Goalkeeper dies in Indonesia after colliding with teammate

Tricia Pearson
October 16, 2017

Choirul Huda was playing for Persela FC on Sunday against Semen Padang in Liga 1, the top division of Indonesian football, when the incident happened just before half-time.

Huda had played for Persela for 18 years.

The 38-year-old, who was Persela's captain, was rushed to Soegiri hospital but doctors couldn't revive him and he later died from a cardiac arrest, according to Indonesian news channel Metro TV.

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The Indonesian league also tweeted their condolences, stating Huda's death was "a loss for Indonesian football".

The club added that Huda was "the real legend of Persela", and that thousands of fans had lit candles in his honour.

A statement from Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho published on Persela's official website said Huda was immediately transported to hospital, but died shortly after arriving. He told reporters: "All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died". He was diagnosed with serious injuries to the head and neck. "We did not have time to see a doctor, only to see his body". He joined Persela in 1999 and stayed there for his entire career making more than 500 appearances for the club.

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