Former Franco-Senegalese international Jean-Pierre Adams died this Monday, September 6, 2021 at the University Hospital of Nîmes, at the age of 73. The footballer had been in a deep coma since March 17, 1982, following an anesthesia error.
The former Senegalese player who counted 22 selections between 1972 and 1976, Jean-Pierre Adams died this Monday, September 6 after spending 39 years in a coma. On March 17, 1982, he had undergone knee surgery. However, the operation went wrong. An anesthesia error, had plunged Jean-Pierre Adams into a coma. Note the considerable support of his wife who was by his side from beginning to end.
His wife Bernadette Adams, with whom he had been married since April 1969, decided to bring him back to her and spent the last forty years looking after him. “I have no regrets,” she said in the French press two years ago. “It was the best solution. If I hadn’t taken it with me, I think it would no longer be here today, given the state in which I recovered it,” she said.
Born in Dakar, Jean-Pierre Adams was raised by a Senegalese grandmother who was taken on pilgrimage by a love of the Catholic religion to Montargis, in the Loiret region, to drop the eight-year-old boy off at a religious school. Adoptive parents of goodwill and football will allow him to escape from the Public Assistance. Adams is a former student of the Saint-Louis de Montargis school.
After his debut at the Entente Fontainebleau with which he was double vice-champion of France Amateurs in 1968 and 1969, Jean-Pierre Adams, defender, signed in Nîmes at the beginning of 1970. It exploded rapidly as the Nîmois rose through the ranks. 1972 will be the year of his total revelation since he finishes vice-champion with the Gardois crocodiles, wins the Cup of the Alps and joins the Team of France during a France – Africa. This defender, measuring 1.78 m, constitutes in French team with Marius Trésor a formidable defensive central hinge nicknamed the Black Guard At the end of his career, he signed at the end of July 1980 at FC Chalon.