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Jean-Pierre Adams passes away

September 6, 2021

Jean-Pierre Adams passes away

OGC Nice were deeply saddened to learn this morning of the death of Jean-Pierre Adams, who fell into a coma on 17 March 1982. A former central defender for Le Gym, he will be honoured by the club ahead of the upcoming game against Monaco.

A Nice player between 1973 and 1977, Jean-Pierre Adams has passed away at the age of 73. The former defender for Le Gym had been in a coma since 17 March 1982. He died this morning at the University Hospital of Nîmes.

Born on 10 March 1948, Adams made 145 appearances for Nice between 1973 and 1977, scoring 18 goals. While representing Les Rouge et Noir, the centre-back – who also played for Nîmes Olympique and Paris Saint-Germain – notably featured in Europe during his debut season and finished a runner-up in the French first division in 1976. His performances for Le Gym likewise earned him selection by the France team, and he won 22 caps for Les Bleus alongside the likes of Marius Trésor.

Adams left Nice for Paris in 1977 and later turned out for FC Mulhouse, before ending his career as a defender with FC Chalonnais in 1981.

OGC Nice shares the pain felt by Bernadette, Jean-Pierre's wife, and his two sons Frédéric and Laurent, and offers deepest condolences and affection to all the family, friends and loved ones who watched over him for the last 39 years. The club will pay homage to Jean-Pierre ahead of Le Gym's next home game at the Allianz Riviera, against Monaco on Sunday 19 September (13:00 local time).