Former Paris Saint-Germain and Cameroon midfielder Modeste M’Bami dies of a heart attack aged 40

  • M’Bami passed away at the age of 40 following a heart attack
  • M’Bami spent three seasons at PSG, winning two trophies
  • PSG announced the club had gone ‘into mourning’ after his death

“Paris Saint-Germain is in mourning. Modeste M’Bami has passed away at the age of 40 after suffering a heart attack,” the club said. “PSG offers heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

M’Bami won the Coupe de France twice during a three-year stay in Paris, playing 83 times in total. He then went on to play for the likes of Marseille, Almeira and Le Harve, before retiring in 2015. M’Bami played in France for Sedan, PSG – with whom he won the French Cup in 2004 and 2006 – and Marseille.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino posted a message on Instagram, sharing a picture of M’Bami with the caption: “Such Sad News, RIP Modeste Mbami”.

Ex-Marseille teammate, Toifilou Maoulida, said: “I just heard the sad news.

“He was more than a teammate, a wonderful friend always smiling… All my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones”

Cameroon teammate George Elokobi wrote on Twitter: “Devastating news…”

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