Alain Boghossian

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Alain Boghossian
Personal information
Full name Alain Boghossian
Date of birth (1970-10-27) 27 October 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Digne, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
France (Asst. Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Marseille (reserves) 78 (12)
1992–1993 Istres 33 (8)
1993–1994 Marseille 31 (3)
1994–1997 Napoli 58 (5)
1997–1998 Sampdoria 33 (7)
1998–2002 Parma 89 (10)
2002–2003 Espanyol 5 (0)
National team
1997–2002 France 26 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alain Boghossian (born 27 October 1970 in Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) is a retired French-Armenian football player and now assistant coach for the French national team.

Club career[edit]

After a sole season in the French league with Olympique de Marseille, Boghossian moved to Italy, and played with S.S.C. Napoli, U.C. Sampdoria and Parma A.C., where he had his most successful years, alongside compatriot Lilian Thuram.

Dogged with injury several times, Boghossian's career ended in June 2003, after just five La Liga appearances with RCD Espanyol.

International career[edit]

An international with France since 1997, Boghossian won the 1998 World Cup with France, (including replacing Christian Karembeu in the final against Brazil during the second half) but was injured the day before Euro 2000 started. He also appeared at the 2002 World Cup, and in total made 26 international appearances, scoring 2 goals.

Honours[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "France honors World Cup winners – Government gives Legion of Honor to players, coaches". CNN/SI. 1 September 1998. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  2. ^ "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel". JORF 1998 (170): 11376. 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 10 March 2009.