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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Legendary goalkeeper, Choirul Huda of Persela Lamongan FC dies after collision with own player

Legend goalkeeper Choirul Huda sadly has passed away following a collision with a teammate during a league match for his side, Persela Lamongan FC of Indonesia.

Huda, 38, played and spent his whole career at Persela Lamongan. He collided with own team defender, Ramon Rodrigues just before first-half  as both players tries to reach a loose ball.

Huda in the process was struck in the chest, and he fell unconscious shortly after the collision. He was however, immediately given first aid treatment on the side of the pitch, and thereafter rushed to the hospital, where he gave up the ghost.

"He was still conscious and complained of pain in the chest," one member of the medical team told ​Surya. "Then he fell unconscious." 

The goalkeeper joined the club in 1999 and devoting his career to the Liga 1 side. Persela paid tribute to Huda on Twitter, describing him as "the real legend of Persela".

Huda was an experienced professional, seen as one of the best goalkeepers in Indonesia and had continued in good form in his late thirties.

Huda reportedly made close to 500 appearances for Persela during his nearly 20-year long career, and was also a civil servant.

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