Goalkeeper Arne Espeel died shortly after saving a penalty for Winkel Sports B on Saturday.
Belgian football goalkeeper Arne Espeel has died at the age of 25 after collapsing in football. He was twenty-five years old.
Winkel Sport B, who play in Belgium’s West Brabant Provincial Second Division, were leading 2-1 against Westrozebeke when their opponents scored a second-half penalty.
According to Belgian media reports, Espeel saved the shot but ended up on the ground afterwards.
Emergency personnel rushed to help Espeel and tried to revive him with a defibrillator, but he was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to hospital.
The cause of death is unknown.It’s a tragedy and a surprise for everyone,” said Winkel’s head coach Patrick Rotsaert, according to Nieuwsblad.
“Arne has been at the club all his life and is well-loved. He’s a really friendly boy, always happy and ready to help. It’s really painful.
First for his family and for all of our congregation. Espeel failed, according to the Daily Mail. The Espeel team was also present at the event.”The ball is still in play.
Our keeper got up as fast as he could to receive the ball, and then he fell, “said assistant coach Stefan Dewerchin, from the Daily Mail.
An autopsy will be performed on Monday to determine the cause of death.’ Play.”Winkel Sport is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Arne Espeel,” the club said in a statement.