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Antonio Puerta dies

Jaap
08-28-2007, 03:34 PM
Not sure this has been discussed - the 22 year old Spanish player died following suffering a heart attack playing for Sevilla against Getafe on Saturday.

Very sad news. He was one of the most talented young players in Europe and leaves behind his 7 month pregnant girlfriend. :sad:

Psichogauchovna
08-28-2007, 03:43 PM
OMG, so sad :sad:

trulliscorpion
08-28-2007, 03:49 PM
:sad:

It was the only way it would end though, his state was really serious.
R.I.P.

Carlita
08-28-2007, 03:50 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

did you see the video?

here (http://www.prosport.ro/index.php?section=articole&screen=index&id=55670) ..... :sad:

R.I.P. Antonio :hug:

Sommarsverige
08-28-2007, 03:50 PM
This is so sad to hear :sad: :sad:

Condolences to his family :hug: :hug:

R.I.P.

Deivid23
08-28-2007, 03:56 PM
Fucking unfair, gutted as hell. Descansa en paz, Puerta

Jaap
08-28-2007, 03:59 PM
You have to question why the medical staff at the match allowed someone who had just suffered a heart attack to walk off the pitch. It might have not made a difference but shouldn't he have been on a stretcher and taken straight to hospital?

Jelena
08-28-2007, 04:08 PM
:sad:

SloKid
08-28-2007, 04:09 PM
How tragic. :sad: RIP Antonio.

marcelwks
08-28-2007, 04:09 PM
noooooo this is unfair :sad: reminds me of Foe

Jadranka
08-28-2007, 04:17 PM
R.I.P :sad: :sad:

Lee
08-28-2007, 04:30 PM
RIP

:sad:

trulliscorpion
08-28-2007, 04:41 PM
noooooo this is unfair :sad: reminds me of Foe


And Fehér.

Burrow
08-28-2007, 04:47 PM
:bigcry:

Burrow
08-28-2007, 04:47 PM
That video was shocking...

I didn't think he would die...:sad:

Julio
08-28-2007, 05:00 PM
I had watched Sevilla - Getafe on TV with my father and it's true that pics were terrible. We thought than it was nothing serious when we saw him walked off. However, spanish radio said after match than Antonio was at Hospital Vírgen del Rocío.
Life is so cruel sometimes.
¡¡¡ Uys Dios !!!
Descansa en paz, Antonio. :sad:

*Ljubica*
08-28-2007, 05:29 PM
He was so young - it is so very, very sad. I can't imagine how his poor girlfriend must be feeling right now. RIP.

Nathaliia
08-28-2007, 05:30 PM
:sad:

Anyway, I've read about his accident in a paper, didn't know he died and don't know HOW it happened. There are usually reasons for so young deaths, any ideas what could stand behind this?

Metis
08-28-2007, 05:44 PM
Very sad!

Many athletes suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which means their heart is enlarged. This leads to cardiac arrest and also can present the sympoms of a heart attack. What happened to Puerta might be related to that :shrug:.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-28-2007, 06:23 PM
oh no :sad: RIP Antonio

Xristos
08-28-2007, 06:31 PM
R.I.P young man.

edi1985
08-28-2007, 06:58 PM
http://www.realmadrid.pl/fotki/_up/215/puerta.jpg

He was so young... :sad:

Iza
08-28-2007, 07:49 PM
Can't believe it :awww: :sad:
he had 5 heart attacks on saturday :sad:
rest in peace :awww:

gooner88
08-28-2007, 08:43 PM
RIP Antonio.

amdany
08-28-2007, 08:47 PM
Rest In Peace:sad: :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-28-2007, 08:55 PM
RIP Puerta.

Sparko1030
08-28-2007, 09:08 PM
so very sad. Codolaneces to his family, and esp his pregnant girlfriend. :awww:

martine2
08-28-2007, 09:10 PM
I heard it on the news. Such a young guy :sad: :sad:

Burrow
08-28-2007, 10:14 PM
Can't believe it :awww: :sad:
he had 5 heart attacks on saturday :sad:
rest in peace :awww:

5???

Does somebody know why he had the heart attacks?

I mean, he is a professional athlete, and a great one at that.

What caused this??

