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Encyclopedia > Willy Sagnol
Willy Sagnol
Personal information
Full name William Sagnol
Date of birth March 18, 1977 (1977-03-18) (age 30)
Place of birth    Saint-Étienne, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right Back or Wingback
Club information
Current club FC Bayern Munich
Number 2
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1995-97
1997-00
2000-
Flag of France AS Saint-Étienne
Flag of France AS Monaco FC
Flag of Germany FC Bayern Munich
76 (6)
91 (9)
175 (7)   
National team2
2000- France 51 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 10 August 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 11 October 2006.
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William "Willy" Sagnol (born March 18, 1977 in Saint-Étienne, France) is a French international Defender currently playing for Bayern Munich in Germany's Bundesliga. He was part of the French squad at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004 and 2006 World Cup. He is considered as one of the best right backs in professional football. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Coat of arms Motto: Franco-Provençal: Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Rhône-Alpes Department Loire (42) Canton Chief town of 9 cantons Intercommunality Communauté dagglomération Saint-Étienne Métropole Mayor Michel Thiollière  (UMP) (since 2001) Statistics Altitude 422 m–1... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Biggest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995) Biggest defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 22 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 6 (First in... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... The official Bundesliga logo. ... The FIFA World Youth Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... “2006 World Cup” redirects here. ...

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Biography

Willy first made his way in the world of football at his father's former club in Haute-Loire, Montfaucon-en-Velay where he developed his defensive game at right-back, as well as performing exceptionally on the right-hand side of midfield. Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ...


From there he progressed, eventually joining the region's flagship club AS Saint-Étienne. An impressive two year spell saw him earn a transfer to AS Monaco in 1997 and he experienced his first taste of success, winning Ligue 1 in 2000. His excellent form saw him pressing for a call up to represent Les Bleus, but he was initially overlooked by national coach Roger Lemerre. Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire, (ASSE or A.S. Saint-Étienne) are a French football team founded in 1920. ... The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club, founded in 1924. ... 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. ... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Largest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Auxerre, France; 6 September 1995) Worst defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 22 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 6 (First in... Roger Lemerre (born June 18, 1941 in Bricquebec, Manche) is a French football manager and former football player. ...


The summer of 2000 saw Sagnol's career take on a completely different dimension. Transferred to the prestigious German club Bayern Munich, he didn't take long to finally break into the national team. At Bayern Sagnol consolidated his reputation as one of the best full-backs of his generation. A solid defender but also equally comfortable operating in attacking positions (often as a wing-back) Sagnol's superb crossing ability marked him out as a key player in Bayern's attacking play. With the Bavarian club With Bayern, he won the Bundesliga in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006, as well as the Champions League in 2001 and the German Cup in 2003, 2005 and 2006. At international level he had less success, often finding himself on the bench playing second fiddle to Lilian Thuram on the right-hand side of the French defense. It wasn't until the retirement of Marcel Desailly and Thuram's consequent move into the centre of the French defense that Sagnol finally became first choice right-back in 2004. FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germanys football league system. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The German Cup trophy The German Cup (official German name: DFB-Pokal, after Deutscher Fußball Bund Pokal or German Football Association Cup) is an elimination football (soccer) tournament held annually. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France) is a French professional football defender, the most capped player in the history of the France national team. ... Marcel Desailly (born September 7, 1968 in Accra, Ghana as Odenke Abbey) is a former French football player and a former star for its national team, with whom he won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. ...


Sagnol was part of France's squad for the World Cup in Germany, starting each of his country's seven games en route to the Final. His competent performances, aided by France's progression to the final led to him being named as one of the outstanding defensive performers in the tournament. He saved his best dispay for the biggest stage of them all, the World Cup Final, and was one of the game's better performers in a game largely remembered for off the ball events rather than on the field performances. Indeed, Sagnol’s name could have been immortalized had his strong effort on goal not been successfully repelled by Gianluigi Buffon. Nonetheless, his performance was notable for a solid defensive contribution as well as important involvement in several attacking moves, such as when he provided a cross for his captain Zinedine Zidane, whose header was again superbly saved by Buffon. Gianluigi Gigi Buffon, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2], (born January 28, 1978) is an Italian FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper. ... Zinedine Yazid Zidane (IPA: ; born 23 June 1972), popularly nicknamed Zizou, is a retired French football player of Algerian descent, famous for leading France to winning the 1998 World Cup. ...


In the qualification campaign for Euro 2008 we have seen a completely new side to Sagnol. On several occasions Willy has had good efforts on goal as well as still supplying his trademark crosses for teammates like Thierry Henry. Against Scotland at Hampden Park on 7 October 2006 Sagnol was one of his country's better performers in France's shock loss, having an impressive three efforts on goal from his right-back berth, one in particular forcing a superb save from the goalkeeper. The following match, against the Faroe Isles in Paris, was his fiftieth for his country. His displays in the current qualification campaign has once more provided proof that Sagnol can be counted on for his consistent defensive play and also to provide extra quality when joining the attack. Thierry Daniel Henry, born 17 August 1977 in Paris, France, is a French football player. ...


Unfortunately for Willy, on April 3rd 2007, during his club's first quarterfinal tie in Milan for the Champions League, he severely injured his right knee. Meniscus and ligament damage currently has him side-lined until at least August 2007. This has been a big blow not only to Bayern Munich, but to the French national side, where Willy is the choice right back for Raymond Domenech's squad.


With Oliver Kahn set to retire in the next couple years, Sagnol is said to be next in line to captain the frequent Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich.


Personal Life

He has two children, Chiara and Sandro, with his ex-girlfriend Laetitia.


Honours

Club Titles

The official Bundesliga logo. ... The German Cup trophy The German Cup (official German name: DFB-Pokal, after Deutscher Fußball Bund Pokal or German Football Association Cup) is an elimination football (soccer) tournament held annually. ... The Liga-Pokal, also known as the German Super Cup is a competition between the champions of the Bundesliga and the German Cup in Germany. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... 1980-2004 Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each year, from 1980... 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. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Le Trophée des Champions, the Champions Trophy is a cup organised by the French Football Federation, a match between the winners of the French Championship and the winners of the Coupe de France (French Cup) Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | French football competitions ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

External links

  • 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany - Player Profile Page
  • Bayern Munich Profile Page
  • (German) Willy Sagnol Career Statistics

References

The majority of the text has been translated from The French Wikipedia.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sky Sports - The Best Sport Coverage From Around The World (311 words)
Willy Sagnol's opportunities with France have been limited by the presence of Lilian Thuram, but the Bayern Munich man has now made the right back role his own.
Sagnol was a teenage prodigy who captained St Etienne when he was just 19 before being sold to Monaco in 1997 for £700,000.
Sagnol helped Bayern win the UEFA Champions League in his first season at the club and has also won the Bundesliga three times, with another winner's medal on the cards this season.
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