Ex nîmes defender Jean-Pierre Adams is dead following a long time in coma the Ligue-1 giant has annouced .
The Former France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died aged 73 after almost 40 years in a coma, his former club Nimes announced on Monday.
Adams, who made 22 international appearances in the 1970s, slipped into a coma after a mistake by his anaesthetist during routine knee surgery in 1982.
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Born in Dakar in 1948, he was one of the first men born in West Africa to play for France.
Ex Nîmes Defender Jean-Pierre Adams Is Dead
His centre-back partnership with Marius Tresor for France was nicknamed “the black guard”.
“We learned this morning of the death of Jean-Pierre Adams,” Nimes wrote on Twitter, extending their “sincere condolences to his family”.
Adams also played for Nice and Paris Saint-Germain.
For nîmes jean-pierre adams featured 84 times for the french club , he also formed a formidable backline during his playing days with the french national team .
It is yet unknown if there would be a minutes silence across games in the Ligue-1 top tier as the League body is yet to comment but it’s likely to be held .