Football player Noah gesser, just 16 years old and considered one of the great promises of Ajax Amsterdam, died this Friday in a traffic accident with his brother, as reported this Saturday by the Dutch club.
“Ajax have received the terrible news that Noah Gesser has passed away”, said the Amsterdam institution in a statement.
The accident took place on Friday night in IJsselstein, when the vehicle Gesser was driving collided with a pickup truck.
So much Gesser and his brother died on the spot, while the driver of the van was taken to the hospital, but only suffered minor injuries, according to public radio television NOS.
Born February 27, 2005 in IJsselstein, Gesser had played for Ajax since 2018, having gone through the Alphense Boys. He was scheduled to play for the Ajax Under 17 team this season.
Since he was a child he was already seen as an enormous talent. Feyenoord fought to keep his services, but finally it was Ajax that won the ticket.
In the whole of the capital of the Netherlands, one of the most traditional of European football, the Argentines Nicolás Tagliafico and Lisandro Martínez, two of the members of the team that were champion of the Copa América in the last edition played in Brazil, are active in the First Division. .
The death of Gesser is not the first tragedy that shakes the quarries of Ajax. In July 2017, the promising Moroccan midfielder Abdelhak Nouri, 20, collapsed during the friendly against Werder Bremen as a result of an arrhythmia that left him in a coma.
When 27 minutes of the second half were played, Appie (as his teammates nicknamed him) leaned back on the grass and no longer reacted. The referee stopped the match and an ambulance entered the field to assist the soccer player. There they performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Later, a helicopter transferred him to the health center with a “serious” prognosis.
A few days later, neurologists detected that the footballer had suffered irreversible brain damage and that the chances of recovery were “nil”. Doctors at the Innsbruck hospital attributed the damage to a long-term lack of oxygen.
After thirteen months, the offensive midfielder managed to wake up and gradually he was able to recover beyond his career being cut short. So much so that once Ajax decided to terminate their link with the former player once his contract ended.