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Soccer Deaths Memorial - Part 1
08-apr-1907 Tommy Blackstock 25 Manchester United Collapsed after heading a ball in a game against St. Helens and died. January 1908 Frank Levick 26 Sheffield United Pneumonia during recovery from collar bone broken playing against Newcastle United on New Years Day 1908. Attending Dr Selby of Attercliffe (Sheffield) noted heart failure at 1:40pm on 1 February 1908 at his father's house on 125 Plumpers Road Tinsley Sheffield 29 December 1909 James Main 23 Hibernian Fatal stomach injuries during a Christmas Day match in 1909 against Partick Thistle at Firhill on a frostbound pitch, after colliding with a Thistle player, led to death four days later. 7 January 1921 Horace Fairhurst 27 Blackpool Head injury in a league game at Barnsley in December 1920; died as a result of his injury early in the new year. 22 May 1921 Nikola Gazdić Hajduk Split Late stage tuberculosis after a game against Građanski Zagreb, Hajduk's greatest rival at the time. 04-apr-27 Albert Van Coile 27 Cercle Brugge Perforated bowel after a collision with an opponent. Died one day later. 3 May 1927 David Arellano 24 Colo-Colo Peritonitis after being hit by an opposing player during the match. Shortly after the incident Arellano was brought to a nearby clinic where he ultimately died. 30-apr-27 Sam Wynne 30 Bury Collapsed and died on the field of pneumonia during a match against Sheffield United, although Bury claim it was a cerebral hemorrhage. 5 September 1931 John Thomson 22 Celtic Injured during an Old Firm match when he dived for the ball and suffered a fractured skull in an accidental collision with Rangers' Sam English. He died that same evening. 17 June 1933 Jón Kristbjörnsson 22 Valur A goalkeeper who collided with a striker from KR Reykjavik and suffered a head injury in the last game of the Icelandic League on 13. June 1933. Was taken to hospital, where he died from his injuries on 17 June 1933. 5 February 1936 Jimmy Thorpe 22 Sunderland When playing as goalkeeper, Thorpe, a diabetic, collapsed into a coma from which he never recovered, attributed to the rough treatment he received on the pitch in a game against Chelsea. His death lead to the rule that players were no longer able to kick the ball out of the 15 May 1941 Law Adam 32 Thor After retirement at the age of 24 due to heart problems in 1933, Adam was playing for Thor against Anasher in Surabaya in the Dutch East Indies on 15 May 1941. He suffered a heart attack which led to his death. 01-apr-51 Mitotônio 35 Ceará Collapsed during a match. Death attributed to stomach congestion. 14 July 1963 Constantin Tabarcea 26 Petrolul Ploieşti Collapsed during a match. Death attributed to unusual activity of the thymus gland. 1 November 1966 Petar Radaković 29 NK Rijeka Collapsed during a training session due to a heart ailment and died on the way to the hospital.. 25 February 1967 Tony Allden Highgate United Struck by lightning during an FA Amateur Cup quarterfinal against Enfield. 11 May 1969 Eduard Dubinski 34 Soviet Union On 31 May 1962, during the match against Yugoslavia, accounting for the first game of the preliminary round of the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. the Yugoslav player Muhamed Mujic tackled Doubinski and broke his leg. That injury resulted a sarcoma in which Doubinski died 7 years later. 7 January 1973 Pedro Berruezo 27 Sevilla Collapsed on the field while playing against Pontevedra, the cause of death is not clear, but everything indicates that it was due to a heart or cerebral infarction. Berruezo had several faints before. 30 October 1977 Renato Curi 24 Perugia Heart attack while playing in a Serie A match against Juventus. Perugia's ground is named after him. 21-apr-80 Omar Sahnoun 24 Bordeaux Died from a heart attack during a club training 23 September 1984 Erik Jongbloed 21 DWS Struck by lightning during an exhibition game. Son of Jan Jongbloed, goalkeeper of the Dutch national team in both the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cup Final. 15 January 1987 José Antonio Gallardo 25 CD Málaga Collided with an opponent on 21 December away to Celta de Vigo, had life-saving surgery and returned home. Relapsed on 7 January with a cerebral haemorrhage and fell into an eight-day coma before dying 8 September 1990 David Longhurst 25 York City Heart attack on the pitch while playing against Lincoln City. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. 2 February 1993 Michael Klein 33 Bayer Uerdingen Heart attack during a training session. 1 September 1993 Gábor Zsiborás 35 MTK The goalkeeper collapsed into a coma in the training session of Hungarian national team. After a week he died. 4 January 1997 Hédi Berkhissa 24 Esperance Sportive de Tunis Heart attack in a friendly game against Olympique Lyonnais at Stade Chedli Zouiten February 1998 Robbie James 40 Llanelli A.F.C. Cardiomyopathy. 28-apr-98 Axel Jüptner 29 Carl Zeiss Jena Died suddenly of a heart attack during training. 02-apr-00 Eri Irianto 26 Persebaya Surabaya Died in hospital due to heart failure after a game between Persebaya and PSIM Yogyakarta 5 October 2000 Cătălin Hîldan 24 Dinamo Bucharest Died while playing for Dinamo; In the 74th minute of a friendly game against Olteniţa, Hîldan had a heart attack, and fell to the ground. The North Stand of Dinamo's stadium is named in his honour. 29 August 2001 Serhiy Perkhun 23 CSKA Moscow Injured in a collision with Budun Budunov who also sustained serious head trauma. He received a brain hemorrhage and died eight days later. 