Antonio Puerta “The left foot diamond”

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Antonio Puerta

“The left foot diamond”

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Birth and club

Antonio José Puerta Pérez born 26 November 1984. He was a Spanish football player who played for Sevilla. Mainly a left midfielder who could also operate as an offensive left back.

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Birth and Club

Born in Seville, Andalusia, Puerta joined Sevilla FC as a boy and spent a total of 14 years at the club, growing up at the club's acclaimed youth system alongside other players such as Sergio Ramos, Jesús Navas, José Antonio Reyes, Alejandro Alfaro and Kepa Blanco. His La Liga debut came on 21 March 2004.

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On 25 August 2007, Puerta collapsed and lost consciousness in the penalty area due to a cardiac arrest during Sevilla's first La Liga match. At homeground Sánchez Pizjuán against Getafe CF.

He fainted because of a cardiac arrest in the middle game. Teammates Ivica Dragutinović and Andrés Palop immediately ran to his side as he lost consciousness. Moments later, club medical staff and other players followed suit.

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After catching a bit of force, left the field under his own power. Three days later he died in the ICU.

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UEFA Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07 UEFA Super Cup: 2006 Spanish Cup: 2006–07 Spanish Supercup: 2007

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Puerta’s Goal