ClaudiuS
08-28-2007, 10:22 PM
:sad: Tragic news
and he left the field walking, and two days later he died
really shocking.

RIP

Jaap
08-28-2007, 10:25 PM
Tonight, a game between Nottingham Forest and Leicester had to be abandoned after a Leicester player collasped at half time.

Nottingham Forest's Carling Cup tie at home to Leicester was abandoned at half-time after defender Clive Clarke collapsed in the dressing room.
Paramedics rushed down the tunnel to attend to Clarke shortly after the half-time whistle.

A Leicester spokesman said the player was receiving medical attention in an ambulance and was conscious.

The restart was initially delayed before the referee called off the game, with Forest leading 1-0.

Forest boss Colin Calderwood and Leicester manager Martin Allen then emerged from the tunnel to make an announcement to the crowd.

Calderwood said: "We are afraid that due to the serious illness of a Leicester player both clubs have agreed to postpone the match."

The Reds held a 1-0 lead over their east midlands counterparts courtesy of Junior Agogo's 31st-minute strike

What the fuck is going on?

Andre♥
08-28-2007, 10:31 PM
I was watching the match on La Sexta. :sad:

Watching someone die is just...

Björki
08-28-2007, 10:35 PM
:sad:

RIP

FerrersLinda
08-28-2007, 10:45 PM
It has been said that Puerta was prone to dizzyspells. Lots of talk about EPO going round too.

What ever was the cause, this is just horrible.:sad:

Carito_90
08-28-2007, 11:29 PM
A friend told me about this today. Poor guy, he was so young.

Ma. Estefania
08-28-2007, 11:59 PM
Terrible new. :sad:

NyGeL
08-29-2007, 12:48 AM
It has been said that Puerta was prone to dizzyspells. Lots of talk about EPO going round too.

What ever was the cause, this is just horrible.:sad:

yeah, its incredible that doctors didnt do nothing before, and its also unbeliavable that this guys make many tests every year and still cant prevent it :S

angela
08-29-2007, 12:53 AM
:sad:

LeChuck
08-29-2007, 01:44 AM
RIP Antonio. He was such a talented defender, and my deepest condolescences go out to his pregnant fiancee, and family and friends. The fact that his life was cut short at such a young age is just terrible :sad:

Mariana_lcf
08-29-2007, 01:47 AM
really sad, i actually cried a little, he was so young and he was going to be a dad :sad: orrivle, i cant imagine how his family and friends must be feeling

Mistaflava
08-29-2007, 07:58 AM
RIP

the video was both shocking and tragic...but it does happen guys...in almost every sport this has happened over the last five years.

Deivid23
08-29-2007, 09:55 AM
It has been said that Puerta was prone to dizzyspells. Lots of talk about EPO going round too.



Do us a favour, shut the fuck up and show some respect

mustertom
08-29-2007, 09:57 AM
Rip !!!

Deivid23
08-29-2007, 09:58 AM
It´s not like this is relevant at this stage, but Puerta was easily the best guy in his position in Spain. He was not a defensive minded player despite playing many times as a left defender, in fact he was more an attacking winger than anything, he just played there bc Sevilla had a very offensive-minded strategy. I liked his game and skills a lot and I´m sure he had a brilliant future ahead him

Action Jackson
08-29-2007, 11:00 AM
Horrible way to go and hope his family will be able to stay strong through this time.

Lets hope they do an autopsy and they find nothing suspicious.

guille&tati4life
08-29-2007, 11:04 AM
Awful! I hope his family can get through it.

Antonio Puerta was a very talented left-winger, one of the best in Spain.

RIP

merce
08-29-2007, 11:18 AM
:sad:

Deivid23
08-29-2007, 11:45 AM
For those who can read Spanish

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/2007/08/29/blog01/1188372205.html

Action Jackson
08-29-2007, 12:02 PM
http://goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=397555

Thousands Pay Their Respects To Puerta

The untimely death of Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta has shocked the footballing world, with thousands visiting Antonio Puerta's chapel at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium to pay their final respects...


Antonio Puerta's funeral takes place today, with his body being held at the chapel in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium until then.

Thousands have arrived to pay their respects, with 5,000 or more even waiting as the player's body was brought in to the chapel just after midnight.

