Former Senegalese national soccer player Papa Bouba Diop is no longer alive. Diop played for various clubs in Europe – also for several Swiss clubs.
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Former Senegalese international football player Papa Bouba Diop has died at the age of 42. Diop suffered from Lou Gehrig syndrome, an incurable nerve disease. This was confirmed by the world football association Fifa on Sunday. The midfielder had played more than 60 international matches for his country in his career and was particularly popular in his home country because of the 1-0 winner against France at the 2002 World Cup.
Diop played for various clubs in Europe. In France he was under contract with RC Lens, in England he played for Fulham FC, Portsmouth FC and most recently in 2013 for Birmingham City. And the Senegalese also played in Switzerland. So he stood for Xamax and the Grasshoppers in the field. At the beginning of his career he had a short contract with FC Vevey Sports 05, but did not play a game.