British-Montengrin Soccer Star Dies Suddenly Aged 26 – Collapsed In His Apartment

A British-Montengrin soccer star has died suddenly at the age of 26.

Matija Sarkic, a goalkeeper who played for Millwall and the Montenegro national team, collapsed at his apartment in Budva and was pronounced dead shortly after.

In a statement confirming the sad news, Millwall FC said they were “completely devastated” by his death:

Sarkic, The Lions’ number one goalkeeper, made 33 appearances for the club since joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2023.

A Montenegro international, Matija proudly represented his country on numerous occasions.

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

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

Sarkic most recently played in an international match against Belgium just days ago, where his team lost 2-0.

Tributes to Sarkic poured in across social media, with one account noting that he had attended his twin brother’s wedding just days earlier:

The exact cause of death has yet to be publicly announced.

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