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Yannick Stopyra (born 9 January 1961) is a French former footballer who played as a striker.

Yannick Stopyra
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Stopyra (right) in action for France in 1986
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-01-09) 9 January 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Troyes, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Sochaux 176 (57)
1983–1984 Rennes 37 (9)
1984–1988 Toulouse 147 (46)
1988–1989 Bordeaux 34 (8)
1989–1991 Cannes 37 (9)
1991–1992 Metz 24 (1)
1992–1994 Mulhouse 59 (22)
Total 514 (152)
National team
1980–1988 France 33 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed Ligue 1 totals of 455 matches and 130 goals in representation of six teams, mainly Sochaux and Toulouse, during a 17-year professional career.

Stopyra appeared for France at the 1986 World Cup.

Club careerEdit

Born in Troyes, Aube of Polish ancestry,[1] Stopyra spent 15 of his 17 seasons as a professional in Ligue 1, representing FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Stade Rennais FC, Toulouse FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, AS Cannes and FC Metz. He made his senior debut with the former at only 17, helping it to the second position in the domestic championship in 1979–80 and the following campaign's UEFA Cup semi-finals.

Stopyra retired in June 1994 at the age of 33, after two years in Ligue 2 with FC Mulhouse. He later returned to Bordeaux, going on to work with its youth sides.[2]

International careerEdit

Stopyra won his first cap for the French national team on 27 February 1980, in a friendly with Greece where he scored the final 5–1. He appeared in a further 32 internationals and netted 11 goals, during eight years.

Stopyra was picked by manager Henri Michel for the squad that competed at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He appeared in all the games but one in Mexico as Les Bleus finished in third position, scoring against Hungary in the group stage (3–0) and against Italy in the round-of-16 (2–0).

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 February 1980[3] Parc des Princes, Paris, France   Greece 5–1 5–1 Friendly
2 16 February 1983[4] Estádio Municipal, Guimarães, Portugal   Portugal 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3 16 February 1983[5] Estádio Municipal, Guimarães, Portugal   Portugal 3–0 3–0 Friendly
4 21 February 1984[6] Stade Municipale, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg   Luxembourg 3–0 4–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 21 February 1984[7] Stade Municipale, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg   Luxembourg 4–0 4–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 8 December 1984[8] Parc des Princes, Paris, France   East Germany 1–0 2–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 9 June 1986[9] Estadio León, León, Mexico   Hungary 1–0 3–0 1986 FIFA World Cup
8 17 June 1986[10] Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City, Mexico   Italy 2–0 2–0 1986 FIFA World Cup
9 29 April 1987[11] Parc des Princes, Paris, France   Iceland 2–0 2–0 Euro 1988 qualification
10 27 January 1988[12] Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel   Israel 1–0 1–1 Friendly
11 5 February 1988[13] Stade Louis II, Monaco   Morocco 2–1 2–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

France

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Braun, Didier (July–August 2000). "L'Équipe de France de football, c'est l'histoire en raccourci d'un siècle d'immigration" [France national team, a century of immigration in a nutshell] (PDF). L'Équipe (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Bordeaux: Stopyra intègre le centre de formation" [Bordeaux: Stopyra joins youth center] (in French). Foot 365. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  3. ^ France v. Greece 1980, retrieved 19 July 2019
  4. ^ Portugal v. France 1983, retrieved 19 July 2019
  5. ^ Portugal v. France 1983, retrieved 19 July 2019
  6. ^ Luxembourg v. France 1984, retrieved 19 July 2019
  7. ^ Luxembourg v. France 1984, retrieved 19 July 2019
  8. ^ France v. East Germany 1984, retrieved 19 July 2019
  9. ^ France v. Hungary 1986, retrieved 19 July 2019
  10. ^ France v. Italy 1986, retrieved 19 July 2019
  11. ^ France v. Iceland 1987, retrieved 19 July 2019
  12. ^ Israel v. France 1988, retrieved 19 July 2019
  13. ^ France v. Morocco 1988, retrieved 19 July 2019

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