After Another Soccer Player Collapses on the Field, Former Pro and Sky News Sports Announcer Calls for Investigation


by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

It is not unprecedented. Throughout history there have been sports players who suffered from multiple conditions who have “collapsed” on the field during practice and during live games. However, a recent article from the German newspaper, Berliner Zeitung has highlighted an “unusually large” increase in the number of these collapses recently, leading to much speculation.


The Free Thought Project looked in to how frequently players used to collapse or die during games. There are in fact several recorded collapses every year and even deaths. Doctors and experts usually attribute these to underlying conditions which have not been previously diagnosed. However, as Berliner Zeitung points out, the number of players who have collapsed in 2021 appears to be much higher than previous years.

In fact, if we look back over the last hundred years, 2021 appears to be the deadliest year on record for football players dying during gameplay. So far this year, 14 association footballers alone have died during gameplay. This is the highest amount of deaths by far, according to the chart listed here on Wikipedia.

While this number is high, when we zoom out and look at the list compiled by the German paper, these instances appear to be unusually large.

As Berliner Zeitung points out, emergency situations have come up again and again in the last few weeks and months:

Exactly what is causing this increase in deaths and sudden collapses is unknown.

According to research by Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz, there has been a “5-fold increase in sudden cardiac deaths of FIFA players in 2021.”

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