Jules Bocandé

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Jules Bocandé
Personal information
Full name Jules François Bertrand Bocandé[1]
Date of birth (1958-11-25)November 25, 1958
Place of birth Ziguinchor, Senegal
Date of death May 7, 2012(2012-05-07) (aged 53)
Place of death Metz, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Entente Ziguinchor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Casa Sport 58 (9)
1980–1982 RUS Tournaisienne 68 (20)
1982–1984 Seraing 58 (20)
1984–1986 Metz 61 (33)
1986–1987 Paris Saint-Germain 38 (6)
1987–1991 Nice 98 (25)
1991–1992 Lens 26 (5)
1992–1993 Eendracht Aalst 6 (3)
National team
1979–1993 Senegal 73 (20)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Senegal
1999–2000 Steve Biko FC

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jules François Bocandé, (25 November 1958 – 7 May 2012), was a Senegalese football striker.

Bocandé is regarded as one of West Africa's best footballers of all time and was named an African Football Legend by CAF in 2009.[2]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

He was one of the first Senegalese footballers in France and was Ligue 1's top goalscorer in the 1985–86 season with 23 goals.[3]

International[edit]

Jules Bocandé participated with the Senegal national team in three editions of Africa Cup of Nations in 1986, 1990 and 1992.

Personal life[edit]

He was the father of former FC Metz professional player Daniel Bocandé.[4] He died in Metz at the age of 53 during an operation.[5]

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