SAD: 5 Footballers Who Died On The Field.
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Football is full of memories. Some are good to remember while others are very sad. Some footballers who lost their lives in the course of doing the game are;
Marc-Vivien Foe, June 2003 View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Cameroon midfielder Foe collapsed after a heart attack during a Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia in Lyon, France. The former Manchester City, West Ham and Lyon player was carried from the pitch as medical staff tried to revive him with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and oxygen. After trying to restart his heart for 45 minutes without success he was declared dead, aged just 28. His demise prompted improvements in both the testing of footballers for heart problems and the treatment they can receive during matches, including training club medical team.
Antonio Puerta, August 2007 View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Spain international Puerta, 22, collapsed while playing for Sevilla in a La Liga match against Getafe and died three days later from multiple organ failure stemming from prolonged heart problem. It was three months after he had helped Sevilla to win the UEFA Cup. Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid has a tattoo tribute to Puerta and wore a T-shirt dedicated to him as Spain won the 2010 World Cup.
Phil O'Donnell, December 2007 View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Motherwell captain died of heart failure towards the end of his side's 5-3 Scottish Premier League win over Dundee United in December 2007. The 35-year-old midfielder collapsed just as he was about to be substituted and was treated for around five minutes on the field before being taken to a waiting ambulance. O'Donnell played for Scotland, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday during his career and his death caused widespread grief in Scottish football, causing a number of fixtures to be postponed.
Cristiano Jr. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Júnior collided with Mohun Bagan goalkeeper, in the 78th minute of the Federation Cup finals. While scoring his second goal after chasing the ball into the box, he collided with the keeper, staggered away and then collapsed. Attempts to revive him proved fuital. The game continued after Junior was taken off the field.He died before they arrived at the hospital.
Cheick Tiote, June 2017 View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The 30-year-old Ivory Coast international suddenly fainted during a regular training session and was taken to hospital where he died, his Chinese club Beijing said. The New Castle player still remains in the heart of the club for his sacrifices.
May their gentle sowls respect in peace.