Cameroon soccer player Marc-Vivien Foe, died Thursday during a Confederations Cup semi-final game against Colombia in Lyon, France. Cause of death was not released. He was 28.
The six-foot-three midfielder collapsed minutes before the match ended. He was placed on a stretcher, carried off the field and treated by doctors, but he could not be revived. The FIFA announced Foe’s death minutes after the match ended in Cameroon’s favor.
Foe played with Cameroon’s Canon Yaounde, France’s Lens, England’s West Ham United, Lyon and Manchester City. Though he represented Cameroon 65 times and played in the World Cup, Foe also experienced some career setbacks. In 1998, he broke his leg prior to the finals, and in 2000, he contracted malaria.
it’s sad… so sad… good people die and those that should die stay alive… like I said before it’s sad…
a year forward now & his death is as sad as ever, fantastic player to play with, such a genuine person on & off the pitch, a real athlete. we’ll all miss you at west ham marc.
You are my hero for every time!
And i will miss you forever!
It is so sad!
god bless you
Miss you, marc. RIP, it’s just sad, can’t say anything else..
dear marco u will be missed forever there will never be a more important footballer ever to live rest in peace my freind
A Lion Never Dies, It Sleeps!
GOD BLESS MARC VIVIEN FO
heros live forever and would always be remembered.
Marc Vivien Foe 17 R.I.P the great
respected by those who knew him and those who knew of him respected for his talent
rising talents understand the great loss in the football world
You died doing the thing you love and is appreciated as a hero to many
a hero to me and many others always loved always missed never forgoten
R.I.P The FOE
in our hearts always let every one know you in heaven as every one knows you on earth
missed, loved, appreciated and lost but never forgotten
Rest . In . Peace
MARC VIVIEN FOE 17 CAMEROON , MAN CITY
lions never die but sleep.heros lives forever.
dear, marco(marc vivien foe),I’m still sad for your leaving but I will remember you forever.amen.
17. Marc, i believe that you are not dead, but sleeping, coz lions never die, they sleep.
You Are A Legend and will go on in my heart for life. You bring a tear to my eye
R.I.P The Gentle Giant
im feel so sorry for you marc its almost been 2 years since you passed away.i’ll remember you
you’d easily get into the heaven XI, you’ve been an example to us all, you will be remembered by all
You are a legend as far as i am concern
He was a good man… why should people so good die!
i carnt belive its been 2 years. but for people to remember you as i do you. i can only wish the same in life. R.I.P big man.
Marc, it’s been two years since you have left us physically,
But you will never leave us mentally. You were a great lion, and in our hearts, we all know that you are not dead, but asleep.
Marc, I can’t express everything in words so I’ll leave with this,
“A Lion Never Dies, It Sleeps!”
R.I.P. Marc Vivien Foe 17
heros get remembered, legends never die 😉
I believe you are’nt dead, your all around us.
I still do not know what is going on.
Meet U in heaven marc meet u in heaven
it is now 2005 and you are still thought of, rest in peace and god bless you will not be forgotton x
i still cant believe it big guy, if you had joined united who knows where you would be now
may the wind always be at your back, and the sun always upon your face, and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars… i will never forget you man!
Marc it may b almost 2 yrs since ur tragic death but u will always b remembered by ur personality on an off the pitch and the last ever city player to score at Main Road may u R.I.P
u will live on my friend 23.
Mark VIVIEN FO
Marc VIVIEN FO
Im With Scott ^^^^ Always in my heart
over two years on and it seems like only yesterday. never has a death in football shocked and moved so many people. rest in peace marc.
r.i.p marc will all miss u
RIP Marc, you were a great man and will always be sadly missed RIP Marc Vivian Foe
Will always be remembered for the big presence we had for man city who was always in control on and off the pitch. Still greatly missed, hope you still watchin the game you loved from heaven above 🙂
Marc I wasn’t a brilliant football fan before you joined man city but my dad u were his idol n he misses u alot R.I.P for ever and always XxXxX
U wil never b forgotten…wat a player..wat a guy..R.I.P legend!
U may be gone 2 years ago but memories are still fresh. Rest in eternal peace Marc! Will forever miss you!!
Im not a man city fan but i admire marc he will always be remembered for scoring the last goal at Maine Rd he died doing the thing he loved very much R.I.P
dear marco, as u sleep, sleep in peace. it better to have love and lost, than never to have loved at all.adieu
peace marco, it better to have love and lost than never to have loved at all. l love u. adieu.
