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

MOST COMMENTED

[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
An excellent goal-line clearance     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Cruzeiro managed to earn a 1-1 tie with Palmeiras thanks to ...
Woodwork can't hold down USA     
[CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] About the only thing that stood in the way of the U.S. women's ...
Fire goes out with late win over Houston    
[MLS: Friday] Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle made sure Chicago did not finish the MLS season with another ...
James' skills highlight Real Madrid pre-clasico practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] The Real Madrid-Barcelona clasico delivers entertainment even before kickoff. Here's a 40-second peek ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out ...
Ft. Lauderdale is ready for challenge against red-hot Eddies    
[NASL: Week 16] Minnesota United FC and the 2013 champion New York Cosmos played to a ...
Finlay signs new deal with Columbus    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] For helping drive Columbus into the playoffs after a two-year absence, midfielder Ethan Finlay ...
Referee suspended after felony arrest on fraud charges    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Referee Jose Carlos Rivero, who has worked 17 MLS matches in 2014, has been ...
Wambach nominated for Women's Player of the Year    
[AWARDS] Abby Wambach, who leads the U.S. women with 10 goals but is no longer a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives