Jean Vincent

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Jean Vincent
Personal information
Date of birth (1930-11-29)29 November 1930
Place of birth Labeuvrière, France
Date of death 13 August 2013(2013-08-13) (aged 82)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Auchel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1956 Lille 155 (50)
1956–1964 Reims 267 (68)
Total 422 (118)
National team
1953–1961 France 46 (22)
Teams managed
1964–1967 Caen
1967–1970 La Chaux-de-Fonds
1971 Bastia
1971–1976 Lorient
1976–1982 Nantes
1982 Cameroon
1982–1984 Rennes
1985–1986 Wydad Casablanca
1986–1987 Tunisia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jean Vincent (29 November 1930 – 13 August 2013) was a former French international footballer and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Playing primarily at outside-left, Vincent enjoyed a highly successful career at club and international level, winning numerous titles and a run to the semi-finals of the 1958 World Cup.

He earned 46 caps and scored 22 goals for the France national football team, and played and scored in the 1954 FIFA World Cup, the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and the 1960 European Football Championship.

Coaching career[edit]

Vincent enjoyed considerable success as a coach at Nantes, taking them to two league championships. Appointed Cameroon's coach for the 1982 World Cup, with a side containing Thomas Nkono and Roger Milla, Cameroon performed admirably and drew all three games, missing out on a place in a second round only on goals scored.

Death[edit]

Vincent died on 13 August 2013 at the age of 82.[2]

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