Bruno Martini on the bench of Montpellier.



Former French international goalkeeper Bruno Martini, current deputy director of the Montpellier training center, suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest on Monday and was transported to Arnaud de Villeneuve hospital.

Martini, 58, suffered this cardiac alert early Monday afternoon at the Grammont training center, on the outskirts of Montpellier.

The former porter, originally from Nevers, was evacuated to the resuscitation center of the Arnaud de Villeneuve hospital where he is undergoing intensive care.

Europe with AJA

The former goalkeeper of the France team (31 selections between 1987 and 1996) took over with the Blues from Joël Bats, semi-finalist of the World 86 and European champion, before handing over to Fabien Barthez , preferred to Parisian Bernard Lama.

Before evolving at the highest level, he had become European Champion Espoir (1988) within a promising generation led by Eric Cantona, Laurent Blanc, Vincent Guérin ...

Bruno Martini, renowned for his sobriety and discretion, appeared at Auxerre, where he was trained, before joining Montpellier in the summer of 1995, where he ended his career four years later.

With the Burgundy team, under the authority of the emblematic Guy Roux, he played multiple epics in the Uefa Cup, playing a semi-final against Dortmund, and winning the Coupe de France (1994) in front of his future club.

A long history with the Blues

At the end of his brilliant career, Martini, a respected figure in French football, joined the national technical direction, where he led for more than a decade (1999-2010) the French goalkeepers and set up the training of goalkeepers. high level.

In addition, in Montpellier, this holder of the coaching diploma provided alongside Pascal Baills a short interim at the head of the Montpellier team, after the resignation of Rolland Courbis in December 2015 and before the appointment of Frédéric Hantz.


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