Former Ligue 1 player who played as a goalkeeper during his professional football career, Bruno Martini has been confirmed dead.
Naija News understands that the former French international died at the age of 58 after suffering a cardiac arrest for sometimes.
His death was confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday, October 20, by the Ligue. It was reported that Martini was hospitalized in the last week after he had suffered a cardiac attack at the training centre.
The statement reads; “Today, French football mourns one of the greatest goalkeepers in its history and one of Montpellier’s most loyal servants, on and off the pitch.
“He lives the image of a good man, always ready to help, and who never missed the opportunity to distil a kind word to each of his interlocutors,” the statement added.
Martini had spent his major career at Auxerre and Montpellier and also played 31 times for France. After a memorable 18-year career, he became a goalkeeping coach with the France squad that won the Euros in 2000, Naijakit understands.
Meanwhile, former Arsenal and Manchester United striker, Danny Welbeck, on Sunday joined Brighton Albion and Hove on a one-year contract.
Welbeck returns to the English Premier League (EPL) after being relegated with Watford last season.