French Footballer Christopher Maboulou dies at 30
Former Bastia forward Christopher Maboulou has passed away at the age of 30, the club have announced through their official social media accounts.
The footballer died in his place of birth of Montfermeil, on the outskirts of Paris, after suffering a heart attack while playing with his friends.
“Sporting Club de Bastia have just been informed with sadness about the tragic death of their former player Christopher Maboulou,” Bastia posted on Twitter.
Maboulou played 29 Ligue 1 and another 58 Ligue 2 matches in France and is remembered for the brace he scored against Marseille in Marcelo Bielsa’s debut in the dugout back in August 2014.
He then moved to Greece to join PAS Giannina in 2016/17, before returning to France to ply his trade at Nancy, whom he helped to Ligue 1 promotion in 2018/19.
“The entire club pay their sincerest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
The Paris-born ace was called into the Congo national squad in 2018, but remained an unused sub.
He was a free agent after being released by Evian last summer.
But tragedy struck on Sunday as Maboulou was enjoying a friendly game of football at Montfermeil, the Paris suburb where he was born.
He collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.
“May he rest in peace.”