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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-FRENCH " JEAN TIGANA " IS A FORMER FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL, HAVING PLAYED IN MIDFIELD AND MANAGED PROFESSIONALLY THROUGHOUT FRANCE \; GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Jean Tigana


Jean Tigana
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Tigana in 2000 or 2001
Personal information
Full nameJean Amadou Tigana
Date of birth23 June 1955 (age 60)
Place of birthBamakoFrench Sudan
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Youth career
1965–1972ASPTT Marseille
1972–1974SO Les Caillols
1974–1975Cassis
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1975–1978Toulon76(10)
1978–1981Lyon104(15)
1981–1989Bordeaux251(11)
1989–1991Marseille56(0)
Total487(36)
National team
1980–1988France52(1)
Teams managed
1993–1995Lyon
1995–1999Monaco
2000–2003Fulham
2005–2007Beşiktaş
2010–2011Bordeaux
2012Shanghai Shenhua
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jean Amadou Tigana (born 23 June 1955 in BamakoFrench Sudan, now Mali) is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and 1 goal for theFrance national football team during the 1980s. He most recently coached Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua. In his prime he was tireless central midfielder, renowned as one of the best midfielders in the world during .

Playing career

Tigana started his professional career as a player at Toulon, having been spotted fairly late playing part-time while employed in a spaghetti factory and then as a postman. He moved to Lyon in 1978 and then to Bordeaux in a $4million transfer. He was part of the French national football team that won the European Championship in 1984, defeating Spain in the final. In Bordeaux's midfield for eight years, Tigana helped them to three league titles and three French cups, as well as taking them close to European glory on two occasions, losing in the semi-final of the European Cup and Cup Winners' Cup in 1985 and 1987 respectively.
He moved in 1989 to Olympique Marseille, and ended his career there following the 1990/91 season.
As an international, he joined Michel PlatiniLuis Fernandez and Alain Giresse in what was termed "the Magic Square" (le Carré Magique) – one of the great midfield foursomes of all time. Tigana's single international goal came against Hungary in the 1986 World Cup finals.

Playing style

Tigana was a box-to box midfielder noted for his great movement, teamwork, pace and tireless stamina. Tigana was also responsible for the defensive game and often went forward to create opportunities for his teammates.

Statistics

Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FranceLeagueCoupe de FranceEuropeTotal
1975/76Sporting Toulon VarDivision 2231
1976/77273
1977/78266
1978/79Olympique LyonnaisDivision 1363
1979/80335
1980/81357
1981/82Girondins BordeauxDivision 1271
1982/83322
1983/84321
1984/85283
1985/86322
1986/87370
1987/88301
1988/89331
1989/90Olympique MarseilleDivision 1370
1990/91190
CountryFrance48736
Total48736
France national team
YearAppsGoals
198040
198150
1982120
198340
1984100
198540
1986111
198710
198810
Total521

Managerial career

For his first managerial role, Tigana returned to Lyon, coaching them from 1993–1995, before moving on to AS Monaco, where he remained until 1999.
He took over as manager of English club Fulham in 2000 and helped them to promotion from the Football League First Division to the FA Premier League, and later the UEFA Cup (via the Intertoto Cup), but was sacked in April 2003.[3] The club later took him to court, claiming he had wrongly overpaid for certain players such as Steve Marlet, but the charges were dropped. Tigana then took Fulham to court for wrongful dismissal and won, winning a payout of over £2 million.[4]
In October 2005, he signed a two and a half year contract with Turkish side Beşiktaş. During that same season, Beşiktaş won their first Turkish Cup in eight years.
Immediately after winning the 2007 Turkish Cup, Tigana announced that he was to leave Beşiktaş at the end of the season. He left Beşiktaş with two games to play, after a contract termination agreement with club board. On 25 May 2010, Tigana returned to coaching joining Ligue 1 club Bordeaux, replacing Laurent Blanc.[5]
On 7 May 2011, after a severe defeat against Sochaux (0-4) and a verbal aggression from Bordeaux team fans against his daughter, who was in the stadium, he announced that he was to leave the Girondins de Bordeaux.[6][7]
On 18 December 2011, it was announced that Tigana would coach Shanghai Shenhua from 2012 season.
On 15 April 2012, Tigana resigned as manager of Shanghai Shenhua after a run of poor form leaving the Chinese club in the bottom 5 of its domestic league.

Managerial statistics

RoleFromToRecord
GWDLWin %Unbeaten %
Manager200520078243162352.4371.95

Honour

Player

Club

FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Olympique de Marseille

National[edit]

France

Individual[edit]

Manager[edit]

Club[edit]

AS Monaco FC
Fulham F.C.
Beşiktaş J.K.

Individual