Didier Deschamps

Date of birth15 October 1968
Place of birthBayonne
NationalityFrench
Weight62 kg
Height1.72 m
PositionMidfielder

Deschamps, described by Eric Cantona as the 'water carrier', was actually amongst the most successful players to have played for Chelsea. His honours included France Football's French Player of the Year (1996), World Cup winner (1998) and European Championship winner (2000). With Olympique de Marseille he was winner of the Championnat (1990 and 1992) and European Champions Cup (1993). With Juventus he was winner of the Coppa Italia (1995), Super Coppa Italia (1995 and 1997), Serie A (1995, 1997 and 1998), European Champions Cup (1996), European Super Cup (1996) and Intercontinental Cup (1996). He helped Chelsea win the FA Cup in 2000 before moving on to Valencia and then a career in coaching, which included taking Monaco to the Champions League final in 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nantes 01 Jul 1985 01 Dec 1989
Olympique Marseille 01 Dec 1989 01 Jul 1990
Bordeaux 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1991
Olympique Marseille 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1994
Juventus 01 Jul 1994 09 Jul 1999
Chelsea 09 Jul 1999 28 Jul 2000
Valencia 28 Jul 2000 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
1998-99 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Chelsea FA Cup 6
1
1999-00 Chelsea Premier League 24
3
5
1999-00 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 14
1
1
2000-01 Valencia Primera Liga 7
6
1
2000-01 Valencia UEFA Champions League 6
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
11 Sep 1996 Juventus v Manchester United W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
20 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Juventus W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
07 Apr 1999 Manchester United v Juventus D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
21 Apr 1999 Juventus v Manchester United L 2-3
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1954-55 Belgium A v B 1
2
1987-88 France Toulon Under-21 4
1988-89 France FIFA World Cup
1
1988-89 France UEFA Under-21 3
1988-89 France Under-21 2
1989-90 France FIFA World Cup 3
2
1989-90 France International Friendly 3
1
1
1990-91 France UEFA European Championship 3
2
1991-92 France International Friendly 4
1
1991-92 France UEFA European Championship 6
1
1992-93 France FIFA World Cup 6
1992-93 France International Friendly 1
1993-94 France FIFA World Cup 4
1993-94 France International Friendly 3
1993-94 France Kirin Japan Cup 1
1994-95 France UEFA European Championship 2
1995-96 France International Friendly 5
1995-96 France UEFA European Championship 8
1996-97 France International Friendly 4
1
1996-97 France Tournoi de France 3
1997-98 France FIFA World Cup 6
3
1997-98 France International Friendly 7
1997-98 France King Hassan II Cup 2
1998-99 France International Friendly 3
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 6
1
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1
1
1999-00 France International Friendly 4
1
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 8
1
1
2000-01 France Childrens Charity 1
2000-01 France International Friendly 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
24 Oct 1954 Luxembourg v Belgium W 0-4 A v B
02 Jun 1988 France v Switzerland W 4-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
04 Jun 1988 France v Cameroon W 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
06 Jun 1988 France v Bulgaria W 4-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
12 Jun 1988 France v England W 4-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
24 Aug 1988 Czechoslovakia v France D 0-0 U21
27 Sep 1988 France v Norway W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
23 Oct 1988 France v Morocco D 1-1 U21
18 Nov 1988 Yugoslavia v France D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
07 Mar 1989 Scotland v France W 2-3 UEFA U21 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 Friendly
05 Sep 1989 Norway v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
11 Oct 1989 France v Scotland W 3-0 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 Friendly
24 Jan 1990 France v East Germany W 3-0 International Friendly
28 Feb 1990 France v West Germany W 2-1 International Friendly
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 Friendly
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 Friendly
25 Mar 1992 France v Belgium D 3-3 International Friendly
27 May 1992 Switzerland v France L 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1992 France v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
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 Friendly
09 Sep 1992 Bulgaria v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
14 Oct 1992 France v Austria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
14 Nov 1992 France v Finland W 2-1 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 Friendly
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
16 Feb 1994 Italy v France W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 1994 France v Chile W 3-1 International Friendly
29 May 1994 Japan v France W 1-4 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
07 Sep 1994 Slovakia v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
26 Apr 1995 France v Slovakia W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Aug 1995 France v Poland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Sep 1995 France v Azerbaijan W 10-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 1995 Romania v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 1995 France v Israel W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
24 Jan 1996 France v Portugal W 3-2 International Friendly
21 Feb 1996 France v Greece W 3-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Belgium v France W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Germany v France W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1996 France v Armenia W 2-0 International Friendly
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 W 0-0 (5-4) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
31 Aug 1996 France v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 France v Turkey W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Nov 1996 Denmark v France L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France W 0-2 International Friendly
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 Jun 1997 France v Italy D 2-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Oct 1997 France v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
12 Nov 1997 France v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1998 France v Norway D 3-3 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Russia v France L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Belgium v France W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Morocco v France W 2-2 (6-5) KING HASSAN II CUP
05 Jun 1998 Finland v France W 0-1 International Friendly
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 Italy v France W 0-0 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Jul 1998 France v Croatia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
12 Jul 1998 Brazil v France W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Final
19 Aug 1998 Austria v France D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
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 Friendly
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International Friendly
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
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
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
13 Nov 1999 France v Croatia W 3-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 France v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Scotland v France W 0-2 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 France v Slovenia W 3-2 International Friendly
28 May 2000 Croatia v France W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Morocco v France W 1-5 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
21 Jun 2000 Netherlands v France L 3-2 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 Friendly


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