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Fabrice Muamba cardiac arrest used in British Heart Foundation advert

Muamba's cardiac arrest to be shown in new British Heart Foundation TV advert

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Cardiac arrest: Muamba is treated on the pitch at White Hart Lane in March 2012

Cardiac arrest: Muamba is treated on the pitch at White Hart Lane in March 2012

Cardiac arrest victim Patrice Muamba helps to promote the Great…

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The 39-second ad is to be shown on ITV and Channel 4 from Saturday, and Sky Sports during the Tottenham and Manchester City match on Sunday.

Medics had to give Muamba 15 shocks to get his heart pumping again when he collapsed during an FA Cup clash with Tottenham last March.

The advert shows players – including Spurs' William Gallas and Benoit Assou-Ekotto – looking distressed as Muamba lies motionless on the pitch.

Speaking over the emotional scenes, BHF Research Professor Mark Kearney tells viewers: 'I hate my job. I hate the misery heart disease brings.

Tributes: Football fans around the world joined forces to wish Muamba well

Tributes: Football fans around the world joined forces to wish Muamba well

Tributes: Football fans around the world joined forces to wish Muamba well

'It lurks among the places you least expect – it takes the young and the fit and it does not discriminate. But we are fighting back.'

Bolton's club doctor Dr Jonathan Tobin revealed Muamba was 'effectively dead' for 78 minutes when he suffered the cardiac arrest.

He was taken to the London Chest Hospital, in Bethnal Green, East London, and spent a month in intensive care.

Muamba later announced his retirement from football on medical grounds, and thanked the doctors that saved him, adding: 'I thank God that I am alive.'

Emotional return: Muamba thanks fans at the Reebok Stadium in May 2012

Emotional return: Muamba thanks fans at the Reebok Stadium in May 2012

The match was abandoned at 1-1.

BHF Medical Director Professor Peter Weissberg today said: 'We are grateful to Fabrice for allowing us to share his story in a hard-hitting campaign that highlights the potential devastation of heart disease.

'With the support of researchers and heart patients like Fabrice, the Fight For Every Heartbeat campaign centres on the transformational research that will combat heart disease.'

Leo Fernandes, a painter and decorator who had a heart attack at 46 and also features in the ad, said: 'The truth is heart disease affects everyone.'

Muamba – a dad of one – joined the Arsenal academy in 2002 before moving to Birmingham, then Bolton in 2008.

Keeping busy: Muamba is unveiled as the honourary starter of the BUPA Great Manchester Run this week

Keeping busy: Muamba is unveiled as the honourary starter of the BUPA Great Manchester Run this week

This is not the first time the BHF have used a professional footballer in their adverts in a bid to widen their appeal.

Footballer-turned actor Vinnie Jones famously demonstrated how to do life-saving CPR to the Bee Gees' tune Stayin' Alive.

The BHF today released new research about heart disease to coincide with the launch of the latest advert.

Their figures show people living in poor areas of Britain are 2.87 times more likely to suffer heart disease than those from wealthier areas.

Experts say this is likely to be because people living in these areas are more likely to smoke.

Capital One Cup final 2013: Fabrice Muamba to present trophy to Wembley winners

Guest of honour Muamba will hand Capital One Cup to winners at Wembley, almost a year after he suffered a heart attack

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10:08 GMT, 23 February 2013

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10:08 GMT, 23 February 2013

Fabrice Muamba will present the Capital One Cup to the winning captain in Sunday's Wembley final between Swansea and Bradford.

The retired 24-year-old will be the sponsor's guest of honour for the day and will also watch the game from the Royal Box, as well as being introduced to the squads before the game.

The former England Under-21 international was playing for Bolton in an FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham last March when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed.

Guest of honour: Fabrice Muamba will be in the Royal Box at Wembley to hand the trophy to the Capital One Cup winners

Guest of honour: Fabrice Muamba will be in the Royal Box at Wembley to hand the trophy to the Capital One Cup winners

The midfielder's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but because of the prompt treatment he received on the pitch he defied the odds to survive and make an incredible recovery.

Although he hoped to resume his career, he was advised against it by doctors and retired from the sport in August.

