Alain Caveglia

Alain Caveglia (born 28 March 1968) is a French retired footballer who played as a striker.

Alain Caveglia
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Caveglia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Alain Caveglia
Date of birth (1968-03-28) 28 March 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Vénissieux, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
 ASVH (sporting director)
Youth career
1981–1986 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Gueugnon 50 (29)
1990–1994 Sochaux 129 (45)
1994–1996 Le Havre 72 (31)
1996–1999 Lyon 112 (47)
2000 Nantes 10 (1)
2000–2002 Le Havre 72 (30)
Total 445 (183)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Caveglia was born in Vénissieux, Rhône. A prolific goalscorer, he started at FC Gueugnon, making his Ligue 1 debuts on 21 August 1990 with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, against Stade Brestois 29. After two more top division seasons at Le Havre AC he moved to Olympique Lyonnais, being eventually named captain on both teams and being affectionately nicknamed Cavégol in the latter.[1]

In January 2000, Caveglia joined FC Nantes, going on to win his only professional silverware in his six-month stint, the season's Coupe de France, gaining a penalty in the last minute of a 2–1 final win over amateurs Calais RUFC which was converted by Antoine Sibierski.[2] In July of that year he returned to Le Havre, going on to amass a further 30 Ligue 2 goals (in 2001–02, his 14 helped the side return to the top flight) and subsequently retiring in June 2002, aged 34.[1]

On 19 August 2011, Caveglia was appointed director of football at Stade Malherbe Caen.[3] He left the club at the end of April 2019, and one month later, he was appointed, still as sporting director, at AS Villers Houlgate Côte Fleurie (ASVH).[4]



  1. ^ a b Fin de carrière d'Alain Cavéglia: retour sur son parcours (End of career for Alain Cavéglia: a summary); Le Havre AC, 20 April 2002 (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Calais robbed by cruel blow". BBC Sport. 8 May 2000. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ Alain Caveglia rejoint le SM Caen (Alain Caveglia joins SM Caen) Archived 20 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine; SM Caen, 19 August 2011 (in French)
  4. ^ Alain CAVEGLIA nouveau Conseiller Sportif,, 20 May 2019

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