Marcel Domingo

Marcel Domingo ( born January 15, 1924 in Salin- de -Giraud, † December 10 2010 in Arles ) was a French football player and coach who has worked successfully except in its home country, especially in Spain.

  • 2.1 club stations
  • 3.1 as a player
  • 3.2 as coach

Playing career

Marcel Domingo played since his youth as a goalkeeper, initially by the amateur club of his birthplace in southern France, the AC Arles. At the end of the Second World War, he went first to OGC Nice and was then obliged by the Capital club Stade Français. With this team, coached by Helenio Herrera Domingo rose in 1946 from the second to the first division, but then it does not (including Larbi Ben Barek, Louis Hon, Alfred Aston, Joseph Ujlaki and André Simonyi ) was achieved despite a number of famous players, a Title win in Championship or national Cup. In April 1948, however, he played a senior international for France (1:3 against Italy ). It remained the only one in the " tall, slim and spectacular goalkeeper " because the regular place in those years, Julien Darui belonged; also foreign professionals were then no longer considered.

As Herrera in 1948 left Paris to work in Spain, followed him also the goalkeeper. He first played for Espanyol and then two years for Atlético Madrid. In country of his ancestors Domingo was not only already won in his first season as the best goalkeeper in the league with the Trofeo Zamora, but both 1950 and 1951 Spanish champion - coached by Herrera and in a team with Ben Barek. He then returned to France and won with the OGC Nice twelve months later there two titles: Nice won the league and cup even Doublé. On the Côte d' Azur, he made the safe support of a team of seasoned and talented as Ben Abdelaziz Tifour, Antoine Bonifaci Carniglia Luis and Victor Nurenberg. He also reached the Aiglons after the season final of the Coupe Latine, however, the 1-0 decision at the end of the FC Barcelona for themselves.

Still, it pulled him right after back to Spain, where he guarded the gate of Espanyol the following four years. In 1953 he was again awarded the Trofeo Zamora. In 1956 Marcel Domingo played then for Olympique Marseille won the Coupe Charles Drago in 1957 and ended a year later, after 152 first division matches in Spain and 120 in France his playing career.

Club stations

  • AC Arles ( until 1944, as an amateur )
  • OGC Nice (1944 /45)
  • Stade Français Paris (1945-1948, 1945/46 in D2)
  • Espanyol Barcelona (1948 /49)
  • Atlético Madrid (1949-1951)
  • OGC Nice (1951 /52)
  • Espanyol Barcelona (1952-1956)
  • Olympique Marseille (1956-1958)

Coaching career

Immediately thereafter, Marcel Domingo returned again back to Spain; there he has during the next 25 years a variety of teams trained (see here below ) and has earned a high reputation. His first club as a coach was also his last Spanish as a player, namely Espanyol Barcelona. The most successful he was in the early 1970s at Atletico Madrid. The supervised by him elf in players like Javier Irureta, José Eulogio Garate, Luis Aragonés, Rodri and goalkeeper Adelardo stood, won the Spanish league title in 1970 and 1972, the competition for the King Cup. Also, Atlético reached the European Cup semi-finals of the Masters in 1971, in which, however, Ajax Amsterdam kept the upper hand. The coached by Domingo Valencia won the Spanish Cup in 1979 also; However, the coach was fired shortly before the final.

In this quarter of a century Marcel Domingo has been active for only one year in France: In the season 1981/82 the attempt to OGC Nice failed to save it from falling into the second division. In 1984, he finally returned to his native country. With second division Nîmes Olympique, he failed twice just in the rise, even in 1985 only in the Barrages. At the end of his career he coached the league team of AC Arles, that the Association, in which he had spent his early years as a player. In this city he sat down after a final short interim at Hércules CF also to rest and is there a month before his 87th birthday died.

Club stations

  • Espanyol Barcelona (1958 /59)
  • UD Las Palmas ( November 1959-1960 )
  • Pontevedra FC (1964 /65)
  • FC Córdoba (1966-1968)
  • FC Granada (1968 /69)
  • Atlético Madrid (1969-1972)
  • Málaga FC (1972 - January 1975)
  • FC Elche ( November 1975-1976 )
  • FC Burgos (1976 /77)
  • FC Valencia (1977 - April 1979 )
  • Atlético Madrid (March- June 1980)
  • OGC Nice (1981 /82)
  • Betis Sevilla ( January-June 1983)
  • RCD Mallorca ( November 1983-1984)
  • Nîmes Olympique (1984-1986, in D2)
  • AC Arles ( 1988/89, in the amateur )
  • Hércules Alicante ( 1989)


As a player

  • Spanish Champion: 1950, 1951
  • French Champion: 1952
  • French Cup Winners: 1952
  • Winner of the Coupe Charles Drago: 1957
  • Finalist of the Coupe Latine: 1952
  • 1 A- international for France (1948 )
  • Winner of the Trofeo Zamora: 1949, 1953

As coach

  • Spanish Champion: 1970
  • Winners of the Spanish Cup: 1972, 1979 ( at the final terrible coach anymore )
  • Semi-finalist in the European Cup of Champions: 1971