Former Spain international Luis Enrique broke the sad news of the passing of his 9 year-old daughter, Xana, on Thursday and the entire football world rallied in a show of support to the 49 year-old and his family.
Enrique revealed Xana battled with bone cancer. In June, He quit his role as Spain national team Manager to be with his daughter during that time.
Xana died five months after being diagnosed with the condition.
— LUISENRIQUE (@LUISENRIQUE21) August 29, 2019
Among those to reach out to the former footballer are Manchester United, AC Milan, his former players and teammates including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Rivaldo.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Luis Enrique and his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.
The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with you ♥️ https://t.co/T4HUOAjVRe
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 30, 2019
Our thoughts and condolences are with Luis Enrique and his family for the loss of his daugther Xana. May she rest in peace. Mucha fuerza y ánimo. https://t.co/VOnOP6H1Eb
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 29, 2019
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Luis Enrique and his family for the loss of his daughter.
Stay strong, Luis 🙏 https://t.co/bXrNgreRra
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) August 29, 2019
Heartbroken to hear the news tonight.
The thoughts of everyone at AS Roma are with Luis Enrique and his family at this impossibly sad and difficult time.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 29, 2019
Momento de mucho dolor y tristeza. Descansa en paz XANITA.
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) August 29, 2019
Mis sinceros sentimientos a mi amigo #luisEnrique por la pérdida de su hija Xana. Que Dios esté consolando el corazón de toda familia. Mucha fuerza en esto momento tan difícil. https://t.co/ohIDBoi86k
— RIVALDO FERREIRA (@RIVALDOOFICIAL) August 30, 2019
Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, also paid tribute to the late Xana.
No hay palabras que puedan acompañar en este dolor.
Mi sentido abrazo a Luis Enrique, y a toda la familia, ante la pérdida de su pequeña Xana. https://t.co/X05JBxSJq9
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) August 29, 2019