The former player, currently 40 years old, is hospitalized at the Hospital das Clínicas de Pouso Alegre, in Minas Gerais.
Atlético-MG, black Bridge e Santos used their Twitter accounts to wish the strength of former goalkeeper Aranha, 40, who is hospitalized at the Hospital das Clínicas in Pouso Alegre, in Minas Gerais, after suffering complications from Covid-19. According to information from “UOL”, the former player is in a complicated situation and had more than 50% of his lungs compromised, needing to be admitted directly to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), without the need for intubation. The report of Pan Youth Group he got in touch with friends of the former archer, but until the publication of this article he had not received any answers.
Revealed in the Ponte Preta youth categories, Aranha wore the colors of the team from Campinas between 2000 and 2009. Then, the archer went to Atlético-MG, where he won the 2010 State Championship, and Santos, participating in the Copa Libertadores da América conquests (2011), bi-championship of Paulistão (2011 and 2012) and Recopa Sudamericana. In 2015, he quickly worked at Palmeiras, also working at Joinville, returning to Macaca and ending his career at Avaí in 2018. On social networks, Ponte wished for a prompt recovery. “All the strength to the former goalkeeper Aranha, who is hospitalized with Covid-19. Our prayers, hearts and positive thoughts are with him,” he wrote the club profile. O Peixe, in turn, climbed the #ForçaAranha hashtag. At the beach club, the archer lived years of glory, but he also ended up being a victim of racism. In 2014, during a match against Grêmio, away from home, he was called names by “monkey” fans during a match valid for the Copa do Brasil. At the time, the Tricolor from Rio Grande do Sul was judged by the Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD) and ended up excluded from the tournament.
Atlético and all Massa wish a prompt recovery for you! #Spider Force
– Athletic 😷 (@Atletico) June 10, 2021
— AA Ponte Preta (from 🏠) (@aapp_official) June 10, 2021
— Santos Futebol Clube (@SantosFC) June 10, 2021