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Ajax's Evander Sno suffers heart attack during match


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/c/celtic/8995971.stm

Former Celtic and Bristol City winger Evander Sno has suffered a heart attack in a reserve match between his club Ajax and Vitesse Arnhem on Monday.

The 23-year-old had to be revived three times with a defibrillator after collapsing on the pitch.

A statement on the Ajax website said the player was conscious and responding to doctors in hospital in Arnhem.

"Fortunately our doctor and physio were there quickly," Ajax coach Albert van der Dussen told Dutch newspaper AD.

"They have performed an heroic act and saved his life, he was very lucky."

 

Sno fell to the ground 18 minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute in Monday's game and was treated on the pitch for more than 10 minutes before finally coming round.

"He looked surprised to see all those people there," added Van der Dussen. "I don't think he realised what was going on but everyone was greatly relieved.

"The ambulance crew then took over and took him to hospital."

The Netherlands Under-21 player - who began his career with Feyenoord, before a loan spell with NAC Breda and two years with Celtic - spent most of the 2009/10 season on loan at Bristol City before returning to Amsterdam to push for a place in the Ajax first team.

 

Wow... makes a change that a footballer survived this though, always hear of the deaths.. lucky fella.

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