20 Association Footballers Who Died In 2020
1. Liam Scott View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The talented teen footballer tragically died at a Scots beauty spot. The young striker was from Scotland and the last team he played for is Bellshill Athletic.
Liam Scott passed away after falling into the water at the Falls of Clyde, near Lanark, on the evening of 19th June 2020.
Emergency services raced to the scene and tried to save the 18-year-old but his body was tragically found near Corra Linn the following day. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
2. Kossi Koudagba Edem View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Kossi Koudagba (2 October 1995 – 18 June 2020) was a Togolese professional footballer who played as a striker for ASC Kara of the Togolese Championnat National and the Togo national teamHe played for Espoir FC Tsévié in the 2016–17 Togolese 2nd Division. Since then, he has played with ASCK in the Togolese Championnat National.
In November 2018, he was called up to the Togo National Team for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria. Koudagba made his international debut in July 2019, featuring for the full duration of a 2020 African Nations Championship qualifier with Benin in Porto-Novo.
He died on 18 June 2020 from a short illness at the age of 24.
3. Deibert Guzman View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He was the first professional footballer to die from coronavirus. Deibert Frans Roman Guzman, a 25 year-old player for Universitario del Beni, died in May 2020. The footballer was living with his uncle and father who have both also died few days before his own death.
Terrible news for a footballer who ended up playing in the age group category sides for Bolivia and who almost joined Nacional Potosi, one of the most important clubs in the country.
According to Bolivian press sources, the player, who was playing in a lower league, lived in the area of Paititi with his father, Belisario Roman and his uncle Luis Carmelo Roman, manager of Deportivo Perejique.
4. Michael Durkin View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Michael Durkin, 25, died when a farm vehicle driven by one of his good friends rolled down a farm bank after dark in Auckland.
It’s thought Michael Durkin and his friend were hunting, as there was a rifle with a scope found at the scene of the fatal incident north-west of Auckland.
Emergency services were called to the Peak Rd property, near Helensville, about 10.45pm on the day of the incident.
It’s understood a two-seater farm vehicle, with a canopy and a tray, had been driving along a fence line on a ridge when it rolled about 30 metres down a bank, trapping Durkin underneath.
5.Umar Ahmad Jalingo View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Football fraternities in Nigeria were thrown into mourning as Nigerian National League side Bendel Insurance announced the shocking death of their goalkeeper Umar Ahmad Jalingo.
Umar was said to have died in Gombe after a brief illness.
Before his untimely death, Umar Jalingo was hospitalized at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe, where he was treated after a serious illness.
He got better in the hospital and was discharged after doctors certified him fit to go home.
The goalkeeper was welcomed back home by his family members with happiness on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
But unfortunately, Umar Ahmad Jalingo died 24 hours later after failing to wake up from his sleep.
However, a statement release made by Bendel Insurance media officer Kehinde Osagiede described the death of Umar Jalingo as a great loss.”It is unfortunate that we have lost one of our players Umar Ahmad Jalingo and the club are in pain and sorrow for the shocking demise as we pray that God should give the family, friends the fortitude to bear the loss,” Osagiede stated in a statement.
Umar Ahmad Jalingo died at the age of 27 and the deceased left behind a wife Hajia Zuleha and four children who are living in Gombe.
6. Christian Mbulu View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Christian Mbulu (6 August 1996 – 26 May 2020) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender. During his career he played for Brentwood Town, Millwall (including loans to Canvey Island and Braintree Town), Motherwell, Crewe Alexandra and Morecambe. Christian died in Cottam, England at the age of 23.
7.Joseph Bouasse Ombiogno Perfection View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Joseph Bouasse Ombiogno Perfection (1 September 1998 – 25 May 2020) was a Cameroonian footballer. The 21 year midfielder died as a result of a heart attack,in Rome, Italy. The club he last played for was Universitatea Cluj.
8. Daniela Lazaro Ducoulombier View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Mexican footballer played his last team at Atlético San Luis. His sudden death occurred on Sunday 17 of May 2020, as a result of a possible suicide. The midfielder died at the age of 20.
9.Andrea Rinaldi View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Andrea Rinaldi, born on 23rd June 2020, was an Italian footballer.
Atalanta midfielder Andrea Rinaldi has died at the age of 19 after suffering a brain aneurysm on Friday 11th May 2020 while training at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
10.Innokenty Samokhvalov View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Lokomotiv Moscow youth player Innokenty Samokhvalov has died aged 22 from suspected heart failure while training alone. Samokhvalov was completing a solo training session with players quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic."The footballer became ill during an individual training session," a Lokomotiv Moscow statement said.The Russian leaves a wife and a son.
11. Kaan Öztürk View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Turkish midfielder who also played for Eskisehirspor died in a car accident. The young Footballer lost his life at a very young age of 20.
12. Christian Minchola View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He was a Spanish and the youngest on this list. The Atlantic Madrid striker died from an undisclosed illness at age 14.
13 and 14. Emmanuel Ogbu View pictures in App save up to 80% data. and Ifeanyi George View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Rangers International's Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu died on Sunday 22nd March in a car accident while traveling to Lagos state.
George and Emmanuel, who were traveling with other team players, died on the spot during the accident.
George died at the scene after the vehicle he was traveling collided with an articulated stationery vehicle along the Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road. George was 26 years old when he died.
15.Cédric Tijus View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Tijus was a Martinique national and and a defender for Réveil Sportif. The 35 year old died from heart attack.
16. Chineme Martins View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Chineme Martins was a Nigerian footballer who played as a midfielder for Nasarawa United. During a league game against Katsina United in March 2020, Martins collapsed on the pitch and was taken to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He died at the age of 22. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
17. Kazeem Tiyamiyu View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Kazeem Tiyamiyu was assistant captain for Remo Stars.
The 21-year-old, who played in defence for second tier side Remo Stars, was knocked down and killed in an apparent hit and run, but his club alleged that he was a victim of Nigerian police brutality.
18. Jordan James Sinnott View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Jordan James Sinnott (14 February 1994 – 25 January 2020) was an English footballer who played as a midfielder. He was the son of the former Huddersfield Town captain Lee Sinnott and was contracted to Northern Premier League side Matlock Town at the time of his death in January 2020. He died following an altercation in Retford town centre where he was attacked. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
19.Kennedy Sylvester Isles View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Kennedy Sylvester Isles (25 January 1991 – 24 January 2020) was a Saint Kitts and Nevis footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for Newtown United in the SKNFA Super League and the Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team. Isles, who was shot in Newtown, Basseterre, died of gunshot wounds on 24 January 2020, one day shy of his 29th birthday.
20.Nathaël Antoine Julian Julan View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Nathaël Antoine Julian Julan (19 July 1996 – 3 January 2020) was a French professional footballer who played as a forward. He represented Guingamp in Ligue 1, and Le Havre and Valenciennes in Ligue 2.
The 23 year old died from a car accident after leaving from training.