FRANTISEK RAJTORAL died aged 31 and was found in his home with reports from his club in Turkey reporting it as suicide.
The Czech international’s club, Gaziantepspor, confirmed the tragic news of his death – with the club’s president confirming that ‘the news of suicide is true’.
Speaking to Turkish website, Sporx, club president Levent Kizil said: “Unfortunately I can confirm that the news of suicide is true.
“His team-mates were concerned after Rajtoral didn’t participate in today’s training session.
“He was a proper person with good spirits. He didn’t seem to have any problem. I really don’t know why he did such a thing.”
During his playing career, Rajtoral made 14 appearances for the Czech Republic and featured at Euro 2012 after being brought on as a sub twice.
The winger spent seven years with Viktoria Plzen, winning two league titles as well as a Czech cup.
During his time with Plzn he was loaned out to Hannover in 2014 and eventually joined Gaziantepspor last summer.
This season he played 12 times in the Super Lig before his tragic death.
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