12 February 2024 at 15:17
Former elite series profile Mounir Hamoud has died
Mounir Hamoud is dead, aged 39. This is confirmed by Strømsgodset on its own websites Monday afternoon.
Hamoud died suddenly on Monday morning of cardiac arrest. Strømsgodset and the Norwegian Football Association write that they share the information in consultation with the next of kin.
– This is a brutal and shocking message to receive – it affects all of us in Strømsgodset, it affects Drammen and the entire football family. Our thoughts go primarily to Mounir’s family and survivors in a very difficult situation. They have lost a father, husband, brother, son and dear family member, the club writes on its website.
– Mounir was really a good team player with high professional competence. He was concerned that everyone should have equal opportunities, was passionate about football and was a family-loving man. Mounir is a person who has made an impression on so many. He will be deeply missed in football, and our warmest thoughts go out to his wife, children and other family, says general secretary Karl-Petter Løken of the Norwegian Football Association.
NRK’s football expert Carl Erik Torp says this affects the whole of football in Norway.
– He was a fantastically nice guy with a lot of good ahead of him. He has contributed very well in recent years with player development, but now the thoughts go first and foremost to those closest to him.
Hamoud played several age-specific international matches for Norway and was selected in the A national team squad for Egil “Drillo” Olsen’s comeback match against Germany in 2009.
Earlier this year, Hamoud was employed as a top player developer at Strømsgodset. He played for Strømsgodset from 2012 to 2019, and has 142 games for the club. In 2013, he won series gold with Strømsgodset, as well as series silver in 2012 and 2015.
Hamoud started his senior career in Lyn before signing for Bodø/Glimt in 2006. He played there until 2011.