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Bordeaux's Coupe de France Repeat

Bordeaux's Coupe de France Repeat

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Publish on 01/06 at 13:00 - P. MEEHAN


FC Girondins de Bordeaux holds an important place in French football history, especially during Claude Bez's ownership. This period marked a golden era for the club with great success, including two consecutive titles in the Coupe de France.

Bordeaux's rise in in the 1980s was fueled by Claude Bez's investments, helping the club sign top talents and experienced manager Aimé Jacquet. The combination of skilled players like Bernard Lacombe, René Girard, Jean-Christophe Thouvenel, Thierry Tusseau, and Jean Tigana laid the foundation for their success.

The Coupe de France titles in the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons were massive for Bordeaux. The 1986 final against Marseille was a very important moment as they ended a Coupe de France trophy drought dating back to 1941, with Tigana and Alain Giresse the goalscorers in a 2–1 win.

In a rematch against Marseille the following year, Bordeaux showed their dominance yet again. Goals from Philippe Fargeon and Zlatko Vujović secured a consecutive Coupe de France title, solidifying their strength in France.

The squad that won these titles had remarkable talent. Tigana, a world-class midfielder, represented Bordeaux's ability on the pitch, playing a pivotal role in both Coupe de France victories. Lacombe, Girard, Tusseau, Thouvenel, and Alain Roche were also key for the team, contributing to the back-to-back titles. Giresse, a legendary figure, added even more glory to Bordeaux's era -- while he didn't feature for the club in the second final, he finished his career as Les Girondins' record appearance maker, also winning the league twice with the team. 

These Coupe de France wins were not only silverware; they were also important in raising Bordeaux's status in French football, their success in this era remaining a very cherished chapter in the club's rich history.

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