Dominique Rocheteau

Dominique Rocheteau ( born January 14, 1955 in Saintes ) is a former French footballer.

Club career

The winger Rocheteau began his career in 1972 with AS Saint- Étienne, one of the top clubs of the 1970s. His first game as a professional, he played in the 1973/74 season, where he immediately became French champion, but as with the defense of the title in the following season - and not even in the two Cup victories Stéphanois 1974 and 1975 - did not yet belong to the starting eleven. He succeeded only in 1975 /76 as the "Green " (Les Verts ) from Saint- Étienne picked up her third title in a row. During this time he got from the fans and the press the nickname "The Green Angels ". His biggest success in these years was reaching the finals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup against FC Bayern Munich in 1976, who lost the French club 0-1. He also made ​​his debut in 1975 in the national team.

In 1980 he moved to the capital club PSG, with whom he was again in 1986 French champion and cup winner also twice (1982 and 1983). From 1987 to 1989 he played for two years, until the end of his playing career at FC Toulouse.

Although Rocheteau shone more by his flank runs and templates, he was also enormously goal threat. He was ranked in the French scoring charts Division 1 multiply far forward: 1978/79 at # 4 (21 matches ), 1980/81 7th place (16 ), 1984/85 6th place (15 ), 1985/86 # 2 ( 19). Overall, he has also completed 32 European matches and scored 6 goals in the process (21 /3 for Saint- Étienne, 11 /3 for PSG).


  • AS Saint- Étienne (1972-1980)
  • Paris Saint- Germain FC (1980-1987)
  • Toulouse FC (1987-1989)

National players

Between September 1975 and June 1986 denied Dominique Rocheteau 49 caps for the French national football team (16 as a player from Saint -Étienne, 33 of PSG), scoring 15 goals. With the Equipe Tricolore he qualified for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, where a young generation of French soccer player - eg same age as his team-mate Michel Platini and Patrick Battiston and Didier Six - for the first time made ​​for attention. Rocheteau was at this World Cup. Among coach Michel Hidalgo regulars and this was four years later at the 1982 World Cup in Spain when France pushed forward to the semifinals and very unhappy eliminated on penalties against Germany

1984 he managed a title win with Les Bleus as France Football European champion. His third World Cup, he played in Mexico in 1986: France came back to the semifinals, where it again but retired against Germany. For Rocheteau circuit and his international career ended so after the quarter-final against Brazil.


  • French Champion: 1974, 1975, 1976 ( with Saint- Étienne ), 1986 ( with Paris Saint- Germain )
  • French Cup Winners: 1974, 1975 ( with Saint- Étienne ), 1982, 1983 ( with Paris Saint- Germain )
  • European Champion Clubs' Cup: Finalist 1976
  • 49 A- international matches, 15 goals
  • European champion in 1984 and World Cup bronze medalist in 1986
  • Three-time World Cup participants (1978-1986), 9 games and 4 goals
  • Man
  • Football players (France)
  • European Soccer Championships
  • Born in 1955