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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff 2008-10-25.jpg
Personal information
Full name Youri Raffi Djorkaeff
Date of birth March 9, 1968 (1968-03-09) (age 42)
Place of birth    Lyon, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)<[1]
Playing position Forward/Attacking midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1984–1989
1989–1990
1990–1995
1995–1996
1996–1999
1999–2002
2002–2004
2004
2005–2006
Grenoble
Strasbourg
Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain
Internazionale
Kaiserslautern
Bolton Wanderers
Blackburn Rovers
New York Red Bulls[2]
082 (23)
035 (25)
177 (65)
043 (17)
087 (30)
067 (17)
075 (20)
003 0(0)
045 (12)   
National team2
1993–2002 France 082 (28)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 2 December 2006.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 5 April 2006.
* Appearances (Goals)

Youri Raffi Djorkaeff (born 9 March 1968 in Lyon) is a former French football player who played as a forward or as an attacking midfielder. With the French national team, Djorkaeff won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. He is the son of former player Jean Djorkaeff.

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Ancestry

Djorkaeff is mix of Kalmyk and Polish (through his father) and Armenian origins (his mother, Mary Ohanian, was born in Turkey).[3]

Biography

He started his career in 1984 with French club Grenoble, before moving to RC Strasbourg in 1989, AS Monaco in 1990, and then Paris Saint-Germain in 1995. In 1994, Djorkaeff led Division 1 in goals with 20.

In 1996, he signed with Italian giants Internazionale and in 1999, he transferred to Germany and Kaiserslautern. Djorkaeff turned many heads when signing with English club Bolton Wanderers in 2002, but added a lot of class to the team during his two seasons there, resulting in the creation of an international "dream-team" alongside the tricky Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha and former Real Madrid midfielder Iván Campo. He then transferred to Blackburn Rovers for the 2004-05 season, but left the club after playing in only three games. Djorkaeff then signed with the MetroStars of Major League Soccer in February 2005 for $180,000 plus incentives, turning down higher paid offers from other countries. He became the first French player to play in MLS and ended the season as the team's MVP with ten goals and seven assists in league play.

Djorkaeff announced from the beginning that he would hang-up his boots at the end of 2006 season, and played for the re-branded New York Red Bulls [4]. On 1 July 2006, he was spotted in the crowd with French fans at the FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between France and Brazil after telling Red Bulls officials he left the club to attend to "an unexpected, serious family matter in France." Upon his return, he revealed that the purpose of his departure was to be with his sick mother and downplayed watching the World Cup match [5].

He retired from football on 29 October 2006, after being sidelined in the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference semi-finals because of an ankle injury[6].

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Cups and medals

Djorkaeff won the Cup Winners' Cup with Paris Saint-Germain in 1996 and the UEFA Cup with Internazionale in 1998. He accumulated 82 caps and scored 28 goals for France. Other than the two major tournament (the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000), Djorkaeff also played for his country in UEFA Euro 1996 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Personal

Djorkaeff released a singing single called "Vivre dans Ta Lumière", translated to "Living in Your Light" from French.[7]

Honours

Djorkaeff was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 1998[8][9]

Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain

Internazionale

France

[10] [11]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1984–85 Grenoble Division 2 3 0 3 0
1985–86 6 0 6 0
1986–87 26 4 26 4
1987–88 19 8 19 8
1988–89 25 11 25 11
1989–90 3 0 3 0
1989–90 Strasbourg Division 2 28 21 28 21
1990–91 7 4 7 4
1990–91 Monaco Division 1 20 5 20 5
1991–92 35 9 7 2 42 11
1992–93 32 12 4 1 36 13
1993–94 35 20 11 3 46 23
1994–95 33 14 3 0 36 14
1995–96 Paris Saint-Germain Division 1 35 13 1 0 8 4 44 17
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1996–97 Internazionale Serie A 33 14 6 1 10 2 49 17
1997–98 29 8 4 0 9 0 42 8
1998–99 25 8 6 4 5 2 36 14
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Europe Total
1999–00 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 25 11 5 1 30 12
2000–01 26 3 7 2 33 5
2001–02 4 0 4 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2001–02 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 12 4 12 4
2002–03 36 7 36 7
2003–04 27 9 27 9
2004–05 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 3 0 3 0
USA League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2005 MetroStars Major League Soccer 24 10 24 10
2006 Red Bull New York Major League Soccer 21 2 21 2
Total France 307 121
Italy 87 30 16 5 24 4 127 39
Germany 55 14
England 78 20
USA 45 12
Career Total 572 197

References

Preceded by
Javier Zanetti
Internazionale Player Of The Year
1997
Succeeded by
Ronaldo

Simple English

Youri Djorkaeff
File:Youri Djorkaeff
Personal information
Full name Youri Djorkaeff
Date of birth 9 March 1968 (1968-03-09) (age 42)
Place of birth    Lyon, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1984-1989
1989-1991
1991-1995
1995-1996
1996-1999
1999-2001
2002-2004
2004
2005-2006
Grenoble
Strasbourg
Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain
Internazionale Milano
Kaiserslautern
Bolton Wanderers
Blackburn Rovers
MetroStars / Red Bull New York
National team
1993-2002 France

Youri Djorkaeff (born 9 March 1968) is a former French football player. He has played for France national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
FranceLeague
1984/85GrenobleDivision 230
1985/8660
1986/87264
1987/88198
1988/892511
1989/9030
1989/90StrasbourgDivision 22821
1990/9174
1990/91MonacoDivision 1205
1991/92359
1992/933212
1993/943520
1994/953314
1995/96Paris Saint-GermainDivision 13410
ItalyLeague
1996/97Internazionale MilanoSerie A3314
1997/98298
1998/99258
GermanyLeague
1999/00KaiserslauternBundesliga2511
2000/01263
2001/0240
EnglandLeague
2001/02Bolton WanderersPremier League124
2002/03367
2003/04279
2004/05Blackburn RoversPremier League30
United StatesLeague
2005MetroStarsMajor League Soccer2410
2006Red Bull New YorkMajor League Soccer212
CountryFrance 306118
Italy 8730
Germany 5514
England 7820
United States 4512
Total 571194

International career statistics

[2]

France national team
YearAppsGoals
199310
199453
199575
1996125
199763
1998183
199993
2000114
200172
200260
Total8228

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