Football: The Number of UK Footballers With Dementia

A list of over 100 former UK footballers who suffered from dementia. This page is best viewed on a desktop computer.

football dementia list

Motor Neurone Disease


A list of former UK footballers who suffered from motor neurone disease.

Footballers with Motor Neurone Disease

Wider Concerns with the Health of Former Footballers


The cases listed below are not dementia. However, they do raise broader concerns over whether 'heading a football' can cause other illnesses such as Parkinson's disease. This is an illness that affects the brain and how the body is controlled. Head injury can increase the risk for developing Parkinson's disease. Also, head traumas have been studied for their relationship with brain tumours.


Parkinsons Dementia