Alain Giresse

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Alain Giresse
Morocco vs Gabon, Alain Giresse, March 28 2009.jpg
Giresse managing Gabon in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Alain Giresse
Date of birth (1952-08-02) 2 August 1952 (age 62)[1]
Place of birth Langoiran, France
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senegal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1986 Bordeaux 519 (168)
1986–1988 Marseille 67 (5)
Total 586 (173)
National team
1974–1986 France 47 (6)
Teams managed
1995–1998 Toulouse
1998 Paris SG
1999–2000 Toulouse
2001–2003 FAR Rabat
2004–2005 Georgia
2006–2010 Gabon
2010–2012 Mali
2013– Senegal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alain Giresse (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952 in Langoiran, Gironde) is a retired French international footballer who played as a midfielder. He was French footballer of the year in 1982, 1983 and 1987. Nominally an attacking midfielder or central midfielder, Giresse was an intelligent playmaker who possessed fine agility and acceleration due to his short frame. Currently he is the head coach of Senegal.

International career[edit]

He played for the France national football team in the 1982 FIFA World Cup (fourth place) and the 1986 FIFA World Cup (third place). He was a member of the Euro 84 winning team, and alongside Michel Platini, Luis Fernández and Jean Tigana formed the legendary "Carré Magique" (Magic Square) in midfield.

Statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
1970/71 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 24 3
1971/72 28 4
1972/73 22 3
1973/74 31 12
1974/75 36 11
1975/76 30 13
1976/77 37 16
1977/78 35 11
1978/79 38 6
1979/80 37 12
1980/81 33 6
1981/82 34 14
1982/83 35 12
1983/84 34 16
1984/85 36 11
1985/86 29 9
1986/87 Olympique Marseille Division 1 34 4
1987/88 33 1
Country France 585 164
Total 585 164
France national team
Year Apps Goals
1974 1 0
1975 0 0
1976 0 0
1977 2 0
1978 2 0
1979 0 0
1980 0 0
1981 5 0
1982 11 2
1983 4 0
1984 10 2
1985 5 1
1986 7 0
Total 47 5

Coaching career[edit]

He has been in charge of Toulouse and the Georgian national team, among others. Giresse worked as the Head Coach of the Gabon national football team, and was named a few months after the 2010 African Cup of Nations the Mali national football team manager.[3] He is now the coach of Senegal national football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Alain GIRESSE". FIFA.com. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alain Giresse". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Football: Alain Giresse nommé entraîneur du Mali , Sport , Reuters". Fr.reuters.com. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011.