Football. Platini, Battiston, Schumacher… The before and after Sevilla 1982 for every player

Forty-four players, twenty-two on each side, for a legendary match. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the mythical semi-final of the World Cup between France and Germany, better known as “Seville 82”, Prolongation offers you an X-ray of all the players of the two selections. Where were all the players from the French and German squads before July 8, 1982? What did their careers look like after that historic night in French football history? We dug up the archives.

The French selection

Jean-Luc Ettori, the fiasco

Goalkeeper, 26, 8th selection, then plays for AS Monaco.

Before

Born on July 29, 1955 in Marseille, he is the surprise guest of the list of 22 for the World Cup. Three goalkeepers had played in qualifying (Dropsy, Castaneda and Hiard) and he was chosen to accompany Castaneda and Baratelli… Before starting the World Cup as a starter, he had played two friendlies, one half against Greece in 1980 and a match against Bulgaria in Lyon in May 1982. His good seasons with Monaco for three years made all the difference in the mind of the coach and he remained a starter until the semi-finals.

After

His World Cup is a fiasco. He never came under pressure decisively in the six games he played and conceded nine goals. However, Coach Michel Hidalgo still calls him after the World Cup, but it is another disaster, in the Park against Poland (0-4). Lavallois Tempet and Auxerrois Bats will take over with much more certainty. Although Ettori was invited for an internship at Font-Romeu in December 1983, he was not selected for Euro 84. However, he then had a long career in Monaco, where he played a record number of league matches (602) which will only be beaten by another short-lived goalkeeper of the French team, Mickaël Landreau in 2013.

Manuel Amoros is only at the beginning of his great career

Left back, age 20, 8th squad, AS Monaco.

Before

Born on February 1, 1962 in Nîmes, at the age of 20 he started in February 1982 with the Blues against Italy in a friendly at the Parc. The young Monegask was so good that he won not only his place in the 22nd for the World Cup, but also a starting place at right-back, to the detriment of Battiston after the first game. Against Germany, he passes on the left to keep an eye on Littbarski…

After

His adventure with the Blues has only just begun. It continues until 1992, with 82 selections (new French record), including 29 times as captain, a title of European champion in 1984, a 3rd place at the 86 World Cup in Mexico. He left Monaco in 1989 for Marseille, with whom he won the Champions League, just before moving to Lyon, before returning to OM to end his career there in 1996.

Gérard Janvion, the twilight of an innkeeper

Stopper, age 28, 37th selection, AS Saint-Étienne.

Before

Born on 21 August 1953 in Fort-de-France, De Martiniquais arrived at Saint-Étienne as a striker in 1971 before becoming a formidable full-back in the Greens’ triumphant generation. Champion of France in 1974, 75, 76 and 81, he became international in 1975. He started at the World Cup 78 in Argentina and played matches until the World Cup 82. But he went from fullback to center after the first game in Spain.

After

His international career ended at the end of 1982, and he played, who had always started, the last five minutes of a friendly against Hungary (his 40th cap). He left Saint-Étienne in 1983 for two seasons with Paris SG, before finishing his career at Béziers, in D2, in 1985-86.

Marius Trésor, the indispensable feline

Libéro, 32 years, 59th selection, Girondins de Bordeaux.

Before

Born on January 15, 1950 in Saint-Anne, he was the first Guadeloupean to play for the French team. After starting as a fullback in the 1971-72 season, he established himself in central defense as a big class libero. Like Boulogne and Kovacs before him, Hidalgo made him the central pillar of his defense and if he lost his captaincy to Platini from the summer of 1980, when he moved from Marseille to Bordeaux, he remains inevitable.

After

He will only play four games with the French team after the World Cup. He was mined from injury in the winter of 1983 and will end his career at the age of 34 and will not be able to compete in Euro 84.

Maxime Bossis, reference to absolute reliability

Right back, aged 27, 43rd cap, FC Nantes.

Before

Born on June 26, 1955 in Saint-André-Treize-Voies, this Vendéen of FC Nantes started his international career at the same time as Michel Platini and followed the same course in blue as he, present at the World Cup 78 in Argentina . As an applied defender of the FCNA, he has become a benchmark for absolute reliability. He scored his first Blue goal against Kuwait in the first round.

After

Though morally shaken by his failure in the penalty shootout in Seville, he remained a mainstay of the French defense for four years, winning the European title in 1984 and third place at the World Cup in 1986. brings the record for selections to 76 in Mexico. A record that stands for six years.

Jean Tigana, very young proprietor, future manager

Midfielder, 27 years old, 17th squad, Girondins de Bordeaux.

