Jean-Christian Lang

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Jean-Christian Lang
Personal information
Place of birth Roubaix, France
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1972 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 3 (0)
1972–1974 CS Louhans-Cuiseaux 28 (1)
1974–1980 LB Châteauroux 175 (15)
1980–1981 CS Thonon 25 (3)
National team
France Amateur national team 30 (?)
Teams managed
1981–1987 FC Annecy
1987–1989 USF Le Puy
1989–1990 FC Montceau Bourgogne
1990–1992 Dôle-Tavaux
1993–1999 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (Assistant)
2001–2005 FC Servette
2006–2008 Difaa El Jadida
2008 Maghreb Fez
2008–2009 JS Kabylie
2010–2011 Al Wehda
2011– Lekhwiya (Assistant)
2014–2014 ES Setif
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jean-Christian Lang (born 22 August 1950 in Roubaix) is a French football manager and former player.

Lang began his playing career with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, playing three Ligue 1 matches, before leaving to play in Ligue 2 with CS Louhans-Cuiseaux, LB Châteauroux, CS Thonon and FC Annecy.[1][2]

Lang was a player-manager with Annecy, and went on to manage USF Le Puy and FC Montceau Bourgogne in Ligue 2,[3] before moving to Swiss club FC Servette. He has also managed clubs in North Africa, including Difaa El Jadida and Maghreb Fez[4] in Morocco, as well as JS Kabylie in Algeria.[5]

Lang has Polish ancestry, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1964.[6] He speaks fluent Polish, French and English.[7]


  1. ^ "Interview avec Jean Christian Lang, coach du DHJ" (in French). 2007-12-29. 
  2. ^ " - Jean-Christian Lang". Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Garin, Erik (2007-07-12). "France - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Maghreb Fes Fire Coach". MTN Football. 2008-11-10. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Jean-Christian Lang de retour en Kabylie" (in French). D’après Le Jeune Indépendant. 2009-06-24. 
  6. ^ Ait Ali, Achour (2009-05-06). "Lang, côté homme : "J’aurais bien aimé être un magicien !"" (in French). Le Buteur. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Jean-Christian Lang C.V." (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2013.