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PROFILE - Josef Sural: Young footballer victim of road accident

Playing for Turkish club Alanyaspor, Sural leaves behind his wife, two children

Beyza Binnur Donmez and Emre Dogan   | 29.04.2019
PROFILE - Josef Sural: Young footballer victim of road accident


Czech striker of Turkish football club Alanyaspor Josef Sural, 28, died in a road accident in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on Monday.

The accident happened when a minibus carrying players of Alanyaspor was returning home from an away game with Kayserispor in the central Kayseri province.

Sural succumbed to his injuries in a hospital, leaving behind a wife and two children, the youngest of whom was born in February.

The accident also injured six other footballers whom were rushed to a hospital in Antalya.


The Czech striker was born on May 30, 1990 in the Czech Republic and his football career started in a national club Zbrojovka Brno in 2008, where he played 37 matches and scored two goals.

Sural played most of his career with Slovan Liberec in the Czech Republic during 2011-2016 seasons and scored 30 goals in 113 games. He also won a league championship with the team.

In 2016-2019, the late footballer scored 20 goals in 67 matches for Sparta Prague -- one of the well-established clubs in the Czech Republic.

He also played against Turkish national team in the 2016 European Football Championship, where his team was defeated 2-0 in group stage.

Joining Alanyaspor on Jan. 12, Sural took the field in 11 matches and scored his only goal against Kasimpasa in the 23rd week of Turkish Super League.

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