Modeste Mbami, a Cameroonian footballer who played for Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain before retiring at Le Havre, has died at the age of 40. Reports say that a heart attack was the cause of death.
In the early 2000s, he became well-known in Ligue 1, and then he went back to France to finish his career. He also played in Spain and Colombia.
He became one of the best defensive midfielders in the league when he played for PSG from 2003 to 2006. During that time, he won two Coupe de France (2004 and 2006).
The thing that made him a hero more than anything else was the gold medal he won with Cameroon at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The Indomitable Lions beat Spain 5-3 on penalties in the final, but Mbami makes his mark in the game against Brazil.
Mbami was also on the Cameroonian national football team, which didn’t make it to the 2006 World Cup in Germany because they came in second in their qualification group, behind the Côte d’Ivoire.
He turned down a chance to coach the Cameroon national team in November 2019. Modeste Mbami played for Cameroon 37 times between 2000 and 2009. During that time, he scored three goals.