Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Retired footballer, Fabrice Muamba has revealed his new autobiography will be called 'I'm Still Standing.'

Muamba was playing for Bolton Wanderers when he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during an FA Cup quarter-final with Tottenham Hotspur in March - his heart stopping for 78 minutes as paramedics battled to save his life.

Miraculously, Muamba survived and spent a month recuperating in the London Chest Hospital before announcing his retirement from football in August. 

The book will detail his life, including his own account of what happened in that cup tie and in the months of recovery afterwards.

Muamba tweeted a picture of the book's front cover, which shows a picture of the player lifting a Bolton shirt to reveal a t-shirt emblazoned with 'I'm Still Standing.'

Muamba was born in Kinshasa, Congo in 1988 and moved to England at the age of 11. 

He joined Arsenal's youth academy in 2002 but made only a couple of first-team appearances for the club in League Cup ties.

He spent the 2006-2007 season on loan at Birmingham City and impressed enough to earn a three-year contract.

But he moved north to Bolton in the summer of 2008 for a fee of £5m, becoming a regular fixture in the side and making 130 league appearances in total.

Having worked his way through the youth ranks, Muamba also made 33 appearances for England Under-21s.

Following his heart attack, doctors advised him to retire from the game, a decision confirmed

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