Before

Born on June 23, 1955 in Bamako, Mali, he was discovered by Aimé Jacquet in Lyon. After joining him in Bordeaux in 1981, when he had played with the Blues a year earlier, he developed into a role of tireless rake of balls behind Alain Giresse. Often good with the Blues, he’s only started since the second round of the World Cup.

After

His career “exploded” after the World Cup. Become essential, he goes on Euro 84 and Mondial 86. Be of Platini and Giresse after Mexico, he left the Blues in turn in 1987, before returning once for Platini coach’s first game, in 1988, before taking the final page turned.

Bernard Genghini, in the middle before the arrival of the magic square

Midfielder, age 24, 13th squad, FC Sochaux.

Before

Born on January 18, 1958 in Soultz, Alsace, the Sochaux n°10 found his place with the Blues during the decisive qualifier against the Netherlands in November 1981, where he married his game with that of Giresse and Platini. Since then, he has chained the squads together, scoring four goals, including the lavish free kick that saw France beat Austria 1-0 in the second round.

After

Despite his good World Cup, he will gradually have to give way to the emergence of Tigana and Fernandez who form the new magic square with Platini and Giresse in midfield. However, he remained in the group for the European Championship 84 and the World Cup 86 and concluded his adventure in Blue that year with 27 selections.

Alain Giresse, later essential

Midfielder, 29 years, 20th selection, Girondins de Bordeaux.

Before

Born on August 2, 1952 in Langoiran, De Girondin has been an international player since 1974. But his career in blue didn’t really take off until the spring of 1981 when he replaced the injured Platini as playmaker. fall, he had the intelligence to make himself complementary to secure his starting spot for the World Cup. As the author of a second round double against Northern Ireland, his first two goals in Blue, he has become indispensable.

After

Like Tigana, he comes out of the World Cup stronger. He is now part of the team executives of Michel Hidalgo and then Henri Michel. He can go like Bossis, Tigana, Platini, Rocheteau, Amoros, chain Euro 84 and Mondial 86 where at the age of 33 he will end his international career after 47 selections. But his club life continues, with Marseille at the end of the Mexican World Cup, until 1988.

Michel Platini, diminished but leader

Midfielder, aged 27, 40th squad, AS Saint-Étienne.

Before

Born on June 21, 1955 in Jœuf, he was launched into the international arena by Michel Hidalgo in March 1976 and since then his influence has continued to grow. Became captain in 1980, his decisive goal against the Netherlands in November 1981 broke out some critics who often found him in form. He moved from Nancy to Saint-Etienne in 1979 and is on the cusp of moving to Juventus in Turin and has already scored 21 goals in 34 caps. But he suffers from pubalgia and had to miss a game at the Spanish World Cup against Austria.

After

His arrival at Juventus will further improve his level. Triple Ballon d’Or (1983, 1984, 1985), he wore the Blues during Euro 84 with nine goals in five games. He remains the undisputed leader of the French team that dreams of revenge in Mexico. But injured again, in the Achilles tendon, he cannot give his full potential. Tired, he ended his career in 1987 at the age of 32 after 72 selections and 41 goals.

Didier Six, on the downward slope

Striker, 27, 41st cap, VfB Stuttgart.

Before

Born on August 21, 1954 in Lille, this northern left-hander is pure talent. He too started in 1976 with Michel Hidalgo’s first game and he was then in all the major games of the Blues. Passed from Valenciennes through Lens, Marseille, Bruges and Strasbourg, he has been playing for VfB Stuttgart for a year now, together with the brothers Förster and Hansi Muller, his opponents in the semifinals.

After

The author of the decisive pass to Giresse’s goal against Germany, like Bossis, is struck by his failure during the penalty shootout. His star faded a bit after this World Cup and he gradually lost his starting position. Substitute during Euro 84, he will not play the final against Spain and his international career ends there. At the age of 30, he will then migrate abroad again, most notably for a stunning contract with Galatasaray in 1987.

Dominique Rocheteau, basic man

Striker, 27 years, 28th squad, Paris SG.

Before

Born on January 14, 1955 in Etaules, the Charentais is the 6th oldest Blue in Spain, after Trésor, Lacombe, Giresse, Soler and Lopez, since its inception in 1975, just before the Hidalgo era. “The Green Angel”, who became Paris SG’s centre-forward in 1980, easily transitioned from a right winger in the Blues’ 4-3-3 to that of a striker in the 4-4-2 for the World Cup. Present as Tresor, Battiston, Janvion, Lopez, Bossis and Platini in Argentina in 1978, he remains a baseman, going strong from the two goals he scored against Northern Ireland…

Football. Platini, Battiston, Schumacher… The before and after Sevilla 1982 for every player

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