Former Real Madrid defender, Carlos Secretario has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke.
He is being assessed in hospital after his health scare, O Jogo reports.
The 52-year-old spent the 1996-97 season at Real Madrid and the Los Blancos sent him a message of support on Twitter on Sunday night.
“Real Madrid C.F., its president and its Board of Directors, wish to send a message of support and all of our affection to former Real Madrid player Carlos Secretário.
“We wish him a speedy recovery. Stay strong,” Real Madrid wrote.
Carlos also had two separate spells at Porto during his 17-year playing career.