|Full name Alain Giresse|
Weight 62 kg
Height 1.63 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Langoiran, France
Name Alain Giresse
|Date of birth (1952-08-02) 2 August 1952 (age 63)|
Current team Mali national football team
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Alain Giresse ([alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952 in Langoiran, Gironde) is a retired French international footballer who played as a midfielder. He was French footballer of the year in 1982, 1983 and 1987. Nominally an attacking midfielder or central midfielder, Giresse was an intelligent playmaker who possessed fine agility and acceleration due to his short frame. He is currently the head coach of Mali.
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Giresse played for the France national football team in the 1982 FIFA World Cup (fourth place) and the 1986 FIFA World Cup (third place). He was a member of the Euro 84 winning team, and alongside Michel Platini, Luis Fernández and Jean Tigana, forming the team's legendary "Carré Magique" (Magic Square) in midfield.
He has been in charge of Toulouse and the Georgian national team, among others. Giresse worked as the Head Coach of the Gabon national football team, and was named a few months after the 2010 African Cup of Nations the Mali national football team manager. He was the coach of Senegal national football team from 2013 to January 2015.