Game collision kills veteran Indonesia goalkeeper Huda

Persela

The veteran was rushed to hospital on Sunday but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The incident involving the 38-year-old and defender Ramon Rodrigues happened just before half-time, the two players colliding in an attempt to reach the ball.

Below is video of the collision, though do be warned of the graphic nature and the tragic outcome.

Soon after the collision, the goalkeeper clutched his face and was rushed to a local hospital.

Huda had been playing for Persela since 1999 - the only club he ever played for in professional Indonesian football. "Then he fell unconscious".

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Persela Lamongan are mourning the loss of a club stalwart following confirmation that he lost his life during a meeting with Semen Padang.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Choirul Huda's family, friends, teammates, and loved ones.

Dr Zaki Mubarok, of the Dr Soegiri Lamongan General Hospital, later confirmed the cause of the death: "He passed away because collision in the head and behind the neck".

In an Instagram message dedicated to Huda, Persela said: "Thanks for the endless dedication and inspiration for Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football".

Persela paid tribute to Huda on Twitter, describing him as "the real legend of Persela".

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