A Better Goal: Soccer Player Rushes Across The Field To Help Save A Fan’s Life.

jeremías conan ledesma running across the field during a paused game with a defibrillator in his hand.

With only 10 minutes remaining in a soccer match between Barcelona and Cadiz, the game was the furthest thing from everyone’s minds.

A fan in the stands began to experience a medical emergency, prompting the game to come to a halt. A medical team rushed to the stands with a defibrillator and a monitor so they could resuscitate the man. When the players were alerted to what was happening, one of them didn’t hesitate to join in on the rescue mission.

Goal keeper Jeremías Conan Ledesma hurried to find a second defibrillator just in case it was needed. After running as fast as he could across the field, he strategically threw the life-saving device into the stands so it could get to the medical team as soon as possible. Within a few minutes, their efforts were a success, and the fan was sent to the hospital for further care!

“The organization would like to thank the exemplary behavior of the fans in the south end of the stadium for this situation, as well as the security staff and Cruz Roja for their quick action to ensure that this incident had a happy ending,” Cádiz CF, the Spanish professional soccer club, said in a statement.

Watch Ledesma rush across the field in the video below, and don’t forget to share.

Want more good news?

Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email with over 600,000 happy and optimistic subscribers!

Share to Give!

Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to help provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need. Spread good news, change lives! Learn more here.

$15.24 raised today!

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.


Give more smiles to children in need.

Support the life-changing work of our Partner Cause of the Year, Smile Train, with a year-end gift. All donations are matched 2x!