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Saturday 3 December 2016

Club mourning after teenage soccer player (16) dies following collapse

A teenage footballer (16) has died after collapsing on the field of play during a match today.
A teenage footballer (16) has died after collapsing on the field of play during a match today.

A teenage footballer (16) has died after collapsing on the field of play during a match today in Dublin.

Belvedere FC has said that it is "devastated" after the tragic developments today which occurred during an U-16 match.

The player will not be named until all family members have been contacted.

The club has released a statement today after the shocking incident.

"Belvedere Football Club is mourning the death of one of our U16 players who tragically collapsed while playing for the club today," the statement read.

"While all of our members are in deep shock, our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this tragic time.

"We ask that the privacy of the family be respected as the club supports them in grieving their boy. We won’t be releasing the player's name until all family members have been contacted.

"The club will also support our U16 players, coaches and parents who are devastated at the loss of a very popular team-mate.

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