Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo Padilha was one of just seven survivors found in the wreckage of the jet.
The 31-year-old spoke to his heartbroken wife by phone while receiving treatment in hospital – but died from his injuries shortly after.
Mirror UK reports he had posted a picture just weeks ago next to his partner describing her as “my love”.
Haunting footage from inside the doomed jet posted online showed him posing with teammate Alan Ruschel, 27, adding: “In not long, we’ll be arriving in Colombia. We’re coming Colombia.”
A total of 76 people were killed including the vast majority of Brazilian football team Chapecoense