By Muambo Edward 

Football Writer, Cameroon

The body of Ricardo Marques Ferreira was found lifeless in a hotel room in Zurich on Friday night, with multiple stab wounds, according to reports from the Swiss Police.

According to reports on Portuguese daily Correio da Manhã, the body of the hairdresser from Madeira who had Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his main clients, was discovered by Zurich police on Friday night with multiple stab wounds on his upper body.

A 39-year-old Brazilian has been arrested in connection with the crime. The Zurich Forensic Institute issued a statement to confirm the arrest:

“A 39-year-old Brazilian was arrested by Regional police investigators at his place of residence and taken to the relevant prosecutor’s office. The background and motive of the crime are the subject of the ongoing investigations.”

Ferreira had been living in Zurich since 2017 and he was the preferred hairdresser of a number of celebrities including the five times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo who is also a native of Madeira.

His death has left many in shock, especially the Portuguese community in Zurich.


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