Alain Laurier

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Alain Laurier
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-09-12) 12 September 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Créteil (Val-de-Marne), France
Height 1 m (3 ft 3 in)76, 70 kg
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
–1965 Champigny-Coeuilly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1972 Reims
1972–1974 Paris FC
1974–1976 Angers
1976–1979 Le Mans
1979–1982 Caen
Teams managed
1976–1979 Le Mans
1979–1983 Caen
1983–1986 AS Poissy
1986–1989 Grenoble
1990–1994 FC Istres
1996–1997 Dijon
1997–1998 Al Wasl FC
1999–2000 Al Wasl FC
2000–2001 Shenyang Jinde
2002–2004 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alain Laurier is a former French footballer turned manager born 12 September 1944 in Créteil (Val-de-Marne).


The midfielder made his debut for Coeuilly, which became Stade de Reims. At the champenois club, he played alongside big names such as Raymond Kopa and Lucien Muller. He played his first match in the championship alongside professionals on 17 October 1965. He took part in the return of the club to the top-flight in 1970. Two years later, he was signed by Paris Football Club, who had returned to Division 1. However, the Parisian club were relegated again two years later. Alain Laurier then joined Angers, without further success. He spent two seasons with the club in Division 2. In 1976, he began his conversion to management. He became manager (DEPF), while continuing as a player at Le Mans. He continued as a player-manager at Caen, stopping as a player in his last season at the Normandy club. He then coached Poissy, Grenoble, Istres, Dijon[1] as well as foreign clubs in Dubai and China. From 2002 to 2004, he was technical director of the Qatar team.

Playing career[edit]

Management career[edit]


  • Amateur and military international
  • Took part in 1968 Mexico Olympics
  • Champion of France D2 in 1966 with Stade de Reims
  • First match in Division 2 : 17 October 1965 :Reims-Boulogne (2-1)
  • First match in Division 1 : 8 October 1966 :Reims-Bordeaux (4-1)
  • 63 matches and 3 goals in Division 1 with Stade de Reims
  • 69 matches and 7 goals in Division 2 with Stade de Reims
  • Best manager in D2 in 1991 with Istres (awarded by France-Football magazine)


  • Football "Culture tactique et principes de jeu", Chiron Sports, 1975
  • "Perfectionnement pour l'élite" in Arabic for the Qatar Football Federation in 2003


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