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Éric Carrière

Éric Carrière
Personal information
Full name Éric Carrière
Date of birth (1973-05-24) 24 May 1973
Place of birth Foix, France
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Nantes 128 (12)
2001–2004 Lyon 104 (13)
2004–2008 Lens 113 (3)
2008–2010 Dijon 67 (7)
Total 412 (35)
National team
2001–2006 France 10 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2007.

† Appearances (goals)

Éric Carrière (French pronunciation: ​ ; born 24 May 1973 in Foix, Ariège) is a former professional French association footballer who played for Dijon. He is a skilful playmaker who is adept at taking free-kicks, penalties, and corners for his team, as well as scoring from the run of play although he is primarily known for defence splitting passes. He is also known for the infamous picture of him getting a football straight to the face.

Club career

He has also played for FC Nantes (with whom he won his first Ligue 1 title in 2001), Olympique Lyonnais (with whom he won 3 more Ligue 1 titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004), and RC Lens. After Lens suffered relegation, he now plays for Dijon FCO after signing a two-year contract on 26 June 2008.[1]

International career

He has been capped 10 times and scored five goals for the France national team.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 June 2001 Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan, South Korea  Mexico
2 – 0
4 – 0
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
2. 3 June 2001 Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan, South Korea  Mexico
4 – 0
4 – 0
2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
3. 16 October 2002 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta
0 – 4
0 – 4
UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
4. 20 November 2002 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Yugoslavia
1 – 0
3 – 0
Friendly match
5. 20 November 2002 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Yugoslavia
2 – 0
3 – 0
Friendly match

Personal life

He is married to Rachel and has one child, Lola (born 4 March 2004).



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