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 Michel HIDALGO 1957-1963 
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Name: Michel Hidalgo


Country: :FRA: France
Club: AS Monaco FC
Position: *WF, SS, AMF, (DMF as optional)
Side: RF/RS
Age: 24-30 years (22/03/1933)

Height: 168 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Attack: 81
Defence: 33
Balance: 75
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 88
Acceleration: 86
Response: 73
Agility: 89
Dribble Accuracy: 88
Dribble Speed: 85
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 80
Long Pass Speed: 77
Shot Accuracy: 79
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 82
Free Kick Accuracy: 72
Curling: 77
Header: 70
Jump: 76
Technique: 86
Aggression: 87
Mentality: 77
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 75

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Growth type: Early Peak

P06: Speed Merchant
P07: Mazing Run
S20: Scooping


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Legendary coach and player. Michel Hidalgo was a WF of the great Stade Reims side in the 50s, although occasionally he played as a SS and sometimes also DMF, like in his only game for NT or the Cup final in 1963. Hidalgo had all the characteristics of a typical winger, famous for his speed and, especially by his ability to dribble. He had a very dynamic style of play, with constant moving, but rarely, almost never, drop to the defense; his game was almost purely offensive. He starts playing football in the US Normandy where he was spotted by Le Havre AC. He played two seasons before leaving then for Stade de Reims. He won a championship with the club in France and competes against Real Madrid, the final of the Latin Cup in 1955 and the first European Cup of Champions Clubs in 1956 (he scores a headed goal in this first final). He was then transferred to AS Monaco where he won two new titles of champion of France and two cups of France. He ended his career in club football in 1966. As a coach, he is coach of France from 1976 to 1985. It allows Blues return to the world elite in the qualifying for two World Cups and finishing 4th in the Spanish World, after an epic semi-final against the Germany in Seville. In 1984, he won at the head of the selection the European Championship against Spain at the Parc des Princes. In Reims, it is not a holder in power, the attack line is composed of Kopa, Glowacki, Bliard and Templin. Performing his military service in Paris, he made more trips Paris-Reims all weekends. However, he participated actively in the championship of France, won by Reims. He played 23 games, often left winger, scoring 11 goals. It also dispute with his club the Latin section, Reims eliminates AC Milan thanks to a golden goal in the 139th minute Glovacki. The club found in the final three days later Real Madrid and must bow 2-0. The following season, Hidalgo and Stade de Reims first win Champions Trophy crushing Lille OSC 7-1. League in which the club finished 10th, it has little to do while holding 16 times it however mark 8 goals. This year, the Champagne club wrote his legend in the European Champions' Cup. After removing the AGF Århus, Budapesti Voros Lobogo and Hibernian FC, Reims found in the final Real Madrid. Hidalgo scores with a header for the purpose of 3-2 but Real, led by Alfredo Di Stéfano, eventually won 4-3. Recruited by AS Monaco in 1957, he took part in the emergence of a competitive team at the foot of Rocher. Under orders from Lucien Leduc, he won in 1960 and 1963 with the Monegasque the Coupe de France in 1961 and 1963 and the championship of France in 1961 Drago cut against RC Strasbourg 2-0. On 5 May 1962, he knows his one and only selection against Italy. Originally slated to play with the team of France B, Georges Verriest, coach, called to mitigate the package of a player. He enters halftime instead of Stéphane Bruey as defensive midfielder as the team of France leads 1-0. Blue bowed 2-1 on two goals from José Altafini. Hidalgo was appointed coach of the France soccer team March 27, 1976, replacing Stefan Kovacs, at a time when France fails invariably playoff major international tournaments. It inculcates the Blues principles of an open game focused on the offensive and, aided by the emergence of a younger generation led by Michel Platini, Dominique Rocheteau and Maxime Bossis wrote a golden page in the history of French football . After twelve years of absence, Hidalgo finally qualifies France for the finals of the World Cup in 1978. The day before in Argentina, he suffered with his wife, a kidnapping attempt on a route from the Gironde, in a direction opposite to the World Cup Argentine. In Argentina, France fails in the first round against Argentina and Italy. The rise continues, however, and Hidalgo, relying on a solid frame-Stephano Nantes, leads, after a cutaway to the Netherlands at the Parc des Princes qualification, new national team at the FIFA World Cup 1982 and the semifinals legendary Seville lost on penalties facing the FRG. June 27, 1984 Finally, it is the dedication: Hidalgo gave France its first international title with victory at Euro 1984, at home, winning the final 2-0 against Spain at the Parc des Princes and after another semifinal anthology Marseille won 3-2 against Portugal in the last minute of overtime. Hidalgo passes the baton to the head of the Blues Henri Michel on this success and retreated to the position of National Technical Director he held parallel since 1982.

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R.I.P. Michel Hidalgo

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