Jean Djorkaeff

Jean Djorkaeff
Personal information
Full name Jean Djorkaeff
Date of birth (1939-10-27) 27 October 1939
Place of birth Charvieu, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1966 Lyon 155 (18)
1966–1970 Marseille 139 (12)
1970–1972 Paris Saint-Germain 62 (7)
1972–1974 Paris 64 (3)
Total 420 (40)
National team
1964–1972 France 48 (3)
Teams managed
1968 Marseille
1972 Paris
1981–1983 Grenoble
1983–1984 Saint-Étienne

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

Jean "Tchouki" Djorkaeff (born 27 October 1939) is a retired French football player. He was born in the French commune of Charvieu, located in the département of Isère and is ethnically Kalmyk and Polish. He made his debut as a professional footballer playing for Lyon in a match against Limoges on December 28, 1958. Though he started out as a striker, he was famous for his work as central defender and appeared in over 500 matches in the French football league. He spent a total of 16 seasons with the league, during which he played with only three clubs (eight seasons with Lyon, four with Marseille, and four with Paris FC). He won the Coupe de France (French Cup) twice, the first time with Lyons in 1964 and the second with Marseille in 1969. Djorkaeff also played for France in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. His son Youri Djorkaeff played for France in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2000.

Today he serves as the director of the Coupe de France commission.

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