André Riou

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André Riou
Personal information
Date of birth 1915
Place of birth France
Date of death October 5, 2005(2005-10-05) (aged 89–90)
Place of death Toulouse, France
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Racing de Paris
Teams managed
1948–1949 Red Star
1950–1951 Amiens
1953–1958 Standard Liège
1958–1961 Daring Club Bruxelles
1962–1965 RAEC Mons
1965–1966 Union Saint-Gilloise
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

André Riou (known as L'homme au béret) (1915 – 5 October 2005[1]) was a former French footballer.

Riou was born in Toulouse, and played for Toulouse FC at the end of the 1930s as a striker, but was best known as a manager all over France.

He was also head of youth development for the FFF, at the beginning of the 1950s, and was also regional head of technical coaching until the 1980s.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  2. ^ Garin, Erik (12 July 2007). "France - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010.