Daniel Leclercq

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Daniel Leclercq
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Personal information
Date of birth (1949-09-04)4 September 1949
Place of birth Trith-Saint-Léger, France
Date of death 22 November 2019(2019-11-22) (aged 70)
Place of death Martinique, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1961–1967 Valenciennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1970 Valenciennes 30 (3)
1970–1974 Marseille 75 (4)
1971–1972Angoulême (loan) 14 (4)
1974–1983 Lens 289 (27)
1983–1984 Valenciennes 33 (2)
Total 441 (40)
Teams managed
1986–1987 Valenciennes
1997–1999 Lens
2001 La Louvière
2003–2005 Valenciennes
2009–2016 Arleux-Fechain
2017 Douai
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Leclercq (4 September 1949 – 22 November 2019) was a French football defender and manager. He played 440 matches from 1967 to 1984 for US Valenciennes, Olympique de Marseille and RC Lens. He later managed clubs from 1986 to 2017.

He remains the only manager to have led RC Lens to the Ligue 1 championship.[1]

Leclercq died in Martinique on 22 November 2019 from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 70.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "le «Druide» Daniel Leclercq, ancien entrainuer du RC Lens et VA, est mort". Le Voix du Nord (in French). 22 November 2019.
  2. "Daniel Leclercq, entraîneur champion de France avec Lens en 1998, est mort". L’Equipe (in French). 22 November 2019.