R.I.P marc a lion never died its sleep rest i in peace my friend.
Left anonymously at Maine Road:
Leaving us smiling”
City in one man
A good man with exceptional talent whom we admired a lot here in zimbabwe
I watched that fateful game and it brought a tear to my eye. I miss you and hope you are getting on well in wherever you are! A true lfootballing legend!
Marc Vivien. this web site (blog). i don’t know how i discovered it. Cameroonian like you. Almost 2 years !!! May your soul rest in peace!
Marc is sit still thinking how much we need you not just for you’re supreme talent but you’re off the field work you are a legend and you will always roar on in our hearts. We wish you was here but ure only sleeping one day MARC VIVIEN FOE we will once again and become a force to dominate. Why did Jesus want you? We will never know i hope we never forget him but now we must move on! The Future is bright be would be if we had him;) I hope you will all rember the sweet talent that he was. Now visit my site http://www.mvf.piczo.com and dont forget a LION NEVER DIES IT SLEEPS!!! R.I.P FOE the legend he is;)
a sudden death…tht waz scary!!
foey u were a great player for manchester city you was briliaint i hav psoters of u all over my wall you were my idol 4ever remembered bye
I support Newcastle but to quote a Man Utd. supporter ‘ at times like this, it doesn’t matter what shirt you wear’. I may not be a City supporter but i know you have been and will be soarly missed. Also, my same message goes out to Feher, Benfica’s Bulgarian midfielder who suffered the same fate. R.I.P.
When you sadly died a part of football died too.
i miss you a great deal. as i rememberd you at Man City you were fantasic and we all miss you very much.
football has never been the same since, but thanks to you football is on the up.
You were the best and will never be forgotten in are hearts.
take care marco and sleep tight
ive never really seen foe play but when i heared he pasted away i just wanted to cry and cry forever.it was so unfortunate how he died.i wanna pay my respects to his family. may mark-vivian-foe rest in peace. god bless you my son.
marco,it was very unfortunate that you passed away while entertaining your fans.RIP
Thanks for all the memories Marc. Last City player ever to score at Maine Road. Such a great player and such a great man. Rest in peace big guy.
well never forget you marco RIP
im sorry that i never got to meet such a gentlemen
you have left a vaccum that cameroonians will find it difficulte to fill.ur death was a mysery to all,hardly to belive u depart so soon.RIP FOE
FOE!! the greatest footballer of his time and theres no disputin that!!
may not have ever played in the red of charlton but will be remembered by any one who is a fan of football. gr8 player and should never ever be forgotten in anybodys heart!
RIP MARC VIVIEN FOE!
R.I.P MARC VIVIEN FOE TO BRINGING LOVE AND FOOFTBALL IN OUR HEARTS YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN YOU HAD THE SPIRIT AND STRENGTH OF A LION YOU ARE A FALLEN WARRIOR
i would like to see the video of his death .. where can i find it?
An absolute legend both for Man City and Cameroon…
Rest in Peace
so sad to see a good player die, R.I.P marc u will be truly blessed with your family soon manchester city havent been the same anymore with out you u will be missed R.I.P
Everytime i think of you Marc, it makes me smile, for the short time you were with the blues, You were certainly a hero.
Rest in peace Marc
Marc Vivien Foe you was the best player for me at man city i will never forget you because you were
a hero to me so rest in peace my football legend
we will always love your supurb moments so thank you for coming to play for the blues so once againg rest in peace.
R.I.P marc we love you
rest in peace marc, i dont support any of the teams you played for, but i feel very upset for you, your family, and your fans. you passed away doing something you love. r.i.p
i want to make a tribute video, so if anyone finds the video of his death please may they post it thxs
es gilipollas esta mejor muerto solo molestaba en este mundo
mark foe there is gay and nadie lo niega
Miguel and alex what do you mean, did you not like Marc Vivien Foe?
dear marco im only 13 years old and i was 10 when u died i cried n cried when i heard u had died cuz i thought u were a fantastic player. you will never be forgotton but remember a lion sleeps it dusnt die R.I.P gentle giant. Louis 🙁
Mark You Were The Man!! its so sad such a tradic thing happens to such a great talented man..when it happened i dint belive it just didnt no what to say..I know you are Looking Down on all Your family and friends.Love You For Ever! holli 14x
I’m very sad abouth what took place that day, you will never come out of our hearts.
yew were a gr8 player and a um sad 4 his family and hoo ever rote tht bowt glad hes ded is sad!!!!!!! bye gone but neva forgotten
A credit to the game and to himself ! R I P
i was very very sorry with the death of marc vivien foe.i pray the almight God will take good care of his soul.
