Modeste Mbami, who led Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to two League Cup titles in the past, has passed away of a heart attack. He is 41 years old.

PSG expressed their condolences on the official website on the 8th (Korean time), saying, “Mbami has left us.”

Cameroonian-born Mbami began his professional career with Dina Douala in his home country and made his European debut in the summer of 2000 with French Ligue 1 side CS Sedan Ardennes. When Sedan was relegated to Ligue 1 2 in 2003, he moved to PSG, and as a key midfielder, he won two Coupe de France titles (2004 and 2006).

The brightest moment of his career was the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when he led his country, Cameroon, to victory. As a mainstay of the Cameroon youth team, Mbami rose to stardom by scoring the winning goal against Brazil in the quarterfinals. He then defeated Chile in the semifinals and Spain in the final on penalties to win his first gold medal. He was also a member of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup runner-up.토토

However, in December 2004, he suffered a long-term injury in a game against CSKA Moscow, and suffered a decline. In 2006, he moved to PSG’s rival team Marseille, and entered the Chinese league through Almeria in the Spanish Primera Liga. Afterwards, he experienced various leagues such as Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia and Milonarios in Colombia, and returned to Le Havre in the French league in 2014 to finish his active career in 2016.

After his retirement, he worked in Cameroon to support young African footballers, but tragically passed away early.

PSG once again honored Mbami by saying, “We extend our condolences to his family and relatives” on the news of his passing.

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