I'm still standing: Heart attack victim Muamba to reveal all in new autobiography
14:04 GMT, 26 September 2012
Fabrice Muamba has revealed his new autobiography will be called 'I'm Still Standing.'
The now-retired midfielder 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.
Revealing read: Fabrice Muamba's new autobiography is to be called 'I'm Still Standing'
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.'
Miraculous recovery: Muamba with former Bolton teammate Martin Petrov at last week's Championship match between Birmingham and Bolton
He wrote: 'This is the front cover of my autobiography due out in November. Hope you like it have a great day and keep smiling.'
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 just before the start of the current season.
Terrible moment: Paramedics battle to save the life of Muamba after he collapsed during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final with Tottenham in March