Alexandros Lampis: 21-year-old Greek soccer player collapses and dies of sudden cardiac arrest on the pitch

ILIOUPOLI — A small Greek community is in mourning after what is unfortunately a near-daily occurrence across the globe for soccer (“football”) players.

Mr. Alexandros Lampis was a midfielder for Ilioupoli FC in the third tier of Greek football. The team was playing in a match against Ermionida last night at First Municipal Stadium in Glyfada. Just five minutes into the game, the 21-year-old collapsed on the field (“pitch”). Despite the numerous occurrences of soccer players collapsing and dying during games in 2021, somehow there was no defibrillator in the stadium, according to The Sun in the U.K.

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