Alain Boghossian (born 27 October 1970) is a French former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He serves as an assistant coach for the France national team.

Alain Boghossian
Personal information
Full name Alain Boghossian[1]
Date of birth (1970-10-27) 27 October 1970 (age 53)
Place of birth Digne-les-Bains, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
France (assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Marseille II 78 (12)
1992–1993 Istres 33 (8)
1993–1994 Marseille 28 (2)
1994–1997 Napoli 54 (4)
1997–1998 Sampdoria 31 (6)
1998–2002 Parma 67 (7)
2002–2003 Espanyol 5 (0)
Total 296 (39)
International career
1997–2002 France 26 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career edit

Born in Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alain Boghossian began playing football in the reserves of Olympique de Marseille. After a sole season on Marseille in Ligue 1, Boghossian joined Ligue 2 club Istres in order to get match practice. He returned to Marseille after a season in Istres. Boghossian moved to Italy in 1994 and was brought into Serie A club S.S.C. Napoli. He played on Napoli for three years and then played on U.C. Sampdoria for a season. Boghossian became a member of Parma A.C. in 1998, where he had his most successful years of his club career. He competed alongside compatriot Lilian Thuram on Parma. Parma won the 1998–99 UEFA Europa League, defeating Marseille 3–1 in the finals. Boghossian scored one goal at the 1998–99 UEFA Cup, the third goal in a 3–1 victory over Fenerbahçe during the second leg. While Boghossian played for Parma, the club went on to win the Italian Supercup in 1999 and the Italian Cup in 1998–99 and 2001–02. He scored the second decisive goal in the 2–1 victory of Parma over Milan in the 1999 Supercoppa Italiana final. Boghossian signed a contract with La Liga club RCD Espanyol in 2002.[citation needed]

Due to several injuries received throughout the year, Boghossian retired as a football player at the end of the season in June 2003.[citation needed]

International career edit

Boghossian turned down offers to play for the Armenia national football team.[2]

He became an international player for France in 1997, and won the 1998 World Cup with France. He replaced Christian Karembeu in the final against Brazil during the second half. The day before the Euro 2000 started, Boghossian was injured and was forced to miss it. He also appeared at the 2002 World Cup, and in total made 26 international appearances, scoring 2 goals.[citation needed]

Style of play edit

Boghossian was known for his exceptional stamina as a midfielder.[3]

Managerial career edit

In July 2008, the French Football Federation appointed Boghossian the assistant coach of the France national team to support head coach Raymond Domenech in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualification matches.[4] He remained in the position when Laurent Blanc became the new manager of the French team.[5]

After the UEFA Euro 2012 and the appointment of Didier Deschamps as manager, Boghossian was not renewed his position as assistant coach. Fitness trainer Philippe Lambert and doctor Fabrice Bryant also left the staff.[6]

Boghossian is part of the national technical directors of the French Football Federation. He was awarded valedictorian upon getting his DEPF (high professional trainer).[citation needed]

Personal life edit

Alain was born in Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence to Armenian parents.[7] In 2001, Boghossian and Youri Djorkaeff both thanked the President of the Fifth Republic Jacques Chirac for official recognition of the Armenian genocide by France.[8]

International goals edit

Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Boghossian goal.
List of international goals scored by Alain Boghossian
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 19 August 1998 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria   Austria 2–2 2–2 Friendly [9]
2 10 October 1998 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Russia 3–2 3–2 Euro 2000 Q [10]

Honours edit




References edit

  1. ^ "Entreprise Boghos &co à Hyères (83400)" [Company Boghos &co in Hyères (83400)]. Figaro Entreprises (in French). 7 December 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
    "Alain Boghossian". BFM Business (in French). NextInteractive. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Alain Boghossian, ambition ambiance" (in French). Archived from the original on 9 August 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Alfabeto gialloblù". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Boghossian bientôt adjoint ?". L' Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2013. (in French)
  5. ^ "Boghossian reste dans le staff". L' Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2013. (in French)
  6. ^ "Boghossian quitte la sélection" (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Alain Boghossian Footballeur français" (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  8. ^ Юрий Джоркаефф. Армянский бриллиант во французской оправе (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Austria v. France 1998". French Football Federation. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Russia v. France 1998". French Football Federation. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Alain Boghossian". Eurosport. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel" [Decree of 24 July 1998 appointing on an exceptional basis]. Official Journal of the French Republic (in French). 1998 (170). 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 2 January 2021.

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