Futsal player Mateo Hernández dies suddenly aged 18

Futsal player Mateo Hernández dies suddenly aged 18
Futsal player Mateo Hernández dies suddenly aged 18.

Futsal player Mateo Hernández dies suddenly aged 18.

TENERIFE futsal player Mateo Hernández dies suddenly aged 18 leaving behind a shocked indoor football community on the Canarian island. The 18-year-old goalkeeper from the Dimurol Salesianos Tenerife futsal club passed away on Tuesday, January 11.

Mateo, a member of the Honor Division Youth team, who claimed the regional championship back in May, also served as a coach at Salesianos de La Orotava, one of the most popular clubs in the Canary Islands. The club announced that following the young player’s death all its activities were to be suspended until Thursday, January 13 as a sign of mourning.


Officials at the Department of Sports of the City of La Orotava, at both the Tenerife and Las Palmas Futsal federations, as well as entities throughout the Canary Islands, are all reportedly shocked and saddened by the sudden death of the promising player.

Hernández, who was recently called up to the youth ranks of the Spanish national team, was a member of the Canarian Under 19 men’s team and had been preparing for weeks the next Spanish Championship with the island’s team.

El Mundo reports suggest the player died of natural causes leaving family, friends and his fellow players shocked and surprise at his sudden passing .

The coaching staff of the U19 men’s team, led by head coach Tino García from Gran Canaria, have expressed their astonishment at the sad news of Hernández’s sudden death on the island of Tenerife.

According to friends, Mateo was always someone who exuded kindness and love for the sport that now mourns his loss.

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  1. And yet nobody has the guts to join the dots and declare that there is a problem. It´s disgusting. How many more have to die before people wake up?


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