Goalkeeper Dies After Horrific Collision With Teammate

Erica Roy
October 16, 2017

An Indonesian goalkeeper died on live television after a collision with a teammate during a match.

Indonesian newsportal Kompas reported that following the collision, Huda appeared to move normally while holding his jaw before his condition deteriorated.

The victim had come out to collect a ball late in the first half when the accident occurred at Surajaya Stadium in Sidorejo, in Lamangon, East Java. Huda could be seen kneeling on the pitch and clutching his face before losing consciousness.

Footage from the game shows Huda rushing off his line to block an opposing player from shooting and colliding with his defender.

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'The Real Legend of Persela, ' as Huda was called, had been with the team since 1999, playing in more than 500 matches as a very critical member of the team.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Choirul Huda's family, friends, teammates, and loved ones.

"He was still breathing when he was brought to hospital", Dr Zaki Mubarok of Dr Soegiri Lamongan General Hospital told Kompas adding the death cause was due to trauma to the head and neck.

In an Instagram message dedicated to Huda, Persela said: "Thanks for the endless dedication and inspiration for Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football".

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