Meet Graziele Alves aka Graziele da Rocha Vieira. The young wife of Brazilian soccer player Tiago da Rocha Vieira also known as Tiaguinho. 22-year-old forward player with Chapecoense was among the passengers killed in the plane crash onboard the LaMia Airlines flight 2933.
The Avro RJ85 plane carried 81 people on board; 20 Chapecoense players, 14 staff members, 9 board members, 2 passengers, 20 reporters, 7 crew members. 76 people died, five passengers survived including three of Tiago’s teammates.
Tiaguinho’s tragic death came one week after Graziele surprised with a gift send to his hotel, where she informed him they were expecting their first child together.
The emotional event immortalized by his teammates captured the moment Tiaguinho received a gift bag with a note from his wife Graziele. In the note Graziele told him they were expecting a baby boy, filled with emotion he then jumped to his feet before he started singing and dancing with his teammates. (Video attached below)
18-year-old Graziele Alves, from Rio de Janeiro; daughter of Angela Alves, who is also the proud mother of daughters Franciele and Flaviele. She attended at the Colégio Estadual Ramiro Braga.
Furthermore, Graziele married Tiago on December 14, 2015.
Important to mention that Tiaguinho, scored 9 goals in 29 matches with Chapecoense, the team he joined in 2016. He previously played with XV de Piracicaba and subsequently with Metropolitano.
Find Graziele and Tiaguinho on Instagram here.
Ultimately, FabWags would like to express our sincere condolences to Graziele and to the families of those whose lives were cut short.