Nicolas Ouédec

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Nicolas Ouédec
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Pierre Ouédec
Date of birth (1971-10-28) 28 October 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Lorient, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1980–1986 CS Queven
1986–1990 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 Nantes 150 (63)
1996–1998 Espanyol 59 (17)
1998 Paris Saint-Germain 12 (0)
1999–2001 Montpellier 44 (7)
2001–2002 Louviéroise 11 (3)
2002 Dalian Shide 20 (10)
2003–2004 Shandong Luneng 36 (9)
Total 332 (109)
National team
1992–1994 France U21 18 (11)
1994–1997 France 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nicolas Pierre Ouédec (born 28 October 1971 in Lorient, Morbihan) is a retired French professional footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

A product of FC Nantes's famous youth academy, Ouédec made his Ligue 1 debuts at the age of 17. He finished joint-top scorer in the 1993–94 season, netting 20 goals to help his team qualify for the UEFA Cup as fifth; he added a further 18 the following season, and the Canaries won the seventh national championship of their history.[1]

After two solid campaigns at Spain's RCD Espanyol,[2][3][4] Ouédec moved to Paris Saint-Germain FC, and from there his career never improved: two-and-a-half seasons at Montpellier HSC (where he reformed, with little impact, Nantes' attacking trio which also comprised Patrice Loko and Reynald Pedros) and one with Belgian club R.A.A. Louviéroise with only nine goals combined. He retired from football after representing two sides in China, aged 32.

International career[edit]

A France international on seven occasions, Ouédec was, however, never selected for any major tournament's final stages. He earned his first cap on 29 May 1994, coming on as a 71st-minute substitute for Éric Di Meco in a 4–1 win against Japan for the Kirin Cup.

Post-retirement[edit]

After retiring, Ouédec worked as a youth system coordinator at Nantes, also buying a hotel in the city. He later settled in the Philippines with his wife, where he was involved in the meat packing industry business.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nantes, la danza amarilla" [Nantes, the yellow dance] (in Spanish). Ecos del Balón. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "¡Qué locura!" [Crazy as can be!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 October 1997. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Merci, Ouédec" [Thank you, Ouédec]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 5 January 1998. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Tot Blanc i Blau" [All in Black and White]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 5 May 1998. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Nicolas Ouédec, roi de la viande aux Philippines" [Nicolas Ouédec, meat king in the Philippines]. Le Parisien (in French). 3 April 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 

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