Manuel Amoros (Nîmes1 February 1962) is a former French footballer. He played 82 times for the national team, including in the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS of 1984 and 1992 and the world cups of 1982 and 1986.


[hide]*1 Career


Amoros played most of his career for AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1, but he made the most fame with his performance for Les Bleus where for years he was the captain. Known is his shot from nearly 30 meters against West-Germany in the 119th minute, on the World Cup of 1982. In the penalty series that followed he scored though.

At the 1984 European Football Championship in France showed a dark side also see Amoros. During the opening match against Denmark , he was tackled by a Danish midfielder. While the referee pulled out a yellow card from his breast pocket, jumped Amoros on and gave the midfielder a head butt on his forehead, while the referee was standing there watching. It earned him a red card and a suspension of three games, but in the final against Spain he sat back on the sofa. He saw his team with 2-0 win at the Parc des Princes.

At the World Championships of 1986, the then 24-year-old Amoros was overshadowed by players like Diego MaradonaMichel PlatiniHarald SchumacherEmilio ButragueñoGary Lineker and Enzo Scifo. Despite this, he was chosen as the best right-back of the World Cup by the international press.

Managerial Career[Edit]Edit

On June 16, 2010 was appointed coach of the archipelago Amoros Comoros. The African country is doing for the first time participated in the qualification for the African Cup. Amoros came about by Olympique Marseille, where he worked with the youth [1.


With AS Monaco:

With Olympique De Marseille:

With France: