Brazil's Chapecoense coach Caio Junior. (Image credit: Juan Mabroma/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Doha, Abu Dhabi coach dies in Chapecoense plane crash

Caio Junior coached Al Gharafa from 2009 to 2011, and Al Jazira in 2012

The former coach of Qatar-based club Al Gharafa and Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira was among those who died in a plane crash in Columbia this week.

Seventy-one people were killed when a charter plane crashed into mountainside near Medellin on Monday night.

Players and coaches from Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among those on board the flight. Only six people - three players, a journalist and two crew members - survived the disaster.

Former coach of Doha-based Al Gharafa, Caio Junior, was one of those who died in the disaster.

Caio enjoyed a successful spell in the region, from 2009 to 2011. During his three years with the club, Al Gharafa won back-to-back Qatar Stars League titles, as well as the Qatar Stars Cup.

Al Gharafa expressed their...