Fabian O’Neill has died.
Former soccer player Fabian O’Neill has died at the age of 49.
The Uruguayan Football Association announced that the ex-player was rushed to the hospital on Saturday. He suffered from bleeding and fell into a coma from which he never woke up.
According to the Daily Mail Uruguayan O’Neill suffered from chronic liver disease.
In his career, O’Neill played 19 A national matches in Uruguay’s shirt. Among the club teams, he represented, among others, Juventus and Cagliari.
O’Neill won the Italian championship with Juventus in 2000. In Cagliari, he scored 16 goals in three seasons.
– We are proud that we were able to admire your genius up close. You made us fall in love with your style. Cagliari will never stop loving its wizard, ex-club Cagliari tweeted.
The Uruguayan traveled with his country to the 2002 World Cup, but did not get to play in the tournament. The career ended a year later.
O’Neill struggled with alcoholism. According to the doctors, the football player needed a new liver already in 2020.