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Youri Djorkaeff

Youri Djorkaeff
Djorkaeff in 2011
Personal information
Full name Youri Raffi Djorkaeff
Date of birth (1968-03-09) 9 March 1968
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Grenoble 82 (23)
1989–1990 Strasbourg 35 (25)
1990–1995 Monaco 155 (59)
1995–1996 Paris Saint-Germain 35 (13)
1996–1999 Internazionale 87 (30)
1999–2002 1. FC Kaiserslautern 55 (14)
2002–2004 Bolton Wanderers 75 (20)
2004 Blackburn Rovers 3 (0)
2005–2006 New York Red Bulls[2] 45 (12)
Total 581 (196)
National team
1993 France B 2 (3)
1993–2002 France 82 (28)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Youri Raffi Djorkaeff (born 9 March 1968) is a former French international footballer who played as a forward or as an attacking midfielder. With the French national team, Djorkaeff won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. He is the son of former player Jean Djorkaeff. He currently runs the Youri Djorkaeff Foundation.

Contents

  • Biography 1
    • Cups and medals 1.1
  • Personal 2
  • Honours 3
    • Club 3.1
    • Individual 3.2
  • Career statistics 4
    • Club 4.1
    • International 4.2
    • International goals 4.3
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Biography

Djorkaeff was born to Kalmyk-Polish father Jean Djorkaeff and an Armenian mother in Lyon.[3]

He started his career in 1984 with French club Grenoble, before moving to RC Strasbourg in 1989, AS Monaco in 1990, and then Paris Saint-Germain in 1995. In 1994, Djorkaeff led Division 1 in goals with 20.

In 1996, he signed with Italian giants Internazionale and in 1999, he transferred to Germany and Kaiserslautern. Djorkaeff turned many heads when signing with English club Bolton Wanderers in 2002, but added a lot of class to the team during his three seasons there, resulting in the creation of an international "dream-team" alongside the tricky Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha, and former Real Madrid midfielder Iván Campo. He then transferred to Blackburn Rovers but left the club after playing in only three games. Djorkaeff then signed with the MetroStars of Major League Soccer in February 2005, turning down higher paid offers from other countries. He became the first French player to play in MLS and ended the season as the team's MVP with ten goals and seven assists in league play.

Djorkaeff announced from the beginning that he would hang-up his boots at the end of 2006 season, and played for the re-branded New York Red Bulls.[4] On 1 July 2006, he was spotted in the crowd with French fans at the FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between France and Brazil after telling Red Bulls officials he left the club to attend to "an unexpected, serious family matter in France." Upon his return, he revealed that the purpose of his departure was to be with his sick mother and downplayed watching the World Cup match.[5]

He retired from football on 29 October 2006.

Cups and medals

Djorkaeff won the Cup Winners' Cup with Paris Saint-Germain in 1996 and the UEFA Cup with Internazionale in 1998. He accumulated 82 caps and scored 28 goals for France. Other than the two major tournament (the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000), Djorkaeff also played for his country in UEFA Euro 1996 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Personal

Djorkaeff has a wife, Sophie, and three children: Sacha, Oan and Angelica. Djorkaeff released a singing single called "Vivre dans Ta Lumière", translated to "Living in Your Light" from French.[6] His younger brother, Micha Djorkaeff, was also a professional football player.

On 15 November 2012 Djorkaeff hosted Phone-a-thon for Armenian charity held in Europe. The Phoneathon benefits the construction of community centers in villages throughout Nagorno Karabakh and comprehensive agricultural development in Armenia's Tavush Region. In addition, a part of the proceeds will be dedicated to providing urgent aid to the Syrian-Armenian community.[7]

Djorkaeff currently runs the Youri Djorkaeff Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing soccer programs in New York City.

Honours

Club

Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain
Internazionale
Bolton Wanderers
France

Individual

Career statistics

Club

[12][13][14]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de
France
Coupe de la
Ligue
Europe Total
1984–85 Grenoble Division 2 3 0 - - - - - - 3 0
1985–86 6 0 - - - - - - 6 0
1986–87 26 4 - - - - - - 26 4
1987–88 19 8 1 0 - - - - 20 8
1988–89 25 11 3 1 - - - - 28 12
1989–90 3 0 - - - - - - 3 0
1989–90 Strasbourg 28 21 6 2 - - - - 34 23
1990–91 7 4 - - - - - - 7 4
1990–91 Monaco Division 1 20 5 6 1 - - - - 26 6
1991–92 35 9 5 0 - - 7 1 47 10
1992–93 32 11 2 2 - - 4 1 38 14
1993–94 35 20 2 0 - - 11 3 48 23
1994–95 33 14 1 0 3 0 - - 37 14
1995–96 Paris Saint-Germain 35 13 2 2 1 0 8 4 46 19
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1996–97 Internazionale Serie A 33 14 6 1 - - 10 2 49 17
1997–98 29 8 4 0 - - 9 0 42 8
1998–99 25 8 6 4 - - 5 2 36 14
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
1999–2000 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 25 11 - - - - 3 0 28 11
2000–01 26 3 2 0 - - 7 2 35 5
2001–02 4 0 - - - - - - 4 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2001–02 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 12 4 - - - - - - 12 4
2002–03 36 7 1 0 - - - - 37 7
2003–04 27 9 - - 5 1 - - 32 10
2004–05 Blackburn Rovers 3 0 - - - - - - 3 0
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2005 New York Red Bulls Major League
Soccer
24 10 2 1 - - - - 26 11
2006 21 2 1 0 - - - - 22 2
Total France 307 120 28 8 4 0 30 9 369 137
Italy 87 30 16 5 - - 24 4 127 39
Germany 55 14 2 0 - - 10 2 67 16
England 78 20 1 0 5 1 - - 84 21
USA 45 12 3 1 - - - - 48 13
Career total 572 196 50 14 9 1 64 15 695 226

International

[15]

France national team
Year Apps Goals
1993 1 0
1994 5 3
1995 7 5
1996 12 5
1997 6 3
1998 18 3
1999 9 3
2000 11 4
2001 7 2
2002 6 0
Total 82 28

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
. 6 September 1995 Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre, France  Azerbaijan 2–0 10–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
. 9–0

References

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  2. ^ The club was known as the MetroStars prior to 2006.
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  9. ^ FIFA XI´s Matches - Full Info
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External links

  • Youri Djorkaeff – FIFA competition record
  • Youri Djorkaeff at National-Football-Teams.com
Preceded by
Javier Zanetti
Internazionale Player Of The Year
1997
Succeeded by
Ronaldo
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