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Alain Jean Giresse (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952) is a French football coach and former player who played as a midfielder. He was French footballer of the year in 1982, 1983 and 1987. Nominally an attacking midfielder or central midfielder, Giresse was an intelligent playmaker who possessed fine agility and acceleration due to his short frame. He was most recently head coach of Tunisia.

Alain Giresse
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Personal information
Full name Alain Jean Giresse[1]
Date of birth (1952-08-02) 2 August 1952 (age 67)[2]
Place of birth Langoiran, France
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1986 Bordeaux 593 (181)
1986–1988 Marseille 83 (8)
Total 676 (189)
National team
1974–1986 France 47 (6)
Teams managed
1995–1998 Toulouse
1998 Paris Saint-Germain
1999–2000 Toulouse
2001–2003 FAR Rabat
2004–2005 Georgia
2006–2010 Gabon
2010–2012 Mali
2013–2015 Senegal
2015–2017 Mali
2018–2019 Tunisia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International careerEdit

Giresse played for the France national football team in the 1982 FIFA World Cup (fourth place) and the 1986 FIFA World Cup (third place). He was a member of the Euro 84 winning team, and alongside Michel Platini, Luis Fernández and Jean Tigana, forming the team's legendary "Carré Magique" (Magic Square) in midfield.

Coaching careerEdit

 
Alain Giresse managing Mali in 2015.

He has been in charge of Toulouse and the Georgian national team, among others. Giresse worked as the head coach of the Gabon national football team, and was named a few months after the 2010 African Cup of Nations the Mali national football team manager.[3] He was the coach of Senegal national football team from 2013 to January 2015.

On 7 September 2017, Giresse resigned as manager of Mali. [4]

In December 2017 he was linked with the vacant Benin national team manager's job.[5]

In April 2018 he was one of 77 applicants for the vacant Cameroon national team job.[6]

Since 13 December 2018, Giresse is the manager of Tunisia.[7] He left the role in August 2019.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[9]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
1970–71 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 24 3 5 0 - - 29 3
1971–72 28 4 0 0 - - 28 4
1972–73 22 3 0 0 - - 22 3
1973–74 31 12 0 0 - - 31 12
1974–75 36 11 4 1 - - 40 12
1975–76 30 13 1 0 - - 31 13
1976–77 37 16 4 0 - - 41 16
1977–78 35 11 5 4 - - 40 15
1978–79 38 6 3 1 - - 41 7
1979–80 37 12 1 0 - - 38 12
1980–81 34 6 6 2 - - 40 8
1981–82 34 14 7 4 3 0 44 18
1982–83 35 12 5 1 6 6 46 19
1983–84 34 16 5 1 2 1 41 18
1984–85 36 11 1 0 8 0 45 11
1985–86 29 9 5 1 2 0 36 10
1986–87 Olympique Marseille Division 1 34 4 8 2 - - 42 6
1987–88 33 1 1 0 7 1 41 2
Team Girondins Bordeaux 520 158 52 15 21 7 593 180
Total 587 163 61 17 28 8 676 188

InternationalEdit

France national team
Year Apps Goals
1974 1 0
1975 0 0
1976 0 0
1977 2 0
1978 2 0
1979 0 0
1980 0 0
1981 5 0
1982 11 3
1983 4 0
1984 10 2
1985 5 1
1986 7 0
Total 47 6

[10]

Managerial statisticsEdit

 
Alain Giresse managing Gabon in 2009.

Updated 17 July 2019

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
  FAR Rabat 1 July 2001 30 June 2003 59 17 23 19 028.81
  Georgia 12 March 2004 30 June 2005 10 2 2 6 020.00
  Gabon 3 March 2006 13 February 2010 31 16 7 8 051.61
  Mali 21 April 2010 30 May 2012 16 8 2 6 050.00
  Senegal 9 January 2013 29 January 2015 18 7 8 3 038.89
  Mali 17 March 2015 7 September 2017 16 8 4 4 050.00
  Tunisia 14 December 2018 21 August 2019 12 5 4 3 041.67
Total 162 63 50 49 038.89

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Décret du 31 décembre 2006 portant promotion et nomination" [Decree of 31 December 2006 on promotion and appointment]. Journal Officiel de la République Française (in French). 2007 (1): 8. 2 January 2007. PREX0609790D. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Alain GIRESSE". FIFA. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Football: Alain Giresse nommé entraîneur du Mali , Sport , Reuters". Fr.reuters.com. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Giresse steps down as Mali coach". BBC Sport. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Benin begin search for new national team coach". BBC Sport. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  6. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (23 April 2018). "77 applicants for vacant Cameroon coaching position". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Tunisia name Frenchman Alain Giresse as new coach". BBC Sport. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  8. ^ Khmira, Souhail (21 August 2019). "Tunisia part ways with coach Alain Giresse by mutual consent". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Alain Giresse". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  10. ^ "Wikiwix's cache". archive.wikiwix.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ a b "Joueur - Alain GIRESSE - FFF".
  12. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie (14 August 2004). "European Championships - UEFA Teams of Tournament". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  13. ^ "1982 - Paolo Rossi". France Football.
  14. ^ "Player of the year - France". worldfootball.net.
  15. ^ a b "Alain GIRESSE - FSI California".
  16. ^ "Giresse, France's pocket-sized playmaker". FIFA. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Alain GIRESSE - FSI California". Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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