PARIS (AP) — Former France and Paris Saint-Germain defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died after spending 39 years in a coma. He was 73.
In a poignant tribute on Monday, PSG known as him the membership’s “superb elder.”
“His joie de vivre, his charisma and his expertise command respect. Paris Saint-Germain provides its condolences to his household and family members,” PSG stated in a press release Monday.
Adams, cared for by his spouse Bernadette, has been mendacity in a coma at his residence within the southern French metropolis of Nimes since 1982.
He was injured in a match and required knee surgical procedure. Through the operation at Lyon Hospital, an anaesthetic error noticed him fall right into a coma.
As a younger boy, Adams left his residence nation of Senegal with a ardour for soccer.
He was noticed by Nimes in 1970 and went on to attain 10 targets in 98 matches for the membership earlier than taking part in nearly 150 video games and scoring 17 targets for Good.
Adams moved on to PSG in 1977 and performed there for 2 seasons.
He received his first cap for France in 1972 and went on to play 22 occasions for Les Bleus.
Regardless that Adams was comparatively quick for a central defender at 1.78 meters (5 toes 10 inches), he shaped an imposing partnership with Marius Tresor.
The final of Adams’ worldwide appearances was away to Denmark in 1976.
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