Former France goalkeeper and deputy director of Montpellier’s training centre, Bruno Martini has died at 58.
The Ligue 1 club made this known in a statement on Tuesday, stating that Martini was hospitalized after suffering a cardiac arrest at the training centre last week.
“Today, French football mourns one of the greatest goalkeepers in its history and one of Montpellier’s most loyal servants, on and off the pitch.
“He lives the image of a good man, always ready to help, and who never missed the opportunity to distill a kind word to each of his interlocutors,” the statement said.
Prior to his death, Martini spent majority of his career at Auxerre and Montpellier and also played 31 times for France.
Following a memorable 18-year career, he became a goalkeeping coach with the France squad that won the Euros in 2000.