Jean Djorkaeff

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Jean Djorkaeff
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Personal information
Date of birth (1939-10-27) 27 October 1939 (age 81)
Place of birth Charvieu, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1966 Lyon 155 (18)
1966–1970 Marseille 139 (12)
1970–1972 Paris Saint-Germain 64 (7)
1972–1974 Paris FC 64 (3)
Total 422 (40)
National team
1964–1972 France 48 (3)
Teams managed
1972 Paris FC (interim)
UGA Lyon-Décines
1981–1983 Grenoble
1983–1984 Saint-Étienne
1986–1987 France (assistant)
UGA Lyon-Décines
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jean Djorkaeff (born 27 October 1939) is a French former professional footballer and manager. As a player, he operated as a defender.[1]

Early life[]

Djorkaeff was born in the French commune of Charvieu, located in the département of Isère. He was born to a Kalmyk father and Polish mother.

Club career[]

Djorkaeff made his debut as a professional footballer playing for Lyon in a match against Limoges on 28 December 1958.[citation needed] Though he started out as a striker, he was famous for his work as central defender and appeared in around 400 matches in the French football league.[2] He spent a total of 16 seasons within the first two tiers, during which he played with only four clubs (eight seasons with Lyon, four with Marseille, two with Paris Saint-Germain, and two with Paris FC). He won the Coupe de France twice, the first time with Lyon in 1964 and the second with Marseille in 1969.[3]

International career[]

At international level, Djorkaeff also played for France on 48 occasions between 1964 and 1972, scoring 3 goals. He represented his nation at the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[4]

Managerial career[]

Djorkaeff would become interim manager of Paris FC for two matches in 1972 while he was a player at the club.[2] After his retirement from playing football, he would coach UGA Lyon-Décines.[3] In 1981, Djorkaeff became manager of Grenoble. After two seasons at the Division 2 club, he left for first tier Saint-Étienne, where he would stay one season.[2] From 1986 to 1987, he worked as assistant manager in the France national team. Later on, he would return to his position at UGA Lyon-Décines.[3]

After football[]

Djorkaeff would go on to serve as the president of the Coupe de France commission in 2000, a role he stayed at for seven years.[4] In April 2007, he became general manager of UGA Lyon-Décines.[3]

Personal life[]

Jean's sons Youri and Micha Djorkaeff, and grandson Oan Djorkaeff, were also footballers.[5] Youri played for France in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, and at UEFA Euro 1996 and UEFA Euro 2000.

Jean's nickname is "Tchouki".[1]





Paris Saint-Germain


  • Best full-back in France: 1970–71[3]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Jean DJORKAEFF". Histoire du PSG (in French). Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Jean Djorkaeff at
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g "Jean DJORKAEFF". PSG70 (in French). Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "DJORKAEFF Jean". FFF (in French). Archived from the original on 27 November 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Jean Djorkaeff: Youri had to impose himself". 24 May 2005. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016.

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