Stoke City shocked by death of former player Dionatan Teixeira at 25

• ‘He was hugely popular … it’s difficult to comprehend’
• Teixeira moved to Stoke in 2014, then to Sheriff Tiraspol

The former Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira has died aged 25, the Premier League club have announced.

The Brazilian-born player, who played twice for Stoke’s first team after moving to the club in 2014, was registered with the Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol at the time of his death.

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