Former Premier League footballer died at the age of 42: English football: Sports: Lenta.ru

Former footballer for several clubs in the English Premier League (Premier League) and the Senegal national team, Papa Booba Diop, has died at the age of 42. Reported by the Mirror.

For a long time, the player suffered from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The disease affects the nerves that control muscle movement and carry sensitive information to the brain.

In the Premier League, Papa Booba Diop has played for Fulham, West Ham and Portsmouth. With the latter, the midfielder won the FA Cup in 2008. He is also known for his performances for Swiss Grasshopper, French Lens and Greek AEK.

As part of the Senegal national team, Diop played 63 matches, in which he scored 11 goals. The footballer holds the record of the national team for the number of goals scored in the world championships (three goals).

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