Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Livorno's Morosini dies of heart attack
by Paul Kennedy, April 15th, 2012 12:55AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  obituary


[ITALY] Italian Piermario Morosini, 25, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack and collapsing on the field during Livorno's Serie B match at Pescara. All matches in Italy were canceled after news of Morosini's death. Both his parents had died when he was a teenager and his brother died shortly thereafter.

Morosini fell to the ground in the first half of the match and tried unsuccessfully to get up several times.

A defibrillator was used on Morosini, and his heart massaged, but he never regained consciousness.

He was taken to Pescara's Santo Spirito Hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for more than an hour.

The ambulance's access to the field was blocked by a parked car, but it is not known if it would have made a difference.

Morosini's death came less than a month after Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered cardiac arrest during a game in England but was miraculously resuscitated.

"They are things which mark you and change your life," Morosini said in 2005 following the death of his parents. "But at the same time, they instill in your body so much anger and help you to always give everything to realize what was also my parents' dream."

Morosini started out at Atalanta, then moved to Udinese, before having loan spells at various clubs.

He is survived by a disabled sister. Officials of both Livorno and Udinese announced plans to set up a trust to support her.



1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: April 16, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.
    Very sad.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Minnesota and New York top charts    
[NASL: Week 2] On a night when four of the five games were played before sellout ...
Dempsey involved in eight straight Seattle goals    
[MLS: The USA 20] Clint Dempsey, who had five goals in his last two games for ...
Luis Suarez interviews Paul McCartney    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Liverpool-born Beatles legend Paul McCartney was set to perform a concert ...
FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake set pace    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A week after losing its first game of the season, FC Dallas rallied after ...
Rampone shows off hoops moves, nets first pro goal    
[NWSL: Week 2] Christie Rampone scored her first goal in a pro career that dates back ...
Kickers rally to earn draw with Pittsburgh    
[USL PRO: Week 5] The Richmond Kickers rallied from two goals down at home to tie ...
Altidore helps Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw it on the computer and I understand why they can be talking if it ...
What They're Saying    
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ...
Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina    
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives