Iconic Brazil Football Fan Clovis Acosta Fernandes Dies Aged Just 60

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterSeptember 16, 2015


@juanangelovando @SalvadorHicar Murió hoy Clovis Acosta Fernandes, 60 años, "Gaucho Da Copa" http://t.co/HYD4Uo67Pc

Some sad news out of Brazil.

Clovis Acosta Fernandes, one of the most iconic fans in world football, has died at the age of 60. 

Fernandes, usually seen clutching a replica of the World Cup trophy, had adorned TV screens around the world for a number of years as he followed his beloved Selecao around the world. 

In a particularly poignant image, Fernandes' teary-eyed face seemed to encapsulate the mood of a nation when it was broadcast during Brazil's 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-final last year. 

Julio Vacacela 🎗️ @juliovacacela

Clovis Acosta Fernandes es el nombre del brasileño más triste durante el 1-7. Ha viajado a cada Mundial desde 1990: http://t.co/1935JVwr1u

Eduardo Ventura @EduLiraVentura

#Russia2018 - "Gaúcho da Copa" morre aos 60 anos em Porto Alegre.Clóvis Acosta Fernandes lutava contra um câncer. http://t.co/N9JkBECSJe

According to Globo, Fernandes died after a nine-year battle with cancer. 

Our thoughts are with his friends and family. 

[H/T Who Ate All The Pies

B/R Football @brfootball

R.I.P Clovis Acosta Fernandes—Brazil superfan & World Cup hugger sadly passes away at 60. http://t.co/GO9SWc61LF http://t.co/2RJmCGO6Df


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