Choirul Huda

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Choirul Huda
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Personal information
Full name Choirul Huda
Date of birth (1979-06-02)2 June 1979
Place of birth Lamongan, Indonesia
Date of death 15 October 2017(2017-10-15) (aged 38)
Place of death Lamongan, Indonesia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Persela Lamongan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2017 Persela Lamongan 503 (0)
Total 503 (0)
National team
2013–2015 Indonesia[1] 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2017

Choirul Huda (2 June 1979 – 15 October 2017[2]) was an Indonesian professional footballer and civil servant.

Personal life[edit]

Huda began his career in Persela Lamongan since 1999 and stayed with the club until his death in 2017[3]. He was dubbed "The One Man, One Club, One Love", and became a Legend for Persela Lamongan.

Indonesian football writer Antony Sutton met Huda a few months ago while researching a book before his death described him as :

"He played for his local team, he was living the dream,". "He was just happy in his skin and happy in his town."

"He's a legend - a one-club man, His ambition was to become his club's goalkeeping coach after he retired."

"He never created a fuss about anything. He loved what he was doing but did it in such an understated way."[4]

He was married and had two children.

International career[edit]

Huda was given his first call-up for a 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification in 1-1 draw against China on 15 October 2013. Huda was called-up seven times for Indonesia in his national career but he received no single caps.[5]


Huda died after an incident in the match against Semen Padang at 2017 Liga 1. He collided with a teammate, Ramon Rodrigues, while trying to collect the ball from an opponent and was struck in the chest. Paramedics immediately gave him sideline emergency treatment. A paramedic said that after the incident, he was still conscious and complained of a chest pain, but his condition soon relapsed and he later died from his injuries in a local hospital.[6]

According to a doctor in the local hospital, he suffered a collision on his chest and lower jaw, which caused hypoxia that ultimately led to his death.[7] Moreover, due to severe injury, he might also have experienced trauma to his head, neck, and chest.[8]




  1. ^ Huda
  2. ^ "Kapten Persela Choirul Huda Meninggal Dunia". Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "5 hal tentang kiper Persela Lamongan Choirul Huda". Rappler (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Choirul Huda: Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision with team-mate". 15 October 2017 – via 
  5. ^, PT. VIVA MEDIA BARU - (16 October 2017). "Choirul Huda Sempat 7 Kali Dipanggil Timnas Indonesia -". 
  6. ^ "Legendary Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda, 38, dies after tragic collision with team-mate during match". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision with teammate". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Penjelasan Dokter RSUD dr Soegiri soal Meninggalnya Choirul Huda (Indonesian)". Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Prestasi Persela Lamongan". Retrieved 2017-10-15. 

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