Players that died playing on the pitch

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Players that died while playing football on the pitch.

Football players has brought us unforgettable memories, from celebrating with joy when your team came out victorious or staying unhappy when your team is been defeated.

Lest we forget players that go about with their job to entertain us with their skill, strength and effort are also human as they face hazard while entertaining us.

Players go through pain, some end their career due to injury, while some pass away during their course of duty.

Here is the list of players that died on the pitch while playing football.

Antonio Puerta

The Sevilla player died on the 28th of August 2007, three days after playing a league game between Sevilla and Getafe. During the game he fainted, and had to be substituted. Despite the fact he re-gained consciousness and was able to walk off the pitch himself, he again lost consciousness in the changing room and, eventually, died as a result of a postanoxic encephalopathy in the hospital.

Miklos Feher

Feher died on the 25th of January 2004, aged 24, whilst he played for Benfica against Vitoria de Guimaraes. Feher collapsed on the pitch, after starting to walk slowly and making an effort to keep playing. He died as a result of a pulmonary embolism.

Marc-Vivien Foe

Foe died on the 26th of June 2003, whilst he was representing Cameroon, during a game against Columbia in France. He collapsed suddenly on the pitch, as a result of a heart attack, due to an inflammation of the right ventricle.

Piermario Morosini

Morosini died on the 14th of April 2012, after suffering a heart attack in the middle of a game between Livorno and Pescara. Morosini was taken to the hospital in a critical state, but they couldn’t do anything to save his life.

Peter Biaksangzuala

The 23-year-old midfielder of Bethlehem Vengthlang in India, died on the 19th of October 2014 after suffering serious damage to his dorsal spine after trying to celebrate with a backflip when he scored a goal.

Cristian Gomez

The 27-year-old footballer died after fainting and passing away during a game, whilst playing for Atletico Parana against Boca Unidos, on the 24th of May 2015.

Serhiy Perkhun

The goalkeeper of CSKA Moscow Serhiy Perkhun died ten days after entering into a coma, on the 29th of August 2001, following a big knock to the head after accidentally colliding with a rival player, during a game in the Russian league.

 

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