Talk:List of association footballers who died while playing

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Deletion[edit]

Could we not keep this article as, although there is a category which covers deaths, it does not provide the details or deaths of said players GiantSnowman 11:40, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

See also[edit]

The players listed can be incoporated under the relevant headings, right? Cristiano Junior already is. I'm not sure why they're listed separately. - Dudesleeper · Talk 19:40, 16 August 2007 (UTC)


  • IF A PLAYER DIED 10 DAYS LATER THEN HE DIDN'T DURING A GAME.... SO WHAT IS IT??? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.132.9.79 (talk) 22:14, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Footballers who died while playingList of footballers who died while playing — For the simple reason that this is more of a list that an standalone article —Willirennen 13:49, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Support Or a similar title with "List of..." -Justin (koavf)·T·C·M 21:27, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. Except that "footballers" is confusing for Americans. --woggly 13:42, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Not really. Americans always call people who play American football "football players", never "footballers". Dekimasuよ! 14:17, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

This article has been renamed from Footballers who died while playing to List of footballers who died while playing as the result of a move request. --Stemonitis 06:40, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Referencing[edit]

I propose that we remove all players who lack a reference which indicated that they actually died while playing - people's thoughts? If there is no reply in the next few days I shall be bold and go ahead and remove said players. GiantSnowman (talk) 00:37, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Football related Death[edit]

This article should be renamed to "Football Related Deaths" because almost all of these did NOT die on the pitch. For example, Antonio Puerta, Marc Vivian Foe and Fehér all died in hospital, not on the pitch. This should be addressed and updated. (DipSetGeezer (talk) 11:13, 27 August 2008 (UTC))

It says in the opening line, 'The following is a list of football players who have died whilst playing a game, or died from injuries sustained while playing.' Name of the page probably could do with a change though. It currently is a little bit misleading. 62.249.237.223 (talk) 18:11, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

I'd disagree, the title is fine as it IS a list of player who died while on the pitch. GiantSnowman 12:51, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

But mainly those that died as a result of injuries sustained on the pitch. Very few actually died on the pitch, probably none were actually pronounced there. 62.249.237.223 (talk) 21:15, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't matter WHERE they died, but HOW they died - due to injuries sustained while playing. GiantSnowman 10:51, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Very shocking facts... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.188.253.131 (talk) 14:18, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Is it me or...[edit]

Most soccer players who died during a game were seemingly really weak (no offense to them or their families) or had bad hearts. I mean, they get hit with the ball and it eventually turns into an infection? How the hell is that even possible?

Not to mention most of these deaths were heart-related. They should have had doctor clearance before playing. I'm sure other leagues around the world do it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.42.19.3 (talk) 06:49, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

FIFA, the governing board of football, has started to introduce heart testing I think, especially for young players. GiantSnowman 09:21, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Marvin Lee[edit]

Thought I'd bring him up, as he is a borderline case. He was paralyzed from the neck down after ramming his head into another player (Landon Donovan, actually) in a challenge in a youth match between Trinidad and Tobago and the USA. He died about a year later, apparently from complications of his paralysis (stopped breathing). 174.111.116.162 (talk) 00:58, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Arrogant move based on ignorance[edit]

The reason for the move just done on this article was "While there are at least six other competitions called football, this is the only one which refers to them as footballers. Every other one is football players."

Sorry. Wrong.

I don't even feel like explaining, Why should I? the person who performed this move did not discuss or suggest it here, and is clearly not interested in facts. But just in case some readers are, players of all four codes of football played professionally in Australia are know as footballers.

It MUST be moved back.

I'll give this 24 hours (unlike the original mover, who allowed NO discussion), then move it back, unless convinced otherwise.

HiLo48 (talk) 11:24, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I agree, the move was clearly wrong, I have reverted it. If the editor wishes, I'm happy to discuss here. LunarLander // talk // 16:08, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Concur. there has been a lot of movement recently, particularly in categories but also in other spheres, in regards to clarifying footballers on the basis that "footballer" alone means different things in different places. Notwithstanding guidelines that say use the short version where no confusion exists, there can be confusion in this instance and "association footballers" precisely confines the content to what is intended by this page.--ClubOranjeT 00:50, 3 August 2010 (UTC)