The 10 most heartbreaking DEATHS football has ever seen


Medical reports state that a heart attack is the most likely cause of his death. During today’s Sudanese Premier League match-up between El-Merriekh and Al-Amal, Nigerian-born forward Endurance Idahor was rushed to hospital after a challenge from a fellow player left him on his back, unable to breathe. It was such a big loss to his team and the football community in Sudan, the days that followed witnessed many ceremonies held in his honor and one young Al-Merriekh fan took his life in grief. While, four years later, Idahor will be remembered as another promising footballer to have died on the pitch as a result of heart complications, he must also be remembered for his altruism and for his charitable character. You imagine that, had he anticipated his death, he would have wanted his legacy to be used to help others.

The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. Thousands of fans, some of them weeping and crying, rushed to the hospital to pay tributes to a player who has been a great role model since he joined with El Merriekh in 2006. Angry El Merriekh revathi varma fans attacked Al Amal players and battled police before the match was abandoned. The club released a brief announcement describing the player as “An example of a professional and committed individual and a symbol of loyalty” and added, “We will assure that justice takes place.” The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital but passed away on Monday, with the cause of death still unknown.

At 25, Cristiano passed away without medical personnel on the field or in the stadium to help him. Sources close to El-Merreikh Club revealed to Goal.com that the player will undergo an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Meanwhile, early medical reports state that a heart attack is the most likely cause of death. In the meantime, thousands of Al-Merrikh fans descended on the hospital to give their support, desperate for positive news – destined to discover their worst fears. Within minutes an ambulance arrived on the pitch beside the fast-swelling crowd of players and officials surrounding Idahor’s body. He was slowly lifted onto a stretcher as spectators and members of both coaching teams watched in impotent disbelief.

On June 13, 2015, he passed away after falling on the field in Malaysia during a friendly match between his club and Kelantan. On June 22nd, 2013, Panic had a heart attack while playing a friendly match against Istra in Maruzni. Although he had a history of heart issues and had passed out on the field before, the doctors decided to allow him to keep playing. On the 28th of August 2007, three days after participating in a league game between Sevilla and Getafe, the Sevilla player tragically passed away.

His collapse was initiated by an Al-Amal defender’s elbow hitting him in the chest as he looked to find space to evade his marker. Before the 2003 Indian National Football League season, Cristiano Sebastio de Lima Junior moved to India and joined East Bengal. Please enable JavaScript or switch to a supported browser to continue using twitter.com. If you are not already a member, you can click here to view the features of Soccer Manager or register for an account. It remains to be seen whether the rest of week 3 matches taking place on Sunday will be postponed or not.

Our editorial independence means that we can continue to provide fact-checked, reliable updates to Sudanese people and international stakeholders. Idahor, who has Sudanese citizenship, was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. One report said the 25-year-old Idahor was felled by an elbow of an Al Amal defender, while another report suggested that he swallowed his tongue and passed away. Idahor finished as top scorer during his first season in Sudan and scored 118 goals in 176 appearances for Al Merreikh.