Gérard Soler

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Gérard Soler
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-03-29) March 29, 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Oujda, Morocco
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
AS Poissy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1978 Sochaux 161 (69)
1978–1979 Monaco 28 (9)
1979–1982 Bordeaux 91 (16)
1982–1984 Toulouse 58 (19)
1984–1985 Strasbourg 32 (6)
1985–1986 Bastia 23 (6)
1986 Lille 13 (5)
1986–1987 Rennes 23 (1)
1987–1988 US Orléans 23 (9)
National team
1974–1983 France 16 (4)
Teams managed
2000 Saint-Étienne
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gérard Soler (born 29 March 1954 in Oujda, Morocco) is a former French-Moroccan footballer of Catalan descent, who played as a forward or attacking midfielder. He played from 1972 until 1988, for Sochaux, Monaco, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Bastia, Lille, Rennes and Orléans, where he retired. He briefly worked as a coach at Saint-Étienne in 2000.

Soler represented France at the 1982 World Cup, scoring their goal in a 3-1 defeat to England in Bilbao. He was the only player to score against England in the tournament. In total, Soler won 16 caps for France between November 16, 1974 and May 31, 1983, scoring four goals.

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