The player's Alverca Alex Apolinário suffered a stop cardiorespiratory, being resuscitated already inside the ambulance, before being transported to the District Hospital of Vila Franca de Xira, informed the club of Portugal Championship of football.
The Brazilian midfielder, who fell inanimate during the game between Alverca and União de Almeirim of the Portuguese Championship, was stabilized and later transported to the hospital.
In a statement, the Ribatejo club says that "after the cardiorespiratory arrest, the athlete was immediately attended to by the professionals of FC Alverca Futebol SAD, with a defibrillator, who is always present in the team's games and training".
Alverca thanks the firefighters "who quickly arrived on the pitch and took the help of our player".
"We also want to thank the solidarity provided by all athletes and Staff at UFC Almeirim in this very delicate moment we have been through and we are experiencing today", he adds.
Finally, the Ribatejo club wants complete rehabilitation of the player.
The Brazilian player fell inanimate, at the 27th minute of the game, when he was moving on the field of the Complexo Desportivo do Futebol Clube de Alverca, without being disputing any move.
Alerted to what happened by several players, referee Gonçalo Carreira, from Leiria, interrupted the match and the medical teams immediately entered the field.
Alex Apolinário, 24, arrived in Portuguese football in 2018/2019 to play for Alverca, after representing Cruzeiro and Atlético Paranaense in Brazil.