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Grégory Coupet’s 400th match

Published on the 22 December 2006 à 10:35 by R.B

A few days from his 34th birthday, Grégory Coupet will play his 400th Ligue 1 match, almost 13 years after his debut with St-Etienne on March 25 1994. He is ranked 15th among French goalkeepers in terms of matches played…

399 matches played in L1, of which 66 were played with the Greens of St-Etienne. “Greg” began his career with a 2-0 victory (ASSE 2-0 Angers). He played his first league match for OL on January 25 1997 (Montpellier 2-1 OL). His hundredth match, on December 18 1997 was a 1-0 win at Bastia. 200 wins, 13 with ASSE, 100 draws and 98 losses (30 with ASSE).

391 goals conceded: 101 in 66 matches for St-Etienne and 290 in 333 games for OL.

168 matches at Gerland, one of which was with ASSE.

2 complete seasons: 1998-99 (34 matches) and 2001-2002 (34 matches). In 1999-2000, he also played 34 matches, but on one occasion was forced to leave the ground injured.

36 matches missed since season 1994-1995, due to injury and suspension.

7 incomplete matches: 3 send-offs (at Marseille, Bordeaux and PSG); 3 times injured (in Monaco x 2 and in Paris); once he was replaced by Vercoutre so the substitute could also be named French Champion against Lille at Gerland in 2003-2004.

Grégory Coupet has played against 34 different teams. He has played 26 times against Lens, 23 against Monaco, 22 against Metz…

Monaco has scored the most goals against him (32) in front of Lens (30), PSG (26)…

162 matches with a clean sheet.

[IMG41630#L]263 different goal scorers have scored at least once against him. Sibierski 7 goals, Rodriguez 6, Nonda 6, Wiltord 5… Lens’ Wallemme was the first to score against him when he was between the sticks for St-Etienne. Kosicki (Montpellier) was the first after Greg arrives at OL.

Rennes’ Utaka and Strasbourg’s Luyindula have scored 3 against him. 28 have scored 2. Sibierski has scored 3 with 3 different clubs: Nantes, Lille and Lens…


[IMG41631#L]13 own goals: Moreau x 2, L. Blanc, Despeyroux, Laville, Delmotte, Edmilson, Deflandre, Govou, Tiago, Cris, Béchet and Coupet (Rennes at Gerland). Delmotte et L. Blanc have scored on him while at other teams: Lens and Marseille.

[IMG41632#L]Jean-Luc Ettori remains the longest-serving goalkeeper with 602 matches, followed by Dropsy (596), Baratelli (593), Bertrand-Demanes (532), Bats (504), Rust (502), Martini (492), Lama (489), Bergeroo (486), Aubour (482), Olmeta (474), Bernard (470), Chauveau (462), Carnus (411) and Coupet (399).


[IMG41629#L]Coupet has playe the most L1 matches of any player currently in L1. And he will beomce the OL keeper to have played the most matches, in all competitions, passing Yves Chauveau. His 399 matches have led him to win 5 titles as French Champion with OL. 399 matches. Counting extra time, that’s the same as 26 days in a row spent in goal on French league matches!


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