Abdelhak Nouri’s family reached a compensation deal with Ajax Amsterdam, four years after the young talent collapsed on the pitch.
In July 2017, Abdelhak Nouri, then 20, suffered a heart attack during a match in Austria and suffered severe brain damage.
In 2018 Ajax Amsterdam admitted responsibility for not dealing with him correctly immediately on the pitch, but so far there had been no agreement on damages. Last January, the family threatened to take the case to court.
From now on, this compensation should cover the cost of Nouri’s care, the loss of his potential income and non-material damages, but the amount of the agreement will remain confidential, reports the Dutch press.
Nouri, who still suffers from serious and irremediable brain damage, collapsed on July 8, 2017 during a friendly match between his club, Ajax Amsterdam, at Werder Bremen in Austria. The man nicknamed “Appie” suffered from heart disease. His collapse shocked his family, friends, teammates and club, prompting international footballers to show solidarity with the young player and his family.
Several months into his hospital stay, Ajax fans gathered outside the Nouri family’s home, showing support and sympathy for the player’s family and displaying signs bearing the slogan #StayStrongAppie.
Back home in the summer of 2019, “Appie” seems to be getting better and better and would have even woken up after more than 2 years in a coma.
The footballer was one of the most talented young players in the Netherlands. He started his career in 2005 at the age of 7 and played for the Dutch under-15, 16, 17, 18 and 19-year-old teams.