Jean-Michel Larqué

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Jean-Michel Larqué
Personal information
Full name Jean-Michel Larqué
Date of birth (1947-09-08) 8 September 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Bizanos, France
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965 JAB Pau
1965–1977 Saint-Étienne 321 (78)
1977–1979 Paris Saint-Germain 22 (0)
1981–1982 RC Paris ? (?)
National team
1969–1976 France 14 (2)
Teams managed
1977–1978 Paris Saint-Germain
1981–1982 RC Paris
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jean-Michel Larqué (born 8 September 1947, in Bizanos, Pyrénées-Atlantiques) is a retired football player, and now a sports journalist. He has also been player-coach of RC Paris, his only experience as head-coach.


As a player, Larqué was one of the most important players for AS Saint-Étienne in the 60s and 70s where he won all his titles. He finished his playing career in Paris with Paris Saint-Germain and RC Paris.

After having retired as a player, he became a football journalist: redactor for Onze Mondial magazine, but also on the radio Radio Monte Carlo with his programme, Larqué foot and on TV where he is a commentator. Between 1980 and 1984 he commented football matches on Antenne 2 and between 1985 and 2005 on TF1 with Thierry Roland. With the departure of Thierry Roland for M6, TF1 chose Thierry Gilardi (died on 25 March 2008) of Canal + to comment with Larqué. His style is notable for his constant repetition of the same phrase. In 1983, he also created training schools for young footballers from 7 to 19 where came Florent Malouda, Bruno Cheyrou, Benoït Cheyrou and Fabrice Fernandes.


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