Retired professional footballer
Played for Arsenal, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers and England
Ambassador: Arrythmia Alliance's Heart and Goals Campaign
UEFA A License Coach
Fabrice Muamba is a retired footballer who previously played for Arsenal, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers and England Under-21s.
Fabrice started his football career at Arsenal where he was enrolled in the youth team as a schoolboy and went on to make his debut against Sunderland in 2005.
During the summer of 2006 he moved to Birmingham City on loan and eventually signed permanently for the club after helping the team win promotion to the Premier League. He was voted Player of the Year by the club's fans.
Fabrice played internationally for England at every youth-level. He captained England's Under-19s and went on to make 33 appearances for England's Under-21s.
In 2008 he transferred to Bolton Wanderers and was voted Bolton Press Footballer of the Year. At the end of 2009-10 season Fabrice signed another four year deal at the club. In March 2012 he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch while playing against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup. Despite his heart stopping for 78 minutes he went on to make a remarkable recovery, and was discharged from hospital just over a month later.
Unable to play football again, Fabrice has paved a career in the media and graduated with a BA in Sports Journalism from Staffordshire University in 2015. He has worked as a pundit for BBC, Sky, ITV and talkSPORT and has recently his UEFA A license.
Having worked with the Academy Team at Liverpool Football Club and Birmingham City, Fabrice has now taken up a Under-16s coaching role at League One club Rochdale.
Fabrice is dedicated to raising awareness of heart conditions and treatment and is an ambassador for the Arrythmia Alliance's Hearts and Goals campaign, which aims to place more defibrillator's in public places to ensure other people may survive sudden cardiac arrest.
“Fabrice was a lovely man, quiet and humble. His speech was very inspiring and the hall was in silence. He talked about his life and emphasised the importance of education.” Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.
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