PARIS (FRANCE) – French football is mourning the death of Robert Herbin.
Herbin died at age 81 following a cardiac arrest.
The former French footballer had been hospitalized for a few days in a Paris hospital for heart and lung failure which has nothing to do with coronavirus.
Herbin was a Saint-Étienne legend, with the French club winning a total of twenty trophies.
Herbin has won 13 footballer trophies and 7 coaches, remaining forever in the hearts of Saint-Étienne fans .
During his footballing career, Herbin has won five league titles, five French super cups and three French cups.
After hanging up his boots, he also became the coach of Saint-Étienne.
With his favorite club he managed to win seven more trophies, four badges and three French cups.
Herbin played in Saint-Étienne from 1957 to 1975 for a total of 383 appearances with 78 goals under his belt.
Herbin was not a striker but a high quality midfielder.
The former Saint-Étienne footballer was technically strong enough to score 78 goals as a midfielder.
Even as a coach, Herbin made his teams play with quality and offensive football.
The former Saint-Étienne footballer was also a pillar of the French national football team.
Herbin wore the France shirt from 1960 to 1968 for a total of 23 games with eight goals scored.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano