Reynald Pedros

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Reynald Pedros
Personal information
Full name Reynald Pedros
Date of birth (1971-10-10) 10 October 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Orléans, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Nantes B 70 (11)
1990–1996 Nantes 152 (22)
1996 Marseille 23 (0)
1997 Parma 4 (0)
1997 Napoli 3 (0)
1997–1998 Lyon 15 (2)
1998–1999 Parma 1 (0)
1999–2000 Montpellier 3 (0)
1999–2000 Montpellier B 4 (1)
2000–2001 Toulouse 8 (1)
2001–2003 Bastia 15 (0)
2001–2002 Bastia B 7 (0)
2004–2005 Al-Khor ? (?)
2005–2006 Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize ? (?)
2006–2007 Bouchemaine La Baule-Escoublac ? (?)
2007–2009 Baulmes 12 (1)
Total 317 (38)
National team
1993–1996 France 25 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reynald Pedros (born October 10, 1971) is a French former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Orléans, Loiret, Pedros played as a left-footed attacking midfielder, formed in Nantes. He was part of the magic trio of FC Nantes with Patrice Loko and Nicolas Ouédec. He won the Ligue 1 title with Nantes in 1995. The following year he reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

International career[edit]

His career bears some similarity to David Ginola's – a horrible mistake in the last 1994 World Cup qualifying game leading to French elimination, and subsequently being dropped from the national side.

Before Euro 1996, he was considered one of the best French midfielders, on par with Zinedine Zidane.

However, the semi-final against the Czech Republic, came to a draw. The game went through extra time, and into a penalty shootout. After 5 successful penalties for each team, Pedros was to take the first of the penalties in sudden death. His shot was weak and slow, and was easily saved by the Czech goalkeeper, Petr Kouba. Miroslav Kadlec came to take the next penalty, scored it, and knocked France out of the tournament.

Following this elimination, Pedros was made a pariah by the media and was greatly disliked by French fans. He attempted to make a comeback, in Ligue 2, but he was never able to come back to the top of his game.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list France's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 6 September 1995 Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre  Azerbaijan 4–0 10–0 Euro 1996 qualifier [1]
2. 24 January 1996 Parc des Princes, Paris  Portugal 3–2 3–2 Friendly [2]
3. 29 May 1996 Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg  Finland 2–0 2–0 Friendly [3]
4. 9 October 1996 Parc des Princes, Paris  Turkey 2–0 4–0 Friendly [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiere, Rémy (7 September 1995). "Les Bleus surfent sur les Azéris Hier à Auxerre, l'équipe de France a battu l'Azerbaïdjan 10 à 0". Libération (in French). Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Portugais rejoints et dépassés" (PDF). L'Impartial (in French). 25 January 1996. p. 15. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Michaud, Pierre (30 May 1996). "Balade finlandaise pour les Bleus avant l'Euro". L'Humanité (in French). Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Blanc fires France to impressive win". New Straits Times (Google News Archive). 11 October 1996. p. 45. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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