(Reuters) - Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta died on Tuesday, three days after collapsing during a Primera Liga match against Getafe.
Puerta collapsed after jogging back towards his own goal 35 minutes into the game against Getafe at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Saturday night.
Here are details of some previous deaths of footballers:
CUNHA: In Portugal, Uniao Leiria midfielder Hugo Cunha collapsed and died during a game with friends in June 2005. He was 28.
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.
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.
FERREIRA: A 20-year-old Brazilian player Maximiliano Patrick Ferreira, known as “Max”, died in hospital in July 2003 after feeling unwell during a training session for his club Botafogo-Ribeirao Preto.
FOE: Cameroon’s Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed during Cameroon’s 1-0 victory against Colombia in a Confederations Cup match in June 2003 in Lyon in France and died shortly afterwards. Foe featured at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, and twice won the African Nations Cup, in 2000 and 2002. He played for French first division clubs RC Lens and Olympique Lyon, as well as West Ham United and Manchester City in England.
LONGHURST: Twenty-five year-old York City striker Dave Longhurst died after collapsing two minutes before half-time 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.
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.
SERGINHO: Sao Caetano defender Serginho died after suffering an apparent cardio-respiratory arrest during a Brazilian championship in October 2004 match against Sao Paulo.
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