12.29.07

Motherwell’s O’Donnell, Dead At 35

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From The Scotsman :

Motherwell captain Phil O’Donnell died on Saturday after he collapsed during his team’s match with Dundee United.

The 35-year-old midfielder fell to the Fir Park ground just as he was about to be replaced by Marc Fitzpatrick. O’Donnell was taken to Wishaw General Hospital where he later died, club chairman Bill Dickie confirmed. He was pronounced dead at 5.18pm.

After been treated for around five minutes on the field the former Celtic player was carried off on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

O’Donnell’s nephew, David Clarkson, who also playing in the match, was taken off after being alarmed by the incident.

O’Donnell, who won one Scotland cap, began his career with Motherwell and rejoined the club in 2004 following spells with Celtic, who he joined in a £1.75 million deal in 1994, and Sheffield Wednesday.

One Response to “Motherwell’s O’Donnell, Dead At 35”

  1. jackie says:

    Can’t believe it! I’m a dons fan thro n thro, but Phil was an excellent player, still cannot believe that he has died…..my thoughts are with his family at this sad and tragic time…..phil u were a hero in many eyes, but you will always be a hero in your family’s eyes. God bless your soul and take care of your family…..sorry…..don’t know what else to say xxxxx

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