Éric Di Meco

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Éric Di Meco
Personal information
Full name Éric Yves Di Meco[1]
Date of birth (1963-09-07) 7 September 1963 (age 59)
Place of birth Avignon, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) 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)
International career
1989–1996 France 23 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Éric Yves Di Meco (born 7 September 1963) is a French former 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.[citation needed]

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

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.[citation needed]


After retiring from the pitches, Di Meco pursued a career as a politician, acting as municipal council for UMP in Marseille.[2]







  1. ^ a b "Décret du 14 novembre 1996 portant promotion et nomination" [Decree of 14 November 1996 on promotion and appointment]. Official Journal of the French Republic (in French). 1996 (266). 15 November 1996. PREX9612403D. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  2. ^ Politique: Eric Di Meco (Politics: Eric Di Meco); L'Express, 17 June 1999 (in French)

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