Madrid:The skipper of Spanish top flight side Espanyol, Dani Jarque, has died from a heart attack while on a pre-season training camp in Italy.
The 26-year-old Jarque died at the hotel where the team were staying in the town of Coviciana. He was found after teammates realised he had not shown for a meal.
The club said that team doctors as well as Italian paramedics tried to revive Jarque but without success.
Jarque's death comes two years after the death, also from heart failure, of Sevilla defender Antonio Puerta, who died aged 22 after having collapsed during the opening game of the Spanish La Liga season.