Étienne Mattler

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Étienne Mattler
Étienne Mattler en octobre 1937.jpg
Mattler in 1937
Personal information
Date of birth 25 December 1905
Place of birth Belfort, France
Date of death 23 March 1986 (age 80)
Place of death Sochaux, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1927 US Belfort
1927–1929 Troyes
1929–1946 Sochaux
National team
1930–1940 France 46 (0)
Teams managed
1944–1946 Sochaux[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Étienne Mattler (25 December 1905 – 23 March 1986) was a French international footballer, nicknamed Le Lion de Belfort.


Mattler, born in Belfort, played for the clubs US Belfort (1921–1927), AS Troyes (1927–1929), and FC Sochaux (1929–1946) where he won two Ligue 1 titles in 1935 and 1938 and one Coupe de France in 1937.

For the national team, he won 46 caps and participated in the 1930, 1934 and 1938 World Cups, being one of five players to have appeared in all three of the pre-war World Cups,[2] he died at 80 years old.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs
  2. ^ The other players were Edmond Delfour, Nicolae Kovács, Bernard Voorhoof and Patesko, according to official FIFA match reports. Patesko, however, is not listed in many sources as part of the 1930 Brazilian squad, shortening the list to four players.

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