Fabrice Muamba
retired professional footballer; regional education officer, PFA

Fabrice Muamba is an English retired professional footballer who played for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers as a central midfielder. Born in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Fabrice moved to England at the age of 11 and subsequently played for England up to under-21 level. In March 2012, he suffered a cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup match between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur, from which he recovered despite his heart having stopped for 78 minutes. Following medical advice, he announced his retirement from professional football in August 2012. Fabrice now works as regional education officer for the PFA and completed a degree in journalism in 2015 at Staffordshire University. In 2014 he was part of a charity choir whose single reached number 1 for Children in Need.

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