5 footballers who committed suicide

1. Hughie Gallacher (1903-1957)

Hughie Gallacher had an immensely successful career in football. He made 624 senior appearances for 8 clubs and scored 463 goals in the process. Yet, he couldn’t enjoy a calm and peaceful retirement and enjoy getting lost in the nostalgia of his good old playing days.

Gallacher had a troubled personal life. He went bankrupt following a prolonged divorce with his wife. Having turned into a drunkard in his later years, he also lost the custody of his son.

Finally, at the age of 54, on 11 June 1957, Gallacher decided to call it a day when he jumped in front of an express train.

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