Edmond Delfour

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Edmond Delfour
Personal information
Full name Maurice Edmond Delfour
Date of birth 1 November 1907
Place of birth Ris-Orangis, France
Date of death 19 December 1990 (age 83)
Place of death Corte, Corsica, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
ES Viry-Châtillon
ES Juvisy-sur-Orge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1929 Stade Français
1929–1937 RC Paris
1937–1939 RC Roubaix
1939–1945 FC Rouen
1945–1946 Red Star Olympique
National team
1929–1938 France France 41 (2)
Teams managed
1940–1945 FC Rouen
1945–1946 Red Star Olympique
1946–1951 Gent
1952–12/1953 Stade Français
1954–1955 Le Havre
1956–1958 K.A.A. Gent
1958–1962 Cercle Brugge K.S.V.
1962–19xx Union Saint-Gilloise
1964–1965 US Corte
1965–1969 Club Sportif de Hammam-Lif
1969–11/1970 SC Bastia[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maurice Edmond Delfour (1 November 1907, Ris-Orangis, Essonne – 19 December 1990) was a French international footballer who played as a midfielder, before later becoming a manager. He was born in Ris-Orangis

He played for Viry-Châtillon, Draveil, Juvisy-sur-Orge, Stade Français (1928–29), RC Paris (1929–37), RC Roubaix (1937–39), FC Rouen (1939–45) and Red Star Olympique (1945–46). He won two French national tournaments in 1936 and 1940 and one Coupe de France in 1936.

For France national football team he got 41 caps and participated at three edition of FIFA World Cup in 1930, 1934 and 1938, being one of five players to have appeared in all three of the pre-war World Cups.[2]

When he retired from playing football, he started his manager career in Belgium, with KAA La Gantoise, Union Saint-Gilloise, Cercle Brugge and FC Liège. After being a manager in Belgium for many years, he returned to France, and coached teams as Stade Français, Le Havre AC, SC Bastia and US Corte. He also had a spell with Club Sportif de Hammam-Lif.[3] He died in 1990, at the age of 83.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs Archived 31 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The other players were Étienne Mattler, Nicolae Kovács, Bernard Voorhoof and Patesko, according to official FIFA match reports. Patesko, however, is not listed in many sources as part of the 1930 Brazilian squad, shortening the list to four players.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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