John Thomson (footballer)
John Thomson (28 January 1909 – 5 September 1931) was a Scottish footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Celtic and the Scotland national football team. He died as a result of an accidental collisio...
Tommy Blackstock
Thomas Blackstock (1882 – 8 April 1907) was a Scottish footballer. His regular position was as a defender. He was born in Kirkcaldy. He played for Dunniker Rangers, Manchester United, Blue Bell, Raith...
Eri Irianto
Eri Irianto (Sidoarjo, 12 January 1974 – Surabaya, 3 April 2000) was a former player of Persebaya Surabaya.He died on 3 April 2000 after collapsing with a heart attack on the pitch during a league mat...
Roberto Chery
Roberto Chery (February 16, 1896, Montevideo, Uruguay - May 30, 1919, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) was a Uruguayan football goalkeeper who played during the days of amateur sport in the Uruguayan Primera D...
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List of association footballers who died while playing
The following is a list of association footballers who died while playing a game, died directly from injuries sustained while playing, or died after being taken ill on the pitch. Following an increase...
Tom Butler (footballer)
Thomas "Tom" Butler (died 11 November 1923) was an English footballer who played as an inside-left. He played 60 league games in the Football League, scoring 23 goals. He played for non-league Willenh...
Samuel Okwaraji
Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji (19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989) was a professional footballer who played internationally for Nigeria. He was also a qualified lawyer who had a masters in international law f...
Antonio Puerta
Antonio José Puerta Pérez (26 November 1984 – 28 August 2007) was a Spanish footballer who played solely for Sevilla.Mainly a left midfielder who could also operate as an attacking left back, he died ...
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Sam Wynne
Samuel Wynne (26 April 1897 – 30 April 1927) was a footballer who died while playing in a Football League First Division match.
Wynne played as a right back and started his career in local-league ...
David Longhurst
David John Longhurst (15 January 1965 – 8 September 1990) was an English footballer. During his career, he played for Nottingham Forest, Halifax Town, Northampton Town, Peterborough United and York Ci...
Frank Levick
Frank Levick was a footballer who played for Sheffield United. Levick broke his collar bone while playing against Newcastle United on New Years Day 1908. While recovering from the injury he contracted...
Matt Gadsby
Matthew John Gadsby (6 September 1979 – 9 September 2006) was an English professional footballer. Born in Sutton Coldfield, he played for Walsall, Mansfield Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Forest Green ...
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Phil O'Donnell (footballer)
Phillip "Phil" O'Donnell (25 March 1972 – 29 December 2007) was a Scottish football left-sided winger who played for Motherwell, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday over the course of his career. He also e...
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Hernán Gaviria
Hermán Gaviria Carvajal (27 November 1969 – 24 October 2002) was a Colombian footballer, who played as a central midfielder.
During his career, Gaviria played for Atlético Nacional, Deportes Tolim...
Miklós Fehér
Miklós "Miki" Fehér ([ˈmikloːʃ ˈfɛheːr]; 20 July 1979 – 25 January 2004) was a Hungarian professional footballer who played as a striker.On 25 January 2004, he died of a cardiac arrest during a match ...
Bob Benson
Robert William "Bob" Benson (9 February 1883 – 19 February 1916) was an English professional footballer, who played as a full back. Born in Whitehaven, Cumbria he spent the majority of his professiona...
Co Prins
Jacobus Theodorus Wilhelmus "Co" Prins (5 June 1938 in Amsterdam – 26 September 1987 in Antwerp) was a Dutch football player. He played 184 matches for football club Ajax Amsterdam from 1959 to 1966 w...
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Guy Tchingoma
Guy Tchingoma Ngoma (January 3, 1986 – February 9, 2008) was a Gabonese football player. From 2007, he played in midfield for FC 105 Libreville and the Gabon national football team.
He was born in...
Mitotônio
Antônio Edgard da Silveira, commonly known as Mitotônio, (22 February 1916 – 1 April 1951) was a footballer who played as a left wing for Ceará Sporting Club.
Born in Granja, Ceará, Mitotônio bega...
Chaswe Nsofwa
Chaswe Nsofwa (22 October 1978 – 29 August 2007) was a Zambian international football striker. He died during a training match in Beersheba, Israel.
During a trial in August 2007, Nsofwa scored tw...
Mohamed Abdelwahab
Mohamed Abdelwahab (Arabic: محمد عبد الوهاب‎, October 1, 1983 – August 31, 2006) was an Egyptian footballer. He played in the defensive left back position. He was an important part of the Eg...
Hocine Gacemi
Hocine Gacemi (1974 – March 21, 2000) was an Algerian footballer. He was born in Alger, Algeria.
Gacemi started his career with home-town club MC Alger. One of the most promising young strikers in...
Serhiy Perkhun
Serhiy (Sergey) Vladimirovich Perhun (Ukrainian: Сергій Володимирович Перхун; Russian: Серге́й Влади́мирович Перху́н; born on 4 September 1977 in Dnipropetrovsk, USSR; died 28 August 2001) was...
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Nikola Gazdić
Nikola Gazdić (died 22 May 1921) was a footballer who played for Hajduk Split. Gazdić was the first Hajduk player to score more than 100 goals. He died of late stage tuberculosis after playing against...
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