Retired: Former Bolton star Muamba was forced to quit football after he suffered a heart attack on the pitch at Whit Hart Lane against Tottenham in the FA Cup last March

Retired: Former Bolton star Muamba was forced to quit football after he suffered a heart attack on the pitch at Whit Hart Lane against Tottenham in the FA Cup last March (below)

Retired: Former Bolton star Muamba was forced to quit football after he suffered a heart attack on the pitch at Whit Hart Lane against Tottenham in the FA Cup last March

Capital One will also be making a
donation to the Hearts and Goals campaign, which is involved with aiming
to raise awareness and give communities across the country access to
defibrillators, as well as CPR and defibrillator training.

Muamba, who is involved with the charity, said: 'It's been such an exciting tournament this year and it will be a great honour to be presenting the trophy to the winners. I know it will be a very special atmosphere on Sunday.'

Doni suffered heart-attack during time as Liverpool goalkeeper

I almost died! Former Liverpool goalkeeper Doni reveals he suffered a heart attack last year

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John Drayton

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20:51 GMT, 1 February 2013

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UPDATED:

21:12 GMT, 1 February 2013

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Doni shockingly revealed he suffered a heart attack in the summer which led to his long absence from football.

The 33-year-old Brazilian, whose last match for the Reds came on the final day of the 2011/12 season in May, has not featured in any squad since.

Liverpool, who refused to comment on
Doni's revelation, said it was for personal reasons but, after securing a
deadline-day move back to his homeland to join Botafogo, the goalkeeper
has explained the circumstances, which began while he was undergoing
medical tests at the club.

Revelation: Doni said he suffered a heart attack for 25 seconds

Revelation: Doni said he suffered a heart attack for 25 seconds

'I almost… I almost ended up on the other side. I had a heart attack for about 25 seconds,' the former Roma player told calciomercato.com in Italy.

'I've been to one of the best doctors in Europe who looked at me carefully. He's asked me to stop for a few months.

'Now I have to stay put until April, then I can return to the field, I want to play in the 2014 Paulista championship.'

Absence: Doni didn't feature for Liverpool this season behind regular 'keeper Pepe Reina and Brad Jones

Absence: Doni didn't feature for Liverpool this season behind regular 'keeper Pepe Reina and Brad Jones

Absence: Doni didn't feature for Liverpool this season behind regular 'keeper Pepe Reina and Brad Jones

Doni also told Brazilian broadcaster Globo: 'I always had an arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and during some tests in Liverpool suffered a cardiac arrest.

'I carried out checks across Europe and I had to extend my period of absence from the field.'

Fabrice Muamba inspires Owen Coyle to launch first aid sessions for coaches

Coyle launches Muamba-inspired project to teach Scottish coaches vital first aid skills

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20:06 GMT, 18 December 2012

Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle has launched a first aid project that could help grassroots players receive the treatment that saved Fabrice Muamba's life.

The Scottish Football Partnership project will teach more than 1,000 coaches in Scotland first aid techniques, including CPR.

Coyle was present when Muamba underwent emergency treatment on the White Hart Lane pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton against Tottenham in March.

Fabrice Muamba

Fortunate: Fabrice Muamba survived a potentially fatal incident when he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing

Fighting: Muamba has made a recovery but was forced to retire from football

Fighting: Muamba has made a recovery but was forced to retire from football

And after witnessing the way that treatment allowed Muamba – whose heartbeat was lost for 78 minutes – to make a full recovery, Coyle is keen to help others get that same chance.

Coyle said: 'I was very humbled and delighted to be asked to be involved. I drove up [to Scotland] from England to play such a small part today because it's something that I think is very important.

'There are over a thousand places for people to have this training, and if it helps one kid it's fantastic to have that education and be on hand to help in such a situation.

'There are games going on up and down the country all weekend and there might not be people with the right training to deal with the situation. Hopefully this will help.'

Muamba was consequently forced to retire from professional football at the age of 24 and has himself promoted similar schemes.

Coyle added: 'Fabrice is a tremendous ambassador. He is such an outstanding man, and a very clever lad.

'There will be doors that open for Fabrice and he'll excel at whatever he undertakes. But he knows how important that is.

