Alex Dupont
Dupont (right) in 2013
Personal information
Full name Alex Jacques René Dupont[1]
Date of birth (1954-06-30)30 June 1954[1]
Place of birth Dunkirk,[1] France
Date of death 1 August 2020(2020-08-01) (aged 66)[1]
Place of death La Turbie,[1] France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1964–1972 Dunkerque
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Dunkerque
1975–1979 Hazebrouck
1979–1983 Dunkerque
Teams managed
1984–1985 Dunkerque
1990–1996 Dunkerque
1997 Charleville
1997–1998 Boulogne
1998–2000 Gueugnon
2000–2001 Sedan
2001–2002 Qatar (assistant)
2004 Laval
2004–2006 Amiens
2006–2007 United Arab Emirates U21
2007–2008 Gueugnon
2009–2012 Brest
2012 Ajaccio
2013–2016 Brest
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alex Jacques René Dupont (30 June 1954 – 1 August 2020) was a French football manager and player.

Playing career

Dupont played as a midfielder for Dunkerque and Hazebrouck.[3][4]

Managerial career

He managed Dunkerque, Charleville, Boulogne, Gueugnon, with whom he won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2000,[5] Sedan, Laval and Amiens.[6] He replaced Gérald Baticle as manager of Brest in 2009.[7][8]

On 26 April 2012, he was sacked as Brest manager after just five games before the end of the season, bringing in Corentin Martins as interim manager.[9]

On 22 June 2012, Dupont was named as head coach of Ligue 1 side Ajaccio.[10] He was sacked on 17 December 2012.[11]

He returned to manage Brest in 2013. At the end of the 2015–16 Ligue 2 season, the club did not renew his contract.[3]

Personal life

Dupont died from cardiac arrest on 1 August 2020.[12]

Honours

Gueugnon

Individual

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Fichier des décès – année 2020" [Death file – year 2020] (in French). National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  2. ^ Alex Dupont at FootballDatabase.eu
  3. ^ a b "Football: le Dunkerquois Alex Dupont finit l'aventure brestoise et se projette vers une sélection africaine (1/2)". La Voix du Nord (in French). 14 April 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.footmercato.net/Alex-Dupont-7227_j.html
  5. ^ "FC Gueugnon – Paris Saint-Germain (2-0) – Saison 1999/2000 – Coupe de la Ligue BKT". LFP (in French). Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.leparisien.fr/sports/football/brest-alex-dupont-remplace-gerald-baticle-comme-entraineur-06-05-2009-504137.php
  9. ^ Struggling Brest sack coach Dupont FIFA.com
  10. ^ Dupont appointed Ajaccio coach FIFA.com
  11. ^ Ajaccio sack Dupont FIFA.com
  12. ^ "Ancien entraîneur emblématique de Dunkerque, Alex Dupont est décédé". La Voix Du Nord (in French). 1 August 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.