The list of sudden ‘events’ amongst the world’s most fit and healthy, is extending daily.

NORWAY – November 2, 2021

STOCKHOLM: Icelandic midfielder Emil Palsson collapsed during a football game in Norway’s second division Monday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest, his football club Sogndal said.

The 28-year-old midfielder suddenly fell over in the 12 minute of the game against Stjordals-Blink at the Fosshaugane Campus stadium in western Norway.

“Emil Palsson had a cardiac arrest in the 12th minute of play. Palsson was successfully resuscitated, and then flown to Haukeland Hospital for further examination and treatment,” club Sogndal Fotball said in a statement.

The match was quickly suspended and players were sent to the dressing rooms as medical staff surrounded Palsson and started resuscitation efforts.

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UK – 3 November 2021


Longridge Town FC made the announcement this morning, Tweeting: “Everyone @LongridgeTownFC is devastated to hear this morning that our former player @jordantucker117 has passed away.



Kyle Warner, a 29-year-old professional mountain bike racer, developed pericarditis, POTS and reactive arthritis following his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot.


About two weeks after the shot, Warner experienced extremely elevated heart rates; an ER doctor refused to believe it was an adverse reaction to the jab and instead blamed it on a “psychotic episode.”


After visiting another hospital due to more heart trouble, Warner was referred to a cardiologist who diagnosed him with pericarditis, an inflammation of the outer lining of the heart.


INDIA 16 October 2021

Saurashtra batter Avi Barot, a former India Under-19 captain and a member of the Ranji Trophy-winning team in the 2019-20 season, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a shockingly young age of 29.

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Two West Indies Players – Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation Collapse on Field:


In an absolute freak incident, West Indies players – all-rounder Chinelle Henry and batswoman Chedean Nation collapsed on the ground in separate incidents, during the second T20I against Pakistan Women in Antigua on Friday. Henry and Nation were immediately taken to the hospital, where they were ‘conscious and stable’, according to a Cricket West Indies spokesperson. Both the incidents took place within a span of 10 minutes and despite that, the match was not forfeited. Though the reasons for the sudden collapse is still unknown, it is reported that both the players are stable now


World-famous freediver suffers Myocarditis

6 October 2021

Florian Dagoury, currently the world’s top static breath-hold free diver, has been diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis 40 days following his second dose with the Pfizer vaccine. He is known for the fact he officially held his breath for 10 minutes and 30 seconds. The elite Freedriver, of French origin and based in Thailand, experienced a significant decrease in his breath-hold ability and went to a cardiologist who told him that it’s a common side effect of the Pfizer vaccine.


In his words

QUOTE: “…Myocarditis, Pericarditis and Trivial Mitral regurgitation! Thank you Pfizer.

Just want to share my annoying experience after vaccination and perhaps have some testimonials from similar stories amount Freedivers. Did you get better?


After my 2nd dose I noticed that my heart rate was way higher than normal and my breath hold capacities went down significantly. During sleep I’m at 65-70bpm instead of 37-45bpm. During the day I’m now always over 100bpm instead of 65bpm, even when I sit down and relax. Once I even reach 177bpm while having dinner with friends !!!! 10 days after my 2nd jab, I went to see a cardiologist and he told me it’s a commun side effect of Pfizer vaccin, nothing to worry about, just rest it will pass. 40days after 2nd jab, I had no progress so I went to see an other cardiologist and got diagnosed with Myocarditis, Pericarditis and Trivial Mitral regurgitation! Which is basically an inflammation of the heart muscles cause by the immune system and some tiny leaks of blood from the valves that no longer close properly. I’m now struggling to reach 8min breath hold, 150m dyn and I even have a strong urge to breath doing 40m dives. 30% decrease on my diving performance roughly.


Gold Coast soccer community rallies around girl, 14, after suffering heart attack on field

18 October 2021


A healthy and active Gold Coast girl who suffered a heart attack during a soccer game has emerged from a coma, but is facing a long recovery.

Ava Azzopardi, 14, was playing for Runaway Bay in the under-14/15s grand final against Magic United on Friday night when she collapsed on field, going into cardiac arrest.


Autopsy: 15 yr old Football player died from heart problem, not heat.

6 November 2021

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An autopsy finds that a 15-year-old high school football player who died in July after collapsing at practice in Georgia was the victim of an “abnormal heart rhythm” and not heat-related illness. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tell The Telegraph of Macon that the autopsy by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner found Joshua Ivory Jr. died July 26 of cardiac dysrhythmia, which triggered “sudden cardiac arrest.” Jones said Ivory suffered from an “abnormal heart rhythm that sent him into cardiac arrest.” The 15-year-old collapsed on the first day of fall football practice at Macon’s Southwest High School. Coaches called an ambulance after recognizing that Ivory was in distress, said Bibb County Athletic Director Barney Hester. Ivory died in a hospital emergency room. Georgia rules call for a five-day period for players to get used to heat and physical exertion while practicing in shorts and helmets. Bibb County Superintendent Curtis Jones said the school took extra precautions beyond those required. The district reviewed its rules after Ivory’s death. Macon reached a high of 97 degrees (36 degrees Celsius) before the practice started. Southwest High head coach Joe Dupree was placed on administrative leave in August while school officials investigated, but was reinstated less than a week later. “It’s good to get the results back, but this is still a sad day because a family has lost a loved one,” Jones said. “Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Joshua Ivory.”


The list goes on….


Dembele, 29, Atletico Madrid striker collapses in training, requires medical attention


Alex Apolinario, 24, Brazilian soccer player dies after collapsing on pitch during match.