'He has put himself in many situations to help with similar projects and that's all credit to him.

Owen Coyle

Devastated: A helpless Coyle was forced to watch on in disbelief as Muamba was being treated

'Whatever you ask, Fabrice is only too willing to help. That's his nature, he is a very caring young man.

'He will tell you he is only too thankful for all the help he had from the medical staff. And he is only too willing to help in any respect.'

The course was developed by Hampden's National Sports Medicine Institute whose director Dr John MacLean joined Coyle at the launch on Tuesday.

Tottenham vs Bolton

Horror: Those present could no longer watch as it was feared the midfielder was losing his fight to survive

Dr MacLean, also the Scottish Football Association medical officer, said: 'Nowadays we are pretty well organised medically at the top end in sport but the beauty of this course is it's designed for the parent or the coach or even the athlete.

'We are really keen to see someone at every pitch, every swimming pool and every athletics track with this training.

The launch comes almost five years after Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell died after collapsing with heart failure in a match against Dundee United.

Dr MacLean believes the new project is another step in trying to prevent similar tragedies.

Phil O'Donnell memorial

Phil O'Donnell memorial

Gone but not forgotten: The 2007 death of Phil O'Donnell while playing for Motherwell has not been overlooked

'The medical team looking after Phil O'Donnell were very highly trained and very competent and Phil had the best of care possible on the pitch and afterwards but still had a tragic outcome,' he said. 'The key is we are broadening this out much wider.

'As well as this course, one of the other initiatives, backed by the Scottish Government and Scottish FA, is a widespread cardiovascular screening programme.

'So every young person, male or female, who is active in sport aged 16 or above can get access to free heart screening.'

The scheme will help coaches involved in semi-professional football as well as the women's, amateur and youth leagues.

Fabrice Muamba appears on Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special

Muamba shows no signs of slowing down after heart attack as former Bolton star appears on Strictly Christmas special

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09:57 GMT, 18 December 2012

A grinning Fabrice Muamba showed he still has some slick footwork as the former Bolton star, who was forced to retire from the game after a cardiac arrest stopped his heart for 78 minutes in March, appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.

The first pictures of the show’s pre-recorded Christmas special show the 24-year-old footballer swaying his hips and spinning his partner Aliona Vilani with carefree abandon.

Muamba retired from football in the summer after collapsing during an FA Cup match for Bolton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspur.

Shaking it up: Aliona Vilani gets down with footballer Fabrice Muamba

Shaking it up: Aliona Vilani gets down with footballer Fabrice Muamba

Despite suffering a cardiac arrest nine months ago forcing him into retirement, the 24 year old shows no sign of slowing down

Despite suffering a cardiac arrest nine months ago forcing him into retirement, the 24 year old shows no sign of slowing down

In shocking scenes at White Hart Lane, Muamba was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

His heart had stopped for well over an hour, but remarkably the former midfielder recovered and has since had a pacemaker fitted.

The former Arsenal player made an emotional return at the Reebok Stadium in May, when, 46 days after his collapse, he tearfully walked onto the pitch before Tottenham's clash with Bolton as fans of both clubs chanting his name.

Muamba also appeared on stage this weekend before Bradley Wiggins picked up the Sports Personality of the Year award at the ExCeL Arena in London.

He was met by Gary Lineker as well as close friends and family and medical staff who helped to save his life earlier this year.

Fabrice shows that his footballing footwork has other uses

Fabrice shows that his footballing footwork has other uses

He told the audience: 'I don't know where to start. All these people, they mean the world to me… Sometimes, when I think about it, life is great.

'They did an unbelievable job to keep me where I am and I am very grateful for that.'

Other contestants on the one-off BBC1 show – to be broadcast on Christmas Day – were just as enthusiastic as Muamba.

Actress Sheila Hancock, Natasha Kaplinsky, retired Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson will also appear on the show, with veteran rocker Rod Stewart serenading them as they go.

