Feb 11 (Reuters) - Gabon international Guy Tchingoma collapsed and died on the field during a premier division match in Libreville on Saturday, the Gabonews agency reported.
Midfielder Tchingoma, 21, collapsed after contact with an opposing player late in the match between his club FC105 Libreville and US Mbiliandzami at the Mondedang de Sibang stadium.
Here are details of some previous sudden deaths of footballers:
OKWARAJI: In August 1989, Nigeria's Samuel Okwaraji collapsed 10 minutes from the end of a World Cup qualifier against Angola in Lagos and died from cardiac failure.
LONGHURST: York City striker Dave Longhurst died aged 25 after collapsing two minutes before halftime in a league match against Lincoln City in September 1990. The game was abandoned and an inquest revealed he had suffered from a rare heart condition.
DOS SANTOS: In October 2002, the 28-year-old Brazilian striker Marcio Dos Santos died of a heart attack just hours after scoring a goal for Peruvian side Deportivo Wanka.
FOE: Midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed during Cameroon's 1-0 victory against Colombia in a Confederations Cup match in June 2003 in Lyon, France and died shortly afterwards
FERREIRA: Brazilian 20-year-old Max died in hospital in July 2003 after feeling unwell during a training session for his club Botafogo-Ribeirao Preto
FEHER: In January 2004, the 24-year-old Hungarian international Miklos Feher died after collapsing from a heart attack in a Portuguese league game between his club Benfica and Vitoria Guimaraes.
SERGINHO: Sao Caetano defender Serginho died after suffering an apparent cardio-respiratory arrest during a Brazilian championship match against Sao Paulo in October 2004.
CUNHA: In Portugal, Uniao Leiria midfielder Hugo Cunha collapsed and died during a game with friends in June 2005. He was 28.
PUERTA - Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta died on Aug. 28, 2007 three days after collapsing during a Primera Liga match against Getafe.
NSOFWA - Zambian striker Chaswe Nsofwa of Israeli second division side Hapoel Beer Sheva collapsed and died during a practice match in the southern desert city on Aug 29, 2007.
O'DONNELL - Motherwell midfielder Phil O'Donnell died after collapsing on the pitch towards the end of a Scottish Premier League match against Dundee United on Dec 29. (Editing by Patrick Johnston)
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