The player's coffin has been draped with Sevilla and Spanish flags, while elsewhere in the chapel is a place to lay wreaths and Sevilla shirts and scarves.

As well as Sevilla, other teams are represented: Betis, Recreativo and Valencia fans have all shown their own mark of respect.

Elsewhere, around the stadium, mourners have laid flowers and photographs, and lit candles in the memory of the 22 year old midfielder, who died on Tuesday afternoon.

Puerta's coffin arrived at the stadium at 12:20am, local time, and was met by an incredible chorus of "Puerta, Sevilla está contigo" (Puerta, Sevilla is with you) from the supporters.

As family members, friends and former team-mates arrived to pay their respects, they were all cheered and greeted by the crowd as Sevilla and Betis fans united outside to remember a fallen hero.

At midday on Wednesday a service will be held for Puerta that will be attended by the majority of clubs in Spanish football, with directors, former player and current stars attending.

The entire Real Betis squad is due to be there, along with the coaching staff and directors, while AC Milan will also have people present.

Puerta's coffin will then be taken to the San Fernando cemetery where he will be cremated during a private ceremony at 2pm that will be attended by family, close friends and his Sevilla team-mates.

Castafiore
08-29-2007, 12:10 PM
For those who can read Spanish

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/2007/08/29/blog01/1188372205.html

There's an English version here:
http://timesonline.typepad.com/rafael_nadal/2007/08/puertas-death-p.html


His wife is eight months pregnant...sheesh :sad:

Burrow
08-29-2007, 01:36 PM
RIP Alberto. He was such a talented defender, and my deepest condolescences go out to his pregnant fiancee, and family and friends. The fact that his life was cut short at such a young age is just terrible :sad:

Alberto :confused:

LeChuck
08-29-2007, 04:22 PM
Alberto :confused:

Yep I made a pretty bad typo there.

Suzi
08-29-2007, 07:37 PM
I heard he had two heart attacks on monday then yesterday i heard he died! its such a shame whats even more heart breaking is that he was only 22. My condolences go out to his family

Jaap
08-30-2007, 12:12 AM
Anyone remember a similar thing happening to Miklos Feher, the Benfica player?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=X8mzeRVuDBU&mode=related&search=

Very distressing to see a player die on the football pitch. Just shows you that when your time is up, your time is up.

musefanatic
08-30-2007, 12:34 AM
Oh this is so terrible to hear, RIP.

scarecrows
08-30-2007, 02:01 AM
what the hell is happening? :sad:

http://football.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6884040,00.html

Richard_from_Cal
08-30-2007, 03:15 AM
There was an Australian Female Tennis player: Karen Krantzcke...dropped dead after or during jogging. Won a Doubles title in the Australian...1968. (w/Kerry Reid.)

Made it to the Semis in the singles at the Australian, and the QF in singles at Wimbledon, and the U.S.

...but sorry to hear about Mr. Puerta.

bad gambler
08-30-2007, 04:06 AM
Really terrible at the age of 22 as well, RIP

ReturnWinner
08-30-2007, 04:58 AM
rest in peace Mister Antonio Puerta :worship:

Jelena
08-30-2007, 09:12 AM
And the next one died. Link in German (http://onsport.t-online.de/c/12/23/52/34/12235234.html).

The in Israel playing Sambian player Chaswe Nsofwa collapsed after a practice match and died shortly after it. The doctors in the hospital of the Israeli city Beersheva couldn't reanimate the 26-year old player, who played in 2002 in Africa-Cup for his home-country.

What's up currently? :unsure: :sad:

Jaap
08-30-2007, 09:42 AM
Here in England, a 16 year old trainee from a 3rd division side dropped dead from a heart attack a couple weeks ago in training.

Its happening a lot recently.

Burrow
08-30-2007, 02:49 PM
:scared:

R.Federer
08-30-2007, 08:11 PM
unreal. with a little baby on the way. How can anyone explain this, only 22....

Bilbo
08-31-2007, 12:10 AM
Its happening a lot recently.

only in soccer it looks like. medical tests seems to be not good in this sport. puerta had a heart defect i've heard. they detected it long time ago. so he should have never become a pro athlet imo.

Burrow
08-31-2007, 12:39 AM
Well, yes it is dangerous for him to becoming an athlete if he had this condition, but I guess he was very motivated.

