Death of a player of the French football team …

French football is in mourning. A former resident of the Blues died Monday, September 6, 2021 after a long period of coma. Jean-Pierre Adams, 73 years old, wore the French national team’s jersey 22 times in the 70s. The footballer, originally from Senegal, marked the history of the French team through his association with Marius Trésor , forming a formidable central defensive hinge nicknamed at the time « the black guard ».

Born in Dakar in 1948, Jean-Pierre Adams was brought up in love for the Catholic religion. His grandmother takes him on a pilgrimage to Montargis, in the Loiret, to drop off the young boy, aged eight, in a religious school. Parents will then adopt the young boy and allow him to escape public assistance.

His beginnings as footballers were made with the formation of the Entente Fontainebleau with which he was double vice-champion of France Amateurs in 1968 and 1969. Jean-Pierre Adams, defender, then signed in Nîmes at the beginning of 1970. He quickly exploded in as the club moves up through the ranks of the highest professional level. 1972 will be the year of his total revelation since he ends up runner-up with his club. He then won the Coupe des Alpes and joined the French team during a France – Africa. At the end of his career, he signed at the end of July 1980 at FC Chalon.

Jean-Pierre Adams falls into a coma after an error during a banal knee operation

In Chalon-sur-Saône from August 1980, he found a job at the Moreau Sports establishment. On March 17, 1982, a tragedy occurred when he had to be operated on for a ruptured knee tendon. The anesthesiologist is wrong in the dosages and plunges the French international into a deep coma. After 39 years without giving any sign of waking up, Jean-Pierre Adams died on September 6, 2021. The former Blues player leaves behind two sons, Laurent and Frédéric and his wife Bernadette.

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