Yesterday, Newcastle United announced the sad news of their former goalkeeper’s death. Pavel Srnicek has reported died following a cardiac arrest. He was 47 years old and was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.
Several dignitaries expressed their grief over this saddening news on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets.
Desperately sad to see my former teammate pavel srnicek pass away, my thoughts are with his family at this awful time.. RIP.
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) December 29, 2015
— Robert Elliot (@the_dilsh) December 29, 2015
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 29, 2015
Horrific news Top professional. Top family man. Top keeper. Top person. Gone far,far too soon. Thoughts are with family and friends RIP Pav
— robbie elliott (@robbieelliott3) December 29, 2015
It is with incredible sadness that I’ve have learned that Pavel Srnicek has died. A gentleman and a great sportsman. RIP my friend
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) December 29, 2015
Sorry to hear about the passing of Pavel Srnicek. Thoughts are with his family and loved ones. RIP
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 29, 2015