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Alain Giresse

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Full name  Alain Giresse
1970–1986  Bordeaux
Weight  62 kg
Years  Team
Height  1.63 m

Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Langoiran, France
Name  Alain Giresse
Position  Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1952-08-02) 2 August 1952 (age 63)
Current team  Mali national football team
Similar People  Jean Tigana, Aliou Cisse, Bruno Metsu, Jules Bocande, Paulo Jorge Rebelo D

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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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International career

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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.

Coaching career

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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.


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FC Girondins de Bordeaux
  • French Division 1: 1983–84, 1984–85
  • Coupe de France: 1985–86, 1986–87
  • International

  • UEFA European Championship: 1984
  • Artemio Franchi Trophy: 1985
  • FIFA World Cup Third place: 1986
  • FIFA World Cup Fourth place: 1982
  • Individual

  • French Player of the Year: 1982, 1983, 1987
  • Onze d'Argent: 1982
  • Ballon d'Or – Runner-up: 1982
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 1984
  • Club

    Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
  • Trophée des Champions: 1998
  • FAR Rabat
  • Coupe du Trône:2003
  • International

  • Africa Cup of Nations Third place: 2012
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