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Tragic ! Legendary Indonesian Goalkeeper “Choirul Huda” Dies After Collision With Teammate



A 38-year old goalkeeper has tragically passed away after a slight collision with teammate Ramon Rodrigues and onrushing Semen Padang striker Marcel Sacramento when he fell off his line to challenge for the ball.

Huda went down gripping his face and was rushed from the Surajaya Stadium in Sidorejo, in Lamongan, to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

According to The Sun, the late Huda was in action for his side in the Indonesia Super League against Semen Padang when the episode occurred amid the first half of the game.

Huda was pronounced dead at 5.15pm, surrounded by the Persela squad who were with him at the Regional General Hospital in Lamongan.

The club legend took a substantial thump from his defender towards the finish of the opening first 45 minutes as he was hurrying out to collect the ball.  Paramedics quickly hurried onto the pitch to his aide, but tragically Huda surrendered to his injuries not long after.

In a statement released on the website of his club – Persela FC – Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said Huda suffered “impacts on the chest and lower jaws”.

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He added the “initial analysis” suggested a “possibility of head trauma and neck trauma”.

Dr Nugroho, from Dr Soegiri Lamongan hospital in Lamongan, East Java, said the collision resulted in Huda “stopping breathing and [caused a] cardiac arrest”.

He said a medical team attempted to revive him but after an hour there were “no reflexes of signs of normal life”.

The match continued, with Persela beating Semen Padang 2-0.

Persela said thousands of fans later attended a candlelit vigil to honour the goalkeeper, who made more than 500 league appearances for his only club.

“Thank you for your constant dedication,” read a post on the club’s Instagram account.

“Thank you for the inspiration you gave to Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football.”

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