Jean-Louis Garcia

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Jean-Louis Garcia
Jean-Louis Garcia, Fall et Olimpa avec le SCO Angers.jpg
Jean-Louis Garcia (left)
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-09-20) 20 September 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Ollioules, France
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Cannes 8 (0)
1983–1984 Montceau 6 (0)
1984–1985 Cannes 10 (0)
1985–1986 Monaco 0 (0)
1987–1988 Châtellerault 34 (0)
1988–1991 Nancy 0 (0)
1991–1995 Nantes 3 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1998 Nantes (Goalkeeper coach)
1999–2003 Bordeaux (2nd team)
2003–2006 Toulon
2006–2011 Angers
2011–2012 Lens
2013–2014 Châteauroux
2015–2016 Grenoble
2016–2018 Troyes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jean-Louis Garcia (born 20 September 1962) is a French football manager and former player.


Garcia was a goalkeeper for many clubs including AS Cannes, AS Monaco, SO Châtellerault, AS Nancy and FC Nantes. As a player, he had quite a successful career apart from one game in Europe in 1995 against Bayer Leverkusen. Nantes]had no other goalkeepers – David Marraud, Éric Loussouarn and Dominique Casagrande were injured. Therefore, Garcia, who had not played for two years, played in goal, conceding 5 goals during the match.[1]

As a coach, he was firstly assistant goalkeeper coach to Nantes between 1995 and 1998, then took charge of the reserves at FC Girondins de Bordeaux from 1999 to 2003. He finally became a proper manager at Sporting Toulon Var, staying there from 2003 until 2006. He joined Angers SCO in June 2006, replacing Stéphane Paille.