Former footballer of Bodø-Glimt, Strømsgodset and the Norwegian youth team Munir Hamoud died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 39, godset.no reports. Previously, the famous national team player who played at the 2018 World Cup died during the match.
Ironically, the tragedy occurred on the first day of the ex-defender’s work as a coach at his former club Strømsgodset, where he became the Norwegian champion in 2013 as a left-back, and won silver in 2012 and 2015. In total, the footballer played more than 200 matches in the highest Norwegian division.
“This is cruel and shocking news that affects us all. Our thoughts first and foremost go out to Munir’s family and his loved ones. They lost a father, a husband, a brother, a son and a dear family member. We have lost a truly special person. He was friendly, generous and positive, professional and inspiring to others.” FC Stromsgodset said in a statement.
Mounir Hamoud was born in Morocco, but at the age of 13 he and his family moved to Norway, where he spent his football career. The defender played for the national teams of the country U18, U19, U21 and was even called up to the main team of Norway.
The football player is survived by his wife Monica and five children.
Earlier, FACTS reported that former Ukrainian national team footballer Bogdan Shershun died at 42 years old.
Photo by FC Stromsgodset
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