mexican team: “Rest in peace, dear” Zizinho. Our warmest hug to Eder,@OfficialGio, @ jona2santosand all his family ”. Filed Under: Footballer Zizinho Dies.
Johnny Ventura dies
Also added is the death of the famous artist Johnny Ventura who lost his life at 81 years of age, it should be remembered that the merengue legend was also a former deputy and former mayor of Santo Domingo, working for several years in politics. Johnny Ventura died in a clinic in the province of Santiago, when his health was complicated due to a heart attack that occurred, according to Infobae.
The singer was also known as the “Caballo Mayor”, since he was one of the best known and most loved singer-songwriters in the entire Dominican Republic. The loss of the artist has shocked all Johnny fans who lamented the terrible event on social networks. Filed Under: Footballer Zizinho Dies.
“Peace to His soul”
Through the Instagram account of the program El Gordo y la Flaca, the sensitive loss of death was announced, where Internet users immediately demonstrated to mourn the death: “Rest in peace Johnny Ventura, the great legend of merengue El Caballo Mayor”, wrote in the post.
“I am very sad! Always influenced by Johnny since she was little! “,” Peace to His soul. He will always live in the hearts of all Dominicans ”,“ I still can’t believe it ”,“ His incredible music from Spain my deepest condolences ”,“ Peace to his soul, a great loss ”, were some of the comments . Filed Under: Footballer Zizinho Dies.
Clarissa Molina mourns death
The Dominican Clarissa Molina was one of the celebrities who lamented the sensitive loss of Johnny Ventura in social networks. It was on her Instagram profile where the presenter shared an image of the singer with an emotional message dedicated to his memory.
“You will always live in our hearts through your music. Thanks a lot. Rest in peace “Caballo Mayor”, put the Dominican in her publication. “God, our country brand, our pride. What a great legacy you leave us. You were great my biggest horse ”, said a netizen. Filed Under: Footballer Zizinho Dies.
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