English football rocked as Millwall goalkeeper dies aged 26

Publish Date
Sunday, 16 June 2024, 8:57AM

Matija Sarkic, the Montenegro goalkeeper who played for English second-tier club Millwall, has died. He was 26.

Millwall announced the death of Sarkic on Saturday (NZ time). No further details were disclosed by the London-based club.

Sarkic’s most recent match for Montenegro was on June 5, a 2-0 loss at Belgium. It was his ninth international appearance, according to the Montenegro football federation.

“Everyone at the club sends their love and condolences to Matija’s family and friends at this immensely sad time,” Millwall said.

“The club will make no further comment at this time and asks that the privacy of Matija’s family is respected.”

Sarkic played 33 times for Millwall after joining from Premier League team Wolverhampton in August last year.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission

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