Daniel Correa, aged 24, was found dead after he was decapitated, with his genitals cut off and thrown into a bush.
Daniel Correa Freitas was reportedly found almost beheaded on a road where criminals usually dump corpses.
The Brazilian newspaper Band B, reported that Daniel Correa Freitas, 24, had been a victim of "torture" and said there had been two deep cuts in his neck which almost beheaded him, according to the New Zealand Herald.
"The club sympathises and pays condolences to the athlete's family".
Police have reportedly not released the exact cause of death yet.
"The man had two deep cuts in the neck, his head was nearly decapitated and his genitals were cut".
A notable Brazilian soccer player was found murdered and brutally mutilated on a deserted road in Brazil.
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Confirming Correa's death, Sao Paulo issued a statement stating that the footballer was "found dead this weekend".
It was for the team from Rio that the midfielder aroused the interest of São Paulo, who got it right hiring in early 2015.
"Everything indicates the man was executed here on the street and dragged for about 30 metres".
The 24-year-old Sao Paulo star joined second-division side Sao Bento on a loan deal in 2018 and was only able to make two appearances with the club.
The football community is mourning the violent death of their beloved attacking midfielder who spent the last two years away from the club on loan and was playing for Sao Bento at the time of his death.
Sao Paulo is one of the biggest and most popular soccer teams in Brazil.