Iker Casillas and other football players to suffer cardiac-related illness – in pictures

Here is a look at the most recent cases of players who have either survived or died due to heart disease

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On Wednesday, Iker Casillas joined a growing list of footballers to have suffered heart attacks or other cardiac-related illnesses.

Casillas tweeted  'everything under control' hours after being hospitalised, but the next most recent attack came just last week when experienced Burundi international Papy Faty died after collapsing during an eSwatini – formerly Swaziland – league match.

The most high-profile recent case was former Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who died of a heart attack in his sleep prior to a Serie A match with Udinese in March 2018.

In his piece from seven years ago, European football correspondent Ian Hawkey wrote how then Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba's collapse served as a reminder of other African footballers to have fallen.

To find out players to have either survived or died from a cardiac-related illness, browse through the photo gallery above. To move on to the next position, click the arrows on the photo, or if using a mobile device simply swipe left/right.