Alain Fiard

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Alain Fiard
Personal information
Full name Alain Fiard
Date of birth (1958-09-17) 17 September 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Vichy 25 (3)
1979–1984 Bastia 140 (13)
1984–1987 Auxerre 105 (5)
1987–1993 Lille 182 (11)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Auxerre
2004 Raja Casablanca
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alain Fiard (born 17 September 1958) is a French former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he is currently a coach at Ligue 1 club Auxerre.

Fiard started his playing career with Vichy and made one Division 3 appearance in the 1977–78 season, before establishing himself as a regular player the following campaign. A move to Division 1 side Bastia ensued in 1979, and two years later he was a part of the team that won the Coupe de France. Fiard transferred to Auxerre in 1984 and went on to play 105 league matches in the next three seasons. In 1987, he was signed by Lille, where he remained for six years until the end of his career. Fiard retired from professional football in 1993, having made more than 450 league appearances.

Fiard was hired as a youth coach at Auxerre in 1997, before being appointed as assistant manager to Guy Roux four years later. Fiard took interim control of the team for five matches during the 2001–02 season when Roux was absent due to illness. He left his assistant post in July 2004 to become manager of Moroccan side Raja Casablanca. However, he left the club in November of the same year. Between 2005 and 2008, Fiard worked as a scout for his former club Lille, before taking up a supervisory role at Valenciennes. In 2011, he returned to Auxerre as a coach under new manager Laurent Fournier.

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