Robert Jonquet

Robert Jonquet ( May 3, 1925 in Paris, † December 18, 2008 in Reims ) was a French football player and coach.

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The club career


The son of a barber played in his youth in Chatenay -Malabry south of Paris in the surrounding areas, then for Société Sportive de Voltaire Paris. 1942, in the Second World War, he came to Stade de Reims, where he already played as a 17 -year-old first appearances in the Herrenelf. From 1945 he also appeared in the official league championship of Division 1 of, was very soon to the root formation and was appointed in the spring of 1947 for the first time in the national team. His game position filled of only 1.76 m tall and rather lanky center half with elegance and technology, was less central to the destroyer, which at that time corresponded to the typical of the player with the number 5 shirt image. Had there been the role of the Libero already given, they would have been tailored to suit Jonquet.

In the season 1948/49, the first win the French championship in 1950 the French Cup in 1953 his second Masters title and the Coupe Latine followed. The following year he took with Les Bleus in his first World Cup finals in Switzerland in part, in 1955 he was again national champion, the first winner of the French Super Cup, was a finalist in the Coupe Latine and reached Stade Reims the final of the newly created European Champion Clubs' Cup, the 1956 lost to Real Madrid but was 3:4. Two other highlights of this year also took place on the international stage: in October 1951 defied France in London the English Elf ( with Alf Ramsey and Billy Wright ), mainly thanks to an outstanding Robert Jonquet a 2-2 draw from, the next morning the newspaper headline " was dedicated to The Hero of Highbury ". And 1955 was the hero for Europe - selection that could conquer England; Although such selection games had only friendship character, were up in the 1960s but footballing celebration and paydays.

The central player in one of the best teams in Europe

The enumeration of Robert Jonquets appearance at Reims reads like a Who's Who of French football in the 1950s: between goalkeeper (Paul Sinibaldi, then Dominique Colonna ) and high-caliber offensive forces ( Raymond Kopa, Michel Hidalgo Léon Glovacki, Jean Vincent, Just Fontaine, Roger Piantoni, René Bliard ) were safe defensive player like Roger Marche, Armand Penverne, Albert Batteux, Michel Leblond, Jean Wendling - and just over a decade, "Bob" Jonquet, which also was the only player in all four finals in the square, the played his club in European competitions. Albert Batteux incidentally accompanied and supported Jonquets career in three ways: as a player ( to 1950 ), as a club coach ( 1950-1959 ) and as coach of the national team (from 1955).


The season 1957/58 held ready for more titles, but also his most darkest hour for Jonquet. With Reims, he won the French league and cup double, was also re- Supercup winner of his country. In addition, he participated in his second World Cup finals, which ended with France's hitherto best performance at a World Cup: Les Bleus in Sweden were third parties. However, his mishap in the semifinals prevented (see below) Jonquets Contribute in the 3rd place match ( 6-3 against Germany ).

After the second European Cup final against Real Madrid (1959, 0:2 ) of the great Raymond Kopa returned by the people of Madrid to the Rémois - and promptly won his fifth Jonquet 1960 French championship and the third Supercup. This summer, the now 35 -year-old ended his career in the national team and switched to Racing Strasbourg in the second division, which in 1961 succeeded the rise with him in the Division 1; that was his last success as a player.

The National Players

Between April 1948 and July 1960 Robert Jonquet played a total of 58 times in the Équipe Tricolore and was in nine countries playing their Team Captain. He was also used in an unofficial international match, the Dutch professional footballer Watersnoodwedstrijd against on 12 March 1953. He participated in the World Cup finals in 1954 ( an insert ) and 1958 ( five appearances ) part. In Sweden, it bounced in the semi-final against Brazil after 30 minutes with their center forward Vavá together, could barely move afterwards, but gritted his teeth. In the mid-term break - Substitutions were not yet allowed - the team doctor injected him with a painkilling injection, and Jonquet stood in the second half more or less useless on the right wing around. After game end it turned out that he had broken his shin. About four months later, he was back in the national team.

His international farewell he gave at the disappointing for France finals of the European Football Championship 1960 in the match for third place (0-2 at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille against the CSSR).

Life after the time Active

Robert Jonquet moved from the field to the dugout - first as a player-coach - in the Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau ( 1961-1964 ), then even with Stade Reims (1964 to April 1967), with which he returned in 1966 in the first division, a few weeks before end of the season but was then dismissed. Then he trained a small suburb club and in the 1980/81 season again Stade Reims. Professionally, he drove articles for the champagne production; privately Reims has remained center of his life. With today's football and the sums it paid Jonquet can not quite get used to. For the inauguration of a grandstand named after him at the new Stade Reims Auguste Delaune end of February 2008, he could not come in person for health reasons. "Bob" died shortly before Christmas 2008 in Reims.

Jonquets career at a glance


  • SS Voltaire Paris
  • Stade de Reims (1942-1960, 502 appearances in the D1 since 1945)
  • Racing Club Strasbourg (1960-1962, of which 1960/61 in D2)
  • Coach at RC Strasbourg
  • Coach at Stade de Reims


  • French Champion: 1949, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960 ( and runner-up in 1947 and 1954 respectively, also three times each Third and Fourth of D1, with only 1956 only accommodate 10 for Reims )
  • French Cup Winners: 1950, 1958
  • Winner of the Coupe Charles Drago: 1954
  • Winner of the French Super Cup ( Trophée des champions ): 1955, 1958, 1960
  • European Cups: finalist in the national champion competition in 1956 and 1959, winner of the Coupe Latine 1953 ( and finalist 1955)
  • 58 A international matches, this captaincy was nine times
  • 521 games in the D1, so Rank 11 in the list of French Record Player