Former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United winger David Ginola has reportedly been admitted to hospital in Monaco after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Reports on Thursday afternoon say that the 49-year-old Frenchman is unconscious, but in a stable condition, at the Hospital Princess Grace of Monaco.
English radio station talkSPORT understands that Ginola became unwell after playing a football match in high temperates at the stadium of Mandelieu yesterday.
According to our sources David #Ginola has not had a heart attack. He fell ill after playing a football match in high temperatures
— Robyn Schönhofer (@talkRobyn) May 19, 2016
Information from France suggests that he took part in a golf competition today between personalities from the world of sports, before his condition worsened.
Skilful and passionate, Ginola is one of the most popular foreign imports of the Premier League era, playing 103 times for Spurs and 62 times for Newcastle.
He also represented Aston Villa, Everton and Paris Saint-Germain in a career which saw him earn 17 caps for his country, and the 1999 PFA Player of the Year award.
Since the end of his playing days in 2004, Ginola has moved into TV punditry, and recently embarked on an unsuccessful campaign to be elected FIFA’s new president.
Needless to say, everybody at CaughtOffside hopes that Ginola pulls through. Our thoughts are with him and his family, as are those of thousands of people on Twitter:
— Jim Hayward (@JimHayward14) May 19, 2016
OMG! One of my fav all time players to wear black and white. Hope he pulls through as fast as he could get down that left wing #ginola
— Gary Wood (@Bandit600rider) May 19, 2016
— Jimmy Angel (@jimmyangel3) May 19, 2016
My first footballing hero.
Made me believe.
Keep fighting Dave.#Ginola
— Alex from Bristol (@alexfrombristol) May 19, 2016
thoughts and prayers go out to David Ginola and his family. Get well soon #ginola
— Kloppforever (@MattiasArvidss1) May 19, 2016
— Paul Bothwick (@Paul_Bothwick) May 19, 2016
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