Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has led tributes to compatriot and former Ivory Coast defender Steve Gohouri who died at the age of 34.
The ex-Wigan player went missing on 12 December after a Christmas party with his German club TSV Steinbach.
German police confirmed his body had been found in the River Rhine in the western city of Krefeld on Thursday.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Steve Gohouri. Very sad news he is no longer with us," Toure said.
Police added that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Another current Ivory Coast international, Hertha Berlin's Salomon Kalou, has paid tribute on social media. "Rest in peace my brother," he wrote.