Jean Pierre Adams, a former PSG and France player announce dead on Monday morning at the age of 73 after 39 years in Coma.
On March 17 1982, following a ligament rupture injury, the former french football international was admitted to Édouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon where he was to undergo a routine knee surgery.
He was given aesthetic that was supposed to knock him down for few hours but never regained consciousness after an error while receiving the aesthetic.
After an error made by his anesthesiologist, he suffered a bronchospasm which starved his brain of oxygen and he slipped into a coma.
The incompetency of the medical team put Jean Pierre Adams in Coma for 39 years which eventually led to his death.
He died in Nines, France where he played for Nimes, Nice, Paris St Germain, Mulhouse and Chalon scoring 26+ goals. He also made 22 caps for France between 1972 – 1976.
Short Biography of Jean Pierre Adams
Jean Pierre Adams was born and raised in Dakar until the age of 10, when he left his native Senegal on a pilgrimage to Montargis in the Loiret department alongside his grandmother, who was a devout Catholic.
When they arrived, he was enrolled to a local Catholic school, Saint-Louis de Montargis where he was adopted by a French couple shortly after his arrival in the country.
Adams started playing with Entente BFN in 1967 as a striker, with whom he was runner-up in the Championnat de France Amateur twice.
In 1970, he signed a contract with Nîmes, going on to remain in Division 1 for the following nine seasons, also representing Nice and Paris Saint-Germain.
Born in Senegal, the defender made more than 140 appearances for Nice and also played for Paris St-Germain.
In a statement, PSG said Adams’ “joie de vivre, charisma and experience commanded respect”.
Nice said the club would pay tribute to Adams – who won 22 caps for France between 1972-1976 – before their next home game against Monaco on 19 September.
Adams also made 84 appearances for Nimes, who said they were sending their “most sincere condolences to his loved ones and his family”.
In the 1971–72 campaign, Adams contributed four goals in all 38 games to help Nîmes to a best-ever second place, also winning the Cup of the Alps. He added a career-best nine for Nice in 1973–74, for a final fifth position.
After one year in Division 2 with Mulhouse, Adams retired in 1981 at the age of 33, following a spell with amateurs Chalon.
On 15 June 1972, Adams made his debut for the France national team in an unofficial exhibition game against an African XI selected by the Confederation of African Football.
His first competitive cap came on 13 October of that year, in a 1–0 home win over the Soviet Union for the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Adams’ last appearance occurred on 1 September 1976, in a friendly with Denmark. During his tenure with Les Bleus, he formed a stopper partnership with Marius Trésor which was dubbed La garde noire (black guard).
Jean Pierre Adams and his wife Bernadette were married in April 1969 and had two sons, Laurent (born 1969) and Frédéric (1976).