Jeff Astle

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Burnley centre back Ben Mee receives treatment for a head injury against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Without my desire to stick my head in places it would rather not be, I would not have a career. I happily throw mine in the way of shots and crosses i(...)

Tony Dunne: he suffered with dementia over the last 12 to 18 months of his life. Photograph: Getty Images

A prominent Dublin neurologist has criticised the reluctance of sports organisations to take more precautionary action in relation to long-term brain (...)

The research  discovered that footballers were three and a half  times more likely to die of neurodegenerative disease than age-matched members of the general population

Heading in soccer should be reduced in the professional game, not just in the under-12s, according to the leader of an influential study which found a(...)

While a leading expert on brain trauma believes that football authorities should consider banning heading in football, an Irish paediatric consultant (...)

Jeff Astle: was famed for his prowess at heading the ball and died of a degenerative brain disease traditionally associated with boxers. Photograph: A Jones/Express/Getty Images

A Glasgow-based research team will investigate whether former footballers are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life than the general publi(...)

Irish forward Kevin Doyle in the Euro 2012 championships: the player has been forced to retire from the game at 34 after repeated concussions. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The English Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association are understood to be close to announcing the launch of a new study into a p(...)

 Frank Worthington in 1973 when he was with Leicester City. Photograph:  PA Wire

Frank Worthington’s daughter has questioned whether heading heavy leather footballs could have played a part in her father developing Alzheimer’s dise(...)

Christian Benteke’s first half header gave Aston Villa a precious 1-0 win away at Spurs. Photograph: PA

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Aston Villa 1Christian Benteke scored his eighth goal in six games to hand Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham and ease Ast(...)