Sabri Lamouchi

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Sabri Lamouchi
Personal information
Full name Sabri Lamouchi
Date of birth (1971-11-09) 9 November 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
El Jaish (manager)
Youth career
1977–1981 AS Lyon-Duchère
1982–1989 Cascol Oullins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Alès 106 (26)
1994–1998 Auxerre 129 (19)
1998–2000 Monaco 56 (4)
2000–2003 Parma 90 (7)
2003–2005 Internazionale 16 (0)
2004–2005 Genoa (loan) 20 (1)
2005–2006 Marseille 36 (5)
2006–2007 Al-Rayyan 7 (6)
2007–2008 Umm-Salal 10 (1)
2009 Al-Kharitiyath
Total 470 (79)
National team
1996–2001 France 12 (1)
Teams managed
2012–2014 Côte d'Ivoire
2014– El Jaish
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 August 2006

Sabri Lamouchi (born 9 November 1971 in Lyon, France) is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and the current manager of El Jaish in Qatar Stars League.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Lamouchi started his professional career with Alès in France. During his time there, he impressed Auxerre and played with them for four years. He then went on to join Monaco before being snapped up by Parma of Italy. Even though he had an average season, he was again on the move this time to Italian giants Internazionale. He also struggled there, and failed to win a place in the team.

Lamouchi had a spell at Genoa before joining Olympique de Marseille on loan the following year. In January 2006, the loan deal was made a permanent move. He played for Olympique de Marseille for six further months, until he announced that he was leaving the club on September 18, 2006, although his contract ran until June 2007.

Next, Lamouchi moves to Al-Rayyan in the Qatari League, scoring a spectacular goal in his first match. The next season, he moved on to Umm-Salal.

In January 2009, Lamouchi transferred to Al-Kharitiyath.

International career[edit]

Lamouchi was capped 12 times and scored one goal for the French national team. He made his debut in 1996 and was a member of the French European Championship squad the same year. He was in France's preliminary squad of 28 players for the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil. However he was one of 6 players axed by head coach Aime Jacquet just before the tournament began. France went on to be victorious in the tournament and become national heroes.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

In May 2012, he became manager of Côte d'Ivoire national team, his first managerial position. The Elephants qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ranked 23rd at the time - highest ranked in Africa - and started their group play with a 2:1 victory over Japan. That was followed by a 2:1 loss to group favorite Colombia. On his last game as Côte d'Ivoire's manager, he and his team lost 2-1 against Greece and they eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. The team features stars such as Yaya Touré, Gervinho, Wilfried Bony and Didier Drogba. Lamouchi resigned from the position following Les Elephants' exit from the competition.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sabri Lamouchi is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.



  1. ^ "FRANCE AXE ANELKA; Gunners kid out of this world.". 24 May 1998. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi steps down". BBC Sport. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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