Britain’s Jack Draper, 19, collapses at Miami Open:


Mirko Kido, 36, Olympic gold medalist dies of heart attack during game:


Ghanaian referee collapses during AFCON Match:


Referee Bert Smith collapses on court due to blood clot during Gonzaga-USC men’s Elite Eight game


Josh Downie, 24, cricketer dies after heart attack at practice:


Giuseppe Perrino, 29, ex-Parma footballer dies at memorial match after collapsing


Raymond van Barneveld collapses and receives paramedic attention during PDC Championship:


Devaraj Anchan, 33, volleyball player collapses during game, dies:


Garissone Innocent, 20, fell unconscious due to abnormal electrical impulse in heart during game:


Ethan Jovani Trejo, 16-year-old soccer player, collapsed on the field during training:


Samuel Kalu, 24, Bordeaux star collapses minutes into football game:


Roy Butler, 23, Irish footballer Watford FC dies after Jansen:


Dylan Rich, 19, FA Youth Cup – player suffered sudden cardiac arrest on the field, passes away:


Vinny Curry, 33, out for season due to blood clots:


Cameron Dale, 29, record breaking Australian sailor dies after catastrophic stroke

1 September 2021

QUOTE: “..The long-term partner of Jessica Watson – the Australian who became the youngest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe – has died in hospital weeks after suffering a “catastrophic” stroke.

Cameron Dale, 29, died at Gold Coast University Hospital on Monday, Watson confirmed via Instagram.

“On Monday, 30 August 2021 we lost our Cam – my long-term partner in every aspect of life and planned future,” she wrote.

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Two young Columbia High school footballers die:


Bollywood’s star, 40, dies following heart attack


Tom Felton, 34, collapses during golf game:


Francis Perron, 25, Ottawa footballer dies after game:


Parys Haralson, 37, former Saints line backer dies:


Jimmy Hayes, 31, former Bruins player unexpectedly dies:


Nuis, 31, Dutch professional skater admitted to hospital with inflamed heart:


John Stokes, 21, athlete at Tennessee Uni hospitalized with heart inflammation:


Jake Ehlinger, 20, found dead – cause unknown:


Jeremy Chardy, 34, tennis pro cannot train or play after vaccine:


Francesca Marcon, 38, volleybal professional can’t play, has pericarditis post vaccine:


Yusuke Kinoshita, 27, baseball pro dies 7 weeks post vaccine:


Alex Stalock, 34, NHL Oilers goalie out for the season due to heart condition:


Ceylin Alvarado, 23, pro cyclists out for season due to blood complications:


Greg van Aevermat, 36, pro cyclist, loss of form since vaccine:


Three young Belgian cyclists suffer heart issues following race:


Kamila Label-Farrel, 19, Uni Basketball Star died unexpectedly:


Jacob Downey, 19, Queens Uni Hockey player passes away after medical emergency:


Christian Eriksen, 29, Collapses at Euros due to heart issue


Josh Archibald, 28, Oilers hockey forward out indefinitely due to myocarditis:


Jen Gouveia, 38, suffered cardiac arrest during a run:


Kyle Warner, pro BMX cyclist has pericarditis post vaccine:


16 year old youth suffered cardiac arrest after weightlifting:


Brandon Goodwin, 26, Atlanta Hawks star, career over due to blood clots:


Ewan Fraser, 30, Glasgow hockey player suffered cardiac arrest, passes away:


David Jenkins, 31, Olympic silver medalist diver unexpectedly passes away:


Paul Zisper, 27, Munich basketball pro, has emergency surgery after brain hemorrhage related to J and J:


Filip Ingebrigsten, 28, Norwegian runner suffers loss of form post vaccine:


Avi Barot, 29, Saurashtra cricketer suffers cardiac arrest, passes away:

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Young cricketer dies.


Abou Ali, 22, professional footballer collapses on pitch during game:


Fabrice NSakala, 31, Besiktas defender collapses on pitch during game:


Jens De Smet, 27, footballer collapses on field, passes away of heart attack:


Jente van Genechten, 25, footballer collapses on field due to heart attack:


Frederic Lartillot, French footballer collapses in changing room, passes away due to heart attack after game:


Benjamin Taft, 31, German footballer collapses after game, passes away due to heart attack:


His girlfriend, family, friends and soccer players reacted with great sadness to the death of the popular Benjamin “Benny” Taft. The 33-year-old had numerous requests for improvement in the hospital last week after he had suddenly suffered a faint attack and finally a heart attack in Berngau after the game of his SV Unterferrieden, which he had headed as player-coach since the beginning of the season. After treatment in the intensive care unit, the hospital was transferred to the normal ward with an early prospect of discharge and rehabilitation measures. But on Monday morning the absolutely surprising and so sad news followed.


Rune Coghe, 18, Belgian footballer suffers cardiac arrest on pitch:


Helen Edwards, referee taken off court during World Cup qualifier due to heart issues:


Dimitri Lienard, 33, FC Strasbourg midfielder collapses during game:


Sergio Aguero, 33, Barecelona star striker admitted to hospital for cardiac exam after match:


Emil Palsson, 28, Sognal midfielder collapses due to cardiac arrest during game:


Antoine Méchin, 31, French triathlete suffers pulmonary embolism following Moderna:


Luis Ojeda, 20, Argentine football player unexpectedly passes away:


Greg Luyssen, 22, Belgian pro cyclist ends career due to heart issues:


Pedro Obiang, 29, ex-West Ham star suffers myocarditis post vaccine:


Cienna Knowles, 19, equestrian star hospitalized due to blood clots:


Boris Sadecky, 24, Slovak hockey player dies of heart attack during hockey game:



Wikipedia article on association footballer deaths