20 February 2002 Cristian Neamțu 21 Universitatea Craiova Accidentally struck in the mandible by a teammate charging towards goal. Internal bleeding was discovered, before he died one week later 27 October 2002 Giovanni Córdoba 24 Deportivo Cali Struck by the same lightning that killed Hernán Gaviria, and died three days later from the injuries 26 June 2003 Marc-Vivien Foé 28 Cameroon Collapsed while playing in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final between his country and Colombia, and died shortly afterward in hospital. An autopsy later revealed the cause of death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 25 January 2004 Miklós Fehér 24 Benfica Cardiac arrest caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy while playing against Vitória 25 June 2005 Hugo Cunha 28 U.D. Leiria Died suddenly from a cardiac malaise during a football match played with friends in Montemor-o-Novo 12 June 2006 Rasmus Green 26 Næstved BK Heart attack during a training session and was, despite revival attempts from teammates and a doctor, declared dead upon arrival at the local hospital. The number 7 was afterwards retired in his honor 9 September 2006 Matt Gadsby 27 Hinckley United Collapsed on the pitch during a Conference North game against Harrogate Town and died soon afterwards at Harrogate District Hospital. Medical tests revealed he died from a heart condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy 28 August 2007 Antonio Puerta 22 Sevilla FC Collapsed during a match against Getafe C.F.. He died later in hospital after several cardiac arrests. Autopsy revealed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy 29 August 2007 Chaswe Nsofwa 28 Hapoel Beersheba Sudden heart failure during a training match against Maccabi Beersheba. 29 December 2007 Phil O'Donnell 35 Motherwell Collapsed during his team's 5–3 win against Dundee United with what was later confirmed as left ventricular failure. He died on the way to the hospital 03-apr-08 Hrvoje Ćustić 24 NK Zadar Collided with a concrete wall during a game against Cibalia and died in a hospital 5 days later of severe head injurie l 15 March 2009 Jumadi Abdi 26 PKT Bontang Collapsed after an incident with Denny Tarkas during the match of his club PKT Bontang against Persela Lamongan. Denny kicked Jumadi's stomach when he was trying to get the ball. Jumadi died in a hospital 8 days later of severe infection 03-apr-09 Víctor Hugo Ávalos 37 Villa Florida Heart attack during a match against Salesianito. He died the next day 26 May 2009 Orobosan Adun 28 Warri Wolves FC Before an away match with Enugu Rangers, goalkeeper Adun of Warri Wolves FC, was assaulted by thugs suspected to be fans of the opposition team. Adun died 3 days later from internal haemorrhage, during a training session. 8 August 2009 Daniel Jarque 26 RCD Espanyol Cardiac arrest following a training session. 2 September 2009 Alexandru Iatan 19 Dunărea Giurgiu The Romanian goalkeeper was hit in the abdominal area with a ball while trying to defend a penalty kick during team training. He continued his training but a few moments later he collapsed and died of cardiac arrest. 6 March 2010 Endurance Idahor 25 Al-Merreikh Collapsed during the match of his Sudanese club Al Merreikh against Alamal Atbara. He died in the ambulance. Autopsy report revealed that he suffered a circulatory collapse from a heart attack. 18 August 2010 Victor Omogbehin 22 Ilford F.C. Collapsed during a league match. He played in the Isthmian Football League game from Ilford against the Lowestoft Town FC 8 May 2010 Wilson Mene 22 Prek Pra Keila Collapsed during a league match. He played in Metfone Cambodian Leagueat National Olympic Stadium 4 August 2011 Naoki Matsuda 34 Matsumoto Yamaga F.C. Collapsed during training on 2 August 2011 due to a cardiac arrest after finishing a 15-minute warmup run, and doctors diagnosed his condition as "extremely severe". After two days, he died on 4 August 13 November 2011 Bobsam Elejiko 30 K. Merksem S.C. Collapsed and died while playing a 5th tier match for K. Merksem S.C. against F.C. Exc. Kaar 10-apr-12 Patrick Grange 29 University of New Mexico Died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, after already having chronic traumatic encephalopathy 14-apr-12 Piermario Morosini 25 Livorno Collapsed during a Serie B game against Pescara. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. 5 August 2012 Chinonso Ihelwere Henry 21 Delta Tulcea Collapsed during a friendly game against FC Balotesti in the 86th minute, after having been brought on for only 10 minutes. With the temperature being 40°C, doctors tried reviving the Nigerian player for 30 minutes before declaring him dead. Supposedly, he underwent health tests a week before his death with no signs of problems detected. The cause was of his death was heart failure. 2 September 2012 Victor Brannstrom 29 Piteå IF Collapsed shortly after scoring during a meeting in the Division 2, in which he suffered a cardiac arrest and died after arriving at hospital. 7 October 2012 Joshua Pepple 24 LKS Pomorzaninem Nowogard Collapsed from a heart attack in a league game against Iskierką Szczecin and died on the pitch. 21 June 2013 Alen Pamić 23 NK Istra 1961 Collapsed during a retreat game for MNK Maružini of a heart attack. . 21 July 2013 Yair Clavijo 18 Sporting Cristal The 18-year-old footballer from Sporting Cristal died during a reserve match against Real Garcilaso on 20 June 2013.The autopsy determined he died from a cerebral edema with brain herniation caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 27 July 2013 Sékou Camara 27 Pelita Bandung Raya Collapsed on the field during his team's practice session in Bandung. He was rushed to the nearest hospital, but died on the way there. The cause of death was a heart attack. 23 December 2013 Jamie Skinner 13 Tynecastle Cardiac arrest during a game in the Saughton Park in Edinburgh. 19 May 2014 Akli Fairuz 27 Persiraja Died after colliding with opposition goalkeeper during a match in the Indonesian Premier League. Fairuz was substituted and admitted to hospital but died due to internal bleeding the next day. SEE PART 2:

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