Jacky Novi

Jacques Novi ( born July 18, 1946 in Bellegarde, Gard ) is a former French football player and coach.

Playing career

In its clubs

Jacques Novi came early to Nîmes Olympique, for the first team he as just 17 -year-old his first game in Division 1 denied ( end of August 1963 at Stade Reims ). For four years he played there always against relegation to the second division, which was not more to prevent 1967 when Nîmes as tables - 17th in the Barrages against AS Aix and Toulouse had left behind. The Novi inserted into the center of defense and first in defensive midfield then moved to Olympique Marseille.

In OM he came to a team that has been in her comeback season a previously reinforced continuously by new players - for example, came Djorkaeff, Artelesa, Skoblar, Bonnel, Magnusson and Loubet, with Yegba Maya possessed the Elf also has an effective scorer. " Jacky " Novi where he developed further his qualities and was especially Mario Zatelli successfully supported in this by his coaches; " Somewhat stubborn, solid as an oak and calm as an angler ", Novi followed his respective opponent at every turn, but always kept the entire game action in view. In the 1968/69 season has already become an international player (see below), the defender won at the end of this season in Marseille his first title when the Phocéens - a common French name for the inhabitants of the city and Olympique - after a 2-0 final victory against Girondins Bordeaux in the country's cup competition achieved success. A year later, Novis followed first championship and it took only a further twelve months before the club again took both titles in the Provence, this time even in the same season, and therefore could also decorate with winning the Doublé. Jacques Novi, who was spared throughout his career of major injuries - which earned him the name " Jacky la Santé " - also was this time in the Pokalendspielelf who won 2-1 over the SEC Bastia. In the European club competitions, he was, among other things in two games on the lawn, which are among the early highlights Olympiques: 2-0 against Dukla Prague in the Cup Winners' Cup competition 1969/70, as his team in the extension could still qualify for the knockout stages, and discharged in Lyon "home game" against Juventus in the European Cup of Champions 1972/73, with the 1-0 win, however, insufficient for getting ahead.

After six years left Novi Marseille and joined in 1973/74 again for his old club from Nîmes, with which he was able this time to finish the season in mid-table. From 1974, in the new capital club Paris Saint- Germain signed, were for him also there are no tracks to win; a ninth place in Division 1 (1977) and the semi-finals in the Cup (1975 ) were already the best placements, the PSG reached. That's why he moved to three years in Paris to Alsace on and played there also another three years for Racing Strasbourg. 1979 won " Jacky " there under coach Gilbert Gress, with whom he had three seasons stood at Marseille in a team, and together with defensive internationals like Dropsy, Domenech and Specht his third French championship. In the cup, however Racing only got to the semifinals, where it failed due to a rank outsiders, the second division club AJ Auxerre.

When Jacques Novi 1980 his long playing career ended, he had brought it to a total of 545 point stakes. With this number it is until today (2013 ) the player with the eight most Erstligapartien in France.

Club stations

  • Nîmes Olympique (1963-1967)
  • Olympique de Marseille (1967-1973)
  • Nîmes Olympique (1973 /74)
  • Paris Saint- Germain FC (1974-1977)
  • Racing Club de Strasbourg (1977-1980)

In the National Team

Jacques Novi, which is already in the juniors, military and junior representative teams - the latter reflects the current U -23 ( espoir, from 1966) - had been considered, contested between April 1969 and September 1972 20 A- internationals for France; a scoring did not succeed in this county. Together with his fellow members Bernard Bosquier he trained under coach Georges Boulogne almost constantly the central defense Bleus before the two were replaced by the tandem Trésor / Quittet. Novis bad luck was that France was able to qualify for a major international tournament during his most successful years again until 1978, when he no longer belonged to the circle of those who coach Hidalgo took into account for the trip to Argentina.

Coaching career

After his playing career Jacky Novi has returned to his home region on the Mediterranean, where he first junior training center (center de formation ) of its original club Olympique Nîmes conducted (1989 to 1992). From 1995 to 1997 he coached the Drittligaelf Rodez Aveyron Football, what joined for three years at the Étoile Sportive de Fréjus, for which he also served as athletic director during the 1998/99 season. From 2000 to 2002 he worked at Olympique Alès, with whom he reached seventh place in the third- highest division in 2002 - a few months before the club was forced to declare bankruptcy.

Palmarčs as a player

  • French Champion: 1971, 1972 and 1979 ( and runner-up 1970)
  • French Cup Winners: 1969, 1972
  • 20 A internationals ( no hit) for France
  • 545 games and 26 goals in Division 1, of which 165/8 for Nimes, 196/13 for Marseille, 102 /4 Paris, 82 /1 for Strasbourg; so 7th place in the list of the most frequently used players of all time
  • In the European Cup competitions 22 times (no gate), of which 12 for Marseille and 10 for Strasbourg