Alain Fiard

Alain Fiard (born 17 September 1958) is a French former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is the technical director of Melbourne City FC.

Alain Fiard
Personal information
Full name Alain Fiard
Date of birth (1958-09-17) 17 September 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City (Technical director)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Vichy 25 (3)
1979–1984 Bastia 140 (13)
1984–1987 Auxerre 105 (5)
1987–1993 Lille 182 (11)
Total 452 (32)
Teams managed
2001–2004 Auxerre (assistant)
2001–2002 Auxerre (caretaker)
2004 Raja Casablanca
2011–2012 Auxerre (assistant)
2017 TP Hồ Chí Minh
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Fiard was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He started his playing career with Vichy and made one Division 3 appearance in the 1977–78 season, before establishing himself as a regular player the following campaign. A move to Division 1 side Bastia ensued in 1979, and two years later he was a part of the team that won the Coupe de France. Fiard transferred to Auxerre in 1984 and went on to play 105 league matches in the next three seasons. In 1987, he was signed by Lille, where he remained for six years until the end of his career. Fiard retired from professional football in 1993, having made more than 450 league appearances.

Coaching careerEdit

Fiard was hired as a youth coach at Auxerre in 1997, before being appointed as assistant manager to Guy Roux four years later. Fiard took interim control of the team for five matches during the 2001–02 season when Roux was absent due to illness. He left his assistant post in July 2004 to become manager of Moroccan side Raja Casablanca. However, he left the club in November of the same year.

Between 2005 and 2008, Fiard worked as a scout for his former club Lille, before taking up a supervisory role at Valenciennes. In 2011, he returned to Auxerre as an assistant coach under new manager Laurent Fournier.

In July 2019, Fiard was hired as a technical coach for Australian club Melbourne City FC.[1]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 26 August 2017 for league games only
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Auxerre C 2000 2001 30 8 14 8 026.7 [2]
Auxerre 2001 2002 5 2 2 1 040.0 [2]
Auxerre B 2011 2013 40 19 8 13 047.5 [2]
Hồ Chí Minh City F.C. 2017 2017 24 6 7 11 025.0 [3]
Total 16 5 5 6 031.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Melbourne City FC finalise A-League coaching team with appointment of Frenchman, Alain Fiard, melbournecityfc.com.au, 17 July 2019
  2. ^ a b c "Alain Fiard". FootballDatabase.eu.
  3. ^ "BẢNG XẾP HẠNG MÙA GIẢI 2017". vnleague.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2017.