Footballer Ahmed Rifat died of a heart attack months after collapsing on the field during a match.


Egyptian footballer Ahmed Rafat died at the age of 31 of a heart attack a few months after collapsing on the field during a match.

Rifat suffered a health crisis on March 11 during a league match against Etihad of Alexandria. He suffered a heart attack but received medical attention on the field before losing consciousness for several days.

The forward was later admitted to hospital in Alexandria before being transferred to Cairo for further treatment on March 25. He was discharged on April 11 but continued to receive treatment and use a pacemaker.

Rifat's last public appearance was on MBC Masar 2 on June 23.

His cause of death has not been officially disclosed, but is believed to be related to heart complications earlier this year.
Rafaat joined Future FC from rivals Misery in October 2021, scoring nine goals in 29 appearances last season.

The former Zamalek and NP player made his debut with Egypt's senior national football team in 2021 and played five times for the Pharaohs.

Liverpool star and Egypt captain Mohamed Salah has paid tribute to his former teammate.

She posted on X, saying: “Survival is for God, and may God give patience to his family and all his loved ones.”

Rafat's club Modern Future FC released a statement on their website confirming the player's death.

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