15 May

On this day in 2010 the young Swansea strijer, Besian Idrizaj, died at a frighteningly young age.

The 22-year-old player died in his sleep in his home in Austria following a suspected heart attack.

Idrizaj, who was an ethnic Albania, had won 12 caps for the Austrian under-21 side as well as being voted Austrian player of the year in 205 before joining Liverpool.

He made his Liverpool debut playing up front with Craig Bellamy in a pre-season friendly at Wrexham, but was unable to forge a first team place, going out on loan to Luton Town and Crystal Palace.

In January 2008 he returned to Austria to join Wacker Innsbruck. Whilst playing for Wacker against Sturm Graz Idrizaj collapsed on the field of play, but following medical tests he was allowed to continue his football career.

He returned to play for FC Eilenburg in the Austrian lower leagues before Swansea manager, Paulo Sousa, signed him in August 2009.

He played three games for the Swans in a season where they came within a whisker of securing a place in the play-offs, but a fortnight after the end of the season came the tragic news of his passing.

Swansea City have sionce retired the number 40 shirt in his honour.