12 Facts About Didier Deschamps

1. On the international front, Didier Deschamps earned his first call-up to the French national team in April 1989.

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2. In 2001, 32-year old Didier Deschamps announced his retirement as a football player.

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3. On the 8th of July 2012, Didier Deschamps was named as the new Manager of the French National team.

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4. In a span of 20 years, Didier Deschamps has shown the world, how to achieve World Cup success.

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5. On the other hand, Didier Deschamps has been at the helm of the French squad since 2012.

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6. On 31 October 2017, Didier Deschamps signed a new contract until 2020.

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7. On 20 November 2013, Didier Deschamps extended his contract to coach the France national football team until the UEFA Euro 2016.

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8. On 29 June 2010, Didier Deschamps signed a contract extension that would keep him at Marseille until June 2012.

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9. On 5 May 2009, it was announced that Didier Deschamps would be named manager of Marseille to the upcoming season which began on 1 July 2009.

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10. On 10 July 2006, Didier Deschamps was named head coach of Juventus, after Fabio Capello resigned in the wake of the match-fixing scandal.

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11. At the time of his retirement Didier Deschamps held the record for the most appearances for France, though this has since been surpassed by Marcel Desailly, Zinedine Zidane and Lilian Thuram.

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12. In 1998, Didier Deschamps captained France as they won the 1998 World Cup on home soil in Paris, holding an integral role in the team.

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