Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies after colliding with team-mate

Legendary Indonesian goalkeeper Huda passes away following tragic mid-game collision

Legendary Indonesian goalkeeper Huda passes away following tragic mid-game collision

Indonesian football has been rocked by the news that Persela Lamongan goalkeeper Choirul Huda has passed away following a mid-game collision.

The pair were playing in a match today for Persela against Semen Padang in the Indonesia Super League.

Huda played his entire career at Indonesia Super League outfit Persela, playing almost 500 games.

The 38-year-old Choirul collided with Ramon Rodriguez's knee when he made an attempt to collect the ball in the closing moments of the first half.

Huda had played for Persela for 18 years. He then fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital where he passed away.

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

"The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard", Santoso added.

Rodrigues initially appeared to take the brunt of the collision as he completely flipped over, however Huda suffered injuries to his head and neck, which proved life threatening.

Huda is a club legend. "We did not have time to see a doctor, only to see his body".

Huda played almost 500 games for Persela after making his debut in 1999.

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