Shock: Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane, as manager Owen Coyle joined players on the field of play

Shock: Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane, as manager Owen Coyle joined players on the field of play

Shock: Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane, as manager Owen Coyle joined players on the field of play

Overwhelming: Muamba made a tearful return to the Reebok Stadium

Overwhelming: Muamba made a tearful return to the Reebok Stadium

Rio Ferdinand alleged racist tweet – teenager arrested

Police arrest teenage boy over alleged racist tweet sent to Ferdinand during Manchester derby

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UPDATED:

14:31 GMT, 11 December 2012

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested over an alleged racist tweet sent to Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

Police launched an investigation into the Twitter message after it was sent during last Sunday's ill-tempered Manchester derby, which United won 3-2.

Mayhem: United won the ill-tempered game 3-2

Mayhem: United won the ill-tempered game 3-2

The boy was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offence and he has been bailed pending further inquiries.

United's victory over defending champions Manchester City moved them six points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The win was marred by Ferdinand being struck by a coin thrown from the crowd after Robin van Persie had scored United's late winner.

Fabrice Muamba says he could play football again

I could play again: Muamba says he'll make comeback if doctors give him the all clear

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UPDATED:

15:14 GMT, 22 November 2012

Fabrice Muamba has not ruled out playing football again so long as he is given the all clear by heart specialists.

The Bolton midfielder was forced to quit the game in August after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton at Tottenham in March.

But now he says there is hope he could kick a ball again if his heart rate returns to normal.

Holding back the tears: Fabrice Muamba says he could play football again

Holding back the tears: Fabrice Muamba says he could play football again

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester Muamba hopes he could play again.

He said: ‘Maybe in two years, if I go for a check-up and my heart rhythm comes back to normality, we’ll see if anyone wants to take me on.

‘I really don’t know [if it will be possible to return]. It all depends on my heart rhythm and how it heals.

‘If it comes back to normality, we’ll see what the specialist says regarding me playing again. But at this present moment, I just have to take it easy and spend time with my family.’

Back on the pitch: Muamba went back to the spot where he suffered a cardiac arrest a White Hart Lane

Back on the pitch: Muamba went back to the spot where he suffered a cardiac arrest a White Hart Lane

Muamba’s heart stopped for 78 minutes following his collapse on March 17, and the world of football united as the DR Congo-born midfielder fought for his life.

He was released from hospital less than a month afterwards, but Muamba was advised to quit the game on medical advice.

Speaking about the incident at White Hart Lane, Muamba said: ‘On the day, I was fine. There was no heart problem, no irregular heartbeat – there was nothing like that at all. I was in the right condition and I was looking forward to playing the game.

‘Just before the incident, I felt kind of dizzy and couldn’t concentrate. My mind went into a different mode and, all of a sudden, I lost control. My heart just stopped and I fell down.

Horror moment: Bolton and Spurs players watch on as Muamba is treated on the pitch

Horror moment: Bolton and Spurs players watch on as Muamba is treated on the pitch

‘I wasn’t aware of anything at all. It wasn’t until I woke up on the Monday or Tuesday that I understood what was going on. I was very shocked because I wasn’t expecting to be in hospital.’

Muamba acknowledges that he is lucky to be alive, it was the passing of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini, who collapsed and died during a match in Italy in April, that truly gave Muamba a fresh perspective on his own recovery.

Will he play Muamba says there is hope he could play again

Will he play Muamba says there is hope he could play again

‘I couldn’t believe that could happen to me, but then when it happened to Morosini in Italy, that’s when I realised how big an issue it was,' added Muamba.

‘He didn’t survive and I survived. I just have to be grateful for the life that I’ve got now.’

Despite his career ending prematurely, Muamba is able to reflect on his achievements in the game, including representing England at various youth levels, winning promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City in 2007 and playing more than 150 times in the top flight.

‘I’ve lived most people’s dream by playing football,” continued the former Arsenal youngster.

‘I’ve played in the Premier League and the Championship. I’ve played for the national team from Under-16 to Under-21, I played at the Under-21 Championship twice and I played in the FA Cup semi-final.

‘I’m grateful for it all. I can hold my hand up and say I tried my best.’

