Alfie Nunn, a British former footballer, died while playing in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.
The 35-year-old reportedly died after suffering a sudden heart attack on the pitch during a contest in Dubai.
The Londoner, who played for several clubs in southeast London and Kent, moved to Dubai several years ago to work as an estate agent.
A colleague at his firm, Haus&Haus, confirmed his death while playing football Thursday afternoon with The Sun Online.
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Tributes have poured in from friends, former coaches, and past teammates of the talented striker.
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— The Juggernaut (@TheJuggernaut88) January 29, 2022
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Heartbreaking news to hear that Alfie Nunn has so sadlly passed away. Alfie captained Beck’s during our treble win in 2014.
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— Beckenham Town FC (@beckenhamtownfc) January 28, 2022
The U.S. Sun reported:
Tributes have poured in for the striker, who grew up in Rotherhithe, Southwark, southeast London.
Alfie’s former physio at Fisher FC, who also play in Rotherhithe, told The Sun Online he was a “great guy, loved by everyone”.
In a statement, the club said: “We have been informed that former Fish midfielder Alfie Nunn, who featured regularly during the 2015/16 season, has passed away after suffering a heart attack while playing in Dubai.
“Our thoughts are with Alfie’s family and friends at this sad time.”
The statement went on: “Alfie… grew up close to our St Paul’s ground and played for Bermondsey and Rotherhithe primary schools district side before moving through youth football and appearing for Croydon in the Isthmian League.
“He played under former Fisher manager Dean Harrison at Stansfeld and then Beckenham Town before again joining up with Dean by moving to Fisher in 2015 after short spells at Whitstable Town and Erith & Belvedere.
“Alfie made 21 appearances for the Fish that season, before departing for a spell at Canterbury City.”
His former coach at Croydon FC Kris Hollidge tweeted: “This has done me today, what a guy. Rest in peace Alfie, always smiling always bantering.
“Was a pleasure to play on the same side as he came through as an 18-year-old at Croydon FC and against him many a time for various clubs.”
The tragic news of Alfie Nunn follows Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Burge developing heart inflammation after receiving the COVID-19 jab.
Sunderland manager Lee Johnson stated the goalkeeper’s heart problems could stem from the experimental injection.
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