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Encyclopedia > Laurent Blanc
Laurent Blanc
Personal information
Full name Laurent Blanc
Date of birth November 19, 1965 (1965-11-19) (age 41)
Place of birth    Alès, France
Height 192 cm
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club retired
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1983-1991
1991-1992
1992-1993
1993-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1999
1999-2001
2001-2003
Montpellier HSC
Napoli
Nîmes
Saint Etienne
Auxerre
Barcelona
Olympique de Marseille
Internazionale
Manchester United
251 (77)
031 0(6)
029 0(1)
070 (18)
024 0(2)
033 0(1)
073 (14)
076 0(6)
072 0(4)   
National team
1989-2000 France 097 (16)
Teams managed
2007- Bordeaux

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals) is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Alias. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Montpellier Hérault Sport Club is a French football club, based in Montpellier. ... SSC Napoli was an Italian football club based in Naples. ... Nîmes Olympique are a football (soccer) team based in Nîmes, France, founded on 10 April 1937. ... Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire, (ASSE or A.S. Saint-Étienne) are a French football team founded in 1920. ... Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise, or AJ Auxerre, is a French football team, founded in 1905, playing in the town of Auxerre in Burgundy. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sə), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Olympique de Marseille (also known as lOM or Marseille) is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ... Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A. It is more commonly known as Inter, and often named Inter Milan in foreign countries. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... FC Girondins de Bordeaux is a French football team, playing in the city of Bordeaux. ...

Laurent Blanc (born November 19, 1965 in Alès) is a retired French football defender, who scored the first golden goal in World Cup history. Blanc is considered to be one of the great centre-halves of the 90s. is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Alias. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... The golden goal was a method used in football to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ...


For France, Blanc played in Euro 92, reached the semi-finals in Euro 96, and won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. He was also well-known for kissing good friend and goalkeeper Fabien Barthez's head before the start of every match, supposedly for good luck (the two did repeat this ritual when they played together for Manchester United, only for Champions League matches). Overall, he recorded 97 caps and scored 16 goals for his country, a very large number for a defender. The most important of those must be the first ever World Cup golden goal, in the second round against Paraguay on June 28, 1998. He missed the World Cup final in 1998 after being sent off in the semi-final against Croatia for elbowing Slaven Bilić, although replays showed that Bilić had clearly feigned the injury. The Croatian was heavily criticised afterwards. The 1992 European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... -1... The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... Fabien Alain Barthez (born 28 June 1971 in Lavelanet) is a French football player who plays the position of goalkeeper. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had attempted to lure Blanc several times and finally succeeded in 2001. Despite his age of 35 years, Blanc proved a competent successor for the departed Jaap Stam and United fans nicknamed him "Larry White". He retired two years later, having helped his club to the 2002/03 F.A. Premier League crown. Sir Alex Ferguson (born Alexander Chapman Ferguson, December 31, 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager, currently managing Manchester United F.C.. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for over 1000 matches. ... Jaap Stam (full name Jackob Stam, born July 17, 1972 in Kampen, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player, currently playing for Ajax Amsterdam. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ...


On June 8, 2007, Blanc was named new manager of FC Girondins de Bordeaux.[1] is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... FC Girondins de Bordeaux is a French football team, playing in the city of Bordeaux. ...


Facts

  • Blanc usually wore his socks in a distinctive manner. Unlike most footballers, he preferred them to be loose and only pulled them half-way up his shin.
  • In his early career Blanc actually played sometimes as an attacking midfielder.
  • Two years ago, the readers of France Football Magazine voted him the fourth best French player of all time behind Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane and Raymond Kopa.

France Football is a French bi-weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. ... Michel François Platini (born June 21, 1955) is a French former football manager and midfielder, and current president of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations). ... “Zidane” redirects here. ... Raymond Kopa (born October 13, 1931), originally Raymond Kopaszewski, is a French former football midfielder, integral to the French national teams of the 1950s. ...

Honours

European Under-21 Football Championship logo The European Under-21 Football Championship is football competition organised by the sports European governing body, UEFA. It is held every two years. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sə), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise, or AJ Auxerre, is a French football team, founded in 1905, playing in the town of Auxerre in Burgundy. ... ... Montpellier Hérault Sport Club is a French football club, based in Montpellier. ... Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise, or AJ Auxerre, is a French football team, founded in 1905, playing in the town of Auxerre in Burgundy. ... The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France, by the FIFA decision in July 1992. ... (Redirected from 2000 UEFA European Championship) The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Belgium and the Netherlands between... The Pirata doro (Golden Pirate) is the award given every year since 1986 by the Inter Club of Seveso (MI, Italy), and it is unofficially recognized as the Internazionale Player Of The Year award. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ...

References

  1. ^ "Laurent Blanc Named New Bordeaux Coach", Goal.com, 2007-06-08. 
  2. ^ A CAMBIASSO IL "PIRATA D'ORO" - Inter.com (Italian)
Preceded by
Benoit Cauet
Internazionale Player Of The Year
2000
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Prisco
Preceded by
Ricardo Gomes
FC Girondins de Bordeaux Manager
2007-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

  Results from FactBites:
 
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Laurent Blanc (1480 words)
In the seventeenth century, Jean Blanc was a farmer in the village of Tourtourel.
Born in 1750, Laurent Blanc married Jeanne Pinand in 1784.
Although Henri Ramet writes that Laurent Blanc "will place an interdiction on the access to the baptismal fonts for all children" after his own son was baptized, it must be noted that, in fact, it so happened that Antoine Blanc's baptismal was the last one to be entered on civil records.
Laurent Blanc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (187 words)
Laurent Blanc (born November 19, 1965 in Alès) is a French football defender, who scored the first golden goal in World Cup history in the 1998 World Cup.
In his club career from 1983 to 2003, Blanc played for Montpellier, Napoli, Nimes, Saint Etienne, Auxerre, Barcelona, Olympique Marseille, Inter Milan, and Manchester United.
Blanc also played in Euro 92, Euro 96 and Euro 2000.
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