Roger Marche, April 1949
|Full name||Roger Marche|
|Date of birth||5 March 1924|
|Place of birth||Villers-Semeuse, France|
|Date of death||1 November 1997(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Charleville-Mézières, France|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Left Back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Roger Marche (5 March 1924 – 1 November 1997) was a French football (soccer) defender. He was part of the French national team during the 1954 and 1958 World Cup tournaments. He was nicknamed Le Sanglier des Ardennes ("the Boaer of the Ardenne") for the region from which he came.
He was a member of the French national team from 1947 to 1959, and became the most-capped player ever for France with 63 international matches played, surpassing Étienne Mattler's previous record of 46 caps set in 1940. Marche held the record until 1983, when the also defender Marius Trésor established a new mark with his 64th cap. Several players since have surpassed that cap total.
Marche died in 1997 in Charleville-Mézières.
All with Stade Reims
- French championship 1949 and 1953
- French championship runners-up 1947 and 1954
- Coupe de France 1950
- Trophee des Champions 1949
- Latin Cup 1953
- 1958 FIFA World Cup third place with France
- Illustrated profile
- List of international appearances
- Player statistics at the French Football Federation's official web site
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