Date: 26th June 2017 at 3:35pm
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14 years ago, former player Marc Vivien Foe sadly passed away after suddenly collapsing on the pitch whilst on international duty with Cameroon.

His passing shook the world of football.

Foe, a mere 28 at the time of his death, began his career in his home country with Cana Yaounde before moving to French side Lens in 1994. A successful spell with Lens, in which he played 85 times and scored 11 goals, earned him a move to West Ham five years later.

In his brief year and half spell with he Hammers, Foe helped his side lift the before moving to and later Manchester , but it was his attitude and demeanour that stuck most with players, fans and the wider footballing community.

Following the shock incident, Harry Redknapp – who was Foe’s boss during his tenure at West Ham – described him as a “fantastic, special person”, saying “you couldn’t meet a nicer man”. Former club Lyon also paid tribute to the Cameroon international, releasing a statement on their official website that read:

 “ will leave us the memory of a charming boy, the incarnation of the joy in life. We will keep of him his bursts of laughter. We will not forget you.”

Gone but never forgotten. , Marc Vivien Foe.