Miklos “Miki” Feher (20 July 1979 — 25 January 2004) was a Hungarian footballer, who played as a striker.
On 25 January 2004, Feher died on the pitch of a cardiac arrest during a match between Vitoria de Guimaraes and his team Benfica in Guimaraes,Portugal. Today we have compiled biography of Miklos Feher. Hope you will get some information. lets have a view on “Where The Sudden Death Occurs – Miklos Feher Biography 1979-2004”.
Feher started his playing career at Gyori ETO FC, where he was spotted by F.C. Porto scouts. He was signed in 1998 but never really made a breakthrough onto the team. Relatively young, he was loaned to gain experience, to another two northern sides, S.C. Salgueiros and Sporting de Braga.
At Braga, Feher had his best professional season, netting 14 goals in 26 matches in 2000–01. After Porto chairman Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa quarreled with agent Jose Veiga (Feher’s agent), Feher refused to let go of his agent and left. He joined Lisbon side S.L. Benfica, going on to score seven goals in 29 matches during two seasons.
Feher made his first international appearance for Hungary in October 1998 against Azerbaijan, and went on to score seven goals in 25 international matches.On 11 October 2000, he netted a hat-trick in a 6–1 away thrashing of Lithuania, in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
- Portuguese League: 1998–99
- Portuguese Super cup: 1998
- Portuguese Cup: 2003–04
- Young Hungarian Player of the Year: 1997
- Ferenc Puskas Award: 2001
On 25 January 2004, Benfica travelled to Guimaraes to play against Vitoria de Guimaraes. The game was being broadcast live on television, and Benfica were leading 1–0. Feher had just come on as a substitute. He assisted another player brought from the bench, Fernando Aguiar, for the match’s only goal, but received a yellow card in injury time and suddenly bent forward, seemingly in pain. He then fell backwards to the ground. Members of both teams rushed immediately to aid Feher before medical personnel arrived on the pitch. CPR was performed as players and managers from both sides looked on in visible distress. An ambulance arrived on the pitch and Feher was rushed to the hospital. His condition was covered by the Portuguese media throughout the day. However, before midnight, Feher’s death was confirmed. The cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia, brought on by Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In his memory, Benfica retired the number 29 shirt, which he wore during his time at the club. He was remembered by many and his death caused a profound shock in Portuguese sports. Among others,Reinaldo Teles (director of football of Porto) and Jose Mourinho (Porto’s manager at the time) paid their respects at the Estadio da Luz, where the player’s body remained before his burial in his native Hungary.
A club delegation, which included the entire squad, travelled to Hungary, presenting Feher’s parents with the 2004–05 league championship medals, in respect for the player and his time with the club.
On 9 October 2009, the day before their World Cup qualifier against Portugal in Lisbon, the Hungarian national team squad laid a wreath next to a metal bust of Feher at Benfica’s home ground Estadio de Luz, in tribute to his memory.