Cyril Domoraud

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Cyril Domoraud
Personal information
Full name Dépri Cyrille Léandre Domoraud
Date of birth (1971-07-22) 22 July 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Lakota, Ivory Coast
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Créteil 19 (0)
1994–1996 Red Star Saint-Ouen 69 (0)
1996–1997 Bordeaux 31 (1)
1997–1999 Marseille 56 (1)
1999–2001 Internazionale 6 (0)
2000–2001Bastia (loan) 21 (1)
2001–2004 Milan 0 (0)
2001–2002Monaco (loan) 22 (0)
2002–2004Espanyol (loan) 69 (4)
2004 Konyaspor 4 (0)
2005–2007 Créteil 58 (3)
2007 Stella Club d'Adjamé ? (?)
2008 Africa Sports ? (?)
Total 355 (10)
National team
1995–2006 Ivory Coast 51 (0)
Teams managed
2001– Cyril Domoraud Centre
2010– Ivory Coast (Assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dépri Cyrille Léandre Domoraud (born 22 July 1971) is an Ivorian former professional international footballer who played as a defender. He also holds French nationality and spent most of his career in Western Europe. He played in 3 of the 5 top leagues in the UEFA: Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1.

Club career[edit]

Domoraud started his career at France for clubs in the suburbs of Paris: Créteil and Red Star Saint-Ouen. In 1996, he joined Girondins de Bordeaux of Ligue 1, where he played 31 league appearances. In the next season, he signed for Olympique de Marseille, where he played at 1999 UEFA Cup Final.


He was signed by Italian team Internazionale in 1999. He played just 6 league matches, with 5 of them being in the first two and a half months of the season. He also played in the league playoffs for the UEFA Cup, in the 2nd leg of the 1999–2000 Coppa Italia final and in the 2000 Supercoppa Italiana. On 18 September 2000, he was loaned out to Ligue 1's SC Bastia.[1]

During the 2000–01 season, Domoraud moved to cross-town rivals AC Milan, in exchange with Thomas Helveg. He was tagged for 22,000 million lire (€11,362,052) and Helveg undisclosed.[2]


In August 2002, Domoraud left for La Liga side Espanyol.[3] He was a regular in the team, and played 69 times in the Spanish top division.

Late career[edit]

In August 2004, Domoraud signed a two-year contract with Turkish Süper Lig side Konyaspor. He played just 4 league matches before terminating his contract in January 2005. He returned to his first professional club Créteil and played 58 league matches in two and a half Ligue 2 seasons. He then returned to Ivory Coast for Stella Club d'Adjamé and Africa Sports.

International career[edit]

Domoraud holds the distinction of being the oldest player on the 2006 World Cup Ivory Coast national football team, and the most experienced with 47 international caps.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2001, Domoraud founded his own football school in Bouaké, the Cyril Domoraud Centre.[5] On 28 May 2010, he was named as assistant coach of Sven-Göran Eriksson by the Ivory Coast national football team for the 2010 World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Domoraud became a Christian in 1999.[6] He is the older brother of Gilles and Jean-Jacques.[7]


  1. ^ "DOMORAUD VICINO AL PRESTITO AL BASTIA" (in Italian). 18 September 2000. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  2. ^ FC Internazionale Milano SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2001, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
  3. ^ "Domoraud gets Espanyol loan". BBC Sport. 10 August 2002. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  4. ^ Duerener WM-Tage 2006 - Cyril Domoraud Archived 15 August 2007 at
  5. ^ Ils voient déjà grand Archived 12 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Closeup — Cyrille Domoraud".
  7. ^ "Forgotten Elephant marches back". BBC Sport. 16 May 2001.

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