|Full name||Fabien Mercadal|
|Date of birth||29 February 1972|
|Place of birth||Manosque, France|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
The son of a Corsican-born Division 3 footballer, Mercadal had an unassuming career as a footballer in the 3rd and 4th divisions in France. Mercadal was considered an unlucky footballer who was set back by a couple severe injuries.
Mercadal begun coaching professionally with Tours FC in the French Ligue 2 in 2016. After a series of unfortunate results he was let go, and spent 4 months waiting for his next opportunity. He joined Paris FC in the summer of 2017. Mercadal is a passionate coach, known for his extravagant praise. A self-admitted sore loser, Mercadal vomited after losses early in his career.
On 25 May 2019, Mercadal was left the club by mutual consent, following the 0–1 defeat against Bordeaux and the relegation to Ligue 2. During 38 Ligue 1 games as the head coach of Stade Malherbe, Mercadal had 7 victories, 12 draws and 19 losses. At the end of the season Stade Malherbe had 33 points which was the lowest number of points the club ever had in Ligue 1.
After being sacked by Stade Malherbe de Caen, Mercadal becomes the head coach of Cercle Bruge. However he is once again sacked after losing 10 games out of 11, leaving the team at the bottom of the league.
- As of match played 5 October 2019
|Gap||1 July 2005||1 July 2008||104||42||38||24||150||110||+40||40.38|
|Dunkerque||3 June 2012||7 June 2016||155||73||45||37||227||142||+85||47.10|
|Tours||13 June 2016||18 February 2017||27||4||9||14||30||45||−15||14.81|
|Paris FC||21 June 2017||2 June 2018||42||17||14||11||51||41||+10||40.48|
|Caen||8 June 2018||25 May 2019||43||9||13||21||40||62||−22||20.93|
|Cercle Brugge||19 June 2019||7 October 2019||11||1||0||10||8||28||−20||9.09|
|Dunkerque||16 May 2020||Present||0||0||0||0||0||0||+0||—|
- "La passion selon Mercadal". 15 September 2017.
- "Fabien Mercadal : « C'est important de se cultiver, de ne pas être con »". SOFOOT.com.
- "Caen : Fabien Mercadal nouveau coach (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Caen : Mercadal quitte le club, Courbis pourrait rester" (in French). foot-national.com. 25 May 2019.
- "Dunkerque : Fabien Mercadal nommé entraîneur" (in French). L'Équipe. 16 May 2020.