Emmanuel Sanon

Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon (25 June 1951 – 21 February 2008) was a Haitian footballer who played as a striker. He starred in the Haiti national football team winning the 1973 CONCACAF Championship and scored the team's only two goals in its history during the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany, where he became notorious for snapping Italy's Dino Zoff's no-goal 1,142-minute streak from a lead pass from Philippe Vorbe.

Manno Sanon
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Sanon
Date of birth (1951-06-25)25 June 1951
Place of birth Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Date of death 21 February 2008(2008-02-21) (aged 56)
Place of death Orlando, Florida, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1974 Don Bosco FC
1974–1980 Beerschot 142 (43)
1980 Miami Americans
1980–1983 San Diego Sockers 31 (16)
1981–1982 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 16 (8)
National team
1970–1981 Haiti 100 (47)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Haiti
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sanon won his home national championship in 1971 with top-level Don Bosco. He then won the Belgian Cup in the Belgian Pro League in 1979 with the K. Beerschot V.A.C..

Sanon is among the "Les 100 Héros de la Coupe du Monde" (100 Heroes of the World Cup), which included the top 100 World Cup Players from 1930 to 1990, a list drawn up in 1994 by the France Football magazine based exclusively on their performances at World Cup level.

YouthEdit

Sanon attended the Lycée de Pétion-Ville Secondary School.

Club careerEdit

Sanon spent four season with his home club Don Bosco, where he won the national championship in 1971. He then spent six seasons for the K. Beerschot V.A.C., where he won the Belgian Cup in 1979 with a decisive assist to Johan Coninx for the only goal scored.[1] He would finish his tenure in the Belgian Pro League, with 142 matches and 43 goals.[1][2]

In 1980, Sanon signed with the Miami Americans of the second division American Soccer League.[3] When head coach Ron Newman left the team on 20 June 1980 to become the head coach of the San Diego Sockers of the first division North American Soccer League, he induced Sanon to also move to the Sockers.[4] Sanon spent three seasons with the Sockers until he suffered a career ending knee injury.

International careerEdit

Sanon has 100 caps and 47 goals for the Haiti national football team.[5][6]

1974 FIFA World CupEdit

Having qualified by first knocking out Puerto Rico in a play-off, then topping the final group in the capital Port-au-Prince, Haiti was drawn into a very difficult group featuring two-time champions Italy, future champions Argentina, and Poland, who managed third place in the tournament. While they predictably finished last in the group with three losses and a -12 goal difference, Emmanuel Sanon scored both goals for the country in the tournament. He scored against Argentina in the last game of the group, but by far the most famous goal occurred against Italy. The Azzurri had not let in a goal in 19 games prior to the World Cup, thanks to goalkeeper Dino Zoff. In the opening of the second half, Sanon shocked the Italians with the opening goal. However this lead did not hold and Italy went on to win 3-1. By the time Haiti was tossed from the tournament after losing 0-7 to Poland and 1-4 to Argentina, Sanon had nonetheless cemented his place in footballing history.

