Mounir Hamoud dead at 39: Former Norway U21 star suffers cardiac arrest on first day as coach in new job


FORMER Norway U21 star Mounir Hamoud has died at the age of 39.

The ex-defender tragically passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on the first day of his new job as a coach.

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AlamyHamoud passed away on the first day of his new job as a coach[/caption]

Hamoud spent 15 years playing at the top level of Norwegian football.

He starred for Scandinavian giants Lyn, Bodo/Glimt and Stromgodset – the former club of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard.

Playing primarily as a left-back, Hamoud scored 29 goals in 349 club games before retiring in 2019.

The Morocco-born ace was also a former U21 international for Norway, winning seven caps between 2004 and 2005.

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Hamoud’s one trophy came in 2013 when he helped Stromgodset win the Norwegian league title.

And he had recently returned to his former club in a new role as an elite player developer, having worked in a similar position at NFF Buskerud for the past four years.

Hamoud’s untimely death came on the first day of his new coaching job with Stromgodset.

And the Norwegians paid tribute to their former star in a touching statement.


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