maRcOS cOll (1935-2017)
The son of Elias Coll, Colombia’s first FIFA referee, and father of Colombian international Mario Coll, the midfielder made his name by scoring the World Cup’s only goal direct from a corner, beating Soviet Union goalkeeper Lev Yashin in the 1962 finals in Chile.
Cheick Tiote (1986-2017)
Part of Ivory Coast’s African Nations Cupwinning squad in 2015, the midfielder collapsed while training with Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises and died shortly afterwards. Won the Belgian league twice with Anderlecht and the Dutch title once with Twente before playing six seasons in the Premier League with Newcastle United.
hORacE bURREll (1950-2017)
The president of the Jamaican football federation between 1994 and 2003 and from 2007 to 2017, “Captain” Burrell, as he was known, oversaw Jamaica’s qualification for the 1998 World Cup finals. He was also vice-president of CONCACAF and in 2011 was banned by the FIFA ethics committee for his role in the Caribbean Football Union bribery scandal.
Oscar Fullone (1939-2017)
The Argentinian coach won back-toback African Champions League titles in 1998 and 1999 with Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas and Raja Casablanca of Morocco. He also led Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca to the African Cup-winners Cup title in 2002. Despite his illustrious career in the dugout he later fell on hard times and died in poverty in Casablanca.
gIUlIanO SaRtI (1933-2017)
Goalkeeper in the Internazionale side that won the European Cup in 1964 and 1965, he also won Serie A twice with Inter and once with Fiorentina.