Ex-PSG and Cameroon Star Modeste M'Bami Passes Away at Age 40
- World Soccer Today -
It is with great sadness that we report the death of former Paris Saint-Germain and Cameroon football star Modeste M'Bami, aged 40. M'Bami suffered a heart attack and passed away on (Jan 7 /2023).
M'Bami enjoyed a successful career, playing for top European clubs including PSG, Marseille, and Celta Vigo. He was also a key member of the Cameroon national team, representing his country at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino has led the tributes to M'Bami, describing him as "a great player and a fantastic person." Infantino added: "Modeste was a key part of the Cameroon team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, and he will always be remembered for his performances on the pitch and his contributions to the game. His passing is a great loss for the football community, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends at this difficult time."
M'Bami began his professional career at Paris Saint-Germain in 1998, where he quickly established himself as a key player. He helped the team win the Coupe de France in 2004 and the Coupe de la Ligue in 2005. In 2007, he joined Marseille, where he won the Ligue 1 title in 2010.
After leaving Marseille, M'Bami played for a number of clubs around Europe, including Celta Vigo in Spain and FC Sion in Switzerland. He retired from professional football in 2015.
M'Bami will be greatly missed by the football world, and his passing is a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.