Football: The Number of UK Footballers With Dementia

A list of 133 former UK footballers who suffered from dementia


This list provides a rough guide to the dementia problem in retired footballers. Readers are advised to undertake their own research.

UK Footballers with dementia

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