Former Brøndby talent killed in accident

September 26th, 2014

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Young footballer died in a work-related accident in the Faroes

The 22-year-old former Brøndby football talent Gunnar Zachariasen was killed yesterday in a tragic work-related accident in his home town of Thorshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands.

Zachariasen died in the early hours at the harbour in Thorshavn when a pallet containing a tonne’s worth of fish, which he was unloading from a Greenlandic trawler, fell on top of him, instantly crushing him to death.

Zachariasen played for the Faroese club EB/Streymur and the Faroese under-21 national team, but between 2009 and 2012 he played for the youth teams of the Danish clubs Brøndby and AB.

“He was a good lad,” John Ranum, Brøndby’s under-17 coach, told Metroxpress newspaper.

“His whole life was in front of him. He had returned to his roots in the Faroes, where his football career was moving on. As beautiful as life can be, it can be just as tragic.”

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Match cancelled
The midfielder had been one of the best players on his team this season and had scored four goals in ten appearances for the Faroese under-21 national team.

EB/Streymur’s match this weekend has been cancelled because of Zachariasen’s death.


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