Jelena
08-31-2007, 09:20 AM
only in soccer it looks like. medical tests seems to be not good in this sport. puerta had a heart defect i've heard. they detected it long time ago. so he should have never become a pro athlet imo.
I remember after Atlanta Olympics (96) Nwankwo Kanu should have gone from Ajax Amsterdam to Inter Milan. In the tests before he was to sign the contract Inter docs found out he had a heart failure. Kanu got the contract at Inter though, was surged on the open heart after those examinations, and after nearly a year he returned on the pitch.

Julio
08-31-2007, 12:26 PM
President of Seville soccer team, Jose Maria del Nido, said something very beautiful about Antonio Puerta :

"AHORA EL SEVILLA ES INVENCIBLE PORQUE SIEMPRE JUGARÁ CON DOCE"

I let you translate.

Source : As.com
http://www.as.com/articulo/Futbol/Nido/Ahora/Sevilla/invencible/siempre/jugara/doce/dasftb/20070830dasdasftb_143/Tes/

Burrow
08-31-2007, 02:35 PM
Can somebody translate that to English please?

Bilbo
08-31-2007, 02:51 PM
I'm surprised no one is accusing FC Sevilla for his death. At the end they are responsible for letting someone play who has a heart failure. I heard he collapsed two times before and they thought it had to do with the heat.

Pathetic how they all act like it was an accident.

Jelena
08-31-2007, 02:54 PM
President of Seville soccer team, Jose Maria del Nido, said something very beautiful about Antonio Puerta :

"AHORA EL SEVILLA ES INVENCIBLE PORQUE SIEMPRE JUGARÁ CON DOCE"

I let you translate.

Source : As.com
http://www.as.com/articulo/Futbol/Nido/Ahora/Sevilla/invencible/siempre/jugara/doce/dasftb/20070830dasdasftb_143/Tes/

Can somebody translate that to English please?

Now is Sevilla unbeatable because they always will play with 12 (players).

Bilbo
08-31-2007, 02:58 PM
Now is Sevilla unbeatable because they always will play with 12 (players).

He acts like Puerta is proud to be a player of FC Sevilla. It might have been the case before his death but who knows how he would think right now.

Jelena
08-31-2007, 02:58 PM
I'm surprised no one is accusing FC Sevilla for his death. At the end they are responsible for letting someone play who has a heart failure. I heard he collapsed two times before and they thought it had to do with the heat.

Pathetic how they all act like it was an accident.
Often those heart failures are only FOUND by accident (see my post above about Kanu). IF he had collapsed before they should have examined him completely, that's true. But there are several players who play(ed) with heart failure and don't (didn't) even know they have (had) one.

Bilbo
08-31-2007, 03:02 PM
Often those heart failures are only FOUND by accident (see my post above about Kanu). IF he had collapsed before they should have examined him completely, that's true. But there are several players who play(ed) with heart failure and don't (didn't) even know they have (had) one.

normally all pro athlets, especially those of pro soccer clubs like fc sevilla, should have a complete body check before every new season.

they don't even send him right to the hospital on that day. after his first collapse they let him walk alone to the lockerroom where he had another collapse.

Jelena
08-31-2007, 03:15 PM
they don't even send him right to the hospital on that day. after his first collapse they let him walk alone to the lockerroom where he had another collapse.
I read (even in Spanish, so in original) what had happened on Saturday night, so I know what happened there. No need to tell me again.

Bilbo
08-31-2007, 03:19 PM
I read (even in Spanish, so in original) what had happened on Saturday night, so I know what happened there. No need to tell me again.

i know but i'm still surprised no one has blamed the club or other people yet. they try to sweep it under the carpet it looks like.

Jelena
08-31-2007, 03:48 PM
Only one other example which will end for me then the discussion about the responsibility of clubs. The player John Jairo Mosquera, who has a contract at Werder Bremen and played after the winter break in Burghausen, made a trying practice at Carl Zeiss Jena in last pre-season. What happened? He got a heart attack and it is said now, that he only survived without any damages because the team doctor of Jena reacted in such a professional way. So heart failure isn't always found.

Ok, I also wondered why they let Antonio walk off after he was just unconscious. But THAT isn't the responsibility of the CLUB, but of the DOCTORS, who decided the way they did.