Millwall goalkeeper Matija Sarkic cause of death reason, bio, age, height, salary and contract

Millwall goalkeeper Matija Sarkic cause of death reason, bio, age, height, salary and contract

Matija Sarkic was a professional footballer and goalkeeper for EFL Championship club Millwall who recently passed away, find out more about him and his cause of death reason

Sarkic’s sudden death has left the football world in shock, especially since he played a match just last Thursday.

Sarkic just recently started a game against Belgium on Thursday, where Montenegro lost 2-0. Despite the loss, Sarkic was named as the man of the match after making an impressive nine saves.

Millwall goalkeeper Matija Sarkic cause of death reason, obituary, bio, age, height, salary and contract

According to reports, Matija reportedly become ill at an apartment in the town of Budva after recently being on international duty. On seeing his weakened condition, his friends immediately called for an ambulance, however, he soon passed away around 6:30 am local time on Saturday.

Cause of death

According to various sources, Matija Sarkic reportedly fell ill in the Montenegrin town of Budva before shortly passing away. Sarkic reportedly signed for Millwall last summer after leaving Wolves.

Local police are now at the scene and an investigation is underway, but reports in Montenegro suggest the death was due to natural causes after he suddenly fell ill.


Matija Sarkic had 1 year and £650,000 gross annual salary remaining on his contract with Millwall.

Matija Sarkic bio

Matija Sarkic was a professional footballer who was born on July 23, 1997, in Grimsby, United Kingdom. He mostly played as a goalkeeper for EFL Championship club Millwall and played for the Montenegro national team despite being born in England. During his youth, Sarkic came through the academy of teams like Anderlecht and Aston Villa.


Matija Sarkic attended the British School of Brussels during his childhood.

Age and Height

Sarkic was just 26 years old at the time of his death, and stood at a height of 1.93 m.



Matija Sarkic is a Montenegrin.

Matija Sarkic professional career

Sarkic played for several clubs throughout his career, mainly in England, including Aston Villa, Wolves, Birmingham City, and Stoke City. He started out his career as a professional footballer in Anderlecht’s academy before joining Villa. The young goalkeeper signed a five-year contract and got loaned out to multiple clubs like Wigan Athletic, Stratford Town, Havant & Waterlooville, and Livingston.

He then moved to Wolves in 2020 but got loaned out to Shrewsbury Town, Birmingham City and Stoke City. He played for Stoke City up until Millwall signed him last summer.


Following Matija Sarkic’s  tragic death, the Millwall Supporters’ Club posted on X, stating:

What horrendous news to wake up to this morning that our goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the young age of 26. Devastating news for his friends and family and for all of us associated with Millwall. Once a lion, always a lion.”

One Birmingham fan stated:


Heartbreaking news this morning that our former goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has tragically passed away at the age of 26. Rest in peace. I’m absolutely speechless reading the news. RIP Matija Sarkic.”

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