AGE: 22 (November 26, 1984 – August 28, 2007)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Cardiac arrest; arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
COMPLEX SAYS: The Sevilla FC midfielder became a fan favorite after scoring a game-winning goal in the club's victory over Schalke in the 2006 UEFA Cup semifinal and netting a penalty kick in their championship win over Espanyol in the 2007 UEFA Cup. Only months later, during Sevilla's first home match of the 2007-08 season Puerta collapsed on the pitch suffering a series of cardiac arrests.