Brazilian footballer Felipe Diogo, 21, shot dead: Striker is killed in a street shoot-out by 'mystery gunmen' on his return to his hometown of Ribeirao Preto

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  • A Brazilian shot subordinate has been changeable dormant successful his hometown adjacent Sao Paulo
  • Felipe Diogo was reportedly killed by 'mystery gunmen' successful a thoroughfare shoot-out
  • The 21-year-old striker played for Sao Paulo-based Serie C nine Sao Bernardo

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 13:54 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 13:54 EDT, 1 November 2023

A Brazilian footballer has been changeable dormant astatine nan property of 21 successful a thoroughfare sidesplitting connected Tuesday evening, according to reports.

Felipe Diogo, who played for Sao Paulo-based Serie C broadside Sao Bernardo, was killed by aggregate 'mystery gunmen' connected his return to his hometown of Ribeirao Preto.

Brazilian news outlet ge.globo reports that nan striker was deed by astir 10 bullets, and though was rushed to hospital, passed distant soon after.


Local constabulary person opened an investigation into nan shooting and person confirmed that a motive for nan execution is still unknown.

Diogo enjoyed a promising commencement to his career, having risen done nan ranks astatine apical Brazilian clubs Botafogo and Cruzeiro earlier being handed his elder debut astatine Sao Bernardo past year.

Brazilian footballer Felipe Diogo, 21, has been changeable dormant successful a thoroughfare sidesplitting connected Tuesday

He impressed pinch nan Under 20s broadside successful 2021 earlier earning a call-up to nan elder broadside wherever he helped them triumph promotion to Campeonato Brasileiro Serie C – nan 3rd tier of Brazilian football.

Diogo featured 12 times for nan broadside successful Serie D, scoring 4 times earlier making 5 much appearances this season.

His nine paid tribute to nan young striker pursuing news of his death.

They wrote: 'Sao Bernardo laments pinch tremendous sorrow nan news of nan decease of our subordinate Felipe Diogo Bernardes Ferreira (Felipe Diogo).

'May God comfortableness nan hearts of his family successful this infinitesimal of profound grief.'


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