Former French defender Adams dies 39 years later in a coma


Paris — Former French and Paris Saint-Germain defender Jean-Pierre Adams, who spent 39 years in a coma, has died. He was 73 years old.

In a bitter compliment on Monday, PSG called him the club’s “elder of glory.”

“His joy of life, charisma, and his experience are respected. Paris Saint-Germain condolences to his family and loved ones,” PSG said in a statement on Monday. rice field.

Adams, cared for by his wife Bernadette, has been lying in a coma at his home in the southern French city of Nimes since 1982.

He was injured in the match and needed knee surgery. During surgery at Lyon Hospital, an anesthesia error caused him to fall into a coma.

As a boy, Adams left his home country of Senegal with a passion for football.

He was discovered in Neem in 1970 and scored 10 goals in 98 club games, then played about 150 games and scored 17 goals in Neem.

Adams moved to PSG in 1977, where he played for two seasons. He then ended his playing career in 1981, after a short spell with Mulhouse and Sharon.

He won his first cap in France in 1972 and played 22 times at Les Bleus.

Adams was relatively short as a 1.78 meter (5 ft 10 inch) central defender, but had an impressive partnership with Marius Tresor.

Adams’ last international appearance went to Denmark in 1976.

Associated Press