Stéphane Ziani

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Stéphane Ziani
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-12-09) December 9, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Nantes, France
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Fujairah
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 FC Nantes 81 (3)
1994–1995 SC Bastia (loan) 38 (2)
1995–1996 Stade Rennais 37 (1)
1996–1997 Girondins Bordeaux 37 (4)
1997–1998 RC Lens 32 (11)
1998–1999 Deportivo La Coruña 36 (6)
1999–2000 Girondins Bordeaux 20 (6)
2000–2001 →FC Nantes (loan) 31 (4)
2001–2004 FC Nantes 88 (5)
2004 Servette FC 14 (0)
2005 SC Bastia 15 (1)
2005–2006 AC Ajaccio 7 (0)
Teams managed
2008 FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin
2016– Al-Fujairah
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stéphane Ziani (born December 9, 1971 in Nantes) is a former footballer from France, who played as a defensive midfielder with scoring ability. He has formerly managing Al-Fujairah.

Football career[edit]

A product of FC Nantes's renowned youth system, Ziani was a key member for hometown squad from an early age, having represented the side on two separate stints: 1991-94 and 2000-04.

As a holding midfielder, he scored 11 league goals for RC Lens in 1997-98 for his first national championship, also achieved in 2001 with Nantes (the latter of which he contributed 31 appearances).[1]

Ziani retired in 2006, having also represented SC Bastia, Stade Rennais, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Deportivo de La Coruña, Servette FC (August/December 2004) and AC Ajaccio.

Personal[edit]

Ziani's father is of Algerian origin, hailing from the Kabyle city of Bejaia.

On 11 December 2008 was sacked from his contract by FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CALENDRIER LIGUE 1 2000-01". fcnhisto.fr. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]

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