Éric Di Meco

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Éric Di Meco
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-09-07) 7 September 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Avignon, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
1971–1977 Robion
1977–1980 MJC Avignon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1994 Marseille 216 (10)
1986–1987Nancy (loan) 30 (1)
1987–1988Martigues (loan) 31 (2)
1994–1998 Monaco 65 (1)
Total 342 (14)
National team
1989–1996 France 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Éric Di Meco (born 7 September 1963) is a retired French professional footballer who played as a left-back.

Club career[edit]

Di Meco was born in Avignon, Vaucluse. During his career, he played mostly for Olympique de Marseille. After starting as a midfielder and serving loans at AS Nancy and FC Martigues, he returned definitely in 1988, going on to amass a further 153 Ligue 1 games in an eventual four-in-a-row run of domestic leagues.

After Marseille's relegation at the end of the 1993–94 season, due to irregularities, Di Meco joined AS Monaco FC, still appearing regularly until his 1998 retirement at almost 35 years of age, with another league title conquered.

International career[edit]

For France, Di Meco won the Kirin Cup in 1994 and was in roster for UEFA Euro 1996. After the latter competition, where he acted as backup to the younger Bixente Lizarazu, he retired from international football.


After retiring from the pitches, Di Meco pursued a career as a politician, acting as municipal council for UMP in Marseille.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Di Meco has three children from two different marriages Thomas, Ilona Di Meco and Sofia Di Meco.[citation needed]





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