Vitor Godinho, from Ovar, died on Sunday after being taken to Sao Sebastiao Hospital in Santa Maria da Feira. The 14-year-old, who suffered from skin condition psoriasis but had no major underlying health conditions, is thought to be the youngest person to die of coronavirus in Europe.
Heartbreaking tributes have been made to the teenager who played futsal, which is similar to five-a-side football, for Maceda Cultural and Recreational Centre.
Portuguese Football Federation President Fernando Gomes said: “With profound consternation I am sending my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Vitor Rafael Bastos Godinho.
“At this moment of deep pain for his loved ones, I am also sending words of comfort to the footballing family in the Aveiro region who share with us the disappearance of such a precocious talent.”
The youngster’s futsal club said in a statement: “This time you didn’t get past the rival, like you did so many times.
“We’re devastated, lost for words. Rest in peace champion.”
Wellwisher Ameilia Evilasio added: “It’s so unfair. He was just a little boy. Let his soul rest in peace. Strength to his family at such a difficult time.”
Ana Pereira Pereira said: “I am thinking about his family with a lot of sadness. An enormous hug to them. Another angel has gone to Heaven.”
Raquel Filipa added: “My heart goes out to all his family and friends.
“A young person with so many years ahead of him who didn’t deserve to die.
“For a son to go before his parents must be one of the worst difficult things in life for his mum and dad. Rest in peace Vitor.”
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It comes as there have been 5,962 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Portugal, with the death toll at 119.
Portugal declared a state of emergency on March 18.
Meanwhile, Italy and Spain have become Europe’s worst-hit countries.
In Italy 97,689 have tested positive for the virus and there have been 10,779 deaths.
Spain’s death toll is at 6,803, with 80,110 confirmed cases.
The UK has 19,522 cases and 1,228 people have died.
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