In most cases, when a footballer is diagnosed with a heart problem, he is advised to quit playing football at a professional level. That was the reason Fabrice Muamba had to retire at the young age of 24 after suffering a cardiac arrest that nearly resulted in his death.
The event involving Danish player, Christian Eriksen, who fell on the field while playing against Finland in Euro 2020, brings to mind previous incidents involving African sportsmen or those with African heritage. Footballers like Fabrice Muamba, who, like Eriksen, was fortunate enough to survive after collapsing, are examples of similar occurrences.
The football world was spared another tragedy on Tuesday after French midfielder, Moussa Dembele suddenly collapsed in training.The 24-year old had been undergoing a loosening-up routine in the Atletico Madrid training ground early on Tuesday when he suddenly fell backwards and lay motionless on the ground.
Back in 2012, during an FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, 23-year old Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch and the game was abandoned. It was reported that Muamba's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but the medical team got to work and his health was restored.
Uefa Euro 2020 suffered a major blow after Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark opening match against Finland. The match was immediately suspended as the players went back into the changing room and Eriksen was given medical treatment. Both Denmark and Finland players agreed to continue the match after UEFA confirmed that Eriksen has been stabilised and has been taken to hospital.
8 Years after ex-Arsenal star died for about 78 minutes on the field, check out his new looks Before we proceed kindly follow ➡ @oluwajaffred Many story of people who cheat death are told but the case of Bolton's midfielder Fabrice Muamba is described as miraculous, as he was confirmed dead by doctors for about an hour. Muamba is a retired professional footballer who played for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers as a midfielder who was born in Zaire, DR Congo but moved to England at the age of eleven
The football career of Denmark and Inter Milan's midfielder Christian Eriksen might be over at age 29 as doctors have confirmed the cause of his collapse yesterday. It was a distressful scene in the game between Denmark and Finland when few minutes before halftime, Eriksen who had just controlled the ball from a throw-in collapsed to the ground.
The world of football is a fascinating thing, the joy it brings, the sorrow that accompanies it.It can never be over emphasized how football has brought different people together, no matter the race, religion or beliefs.
Just last week, the football world was thrown into panic when Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed in the middle of the game between Denmark and Finland at the Euro 2020 tournament. But fortunately, he was revived and according to reports, he has been finally discharged.
Football is a very physically demanding sport. And sometimes, players get unfortunate that the pressure from the game wears them down. Although, a player may be in the almost perfect health condition, a slight incident can be unfortunate to him or her. There have been several occasions where players have slumped of the pitch while playing.
Football is a sport that involves constant running from one side of the pitch to another. Over the years, the beautiful game has lost some players due to a heart attack or cardiac arrest. Names like Samuel Okwaraji, Marc Vivien Foe, Cheik Tiote are some names that readily come to mind. But there is a rare case of a man who overcame death right on the pitch. Fabrice Muamba is his name. The former Arsenal midfielder was very close to saying goodbye to earth if not for divine intervention. The match was Bolton
On 17, March 2012, a devastating incident shocked the whole of English football. The incident involved a Bolton player who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. On that faithful evening, White Heart Lane was full with enchantings, from fans of the home team, and that of the visiting team. The tie was an FA cup quarter final between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers. No body was aware of the impending doom that was about to befalled on a player who had been described as zealous. The encounter was in its
On the 12th of June, 2021 during a match between Denmark and Finland in the ongoing EURO 2020, a Danish player, Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed just minutes before the half-time. His teammates and other players on the pitch looked panicked and the presence of doctors and physios on the pitch helped to revive him.
IT's been seven years since Fabrice Muamba suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane playing for Bolton against Tottenham. Muamba's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes. When Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba, 23, dramatically collapsed he came perilously close to death. The incident happened in an FA cup tie between Bolton wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, at White hart lane, the 23-year-old collapsed. Medical staff huddled around him, the match was abandoned. After he was Rejected by top clubs,
Christian Eriksen needs prayer of football lovers all over the world now than ever before. The Denmark and Inter Milan midfielder collapsed during a match between his country, Denmark and Finland. The atmosphere looked strange after he went down on the pitch, his teammates and everyone worried about what could have caused him to go down on pitch just like that.
Samuel Okwaraji, Cheick Tiote, Marc Vivien Foe, are some of the famous names which readily come to mind when you think of sad events caused by heart defects in football. Many footballers have collapsed on the field due to one heart defect or the other, but that of Fabrice Muamba will forever be a story of joy instead of sadness. Fabrice Ndala Muamba was born in DR Congo on 6 April 1988. He and his family members were forced to move to the United Kingdom in search of asylum following his father's difference in
The huge scare experienced when Fabrice Muamba suddenly collapsed in an English Premier League game while playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2012 was replayed on Saturday after Christian Eriksen fell down and passed out while playing for Denmark against Finland. The first group B match in the ongoing Euro 2020 Championships had to be suddenly called off when the Inter Milan star collapsed in a heap as he waited to receive a throw-in barely half way through the first half in Denmark's clash with Finland at the Parken Stadium, Copenhagen Saturday evening.
8 Years ago his heart stopped for 78 minutes after he slumped, See how Fabrice Muamba is doing today
We have tried to understand so many things as humans but somethings are just beyond understanding while others are simply Miracle. Fabrice Muamba is one of those who have experienced what it means to be in between life and death or a 50-50 situation. The story is one that has been described as nothing short of a miracle. Fabrice Muamba is a Congolese who left Kinshasa with his family to seek asylum in England, he was just Eleven (11) at the time. He began playing for the English junior teams the U-16, The U-17,
Football is a tasking game but a lot of fans don't know that.Professional footballers playing at the highest level are very hard working.
The game of football is game that drains energy and ask a lot of the body. While some players had a longer career, some has been forced to hang up their boot prematurely due to one reason or the other. Injuries, health issues has contributed greatly to many people bowing out of the game when they are not. Some however, left the game due to indiscipline, inability to find better club among others. Below are 5 footballers that retired early. 1. FABRICE MUAMBA An English retired footballer. He joined Arsenal in