Jian Kayo died at the age of 21: Brazilian soccer star is found dead in his home
Footballer Jian Kayo, 21, was found dead at his home.
The Brazilian rising star played as a goalkeeper for Ituano FC. His death was confirmed in a statement from the football club.
He was found unresponsive at his home on Saturday night.
Kayo had worked his way up through the ranks of Sao Paulo’s youth system and was promoted to Ituano’s professional squad for the 2023 season.
Ituano FC currently plays in Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football.
Brazilian soccer star Jian Kayo has been found dead at his home at the age of 21
The Brazilian rising star played as a goalkeeper for Ituano FC. His death was confirmed in a statement from the football club
The club’s statement read: “It is with great sadness and dismay Ituano FC announces the death of athlete Jian Kayo Gomes Soares.
“The body was found lifeless in his apartment on the night of Saturday 18th. Goalkeeper Jian Kayo, born in Parana, was 21 years old.
“He came for Ituano U20 in 2021 and was a starter at the Paulista Championship that year, a starter at the Sao Paulo Cup 2022 and also at Paulistao in the same year.
“He shows promise and quality and was promoted to the professional squad for the 2023 season.
“We deeply regret this great loss and extend our prayers to him, his family and friends. Ituano FC offers the family the support and attention they need during this time of deep pain.
“As soon as possible, after approval by the authorities and the family, we will disclose further information.”
On Sunday, his club played Santo Andre and won 2-0 in an emotional win after losing his team-mate less than 24 hours earlier.
Founded in 1947, Ituano plays in the black and red and has twice won the Sao Paulo State League.
Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli played for the team until 2019.
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