Mounir Hamoud, a left-back and a Moroccan-born defender, tragically passed away at the age of 39 after suffering a cardiac arrest on his first day as a coach in Norway. His professional career was spent entirely in Norway, playing for Lyn, Bodo/Glimt, and Stromgodset – with whom he won the Tippeligaen in 2013. He had also represented the Norwegian U21 side.
Stromsgodset, where he had returned to coach, mourned his loss, describing him as a unique and positive individual who had left deep traces everywhere he had been. Born in Morocco, Hamoud moved to Norway as a 13-year-old and made significant contributions to Norwegian football. The Norwegian FA expressed their condolences and highlighted his impact on the football community.
In a statement, the team expressed deep sorrow at his passing and extended their thoughts to his family, emphasizing the loss of a father, husband, brother, son, and dear family member. They described Hamoud as someone who will be deeply missed, both professionally and personally. Additionally, the text includes a note about the community, offering competitions, special offers, promotions, and partner advertisements, with the option to leave the community by selecting “Exit group” under the user’s name at the top of the screen.