Didier Six

Didier Six ( born August 21, 1954 in Lille ) is a French former football player and coach.

Stages of his club career

During his career he has among others, U.S. Valenciennes (1972-1977, second round 1986/87 ), RC Lens (1977 /78), Olympique Marseille ( 1978-1980 ), Cercle Bruges ( first round 1980/81 ), Racing Strasbourg ( second round 1980/81, first round 1986/87 ), VfB Stuttgart ( 1981-1983), FC Mulhouse (1983 /84), Aston Villa ( 1984/85 ) FC Metz (1985 /86), Galatasaray (1987 /88) and VfB Leipzig (1991 /92) played.

The strong dribbling winger scored 23 goals for VfB Stuttgart in 59 Bundesliga games. His highest placing in the 1st Bundesliga in 1983 was a third place, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Under the on Jürgen Sundermann following coach Helmut Benthaus got its not always efficient way of playing ( quote: " Six: times everything, sometimes nothing " ) in the criticism and resulted despite great protests of the fans in his dismissal by the then President Gerhard Mayer- platforms.

The National Players

Didier Six was left wing of the French national team, among others, the football World Cup in 1978 and 1982. His greatest achievement was winning the 1984 European Football Championship on home soil. For the Équipe Tricolore he played between March 1976 and June 1984 a total of 52 games, scoring 13 goals. His last international match was the semi-final match against Portugal at the European Championships; in the final against Spain ( 2-0) Six was not used. He also took part in the legendary 1982 World Cup semi-final against West Germany, the France with 7:8 n E. lost - and Six was one of the unfortunate French who fired their penalty.