Coronavirus: Soccer players, coaches who have tested positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus threat hasn’t only resulted in matches and competitions being suspended across the world, it’s also directly impacted players, managers and owners, and some have tested positive for the virus. So far nine professional soccer players, one manager and one owner have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Five of the players are on Italian club Sampdoria, while the most notable cases have been Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. Their positive tests have led to the Premier League suspending play starting this weekend.

Odoi’s positive test has seen Chelsea quarantine players including Christian Pulisic and the team partially shutdown its training center. 

Sampdoria initially announced that Manolo Gabbiadini had tested positive before saying four more players and a team doctor contracted the virus. Here’s the club’s statement.

Below is a complete list of soccer players, managers and owners that have tested positive for coronavirus. CBS Sports will update this as needed.


  • Daniele Rugani (Juventus)
  • Timo Hubers (Hannover)
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
  • Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria)
  • Omar Colley (Sampdoria)
  • Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria)
  • Antonino La Gumina (Sampdoria)
  • Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria)
  • Jannes Horn (Hannover)



  • Evangelos Mainakis (Olympiakos and Nottingham Forest)

Leicester City also has three of its players in quarantine after showing symptoms connected to the virus, but the club has not announced the results of the tests. 

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