Olivier Dacourt

Date of birth25 September 1974
Place of birthParis
NationalityFrench
Weight71 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

This classy midfield player cost Leeds United a then club record fee when he signed from Lens during the summer of 2000.

After being sent off in his first competitive game against Munich 1860 in the Champions League preliminary round, he went on to become one of the finds of the season, producing numerous 'Man of the Match' displays.

A tireless worker, he sometimes seems to run without stopping throughout the whole 90 minutes while he closes opponents down consistently and makes valuable tackles and interceptions.

Olivier is equally adept going forward, playing incisive passes and getting in long-range efforts, indeed his first United goal came from a long-range free kick in the victory over Arsenal in November.

Probably more than any other player, he benefited from the return of David Batty to the side and the pair soon established a formidable partnership in the centre of the park.

His contributions at club level were recognised by the French selectors and he made his full international debut in the Confederations Cup match against South Korea during the close season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Strasbourg 01 Jul 1992 27 Jul 1998
Everton 27 Jul 1998 29 Jun 1999
RC Lens 29 Jun 1999 15 May 2000
Leeds United 15 May 2000 01 Jul 2003
AS Roma 01 Jul 2003 01 Jul 2006
Internazionale 01 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2009
Fulham 02 Feb 2009 31 May 2009 L
Standard Liège 23 Sep 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Everton FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Everton League Cup 4
1
1
1998-99 Everton Premier League 28
2
2
14
1
1999-00 RC Lens UEFA Cup 1
2000-01 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 33
3
13
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League 14
3
1
2001-02 Leeds United League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Leeds United Premier League 16
1
3
2001-02 Leeds United UEFA Cup 6
1
2002-03 AS Roma Serie A 18
4
2002-03 Leeds United Premier League 4
3
2
2002-03 Leeds United UEFA Cup 2
1
2003-04 AS Roma Serie A 27
1
11
1
2003-04 AS Roma UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 AS Roma Serie A 20
3
8
2005-06 AS Roma UEFA Cup 2
2008-09 Fulham FA Cup 2
1
2
2008-09 Fulham Premier League
9


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
15 Aug 1998 Everton v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Leicester City v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
08 Sep 1998 Nottingham Forest v Everton W 0-2 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Everton v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
15 Sep 1998 Huddersfield Town v Everton D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1998 Middlesbrough v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
23 Sep 1998 Everton v Huddersfield Town W 2-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1998 Wimbledon v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
24 Oct 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Middlesbrough v Everton W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Everton v Manchester United L 1-4 Premier League
08 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
11 Nov 1998 Everton v Sunderland L 1-1 (4-5) League Cup 4th round
12 Dec 1998 Everton v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 West Ham United v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Everton v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 4-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1999 Bristol City v Everton W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1999 Everton v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
18 Jan 1999 Aston Villa v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
30 Jan 1999 Everton v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
07 Feb 1999 Derby County v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
13 Feb 1999 Everton v Coventry City W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Everton v Middlesbrough W 5-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 Everton v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Everton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
21 Mar 1999 Manchester United v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Liverpool v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Premier League
11 Apr 1999 Everton v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Everton W 1-3 Premier League
24 Apr 1999 Everton v Charlton Athletic W 4-1 Premier League
08 May 1999 Everton v West Ham United W 6-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Southampton v Everton L 2-0 Premier League


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
1992-93 France UEFA Under-18 1
1993-94 France UEFA Under-18 2
1
1994-95 France Toulon Under-21 4
1
1995-96 France UEFA Under-21 2
3
1995-96 France Under-21 v A
1
1996-97 France Olympics 3
1999-00 France B International
1
2000-01 France B International 1
1
2000-01 France FIFA Confederations Cup 1
2
2002-03 France FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2002-03 France International Friendly 1
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship
1
2003-04 France International Friendly 4
1
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship 3
3
1
1
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 2


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
28 Oct 1992 Malta v France D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
18 Jul 1993 England v France L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group B
20 Jul 1993 Spain v France L 4-1 UEFA U18 Group B
22 Jul 1993 France v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group B
05 Jun 1995 France v Korea Republic W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1995 France v Scotland L 1-2 Toulon Under-21 Group A
09 Jun 1995 France v Mexico W 5-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
12 Jun 1995 France v England W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
14 Jun 1995 France v Brazil L 0-1 Toulon Under-21 Final
09 Oct 1995 Romania v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
23 Jan 1996 France v Morocco W 1-0 U21 v A
13 Mar 1996 Germany v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
26 Mar 1996 France v Germany W 4-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 May 1996 Italy v France L 1-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
31 May 1996 France v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA U21 3rd place
20 Jul 1996 France v Australia W 2-0 Olympics Finals Group B
24 Jul 1996 France v Saudi Arabia W 2-1 Olympics Finals Group B
27 Jul 1996 France v Portugal L 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
01 Sep 1999 Germany v France W 1-3 B INTER
22 Mar 2001 France v Germany L 1-2 B INTER
30 May 2001 Korea Republic v France W 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Jun 2001 Australia v France L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 France v Mexico W 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
16 Oct 2002 Malta v France W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 1
30 Apr 2003 France v Egypt W 5-0 International Friendly
18 Jun 2003 France v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
20 Jun 2003 France v Japan W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
26 Jun 2003 France v Turkey W 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2003 France v Cameroon W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
20 Aug 2003 Switzerland v France W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 France v Cyprus W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 2003 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 2003 Germany v France W 0-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Belgium v France W 0-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Netherlands v France D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 France v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2004 Croatia v France D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
25 Jun 2004 France v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Cyprus v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4


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