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All The Named Footballers Who Contracted Coronavirus

Here is a complete list of all the named footballers who contracted COVID-19 around the world, including a couple of PSL players and a South American player who died from the virus.

Click through the gallery above to see all the players who tested positive for the coronavirus.

The disease has affected millions of people around the globe following its first traces in Wuhan, China, late last year. While around 590 000 people have sadly died from the virus, there have been 13.8 million confirmed cases.

Of those confirmed cases, there have been a number of footballers who have contracted the virus, with one player sadly succumbing to COVID-19. Deibert Frans Roman Guzman, who played for Universitario del Beni in Bolivia, tragically passed away at the age of 25 after testing positive.

Guzman was believed to spend weeks in hospital before passing on, and his sad demise was followed by the deaths of his father and uncle, whom he lived with, and both of whom also died due to the fast-spreading virus.

Fortunately, there have been no other active players who have died from the illness, although many have tested positive. In Europe, Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first player to get the virus, while arguably the most high-profile footballer to have contracted it was his teammate Paulo Dybala.

The Argentine's struggle with coronavirus lasted longer than anticipated, especially as he and his partner were both believed to be asymptomatic. Dybala reportedly tested positive three times before eventually healing and getting back to his physical best once the beautiful game returned.

There were some footballers who caught the virus but whose names were not made public, with some clubs withholding that information from the press. Several clubs in Europe, and in Spain particular, were believed to have many positive cases, but decided against naming those players.

In South Africa, Orlando Pirates' Ben Motshwari and Bloemfontein Celtic's Given Mashikinya were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, although there are more unnamed players from the Premier Soccer League who did too.

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The majority of the players who tested positive ply their trade in Italy's Serie A, which quickly became the world's epicentre for the virus in March and April. Stars from Juventus, Sampdoria and Fiorentina contracted the disease, as did former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in China.

To see all the named players who caught the virus, click through the gallery above.

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