Sad day in football as top French footballer dies after suffering heart attack

Sad day in football as top French footballer dies after suffering heart attack

– Christopher Maboulou has died after suffering heart attack while playing football

– The 30-year-old played 29 games for Bastia in French Ligue 1 before he left them

– Maboulou was a free agent after being released by Evian last summer

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Football fraternities in France have been thrown into deep mourning following the untimely death of former Bastia winger Christopher Maboulou who died after suffering heart attack.

Christopher Maboulou who played 29 games for Bastia scoring three goals in the topflight was reported to be having a kick-about before he suffered the attack.

According to the report on UK Sun, the 30-year-old was enjoying himself in a friendly game before he collapsed on the pitch before he was rushed to the hospital.

The report added that efforts to revive him in the hospital were all futile as the Frenchman was later confirmed dead.

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Maboulou previously took an enforced two-year break from football when doctors diagnosed cardiac problems in 2011 and had to stay home resting.

Before his shocking death, Christopher Maboulou also featured for Chateauroux, Nancy, Evian and Greeks PAS Giannina.

The Corsican club said:

“We have sadly just learned of the tragic death of our former player Christopher Maboulou. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. May he rest in peace.”

Maboulou was born in Montfermeil, France. He played 16 games for Chateauroux during the 2009–2011 seasons. He joined SC Bastia in June 2014.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are currently occupying second position on the French League 1 with 39 points after 19 games played so far.

Christopher Maboulou, ex-Bastia winger, dies after suffering heart attack

Christopher Maboulou, ex-Bastia winger, dies after suffering heart attack.
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Earlier, had reported how Paris-Saint-Germain who are the reigning French champions have reportedly instructed their stores to get ready to do massive business over the transfer of Lionel Messi.

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This latest development means that PSG chiefs are confident that they would get the signature of the Argentine football legend from Barcelona when his contract expires at Nou Camp.

Barcelona chiefs have been in serious tussle over the future of Lionel Messi who handed a transfer request before the start of the ongoing League season in Spain.

Lionel Messi was disappointed with the way him and his teammates were bundled out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich in an embarrassing fashion.

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