- Hamoud had played for Stromsgodset for eight years before retiring in 2019
- He also played for the likes of Lyn and Bodo/Glimt, eventually taking up coaching
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A former Norway player has passed away at the age of 39 following a cardiac arrest.
Mounir Hamoud retired in 2019 after a 15-year career as a professional in his homeland, starring for the likes of Lyn, Bodo/Glimt and Stromsgodset.
He was also capped 15 times by his country at youth level, playing seven times for the under 21 side, though never for the Norway senior team.
Keen to stay in football post-retirement, Hamoud had picked up a job as an ‘elite player developer’ with former side Stromsgodset having worked as a circuit manager for player development in NFF Buskerud for the last four years.
He died on what was due to be his first day working with the Eliteserien side, who paid tribute to the former defender on their club website.
Former Norway player Mounir Hamoud has died at the age of 39 following a cardiac arrest
The former defender had been due to start his new role as an ‘elite player developer’ at former side Stromsgodset
He died on what was due to be his first day working with Stromsgodset, who mourned his death in a statement
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‘Stromsgodset and NFF Buskerud share this information in consultation with the next of kin,’ the statement began.
‘This is a brutal and shocking message to receive – it affects all of us in Stromsgodset, it affects Drammen and the entire football family. Our thoughts go primarily to Mounir’s family and survivors in a very difficult situation. They have lost a father, husband, brother, son and dear family member.
‘Mounir has worked as circuit manager for player development in NFF Buskerud for the past four years, and was supposed to have his very first day of work as a new top player developer in Stromsgodset today.
In Mounir, we have lost a truly unique fellow human being. He was friendly, generous, inclusive and positive. He was professionally skilled and inspiring. Someone who cared and participated. Someone we were all looking forward to meeting, someone we all have only good and warm feelings for.
The statement later continued: ‘First and foremost, Mounir has left deep traces everywhere he has traveled. As a player and team-mate, as a coach, player developer and professional. As a colleague and fellow human being.
‘Stromsgodset is in mourning. Mounir Hamoud will be deeply missed.
‘More information about the funeral and commemoration will come at a later date.’
After six seasons with Bodo/Glimt, Hamoud joined Stromsgodset in 2012, playing for the club for eight years
After six seasons with Bodo/Glimt, Hamoud joined Stromsgodset in 2012, playing for the club for eight years in what was one of their most successful seasons.
He became a vital player of the team that won the 2013 Tippelgaen, also finishing second in 2012 and fourth in 2014.
He was released at the end of the 2013-14 season, but rejoined the side in the winter of 2015.
Source: Daily Mail