Bruno Martini, 58, France legendary goalkeeper dies of cardiac arrest

Bruno Martini, 58, France legendary goalkeeper dies of cardiac arrest

- Bruno Martini has given up the ghost due to cardiac arrest at the age of 58

- The France goalkeeper was a member of the squad that won the Euro 2000 Championships

- He had different spells with Ligue 1 side Auxerre and Montpellier during his career

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Bruno Martini, France legendary goalkeeper has passed on at the age of 58 after suffering from cardiac arrest, BBC reports.

Martini made 31 appearances for Les Bleus and was number one in goal during the Euro 1992 Championships in Sweden.

Bruno Martini, 58, France legendary goalkeeper dies of cardiac rrest
Bruno Martini, 58, France legendary goalkeeper dies of cardiac arrest. Photo by Neal Simpson and Stephane Reix
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The former Montpellier star was in between the sticks for France between 1999 and 2000 where he was part of the side that won Euro 200 and World Cup runners-up in 2006.

He made 139 appearances for Auxerre and another 113 matches for Montpellier in his glittering career as a goalkeeper.

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President of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet said martini remains part of history in the game for his country.

Le Graet said:

"He knew how to put his technical experience, high level and his human qualities at the service of others.
"He was a discreet but remarkable man. Bruno is part of the history of French football. We will not forget it."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Yomi Sangodeyi, a Nigerian basketball star, has passed on at the age of 57 after losing a long battle to illness.

Reports claim the former D'Tigers star succumbed to lung cancer and the deadly coronavirus disease.

He was the first Nigerian Sportsman of the Year who played and represented the country in several national competitions in the late 1970s and 1980s.

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President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) Musa Kida has described Yomi Basket as a big brother and legend of the sport. had also reported that Herbert Omokhaye, former secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has passed on at the age of 87.

His family confirmed that the former administrator died of a brief illness two months before his 88th birthday in December.

Omokhaye was regarded as a man of “high integrity, equanimity and dignified bearing” by the current NFF President Amaju Pinnick.

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