Goalkeeper dies after shocking collision with team-mate

Date published: Monday 16th October 2017 9:18 - Rob McCarthy

Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda died after a collision with a team-mate during a league match on Sunday.

The 38-year-old, who played for Persela Lamongan, collided with his defender Ramon Rodrigues and an opponent as he came off his line to challenge for the ball during a game against Semen Padang.

He was rushed to hospital where he died.

A statement from the one of the doctors at the Dr Soegiri Lamongan Hospital, which was posted on the official Persela website, said that Huda suffered a “traumatic collision” which led to him stopping breathing and suffering a cardiac arrest.

It said that initial analysis revealed the impact was to the chest and lower jaw, resulting in the “possibility of chest trauma, head trauma and neck trauma”.

Huda had played for Persela since 1999, making more than 500 appearances, and the club described him as “the Real Legend of Persela” in a tribute on Twitter.

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