ATP World Finals 2012: Andy Murray special champagne bottles

Champagne moment as Murray finds perspective in Muamba miracle after scraping past Tsonga in ATP World Finals

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UPDATED:

13:25 GMT, 10 November 2012

Andy Murray eased through to the semi-finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals but the biggest cheer of the night was reserved for a spectator sitting courtside.

When Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton footballer who almost died during a match against Tottenham earlier this year, was shown on the big screen, the O2 Arena hailed one of sport's most remarkable survivors.

Muamba returned to White Hart Lane on Thursday, the scene of his dramatic collapse from a cardiac arrest that stopped his heart beating for 78 minutes.

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Famous faces: Muamba with Murray and Spacey

Famous faces: Muamba with Murray and Spacey

Murray would be able to celebrate his 6-2 7-6 (7/3) victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with some
champagne after Moet made special bottles with the US Open
champions' name on them.

Muamba tweeted a picture of
himself and fellow celebrity spectator Kevin Spacey with Murray which
brought memories of that fateful day in March flooding back for the
Scot.

Murray said: 'I remember exactly
where I was when it happened. I was watching the match on the TV in the
States. I sat in front of the TV, there was nothing on the TV. I just
couldn't believe it happened.

'When you heard a few hours later
that he was okay, it was quite incredible. It was very cool to meet him.
He's got a pretty incredible story to tell.'

Gotta lotta bottle: Moet have fashioned some special champers for Murray

The afternoon clash sees Roger Federer, who has already qualified for the semi-finals, take on Juan Martin Del Potro.

Gotta lotta bottle: Moet have fashioned some special champers for Murray

Novak Djokovic's 6-2 7-6 (8/6) win
over Tomas Berdych earlier in the day had ensured victory in Group A for
the world number one and made Murray's life slightly easier.

The 25-year-old went into his clash
with Tsonga only needing a set to progress and that turned out to be a
simple task as the Frenchman sprayed shots all over the O2 and Murray
raced through the first four games.

Tsonga roused himself in the second
set, even creating a set point in the 12th game only to fire a backhand
wide. And Murray quickly took control in the tie-break before clinching
victory with an ace.

Who the home favourite faces in the semi-finals will depend on the results of the final round-robin matches in Group B today.

Full stretch: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could not cope with Murray's power and speed

Full stretch: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could not cope with Murray's power and speed

Full stretch: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could not cope with Murray's power and speed
SATURDAY'S ACTION

SINGLES
R Federer (Swi) v JM Del Potro (Arg)
D Ferrer (Sp) v J Tipsarevic (Ser)

DOUBLES
B Bryan & M Bryan (US) v
L Paes (Ind) & R Stepanek (Cz)
M Granollers & M Lopez (Sp) v
A Qureshi (Pak) & J-J Rojer (Hol)

TV: Live on BBC2 from 3.45pm, Sky Sports 1 from noon (moves to Sky Sports 3 at 5.30).

The afternoon clash sees Roger Federer, who has already qualified for the semi-finals, take on Juan Martin Del Potro.

A Federer win would ensure he
definitely won the group and faced Murray while a straight-sets victory
for Del Potro would send the Argentinian through to a meeting with the
Scot.

Fourth seed David Ferrer will be
hoping Federer can do him a favour as the Spaniard faces the unwelcome
scenario of being already eliminated prior to his match against Janko
Tipsarevic should Del Potro beat the defending champion.

Meanwhile, a repeat of the Basle
final of two weeks ago, which Del Potro won against Federer in three
sets, would complicate things even further.

In that case, a Ferrer win would mean
it was Federer who Murray faced, while defeat for the Spaniard would
make Del Potro the group winner and set up a semi-final between the
Argentinian and Murray.

Home crowd: Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears was in the crowd supporting the US Open champion

Home crowd: Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears was in the crowd supporting the US Open champion

Peter Schmeichel (left) also watched Murray book his place in the last four at the O2

Peter Schmeichel (left) also watched Murray book his place in the last four at the O2

Congratulations: Tsonga was gracious in defeat

Congratulations: Tsonga was gracious in defeat

Fabrice Muamba: I have come to terms with the fact that I will never play professional football again

I have come to terms with the fact that I will never kick a ball again, admits Muamba

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14:09 GMT, 3 November 2012

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UPDATED:

14:11 GMT, 3 November 2012

Fabrice Muamba says he has come to terms with the fact that he will never play professional football again.

