Pedros as manager of Lyon Women in 2017
|Full name||Reynald Pedros|
|Date of birth||10 October 1971|
|Place of birth||Orléans, France|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Lyon Women (Head coach)|
|2005–2006||Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize||?||(?)|
|2006–2007||Bouchemaine La Baule-Escoublac||?||(?)|
|2015–2017||US Orléans (president adviser)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Orléans, Loiret, Pedros played as a left-footed attacking midfielder, formed in Nantes. He was part of the magic trio of FC Nantes with Patrice Loko and Nicolas Ouédec. He won the Ligue 1 title with Nantes in 1995. The following year he reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Pedros was born in France and was of Spanish descent. He represented the France national football team. His career bears some similarity to David Ginola's – a horrible mistake in the last 1994 World Cup qualifying game leading to French elimination, and subsequently being dropped from the national side.
However, the semi-final against the Czech Republic, came to a draw. The game went through extra time, and into a penalty shootout. After 5 successful penalties for each team, Pedros was to take the first of the penalties in sudden death. His shot was weak and slow, and was easily saved by the Czech goalkeeper, Petr Kouba. Miroslav Kadlec came to take the next penalty, scored it, and knocked France out of the tournament.
Following this elimination, Pedros was made a pariah by the media and was greatly disliked by French fans. He attempted to make a comeback, in Ligue 2, but he was never able to come back to the top of his game.
- Scores and results list France's goal tally first.
|1.||6 September 1995||Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre||Azerbaijan||4–0||10–0||Euro 1996 qualifier|||
|2.||24 January 1996||Parc des Princes, Paris||Portugal||3–2||3–2||Friendly|||
|3.||29 May 1996||Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg||Finland||2–0||2–0||Friendly|||
|4.||9 October 1996||Parc des Princes, Paris||Turkey||2–0||4–0||Friendly|||
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- OL Féminin : Reynald Pedros raconté par l’un de ses anciens joueurs‚ olympique-et-lyonnais.com, 4 June 2017
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