Footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies 39 years after he was given near fatal dose of anesthesia that put him in coma

Former France, Nice and Paris Saint-Germain defender, Jean-Pierre Adams who spent 39 years in a coma — has died, aged 73.

Adams was injured in a match and required knee surgery in 1982, but he was administered a near-fatal dose of anaesthetic ahead of the operation, which caused brain damage.

Cared for by his wife, Bernadette, Adams has been lying in a coma ever since at his home in the southern French city of Nîmes, where his professional football career started in 1970.

He played for Nîmes Olympique until 1973, moving to Nice and playing there until 1977, before joining French giants Paris Saint-Germain (1977-79).

In a tribute, PSG called him one of the club's "glorious elders".

His joie de vivre, his charisma and his experience command respect. Paris Saint-Germain offers its condolences to his family and loved ones, the club said in a statement on Monday.

Adams also played 22 internationals for France, from 1972 to 1976.

French Football Federation president Noël Le Graët said Adams "remained present in our memories in such a special and sad way since his dramatic accident".

"He formed a duo of legendary defenders with Marius Trésor which all fans of the Blues and football remember.

No comments

Thanks for viewing, your comments are appreciated.

Disclaimer: Comments on this blog are NOT posted by Olomoinfo, Readers are SOLELY responsible for their comments.

Need to contact us for gossips, news reports, adverts or anything?
Email us on;

Powered by Blogger.