Antonio de NigrisMexico striker Antonio de Nigris has been reported dead in Larissa, Greece, where he played for the local team in the Greek Super League. The 31-old striker’s death has come as a shock to everybody since it happened so unexpectedly. According to reports, de Nigris felt unwell while sleeping at home on Sunday night. He was taken to the hospital for treatment but apparently he passed on before arriving.

Everyone at Larissa FC, Greece, and Mexico are devastated by the sudden loss of such a young and capable player. This is the second tragic death of a European professional soccer player. Antonio de Nigris’ death follows that of German goalkeeper Robert Enke who was buried just a day ago; the funeral service was attended by over 45000 soccer fans proving the popularity of the player.

While Enke’s death is known to be a suicide, Antonio’s death is still a mystery. The coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

In the meantime, us at Soccer Delirium would like to express our most sincere condolences to the de Nigris family. Antonio was happily married and had a 5-year old daughter.


2 Responses to “Antonio de Nigris died in Greece”

  1. laura on January 18th, 2010 9:41 am

    i love this dude:]

  2. laura on January 18th, 2010 9:42 am

    even though he’s up in heaven with god

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