|Full name||Olivier Azam|
|Date of birth||21 October 1974|
|Place of birth||Tarbes, France|
|Height||6.1 ft (1.9 m)|
|Weight||18 st 12 lb (120 kg)|
|Rugby union career|
Olivier Azam (born 21 October 1974 in Tarbes) is a retired French rugby union footballer. A hooker who could also cover prop, Azam spent most of his professional playing career in the English Premiership at Gloucester Rugby. Azam also had 10 caps for France.
Azam made his Gloucester debut in August 2000 against Saracens. During his first spell at Gloucester he started in the 2003 Powergen Cup Final in which Gloucester defeated Northampton Saints. Azam returned to Gloucester Rugby in the summer of 2004 after one year with French outfit Montferrand. He notched over 140 appearances for the West Country club.
Azam was named the player of the season by Gloucester fans for the 2008/09 season.
On 19 May 2011 Gloucester Rugby announced that Azam was leaving Gloucester. Shortly afterward, he chose to return to France to replace Aubin Hueber as forwards coach at Toulon. He left Toulon in 2013 to become the new forwards coach for French side Lyon, replacing Tom Smith.
- "Gloucester given hope by cup win amid financial ruins". The Guardian. 7 April 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- Azam named player of the season Gloucester Rugby – 23 April 2009
- "Rooney lines up Toulon return". ESPN Scrum. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
- "Olivier Azam to take over at Oyonnax". ESPN scrum. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
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