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Former Premier League goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek passes away aged 47

The ex-Czech Republic international suffered a cardiac arrest just before Christmas.

Image: Twitter/NUFC

EX-Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died.

The 47-year-old former Czech Republic international had been in an induced coma since suffering a cardiac arrest while out running near his home in Ostrava on 20 December.

However, the decision has been made to turn off his life support machine, according to the BBC .

Fan favourite Srnicek is best-known for his time at Newcastle during the 1990s before he moved on to play for Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham.

He returned to the Magpies for a short spell in 2006 before hanging up his boots.

At international level, he made 49 appearances for the Czech Republic and featured at Euro 2000.

Soccer - Newcastle United v Middlesbrough Srnicek had two spells with Newcastle. Source: EMPICS Sport

During Newcastle’s home game against Everton at St James’ Park on St Stephen’s Day, fans chanted ‘Pavel is a Geordie’ to pay tribute to their former player.

Here’s Srnicek saving from Roy Keane in the 1996 Charity Shield between Newcastle and Manchester United:

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