Italian Atalanta youth footballer Willi Brasiano Ta B died at the age of 21. It is reported on the team’s Instagram account.
The Ivorian had been battling liver cancer for a long time. He spent his last months in his home country. The club expressed its condolences to the family of the player.
In January it was reported that the 30-year-old footballer Christopher Maboulou died of a heart attack. The former striker of the French championship club Bastia became ill during a game with friends.
In November 2020 it became known that the former player of several clubs of the English Premier League (APL) and the national team of Senegal Papa Bouba Diop died at the age of 42 years. For a long time, the player had been suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The disease affects the nerves that control muscle movement and carry sensitive information to the brain.