Christian Lopez (footballer)

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Christian Lopez
Christian Lopez (en 1976).jpg
Lopez in 1976
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-03-15) 15 March 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth Aïn Témouchent, French Algeria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
AS Rocheville
1969–1971 Saint-Étienne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1982 Saint-Étienne 350 (21)
1982–1985 Toulouse 79 (7)
1985–1986 Montpellier 24 (2)
1986–1987 Montélimar
Total 453 (30)
National team
1975–1982 France 39 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christian Lopez (born 15 March 1953 in Aïn Témouchent, French Algeria) is a French retired footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

During a 15-year professional career, López amassed Ligue 1 totals of 429 games and 28 goals, in representation of AS Saint-Étienne and Toulouse FC. He won seven major titles during his spell with the former – including two doubles – and shared teams with legendary Michel Platini in his final three seasons.

Lopez spent the 1985–86 campaign in Ligue 2 with Montpellier HSC, retiring at the age of 34 after a spell in amateur football with UMS Montélimar.

International career[edit]

Lopez earned 39 caps for the France national team during seven years, scoring once. He made his debut on 26 March 1975, in a friendly with Hungary (2–0 win in Paris).

Lopez was part of the squads that appeared in the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups. He featured in four matches for the Bleus in the latter tournament, with the country finishing in fourth position.



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