Jacques Glassmann

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Jacques Glassmann
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-07-22) July 22, 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Mulhouse, France
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 RC Strasbourg 41 (2)
1984–1987 FC Mulhouse 97 (7)
1987–1988 FC Tours 32 (2)
1988–1994 US Valenciennes 178 (19)
1994–1995 US Maubeuge 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jacques Glassmann (born July 22, 1962 in Mulhouse) is a former footballer from France.

He is famous for having revealed the bribery scandal (called Affaire VA-OM) involving Olympique de Marseille and his team US Valenciennes. He [1] and teammates, Jorge Burruchaga[2] and Christophe Robert[2] were contacted by OM player Jean-Jacques Eydelie,[3] in order to let l'OM win and, more importantly, not to injure any OM player ahead of the UEFA Champions League final.

He was later considered as a traitor by French supporters.[1]

He was eventually awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award in 1995 for having revealed this bribery scandal.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tapie Directly Implicated As Marseille Trial Opens". International Herald Tribute. 1995-03-14. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Argentine Charged in Marseille case". New York Times. 1993-07-02. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Wenger slams former Marseille Chairman". Eurosport. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
Awards
Preceded by
Not awarded
FIFA Fair Play Award
1995
Succeeded by
Liberia George Weah