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5 Top Players Who Almost Died On The Football Pitch

The players who have collapsed on the pitch during a match are listed below.

Fabrice Muamba

In an FA Cup match in 2012, the Bolton Wanderers player fainted on the pitch owing to a heart arrest and was declared “dead” for 78 minutes until being resurrected.
At the age of 24, the former England under-21 midfielder was forced to retire.
Bafetimbi Gomis

Due to a physiological ailment that causes him to faint, the French striker has collapsed multiple times on the pitch.

While playing for Swansea City, Galatasaray, and Al-Hilal, he collapsed.

Marc-Vivien Foe

In 2003, during a Confederations Cup encounter, the Cameroon midfielder fell.

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Before being carried off on a stretcher, medical personnel attempted to resuscitate the 28-year-old on the pitch.

However, they were unsuccessful in reviving his heart, and he was proclaimed dead.

Antonio Puerta

The Sevilla midfielder fainted while jogging back in the opening game of the 2007-08 La Liga season against Getafe, and despite being carried off the pitch, he collapsed again in the dressing room.

Puerta, a Spain international, was brought to the hospital and died three days later at the age of 22 from “multiple organ failure” caused by a heart attack.

Cheick Tiote

The midfielder passed out after a training session with Beijing Enterprises, four months after leaving Newcastle United.

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In hospital, the 30-year-old Ivorian died.

Miklos Feher

In January 2004, while playing for Portuguese club Benfica against Vitoria Guimaraes, the Hungary striker keeled over in pain and fell backwards into the pitch after suffering a heart attack.

Medics attempted to resuscitate the comatose 24-year-old before rushing him to the hospital on a stretcher.

Doctors attempted to resuscitate him for about 90 minutes before declaring him dead.

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