A 38-year old goalkeeper Choirul Huda has tragically passed away after a collision with his Persela team-mate Ramon Rodrigues.
As reported in The Sun, the late Huda was in action for his side in the Indonesia Super League against Semen Padang when the incident happened during the first half.
Huda was declared dead at 5.15pm, surrounded by the Persela squad who were with him at the Regional General Hospital in Lamongan.
The club legend took a heavy knock from his own defender towards the end of the opening 45 minutes as he rushing out to collect the ball.
Medics immediately rushed onto the pitch to his aide, but sadly the shot-stopper succumbed to his injuries shortly after in hospital.
Doctor Zaki Mubarok said of Huda: “It was just brought to the hospital is still breathing, but it was lifeless at around 17:00.
“Through our analysis was due to collision in the head and neck of the back.”
According to Goal Indonesia, tears filled around the squad after the skipper took his last breath.
Persela boss Aji Santoso confirmed after the match that Huda passed away, he said: “All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died.
“The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard. We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body.”