Antonio Loiacono died during a football match due to cardiac arrest.

The 20-year-old was a young star in the Hills Football League.

He was a passionate football player for Birdwood Football & Netball Club.

He suffered a hard hit from a player while picking up the ball.

The hit caused him to go into cardiac arrest on the spot.

Although he was revived on the pitch, he was declared brain-dead.

 His brother Jack paid tribute to him on Facebook.

Antonio was his other half, best friend, and role model.