Goalkeeper dies after saving a penalty during a match
A 25 year old Belgian goalkeeper Arne Espeel has been confirmed dead after he collapsed during a match while playing for Belgian side Winkel Sport B.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper collapsed on the pitch straight after saving a penalty against Westrozebeke at Sint-Eloois-Winkel, West Flanders Province.
Emergency ran onto the pitch to try to resuscitate the goalkeeper, using a defibrillator but it was too late.
Shortly after he was taken to the hospital, Espeel was confirmed dead.
The club in a statement expressed sadness and sorrow and condoled the player’s family and friends.
“Winkel Sport is in very deep mourning at the sudden passing of goalkeeper Arne Espeel,” the club stated.
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