Soccer players who collapsed on the pitch

Fabrice Muamba -
The English midfielder collapsed on the pitch in 2012 due to cardiac arrest, this during a game between the Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.

Fabrice Muamba -
Muamba was reported dead for 78 minutes before he was revived. He survived, but retired shortly after, at the age of 24.

Miklós Fehér -
The former Benfica player collapsed on January 25, 2004, during a game.

Miklós Fehér -
The Hungarian striker ended up dying victim of cardiac arrhythmia. "Miki" Fehér was 24.

Antonio Puerta -
The Sevilla player collapsed on the pitch and regained consciousnesses. He then collapsed again in the dressing room.

Antonio Puerta -
The Spanish midfielder died three days later, on August 28, 2007, of a heart disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, following several cardiac arrests.

Phil O'Donnell -
The Scottish midfielder collapsed and died of heart failure during a game for his team Motherwell in December 2007. This happened right before he was substituted.

Piermario Morosini -
The Italian midfielder died on April 14, 2012, after suffering a heart attack and collapsing during a game between Livorno and Pescara.

Alex Apolinario -
On January 3, 2021, the Alverca player went into cardiac arrest on the pitch in Portugal. The Brazilian player eventually died four days later.

Moïse Brou Apanga -
The Gabonese defender born in the Ivory Coast died of a heart attack during training on April 26, 2017. He's pictured while still a player for Brest in 2012.

Gregory Mertens -
On April 30, 2015, the Belgian player died of heart failure, three days after collapsing during a game, while playing for Lokeren. He was 24 years old.

Bernardo Ribeiro -
The Brazilian player died of a heart attack on May 7, 2016, while playing for Ideal EC. He's pictured here when playing for the Newcastle Jets.

Choirul Huda -
The Indonesian goalkeeper collided with a teammate during a game, suffering injuries to his jaw and head. The Persela Lamongan player ended up dying later, in hospital.

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