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Matija Sarkic: Millwall goalkeeper passes away aged 26

15 June, 2024 14:03

Millwall and Montenegro goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has tragically passed away on Saturday, He was 26.

Matija Sarkic’s sudden death shocked the football world tributes pouring in from all around the world.

The Grimsby born player represented Aston Villa, Wolves, Birmingham City and Stoke City as well in his short career.

His last international appearance came against Belgium last week. He reportedly fell ill in his apartment on Saturday morning.

A statement from Millwall confirmed his passing: “Millwall Football Club is completely devastated to announce that Matija Sarkic has passed away at the age of 26. Sarkic, The Lions’ number one goalkeeper, made 33 appearances for the club since joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2023.

“A Montenegro international, Matija proudly represented his country on numerous occasions. Everyone at the club sends their love and condolences to Matija’s family and friends at this immensely sad time. The club will make no further comment at this time and asks that the privacy of Matija’s family is respected.”

Birmingham City wrote: “Everyone at Birmingham City is shocked and saddened to learn of the news that our former goalkeeper, Matija Sarkic, has passed away at the age of 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all those that knew him.”

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