Modeste Mbami, 40, a Cameroonian football player who played for Le Havre before retiring for Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, has passed away. According to reports, a heart attack caused the death.
Modeste Mbami rose to fame in Ligue 1 in the early 2000s before returning to France to complete his playing career. He also performed in Colombia and Spain.
He played with PSG from 2003 to 2006, turning into one of the league’s top defensive midfielders during that time. He achieved this by winning two Coupe de Frances (2004 and 2006).
The gold medal he and Cameroon earned at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, is what truly made him a hero.
Mbami also played for the Cameroonian national football team, who finished second in its qualification group against the Côte d’Ivoire and failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
In November 2019, he declined the chance to lead the national team of Cameroon. Between 2000 and 2009, Modeste Mbami participated in 37 matches for Cameroon. He made three goals in that span.