Goalkeeper of the team of France bronze medalist at the Olympic Games of Barcelona in 1992, Philippe Médard died Friday from the consequences of a long illness, at 58 years.
French handball is in mourning. Former international goalkeeper Philippe Médard died Friday at 58 years after a long illness. Selected for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Philippe Médard contributed to the success of the team of France, bronze medalist after a remarkable course.
“He was an exceptional keeper.” “It is his entry at 20 ‘from the end, against Spain in the first round, which allows us to impose ourselves. If the medal did not win on that match, it could have lost” , recalled the former coach of the Blues Daniel Costantini on the website of the French Federation . “He was in France team since 1983 and he continued with me from 1985 to 1992. Mémé had a natural talent. He was an exceptional goalkeeper who often got us out of dangerous situations,” he added. of a player who wore the blue jersey 188 times.
Seven times champion of France. Philippe Médard also won seven French championships with Saint-Maur (1980), Gagny (1982, 1985, 1986, 1987) and Nîmes (1990 and 1991). “He was sick for some time and his body was tired,” explained Daniel Costantini. Source