Livorno’s Piermario Morosini Suffers Fatal Heart Attack During Serie B Match

Alan Duffy

14th, April 2012


By Alan Duffy

Piermario Morosini RIP

Former Italian U21 player, Piermario Morosini, suffered from a heart attack during Livorno’s Serie B fixture at Pescara. As a mark of respect, all league games in Italy this weekend have been called off.

The 25-year-old, currently on loan from Udinese collapsed during the game and medical staff had attended to him on the pitch, he was taken to hospital. However, tragically, Morosini could not be resuscitated and died soon after.

Reports from Italy are claiming that the ambulance taking Morosini from the pitch was blocked from leaving the stadium by a car belogning to the local traffic police, with the car’s window eventually broken so it could be moved out of the way.

Pescara’s general manager, Danilo Iannascoli, said:

“I don’t know if the ambulance was late, but I know that the entrance onto the pitch was blocked by a vehicle. Morosini collapsed, he tried to get back up but then collapsed again.”

After the incident, the game was abandoned.

This tragedy also shows just how lucky Fabrice Muamba was to survive his ordeal at White Hart Lane.


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  1. RULAS says:

    Sad… RIP…

  2. Sultan says:

    Sigh..RIP !!! Muamba sure is a lucky dude !!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s seriously scary how many extremely fit young men can have heart attacks while playing football. What am I missing.

  4. Happy says:

    Muamba may be lucky to have survived a heart attack, but certainly not to get one. As for this, very unfortunate and rest in peace.

  5. Anabelle says:

    So sad. Young lad to pass away.

    There’s got to be more thorough checkups for the players, and ambulances should be available at every game.

  6. Lorenzo says:

    His mother died when he was 15, his father two years later. His handicapped brother committed suicide in 2004, another disable sister is still alive.
    There’s no limit to sadness.

  7. Redskywalker says:


    Wow… puts EVERYTHING into perspective.. beyond tragic

  8. digger says:

    That local traffic cop (of all people blocking an entrance) should face suspension, fine and possibly some jail time. We will never know if this young man could have been saved because an irresponsible person did something who’s job is to actually stop such things from happening in the 1st place.

  9. ericsson says:


    stunned beyond words upon reading his tragic family background

    someone should raise funds for his handicapped sister to help her out

  10. Mr. Sparkle says:

    According to the doctor at the scene, even without the delay it wouldn’t have made a difference.

  11. EDub says:

    Damn … so sad

  12. Mark says:

    @anon you’re not missing anything… fit young men die unexpectedly all the time but only footballers get media attention. Sad all the same.

  13. Anabelle says:

    Alan, thank you for the beautiful article. Also, I applaude you for not posting the video showing the moment Morosini collapsed.

  14. mario says:

    im watching domenica sportiva right now

  15. WildScotsman6 says:

    That family has seen its share of hard times.. seriously tragic stuff.

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