Alain Giresse

Alain Giresse (2009)

Alain Giresse ( born August 2, 1952 in Langoiran near Bordeaux ) is a French former football player and current coach.

The player

Stages of his club career

The only 1,63 m wide Giresse has played almost his entire professional career with the same club: 1970-1986 with Bordeaux, for which he completed 516 first division matches ( 159 goals ) and 21 games in European cup competitions ( 7 hits ). From 1986 to 1988 he made his career at Olympique Marseille "bar ", where he added to his record at least another 66 games ( and another 5 results) in Division 1.

With Bordeaux he was twice champion (1984 and 1985 ) and one Cup Winners' Cup (1986 ) in France, also three times (1982, 1983 and 1987) to the French Player of the Year and in 1982 by the sports newspaper L' Équipe France's Sportsman of the Year ( "Champion the champions " ) selected.

The National Players

Giresse formed, along with Michel Platini, Jean Tigana and Luis Fernández in the 1980s, also known as the " magic square " designated exception midfield of the French national team coach Michel Hidalgo. In 1984, he won with the Équipe Tricolore the European Championship for national teams. His last international game he played in the 1986 World Cup in the semi finals, which France lost against the Federal Republic of Germany with 0:2.

Overall, he played 1974-1986 47 international matches, scoring six goals. In 1982 he was elected at the European Footballer of the Year behind Paolo Rossi in second place.

The coach

One of the stations at which Alain Giresse worked after his playing days as a coach, including the FC Toulouse (1995-1998), however, only a four-month spell at Paris Saint- Germain (1998), then again at Toulouse ( 1999-2000). There was a commitment from 2001 to 2003 with FAR Rabat ( Morocco); from March 2004 to the end of 2005 was Giresse coach of Georgia.

Since early 2006, he was responsible for the national team of Gabon, failed in the qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2010 Cameroon. As a group, second to Gabon but could qualify for the Africa Cup 2010, where Gabon failed in the first round. Due to their early exit from the competition of the Gabonese Football Federation announced in February 2010 that the contract is not renewed with Giresse. Following signed Giresse a contract as national coach of Mali. At the Africa Cup 2012, he led the national team of Mali in the continental tip by its "Eagle" - as Aigles the Malian players are called - the 3rd place match against Ghana won 2-0. In May 2012, however Giresse resigned from his post as coach, because he felt the 2014 angedachte term of the extension of the contract submitted by the Association to be too long. In January 2013 Giresse signed a two-year contract as national coach in Senegal.