Coaching careerEdit

He coached the Haiti national team for a year from 1999 to 2000, during which he led his team to the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2][7]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 April 1970 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Bermuda 1–1 Draw Friendly
2. 31 October 1971 Stade Louis Achille, Fort-de-France, Martinique   Martinique 2–2 Draw Friendly
3. 28 November 1971 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago   Trinidad and Tobago 1–6 Win 1971 CONCACAF Championship
4. 1 December 1971 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago   Honduras 3–1 Win 1971 CONCACAF Championship
5. 15 April 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Puerto Rico 7–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qual.
6. 15 April 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Puerto Rico 7–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qual.
7. 15 April 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Puerto Rico 7–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qual.
8. 23 April 1972 San Juan, Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico 0–5 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qual.
9. 23 April 1972 San Juan, Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico 0–5 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qual.
10. 23 April 1972 San Juan, Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico 0–5 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship qual.
11. 14 December 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 3–0 Win Friendly
12. 14 December 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 3–0 Win Friendly
13. 14 December 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 3–0 Win Friendly
14. 17 December 1972 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 4–1 Win Friendly
15. 5 November 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   United States 1–0 Win Friendly
16. 10 November 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Canada 5–1 Win Friendly
17. 10 November 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Canada 5–1 Win Friendly
18. 10 November 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Canada 5–1 Win Friendly
19. 1 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 3–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
20. 1 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 3–0 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
21. 4 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Trinidad and Tobago 2–1 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
22. 13 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Guatemala 2–1 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
23. 13 December 1973 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Guatemala 2–1 Win 1973 CONCACAF Championship
24. 13 November 1974 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Poland 2–1 Win Friendly
25. 15 June 1974 Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany   Italy 3–1 Loss 1974 FIFA World Cup
26. 23 June 1974 Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany   Argentina 4–1 Loss 1974 FIFA World Cup
27. 30 July 1976 National Stadium, Oranjestad, Netherlands Antilles   Netherlands Antilles 1–2 Win 1977 CONCACAF Championship qual.
28. 30 July 1976 National Stadium, Oranjestad, Netherlands Antilles   Netherlands Antilles 1–2 Win 1977 CONCACAF Championship qual.
29. 14 August 1976 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 7–0 Win 1977 CONCACAF Championship qual.
30. 14 August 1976 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Netherlands Antilles 7–0 Win 1977 CONCACAF Championship qual.
31. 28 November 1976 Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana, Cuba   Cuba 1–1 Draw 1977 CONCACAF Championship qual.
32. 11 December 1976 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Cuba 1–1 Draw 1977 CONCACAF Championship qual.
33. 16 October 1977 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico   El Salvador 1–0 Win 1977 CONCACAF Championship
This list has not completed yet[8][9]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Don Bosco[10]
Beerschot[2][10]
San Diego Sockers

InternationalEdit

Haiti national team[10]

IndividualEdit

OrdersEdit

DeathEdit

On 21 February 2008, Emmanuel Sanon died of pancreatic cancer, aged 56. The Haitian Legislature voted to award a perpetual exempted pension to his family posthumously as an honorific gesture for scoring the goals in Haiti's 1974 FIFA World Cup participation.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c Jourdan, Jean-François, ed. (3 March 2008). "La perle haïtienne du Kiel n'est plus" (in French). La Libre. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ Crossley, Andrew, ed. (29 May 2013). "1980 Miami Americans". Fun While It Lasted. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ Scheiber, Dave, ed. (1 September 1980). "Go West Young Men! Rowdies tackle San Diego". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. ^ Press, ed. (25 February 2008). "A la mémoire de Manno" (in French). FIFA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Manu Sanon". NASL Jerseys. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016.
  7. ^ Press (ed.). "Notables 6400.- Haiti and Personalities: Emmanuel Sanon". Haiti-Reference. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016.
  8. ^ Courtney, Barrie, ed. (6 March 2014). "Haiti - List of International Matches". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Emmanuel Sanon (profile)". Soccer-db.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b c Néré, Enock, ed. (21 February 2008). "Un grand s'en est allé" (in French). Le Nouvelliste. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  11. ^ Pierrend, José Luis, ed. (7 May 1999). "France Football's World Cup Top-100 1930–1990". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  12. ^ Pointlane, Joffrey, ed. (26 May 2018). "Emmanuel Sanon (Haïti), nouvel épisode de nos 100 joueurs qui ont marqué l'histoire de la Coupe du monde" (in French). France Football. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  13. ^ Witzig, Richard, ed. (2006). "The Global Art of Soccer". p. vii. ISBN 0977668800. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  14. ^ Néré, Enock, ed. (5 March 2008). "Pour dire adieu à Emmanuel Sanon" (in French). Le Nouvelliste. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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