Jean Djorkaeff

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Jean Djorkaeff
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Personal information
Date of birth (1939-10-27) 27 October 1939 (age 80)
Place of birth Charvieu, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1966 Lyon 155 (18)
1966–1970 Marseille 139 (12)
1970–1972 Paris Saint-Germain 62 (7)
1972–1974 Paris 64 (3)
Total 420 (40)
National team
1964–1972 France 48 (3)
Teams managed
1968 Marseille
1972 Paris
1981–1983 Grenoble
1983–1984 Saint-Étienne
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jean Djorkaeff (born 27 October 1939) is a French former football player and manager who played as a defender.

Early life[edit]

Djorkaeff was born in the French commune of Charvieu, located in the département of Isère. He was born to a Kalmyk father and Polish mother.

Club career[edit]

Djorkaeff made his debut as a professional footballer playing for Lyon in a match against Limoges on 28 December 1958. Though he started out as a striker, he was famous for his work as central defender and appeared in over 500 matches in the French football league. He spent a total of 16 seasons with the league, during which he played with only three clubs (eight seasons with Lyon, four with Marseille, and four with Paris FC). He won the Coupe de France (French Cup) twice, the first time with Lyons in 1964 and the second with Marseille in 1969.

International career[edit]

At international level, Djorkaeff also played for France on 48 occasions between 1964 and 1972, scoring 3 goals. He represented his nation at the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

After retirement[edit]

Today Jean Djorkaeff serves as the director of the Coupe de France commission.

Personal life[edit]

Jean's sons Youri and Micha Djorkaeff were also footballers.[1] Youri played for France in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, and at UEFA Euro 1996 and UEFA Euro 2000.


  1. ^ "Jean Djorkaeff: Youri had to impose himself". 24 May 2005. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016.

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