Dinamo Bucuresti’s Cameroonian international midfielder Patrick Ekeng died suddenly during a Liga I match on Friday evening, at the age of 26. Ekeng had been on the field for only seven minutes as a substitute, when he collapsed with nobody near him.
The game was stopped immediately and medics ran to Ekeng’s aid. Within three minutes he was in an ambulance and being taken to the Floreasca Emergency Hospital, next door to the Dinamo stadium where the game was being played. Doctors attempted to resuscitate the player for over an hour, but were unsuccessful.