Vincent Guérin

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Vincent Guérin
Vincent Guérin.jpg
Guérin in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-11-22) 22 November 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Brest 91 (10)
1988–1989 Matra Racing 34 (2)
1989–1992 Montpellier 98 (9)
1992–1998 Paris Saint-Germain 182 (16)
1998–1999 Heart of Midlothian 19 (1)
Total 424 (38)
National team
1993–1996 France 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vincent Guérin (born 22 November 1965) is a French former professional footballer who played as a central midfielder.


Guérin was born in Boulogne-Billancourt. In a career stretching from 1984 to 2002, he played for Stade Brestois 29, Matra Racing, Montpellier Hérault, Paris Saint-Germain, Heart of Midlothian in Scotland and, finally, with Red Star 93.[citation needed]

With Paris Saint Germain he won one Ligue 1 in 1994, placed second in 1993, 1996 and 1997, won the Coupe de France twice, in 1993 and 1995, won one Coupe de la Ligue in 1995, and one Cup Winners' Cup in 1996. He was also a finalist in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1997, and won another Coupe de France in 1990 with Montpellier.[citation needed]

With France he won the UEFA Under 21 European Cup in 1988 (13 matches played), and earned 19 full international caps, scoring 2 goals, as well as participating at Euro 1996.[citation needed]

International goals[]

Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Guérin goal.[citation needed]
List of international goals scored by Vincent Guérin
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 April 1995 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France  Slovakia 4–0 4–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
2 6 September 1995 Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre, France  Azerbaijan 3–0 10–0 Euro 1996 qualifier

Doping controversy[]

In 1997, the French Football Federation moved to suspend Guérin after he failed a drugs test administered after a PSG game on 5 October.[2] Guérin appealed unsuccessfully to the FFF's doping appeals commission, who awarded him an 18-month ban, 12 months of which were suspended. Guérin subsequently appealed to the French federal Administrative Court at Versaille, contesting the FFF's decision on several counts. The court at Versailles upheld one of Guérin's contentions, that the drugs test was improperly administered, and thus decreed that the entire process should be deemed void.[2] Resultantly, the FFF-imposed suspension was annulled.



Paris Saint-Germain



  1. ^ "Vincent Guérin". Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Estelle de La Rochefoucauld. "Collection of sports-related case-law" (PDF). EC Sport and Law Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2007.

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