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28th Jun 2024

Former Celtic player Landry Nguémo dead at 38

Zoe Hodges

Awful news.

Former Celtic midfielder, Landry Nguémo, has died at the age of 38 following a road accident in Cameroon.

He played for the Glasgow club on loan for one season in 2010, making more than 43 appearances for them as they finished second behind Rangers.

Nguémo won 40 senior caps for Cameroon and went on to play for Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne after leaving Celtic.

Upon his retirement Nguemo returned to French club Nancy to coach the under-16s team.

In a statement, Celtic wrote: “Everyone at Celtic Football Club is shocked and saddened at the news of Landry Nguemo’s passing at the young age of 38.

“The Cameroonian midfielder joined Celtic on loan from French side Nancy in the summer of 2009. He made over 43 appearances for the Celts before returning to his parent club in 2010. He was also capped over 40 times for Cameroon throughout the course of his career.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with Landry’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Cameroon’s football authorities also paid tribute, writing: “The Cameroonian Football Federation has just learned the tragic news of the passing of former Indomitable Lion Landry Nguemo in a traffic accident.

“Nguemo, who was a key player for the Cameroonian national team from 2006 to 2014 and a former member of Girondins de Bordeaux, will be remembered for his contributions to football.

“FECAFOOT extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the entire football community.”

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