Marc-Vivien Foé (1 May 1975 – 26 June 2003) was a Cameroonian international midfielder who joined West Ham for a club record £4.2 million in January 1999.
He played 38 league matches for West Ham, scoring one goal against Sheffield Wednesday. He also scored a goal in West Ham’s 3–1 win against NK Osijek in the UEFA Cup.
June 26, 2003: One of the saddest days in football history..
Marc-Vivien Foé was a member of the Cameroon team for the Confederations Cup and was playing in that semifinal against Colombia. Then, in the 72nd minute, the Cameroonian midfielder was jogging down the field with no other players near him. All of a sudden, approaching the midfield line, he collapsed in a heap. Medics immediately rushed out to him as a hush fell over the crowd. They attempted to revive Foé on the field and stretched him off the field.
Medics attempted for 45 minutes to bring Marc-Vivien Foé back to life, but were unsuccessful.
Foe’s only league goal for West Ham vs Sheffield