Sao Paulo, (IANS/EFE) Brazilian soccer player Arjuna Luiz Venutto Ramos, 17, nicknamed “Pele” for his skill, died on the weekend during a match his team was playing, a media report said.
His team Sao Bernardo FC was playing Saturday at home against Portuguesa Santista for the Sao Paulo under-17 championship and during the first period Ramos fell to the ground with convulsions.
The player was attended to on the field and transported to the emergency room of a nearby hospital, but he died before being admitted from cardiac arrest.
“All the examinations of the player were up to date and there had been no … health problems,” said the head of the club’s medical department, Rui de Oliveira.
In a statement posted on its Internet site, the club said it “deeply” regretted the player’s death and offered his family “all (our) attention and support.”