Arnauld Mercier

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Arnauld Mercier
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-06-04) 4 June 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Bayeux, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Rouen
1993–1996 Fécamp
1996–1998 Valenciennes 60 (9)
1998–2001 Reggina 0 (0)
1998–1999 Andria (loan) 33 (2)
2000 Savoia (loan) 7 (0)
2000–2001 Cosenza (loan) 11 (0)
2002–2004 Valenciennes 43 (2)
Teams managed
2011–2014 RBDB
2014–2015 Seraing United
2016– Roeselare
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arnauld Mercier (born 4 June 1972) is a retired French football player and currently manager of Roeselare in the Belgian First Division B.. He spent most of his career playing in the French Ligue 2 and Championnat National, but had a spell in Italy where he played three seasons in Serie B. After his playing career, he became a coach, and managed RBDB and Seraing United.

Career[edit]

Born in Bayeux, Mercier began playing football for Ligue 2 side FC Rouen in 1990. After three seasons the club were relegated to the Championnat National, and he left for another third-tier club, Fécamp. Mercier spent three seasons with Fécamp and the following two with Valenciennes FC, continuing to play in the Championnat National.[1]

In 1998, Mercier moved to Italy, joining Serie A side Reggina Calcio. He was unable to work his way into the first team and went on loan to Serie B sides A.S. Andria BAT, Calcio Savoia and Cosenza Calcio 1914. Disappointed, he returned to France and played two more seasons for Valenciennes.[2]

After he retired from playing, Mercier began coaching the youth side of Valenciennes. He was appointed manager of Belgian side Royal Boussu Dour Borinage in April 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rota, Davide (6 May 1999). "French Players in Italy". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ "Arnauld Mercier : "Valenciennes a retrouvé de l'ambition"" (in French). FFF. 27 March 2003. 
  3. ^ "Arnauld Mercier quitte Saint-Amand pour le Royal Boussu Dour Borinage" (in French). La Voix des Sports. 23 April 2011. 

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