Former Cameroon national football team midfielder Modest M’Bami has died at the age of 40, French club Paris Saint-Germain announced. The cause of death was a heart attack.
“PSG is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Modest M’Bami. The club extends its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones,” the French team said in a statement.
.@PSG_English learned with deep sadness of the passing of our former player Modeste M’Bami.
The Club offers its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/M4DKjAldhl
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 7, 2023
M’Bami played for Paris Saint-Germain from 2003 to 2006, winning the French Cup twice (2004, 2006). During his career, he has worn the teams of the French Sedan, Le Havre and Olympique Marseille, the Spanish Almeria, the Chinese Dalien and Changchun, Al-Ittihad from Saudi Arabia and the Colombian Mijonarios.
Together with the national team of Cameroon, M’Bami became an Olympic champion (Sydney 2000), a silver medalist of the Confederations Cup (2003) and the Cup of African Nations (2008). He has 3 goals in 37 matches with the representative team of his country.
The midfielder ended his sports career in 2016.