Joseph Bonnel

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Joseph Bonnel
Personal information
Full name Joseph Bonnel
Date of birth (1939-01-04)4 January 1939
Place of birth Florensac, France
Date of death 13 February 2018(2018-02-13) (aged 79)
Place of death Pézenas, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Montpellier
1959–1967 Valenciennes
1967–1973 Marseille 195 (43)
1973–1978 AS Béziers
National team
1962–1969 France 25 (1)
Teams managed
1973 Marseille
1973–1978 AS Béziers
1978–1983 Aubagne
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Bonnel (4 January 1939 – 13 February 2018)[1] was a French football midfielder who represented France in the FIFA World Cup 1966. He scored three goals during the 1966 season.

Bonnel injured the English goalscorer Jimmy Greaves in the group stages of the 1966 World Cup, causing Greaves to require 14 stitches in his leg and miss all further appearances in the competition, including his possible appearance in the final where his replacement Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick.[2]



  1. ^ Joseph Bonnel s'est éteint (in French)
  2. ^ Greaves, Jimmy; Scott, Les (2004), Greavsie: The Autobiography, Time Warner, ISBN 0-7515-3445-5, p. 350.

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