Xavier Gravelaine

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Xavier Gravelaine
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Gravelaine in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Xavier Gravelaine
Date of birth (1968-10-05) October 5, 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder/Forward
Youth career
1983–1986 FC Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Nantes 0 (0)
1988–1989 Pau FC
1989–1990 AS Saint-Seurin 30 (10)
1990–1991 Laval 32 (12)
1991–1993 Caen 69 (26)
1993–1994 Paris SG 21 (2)
1994-1995 Strasbourg 33 (9)
1995 Paris SG 5 (1)
1995-1996 Guingamp 17 (7)
1996-1998 Marseille 62 (25)
1998 Paris SG 7 (0)
1998-1999 Montpellier 18 (3)
1999 Paris SG 0 (0)
1999-2000 Watford 7 (2)
2000 Le Havre 11 (1)
2000-2001 Monaco 8 (0)
2001-2002 Caen 32 (15)
2002 Ajaccio 0 (0)
2003-2004 Istres 44 (9)
2004 Sion 9 (3)
Total 405 (125)
National team
1992–1993 France 4 (0)
Teams managed
2005 FC Istres
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Xavier Gravelaine (born October 5, 1968 in Tours) is a French football manager and former football player, who played for many clubs in France and Europe and for France national team.

He was sometimes seen as a mercenary because of the impressive number of teams he played for but often appreciated by supporters. In his spell in England, for Watford, he is remembered by the fans for scoring a brace in a 3-2 win over Southampton in December 1999.[1]

After his retirement, he became a coach at FC Istres, but did not manage to save the team from the relegation. He is a consultant on France Televisions from 2004 to 2012, on Eurosport in 2013/2014. In 2014, he is appointed Deputy Director of SM Caen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watford 3 Southampton 2". Sporting Life. 28 December 1999. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 

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