Jean-Marc Guillou

Jean-Marc Guillou
Personal information
Full name Jean-Marc Guillou
Date of birth (1945-12-20) December 20, 1945
Place of birth Bouaye, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1958–1965 Sporting Club Nazairien
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1975 Angers 243 (18)
1975–1979 Nice 136 (12)
1979–1981 Neuchâtel Xamax 49 (1)
1981–1983 FC Mulhouse 62 (0)
1983–1984 Cannes 11 (0)
National team
1974–1978 France 19 (3)
Teams managed
1976–1977 Nice
1980–1981 Neuchâtel Xamax
1981–1983 FC Mulhouse
1983–1985 Cannes
1985–1986 Servette FC
1993–2000 ASEC Mimosas
1999–2000 Côte d'Ivoire
2001–2002 K.S.K. Beveren

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jean-Marc Guillou (born December 20, 1945 in Bouaye, Loire-Atlantique) is a French ex-footballer and current trainer, who played at the 1978 World Cup.


Guillou was the founder of the Abidjan football school, eventually becoming the manager, technical director and trainer of ASEC Abidjan.

On a personal note, Guillou also gave Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger his 1st break in coaching.


International career

Guillou made his debut for the France national football team in March 1974 during a match against Romania, with France winning 1-0. Between 1974 and 1978 he played 19 times for the French national side, including at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

He played his last match for France at the 1978 World Cup losing to Italy 1-2 on June 2 in Mar del Plata.


Career as a Manager



For more details on this topic, see JMG Academy.

Guillou is the founder of football d'Abidjan ('Académie de Sol Beni) et successivement technical director and Head Coach ASEC Abidjan. He currently runs a number of football schools in Africa and Thailand under the name Académie Jean-Marc Guillou (Academy J.M.G.) seeking to develop young footballers who are often transferred to European clubs,[2] the football talent academys are based in Abidjan, Antsika, Algiers and Bangkok.[3]


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