A true hero, died playing the beautiful game. Always remembered Marc.
I never saw you play much but i respecet you for how you changed the game.
it is sad and i pray for your family
i want to be a football player and be the best in the world, i look up to talents and commited people like yourself..i hope your happy where you are and i want you to watch me play football and im goin to try my best to make it big time. R.I.P Marc
3 years today Marc, still missing you just as much as always.
I never forget you… I miss you so much…
A “lion” never dies… it’s sleeps… ;(
R.I.P. Marc Vivien Foe
a great man a great player a tribute to the game of football may many others bless the game of football like you did R.I.P lion x
Dear marco, Life is short but popularity lasts forever. I have not much to say but to pay my tribute to a lost hero. A hero to his country and to his people, A hero to his team mates and kids. May the Almight God bless and preserve. May you be loved forever and never be forgotten cause the path you choosed was the path of a true cameroonian hero. May your soul rest in peace. ” God is love. ”
even now ur still a legend R.I.P.
R.I.P my freind, you will never be forgoten and you will always be in out hearts, we love you.
“Idżcie Spartanie idżcie po wolność i chwałe”
(” Walking Spartan walking for freedom and glory”)
The great man never die he always live in heart.
You are great for remember.
We had a blue moon now we have a blue star. 3 years Marco.. always in our thoughts. RIP 23
Lions never die, they sleep.
See u in the next lifetime Marc.
he was a brilliant footballer he worked so his hardest in every game no matter how important he was a great man R.I.P
a lion never dies it just sleeps
r.i.p marc vivian foe
R.I.P Marc u will b missed , u were a great player nd will 4ever b remebered rest in peice
A lion never dies it just sleeps. Time passes but memories remain .. Marcs memory iz a great player and a great person a true footballer live by the pitch , die by the pitch . R.I.P Marc 4eva in my heart 17
here i am a burnley fan but any body who dies deserves respect R.I.P
3 years on, never forgotten, hopefully you’ll be having a kick around with the other legends in the sky.
RIP. Say hello to my loved ones!
Birmingham City Loyal.
its been three years since you left this side of the world, but you wil never fade from our memories, a lion never dies but sleeps, rest in peace king of the jungle
just for tell u that u was the best player in the world for me and today i tried everuday to do like u in the field. be in peace we luv u Marco
as a west ham fan three years on we still live on in your memory u wer an still are a legend
marc you are the greastest football i have watched in t.v. and god will bless you
R.I.P Marc u were a legend
RIP FOE still thinking of you mate.
rip foe lion for life
It`s been 3 years,but im still remenber u,i feel every the deep pain in my heart,i love u man.
You will always be in our heart.
We love you Marc vivien Foe.
True love from Atlanta.
Within Powergen we have a vast understanding of football knowledge and love the beautiful Game, and we hold it dear to our hearts, as a new team within powergen we have named a new tournament after you marc, “The Marc Vivien Foe Memorial Shield” You will forever be remembered in the Dearne Valley. RIP
un leon nunca muere…solo duerme!
we miss you man!
dear marc hope you are ok up there im a mad city you was my bestist ever player god bless by jordan bentley age 14
from a liverpool follower,you gave our great game purpose,you were a giant on the pitch and so gentle off it.god bless MVF,you and Miklos Feher,an age when you should be enjoying life,not having it taken from you.
Only true football fans remember,you was a true talent Marc,god bless R.I.P.
Still thinking of u, forvever in our hearts R.I.P
Marc you will always be missed and always loved by everyone. A true lion. To me you will never die and will never be forgotten because a lion never dies, it only sleeps. and you are a true lion R.I.P Marc-Vivien Foe. A True Legend.
foe i miss u alot ur my hero love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
God bless you marc.You will never be forgotten.
it is 4 years since you were taken from us..
the world is a empty place with out it’s hero’s…
the lion sleeps tonight……..R.I.P MARC
the greatest footballer to have the pride and love for the game i have ever watched keep going in for those 50 50s in the heaven select. 23
it’s been a while since you left us, but still the tears remain. You will never be forgotten. rip marco.