Muamba earned plaudits from leading figures within the game for his determination to return to action following an on-pitch cardiac arrest in Bolton's FA Cup tie at Tottenham in March.

The 24-year-old had a pacemaker fitted to help ease the pressure on his heart, but he retired in August upon doctors' advice.

Reality: Fabrice Muamba

Harsh reality: Fabrice Muamba

Muamba admits quitting the game was hard, but the former Bolton man, who has gained huge notoriety since his collapse, concedes he has accepted the fact that he will never kick a ball in anger again.

'I've already adjusted myself to the idea that I'm never going to be able to kick a ball again but life brings different challenges,' Muamba told the BBC's Football Focus.

'When I first came to the country football was the only thing I ever knew.

'I'm sure I'm not the only professional who won't be playing football for a very long time who has to adjust in their life after football.

'You just have be able to make sure you enjoy the game but you also have to able to accept the fact your time is up and move forward to a different direction.'

Muamba, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo but represented England's Under 21 side 33 times, spent a month in London's Chest Hospital after being rushed there immediately after collapsing on the turf off the ball at Spurs' north London home.

The pacemaker, and the treatment he received at the hospital, have enabled him to make a good recovery.

'I still have a bit of damage on my left ventricle but I'm getting better every single day,' Muamba said.

'The pacemaker now and again kicks in just to make sure the heart rate for me is normal and hopefully it gets better every single day.'

International honours: Muamba won 33 England Under 21 caps

International honours: Muamba won 33 England Under 21 caps

Since he retired Muamba has flown across the world in his attempt to publicise heart problems in young men.

He has also got married and has written an autobiography, which is out next week.

His collapse caused an outpouring of sympathy from leading figures within the game and he is grateful for all the support he has received since that day in March.

'I'm just grateful for all the professional people that have come up against me have supported me,' Muamba said.

'It just shows when football gets together you can produce this sort of response.'

Evander Sno suffers second on-pitch heart attack

Former Celt Sno spends night in hospital after suffering SECOND on-pitch heart attack

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UPDATED:

22:41 GMT, 30 September 2012

Former Celtic player Evander Sno has suffered a second heart attack on the football pitch.

The 25-year-old midfielder walked off the pitch after 34 minutes of NEC Nijmegen’s 5-1 defeat at Feyenoord and spent the night in hospital.

Feyenoord doctor Casper van Eijck said: 'Evander had a cardiac arrest which was followed by a shock from his internal defibrillator.

Another one: Evander Sno (centre) walked off the pitch after suffering a second heart attack, aged just 25

Another one: Evander Sno (centre) walked off the pitch after suffering a second heart attack, aged just 25

'And the shock is what he felt and that terrified him, which I could see in his eyes on the pitch.

'He was transported to a hospital because the defibrillator caused arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat) so he has to stay there for the night.'

Recovering: Evander Sno was revived by his internal defibrillator after suffering an on-pitch heart attack

Recovering: Evander Sno was revived by his internal defibrillator after suffering an on-pitch heart attack

Almost exactly two years ago Sno collapsed during an Ajax reserve match and had to be revived by an external defibulator.

Sno has started all seven games this season for NEC after joining them from Second Division RKC Waalwijk during the summer.

Celtic, meanwhile, have pledged their support to their former player Sno.

The midfielder was thankful for an internal defibrillator fitted after he suffered a previous cardiac arrest during a game for Ajax reserves two years ago.

Former Celt: Evander Sno spent two years in Glasgow

Former Celt: Evander Sno spent two years in Glasgow

Sno spent the night in hospital after the effects of the defibrillator led to an abnormal heartbeat, but the fact that the device revived him on the pitch is an obvious source of comfort.

A Celtic spokesperson told the club's website: 'Clearly all the best thoughts and best wishes of everyone at the Club are with Evander and his family at this time, and we are sure Evander can also count on the support from the entire Celtic family.'

Sno has also played for NAC Breda and RKC Waalwijk in his homeland and English Championship side Bristol City, and represented Holland at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.