[NCR] Antonio Puerta dead at 22

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Nonesuch, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch Member

    May 16, 1999
    Old Gridania
  2. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. HuntKop

    HuntKop Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    Sulla mia Vespa
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    An incredible tragedy.
     
  4. BG13

    BG13 Member+

    Jun 25, 2007
    Here is the YouTube clip of when he goes down during the game. He is at the far right of the screen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFc25Hym6q8

    22 years old, married, first child is on the way. Just terrible.
     
  5. Gman777

    Gman777 Member

    May 29, 2007
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am very, very sadden by this. I was watching the game live on GolTV when he collapsed. It looked very dramatic but then he stood up and left the field walking. From what I heard his heart stopped for awhile and he suffered some brain damage.

    This is terrible. A very sad day for Soccer.
     
  6. DaniCrew

    DaniCrew Member

    Nov 15, 2000
    Tallmadge, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm so saddened by this terrible loss... God bless his family, his young bride and his unborn baby...

    Puerta joins Marc Vivien Foe and Miki Fehrer as the most recent players to pass on suddenly playing the game they loved...

    There may be more to be heard from this case... the reporter on the one clip claims that Puerta had often suffered from dizzy spells in training sessions and was somewhat prone to dizzy spells or passing out... seems like there might have been some signs that something was wrong... i hope this isn't the case... i hope this sort of thing was more the csae of the unexplainable fragility of life... i hope this is not something that could've been prevented...

    God Bless Antonio Puerta and his family... rest in peace...
     
  7. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Marc Vivien Foe is also the first person I thought of when I was reading the thread. Foe, Fehrer, Puerta. Things come in threes. :(
     
  8. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof

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