Fabrice Muamba

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Fabrice Muamba
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Muamba in 2007
Personal information
Full name Fabrice Ndala Muamba
Date of birth (1988-04-06) 6 April 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Youth career
2002–2005 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Arsenal 0 (0)
2006–2007Birmingham City (loan) 34 (0)
2007–2008 Birmingham City 37 (2)
2008–2012 Bolton Wanderers 130 (3)
Total 201 (5)
National team
2002–2003 England U16 7 (0)
2004–2005 England U17 7 (0)
2005–2006 England U18 2 (0)
2006–2007 England U19 8 (0)
2007–2011 England U21 33 (0)
Teams managed
2018– Rochdale U16
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fabrice Ndala Muamba (born 6 April 1988) is an English former professional footballer and current coach. He played as a central midfielder. Born in Zaire, Muamba moved to England at the age of 11 and later played for England up to under-21 level.

Career[change | change source]

Muamba joined Arsenal's youth academy in 2002. After three years, he turned professional in 2005. He joined Birmingham City on loan in 2006. The move was made permanent in 2007. He made a total of 79 appearances for Birmingham City. In 2008, he joined Premier League club Bolton Wanderers. He made 148 appearances for Bolton, including 130 Premier League matches.

On 17 March 2012, Muamba had a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur. Although his heart stopped for 78 minutes, he was successfully revived.[1] He retired from professional football in August 2012 based on medical advice.

As of September 2018, Muamba is a youth coach at Rochdale.[2]

Personal life[change | change source]

Muamba was born in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). In 1994, his father arrived in the UK after leaving Zaire because of his political views. He was given indefinite leave to remain in 1999. The rest of his family soon joined him.

Muamba married Shauna Magunda in October 2012. The couple have four children.[3]

Honours[change | change source]

England U21

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fabrice Muamba was 'dead' for 78 minutes - Bolton doctor". BBC Sport. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  2. "Development Centres Welcome Fabrice Muamba On Board". Rochdale A.F.C. 23 September 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  3. "Football star Fabrice Muamba confirms wife's pregnancy". Hello!. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  4. McIntyre, David (29 June 2009). "Germany U21 4–0 England U21". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2021.

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