Danilo, the eldest son of ​Brazilian legend Cafu, died during a football game in Sao Paulo after suffering a heart-attack. He could not be saved despite the best efforts of the emergency services.


As reported by ​AS, according to Brazilian news outlet Folha de Sao Paulo, Danilo, 30, had a cardiac arrest while playing at the family home in Barueri. The Brazilian daily, who quoted family sources, reported that Danilo was playing a game with friends and family members when he started to feel unwell.



Danilo was then taken to the Albert Einstein hospital in central Sao Paulo but medical staff were unable to revive him.


According to Folha de Sao Paulo, Danilo previously too had heart issues which was were triggered by a game of football four years ago but made a full recovery after a few days in hospital back then.


The news of Danilo's passing was confirmed by Cafu's long-time friend and Brazilian teammate Paulo Sergio, according the Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.


The football fraternity ensured that they sent in their wishes to Cafu on his terrible loss.



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