Saturday 10 December 2016

'So very, very sad to lose my friend and former teammate' - Alan Shearer leads tributes to deceased Pavel Srnicek

Published 29/12/2015 | 16:33

Former Newcastle keeper Pavel Srnicek
Former Newcastle keeper Pavel Srnicek

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died aged 47 following a cardiac arrest and players past and present have paid their tributes to the Czech international.

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"A truly beautiful soul has left this world far too early!! Thank you so much for everything you did for me Pav" - former Newcastle keeper Steve Harper.

"So very, very sad to lose my friend and former teammate @PavelSrnicekUK My thoughts are with his family at this awful time. #NUFC #RIPPavel" - Alan Shearer.

"So sad to hear about Pavel Srnicek. Proud to have known him and play with him. Absolute gentleman. #RIPPAV" - former Magpies midfielder Keith Gillespie.

"Rest in peace my friend. #Pav" - former Newcastle team-mate and keeper Shaka Hislop.

"Words fail to express the sadness at the death of my former @NUFC room mate Pavel Srnicek" - former Newcastle player Gavin Peacock.

"It is with incredible sadness that I've have learned that Pavel Srnicek has died. A gentleman and a great sportsman. RIP my friend" - former Manchester City keeper Peter Schmeichel.

"RIP Pavel Srnicek. Really devastating news" - Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

"It is with immense sadness that we confirm the passing of former #NUFC goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek today. Our deepest condolences go to Pavel's family, many friends, former colleagues and supporters at this very difficult time. #NUFC" - Newcastle.

"The thoughts of everyone at #SAFC are with family + friends of former @NUFC keeper Pavel Srnicek, who has sadly passed away aged just 47" - Sunderland.

"Such a tragedy. An honour to have known & worked with you. Great man and a legend, puts things in perspective. #rip" - current Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.

"R.I.P. Pavel. All thoughts are with your family! Uprimnou soustrast rodine a vsem , kteri byli Pavlovi blizci!" - Arsenal and Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech.

"Absolutely heartbroken to hear the news about Pav, we've truly lost one of our own. Absolute gentleman and a great friend to all. RIp Pav" - former Newcastle defender Steve Watson.

"Very sad news about Pavel Srnicek. What a legend!! RIP #pavelisageordie" - West Ham striker and ex-Newcastle player Andy Carroll.

"RIP my friend @PavelSrnicekUK" - former Newcastle defender Warren Barton.

"Horrific news. Top professional. Top family man. Top keeper. Top person. Gone far,far too soon. Thoughts are with family and friends RIP Pav" - former Newcastle defender Robbie Elliott.

"Such sad news about Pavel Srnicek. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. #NUFCFamily" - former Newcastle midfielder Ryan Taylor, now playing for Hull.

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