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.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.