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Michel Hidalgo
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Hidalgo in 1981
Personal information
Date of birth22 March 1933(1933-03-22)
Place of birthLeffrinckoucke, France
Date of death26 March 2020(2020-03-26) (aged 87)
Place of deathParis, France
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
US Normande
Senior career*
1952–1954Le Havre
National team
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michel Hidalgo (22 March 1933 – 26 March 2020) was a French football player and manager. He was the coach of the French national team from 1976 to 1984. He coached the nation to a UEFA Euro victory in 1984, as well as a fourth place finish at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Hidalgo was born in Leffrinckoucke. He played as a midfielder. He played for Le Havre, Reims and Monaco. He made one appearance for the national team in 1962.

Hidalgo died in Paris on 26 March 2020, at the age of 87.[1]


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