Ones of the best midfielders the world has ever produced. Im Arsenal fan but Foe’s death bring tears in my eyes. i admired him a lot. he was fantastic player and human asa well. just can’t go on….I miss u Foe
i hope that now you are high in the sky like a bird, flying like you deserve it… i don’t remember you playing in the fields but when i was playinf FIFA 2002 you were one of my favourite players! See you in paradise…
you are a true inspiration to football you will never be forgotten im gonna miss you big guy
FOE!may almight Jah rest u in eternal peace.i[we] loved u but God loved so much.double tribute 2 his wife and entire family. alway u will be in ma memory as a leader and a hero. foeeeeeee! rest in peace.
Hey…just watched a video that i found in the loft called ‘Remember remember the 9th of November!’. It’s the Man City vs Man Untd debry at Maine Road, 2002. Marc Vivien Foe playing his usual central midfield role…absolutely rock of a player, genuine class. And what a gentlemen for such a gig imposing guy. Rest in piece Marc-Vivien. You are in the hearts of all city fans and your name will be remembered for eternity by us city fans. Miss you big guy ! Up the blues !
marco-vivian foe a true indomnitable lion that marauded the midfields of world football.Its been 3 years and it seems like yesterday when we watched u @the nations cup in 2002.We miss u a lot big guy,and also give a shout out to Lesley Manyathela up there tell him South Africa misses him a lot…
Foe for ever!!!
marc u wer da best player in da world we will miss u r.i.p
I never stopped thinking of you.I can remember that day.Its hard to forget.YOU LIVE FOREVER IN MY HEART.
Puerta’s only make me feels like you’ve just gone yesterday Marc.
Marc !! i seen u play for man city and u were incredible!! i just wish u were still her and hopefuly my beloved blues would have signed you up! A LION NEVER DIES!! IT SLEEPS!!
RIP GENTLE GIANT!!
ps People don’t look at the death video !! !! RIP
Yow bless marco.Sad die at this young age.Blesss.God give u paradise man.
IT REALLY HURT AND PAINFUL TO LOOSE A SUCH GREAT PLAYER FULL OF PERSONALITY, TILL TODAY MARCO LINGER IN MY THOUGHS. BROTHER MARCO, WE LOVED YOU BUT GOD LOVED YOU MOST. REST IN PEACE.
AGAPETUS MATHEW WAMALWA.
good people dont die they are thet most charished people in the whole earth R.I.P. Marc. A lion never dies.
Im watching cameroon in the african cup of nations right now, and instantly thought of marco.
Im a father of 2 daughters 38 years old, manchester city fan in manchester.
And i cry for marco with a heavy heart.
Only with us for a short time, but once a blue always a blue.
last player to score at maine road, a city legend forever.
thankyou marco for the joy you gave us fans doing what you loved..
This is not just for foe it is for puerta,donnel and feher aswell i love u all i will miss u all man its so sad.
we should not grieve of marc vivien foes death but celebrate for the time he was alive.
hi marko il miss u for ever you weresuper and mcfc now have petrov and benjani but im telling u something you will be missed a special 23 buddy
Harlan Fallon 14
we miss you greatly.tu restera a jamais dans nos coeurs.
Marco, a player is a member of this unique family of football. As your family, we know we’ll meet you in heaven and play there; making passes; kicking free kicks!, dribbling, crossing, heading! You are a God’s player know!..Be with God our beloved brother!
Marc will be loved for ever and never missed he was one of the most greatest football players he will be much missed and love. R.I.P Marc Vivian Foe we will miss
Miss you foe,great player but a tradgity
I was 11 when i saw This on tv during a game. I was very confused and did not know what happened and i just remembered today when someone passed out in a basketball game i went to R.I.P. in heaven say hi to my little sister and my cousin for me.
marc its been so long.im a new fan of yours.when i heard i was sadden but you are never forgotten.hope i met you in heaven. i might not be an adult yet but that does not mean anything love you marc see you in heaven.
R.I.P LOVE YOU MARC
Marc we are all thinking of you why did you have to go so soon.I hope i get the chance to met you in heaven and you can teach me soccer i’ve played before.I miss you Marc see you later.i was about to cry when i saw you laying there.God Bless You
Love You Marc
Your great being and contribution to the people worldwide will always be remembered forever in our hearts ,and to the next generation your legacy will leave on
You were the essence of goodness
the quintessence of skill and flair
your game was one of smiles
You live in our hearts
So you have not died,
So, death be not proud.
we all will miss you
It’s been 11 years since ur death and I still miss u I nvr got to see u play because I am 11 now but u will easily mak the heaven XI R.I.P -zemy