Laurent Blanc

Date of birth19 November 1965
Place of birthAlÚs
NationalityFrench
Weight87 kg
Height1.92 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

France's inspirational centre-half recruited to replace Stam. Despite a lack of pace he proved a shrewd signing.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Europe Representative 1
2000-01 Internazionale Serie A 33
3
4
2000-01 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Internazionale UEFA Cup 7
1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 29
1
4
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 15
2
2
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 15
4
2
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 9
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Apr 1997 Europe v Rest of the World L 3-4 REPRESENTATIVE


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Montpellier
Napoli
Nimes Olympique
Saint Etienne
Auxerre L
Barcelona
Olympique Marseille
Internazionale 30 Aug 2001
Manchester United 30 Aug 2001 30 Jun 2003

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1983-84 France UEFA Under-18 1
1986-87 France B International 1
1986-87 France UEFA Under-21
1
1986-87 France Under-21 2
1987-88 France UEFA Under-21 3
1
1987-88 France Under-21 v A 1
1988-89 France FIFA World Cup 2
1988-89 France International 1
1988-89 France UEFA Under-21 1
1989-90 France FIFA World Cup
2
1
1989-90 France International 2
3
1
1990-91 France UEFA European Championship 5
1
1991-92 France International 4
1
1991-92 France UEFA European Championship 6
1992-93 France FIFA World Cup 3
1
2
1992-93 France International 1
1993-94 France FIFA World Cup 4
1
1993-94 France International 1
1993-94 France Kirin Japan Cup 2
1994-95 France International 2
1994-95 France UEFA European Championship 6
1
1995-96 France International 4
1
1995-96 France UEFA European Championship 5
1
1996-97 France International 5
1
1996-97 France Tournoi de France 2
1997-98 France FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
1
1997-98 France International 6
1
1997-98 France King Hassan II Cup 2
1
1998-99 France International 2
1998-99 France Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
1
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 5
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1
1999-00 France International 5
1
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 8
1
1
2000-01 France Childrens Charity 1
2000-01 France International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Mar 1984 France v Spain W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 11
10 Sep 1986 France v Hungary W 4-1 U21
18 Nov 1986 East Germany v France L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
28 Apr 1987 Scotland v France D 1-1 B INTER
30 Apr 1987 Scotland v France D 1-1 U21
13 Oct 1987 France v Norway D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
17 Nov 1987 France v East Germany D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
18 Feb 1988 France v Tunisia W 1-0 U21 v A
23 Mar 1988 Italy v France D 2-2 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
12 Oct 1988 France v Greece W 3-0 UEFA U21 Final
07 Feb 1989 Republic of Ireland v France D 0-0 International
08 Mar 1989 Scotland v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
29 Apr 1989 France v Yugoslavia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
16 Aug 1989 Sweden v France W 2-4 International
05 Sep 1989 Norway v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
18 Nov 1989 France v Cyprus W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
21 Jan 1990 Kuwait v France W 0-1 International
24 Jan 1990 France v East Germany W 3-0 International
28 Feb 1990 France v West Germany W 2-1 International
28 Mar 1990 Hungary v France W 1-3 International
05 Sep 1990 Iceland v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
13 Oct 1990 France v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
17 Nov 1990 Albania v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Feb 1991 France v Spain W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
30 Mar 1991 France v Albania W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
14 Aug 1991 Poland v France W 1-5 International
04 Sep 1991 Czechoslovakia v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Oct 1991 Spain v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Nov 1991 France v Iceland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
19 Feb 1992 England v France L 2-0 International
27 May 1992 Switzerland v France L 2-1 International
05 Jun 1992 France v Netherlands D 1-1 International
10 Jun 1992 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
14 Jun 1992 France v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
17 Jun 1992 France v Denmark L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
26 Aug 1992 France v Brazil L 0-2 International
09 Sep 1992 Bulgaria v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
17 Feb 1993 Israel v France W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 6
27 Mar 1993 Austria v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Apr 1993 France v Sweden W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Jul 1993 France v Russia W 3-1 International
22 Aug 1993 Sweden v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
08 Sep 1993 Finland v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
13 Oct 1993 France v Israel L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Group 6
17 Nov 1993 France v Bulgaria L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 May 1994 Australia v France W 0-1 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
29 May 1994 Japan v France W 1-4 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
17 Aug 1994 France v Czech Republic D 2-2 International
07 Sep 1994 Slovakia v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
08 Oct 1994 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Nov 1994 Poland v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
13 Dec 1994 Azerbaijan v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
18 Jan 1995 Netherlands v France W 0-1 International
29 Mar 1995 Israel v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
26 Apr 1995 France v Slovakia W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
22 Jul 1995 Norway v France D 0-0 International
27 Mar 1996 Belgium v France W 0-2 International
01 Jun 1996 Germany v France W 0-1 International
05 Jun 1996 France v Armenia W 2-0 International
10 Jun 1996 Romania v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1996 France v Spain D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1996 France v Bulgaria W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
23 Jun 1996 France v Netherlands D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 France v Czech Republic D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
31 Aug 1996 France v Mexico W 2-0 International
09 Oct 1996 France v Turkey W 4-0 International
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France W 0-2 International
26 Feb 1997 France v Netherlands W 2-1 International
02 Apr 1997 France v Sweden W 1-0 International
03 Jun 1997 France v Brazil D 1-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
07 Jun 1997 France v England L 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Oct 1997 France v South Africa W 2-1 International
12 Nov 1997 France v Scotland W 2-1 International
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain W 1-0 International
25 Feb 1998 France v Norway D 3-3 International
22 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 International
27 May 1998 Belgium v France W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Morocco v France D 2-2 KING HASSAN II CUP
05 Jun 1998 Finland v France W 0-1 International
12 Jun 1998 France v South Africa W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 France v Saudi Arabia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
28 Jun 1998 France v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
03 Jul 1998 France v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Jul 1998 France v Croatia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
10 Oct 1998 Russia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 France v Andorra W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Jan 1999 France v Morocco W 1-0 International
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International
27 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 May 1999 France v World XI D 2-2 Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 0-1 International
04 Sep 1999 Ukraine v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Armenia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
23 Feb 2000 France v Poland W 1-0 International
29 Mar 2000 Scotland v France W 0-2 International
26 Apr 2000 France v Slovenia W 3-2 International
28 May 2000 Croatia v France W 0-2 International
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 France v Spain W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
02 Jul 2000 France v Italy W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
16 Aug 2000 France v World XI W 5-1 Childrens Charity
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.