Jules Bocandé

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Jules Bocandé
Personal information
Full name Jules François Bertrand Bocandé[1]
Date of birth (1958-11-25)November 25, 1958
Place of birth Ziguinchor, Senegal
Date of death May 7, 2012(2012-05-07) (aged 53)
Place of death Metz, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Entente Ziguinchor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Casa Sport 58 (9)
1980–1982 RUS Tournaisienne 68 (20)
1982–1984 Seraing 58 (20)
1984–1986 Metz 61 (33)
1986–1987 Paris SG 38 (6)
1987–1991 Nice 98 (25)
1991–1992 Lens 26 (5)
1992–1993 Eendracht Aalst 6 (3)
National team
1979–1993 Senegal 73 (20)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Senegal
1999–2000 Steve Biko FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jules François Bocandé, (25 November 1958 – 7 May 2012), was a Senegalese football striker.

Bocandé is regarded as one of West Africa's best footballers of all time and was named an African Football Legend by CAF in 2009.[2]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He was one of the first Senegalese footballers in France and was Ligue 1's top goalscorer in the 1985–86 season with 23 goals.[3]

International[edit]

Jules Bocandé participated with the Senegal national team in three editions of Africa Cup of Nations in 1986, 1990 and 1992.

Personal life[edit]

He was the father of former FC Metz professional player Daniel Bocandé.[4] He died in Metz at the age of 53 during an operation.[5]

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