Roni Peiponen, the retired football player from Finland, passed away yesterday at the very young age of 25. Read on to learn how did Roni Peiponen die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his sudden death.
Peiponen was a former Veikkausliiga soccer player. He played in HJK and was among the most promising talents of his age. Unfortunately, his career couldn’t last long due to injuries and health issues.
Who was Roni Peiponen?
Roni Peiponen was a Finnish footballer born on April 9, 1997. He started playing football at a very young age and played for HJK Helsinki as a defender. He was known for his remarkable footwork and fearless approach to claiming the ball.
In November 2015, Peiponen moved from HJK to Norwegian side Molde FK on a three-and-a-half-year contract. He was later loaned to Asane from Molde FK in April 2016. In November 2017, Peiponen returned to HJK Helsinki.
Unfortunately, the promising player’s career couldn’t last long as he had to retire from professional football in July 2020. The early retirement at the age of 23 came due to persistent injuries and the stress caused by them.
However, Peipone returned to playing football this year. He played for Kolmo in Atletico Malmi and also played a number of other games.
How did Roni Peiponen die?
Roni Peiponen died on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. He was just 25 at the time of his sudden death. The tragic news of Peiponen’s death was announced by his former club HJK Helsinki a day later on December 1st.
The news was later confirmed by his family members to the local news outlets. The football world is currently mourning the death of the young player who went away too soon. Tributes have emerged online for the man who once graced the green fields.
Roni Peiponen dead at 25: What was the cause of death?
The specific cause of the death of Finnish footballer Roni Peiponen is unknown at the time of writing. It was not mentioned in any of the publications announcing his sudden and untimely demise.
We only know that Peipone was having a tough time. In 2020, he had fallen ill with depression and took medication for sleeping issues. His mental health problems were followed by physical injuries which further increased his stress.
“Because of the terrible stress, I couldn’t sleep properly and at the same time, I knew how important sleep is for me to recover from training. It became a squirrel wheel that I couldn’t get out of. I started to burn out,” Peiponen once said in an interview.
We are trying to reach out to the people close to him to gather more information on his passing. We will update this section later.
Roni Peiponen Obituary, Funeral, and Tributes
An obituary for Finnish footballer Roni Peiponen is awaited at this time as the funeral arrangements are also pending. Tributes have appeared online for the late soccer player who passed away at the very young of 25.
The tributes were led by his former club HJK Helsinki who wrote the following:
“HJK received sad news on Thursday: Roni Peiponen has died.
“The #HJK community fondly remembers a great player and, above all, a great person who, in addition to Veikkausliiga success, worked for example as an instructor at HJK’s afternoon club.
“We take part in the grief of relatives and loved ones.”
A number of fans and players joined in to pay respect to the late footballer. Our heart goes out to his family. May God let the departed soul rest easy.