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Didier Deschamps

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
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Full Name: Didier Claude Deschamps
Profession: Football Player and Coach

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Deschamps has been the manager of the French national football team since 2012. Prior to this he played as a defensive midfielder for a number of clubs such as Marseilles and Chelsea. In 1993 he was part of the only French team so far to win the UEFA Champions League.

As captain of his team he guided France to victory in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and as manager he won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, thus making him the third person to win the tournament as both a player and a manager.

Born: October 15, 1968
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Age: 52 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 2018-07-15 FIFA World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the 3rd man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia, 4-2
  • 2018-09-24 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach

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