Paulo Manuel Carvalho de Sousa, CavIH is a Portuguese football manager and former player who played as a defensive midfielder. He is the manager of French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux, he played for Benfica and Sporting in Portugal's Primeira Liga, where he amassed totals of 117 matches and 3 goals in 5 years. From 1994 onwards, Sousa played in Italy and Germany, winning the Champions League with both Juventus and Borussia Dortmund and the Intercontinental Cup with Dortmund, his career was hampered by injuries. He was a member of Portugal's "Golden Generation", appeared with the national team at 1996 and Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup. In the late 2000s Sousa took up coaching, managing clubs in several countries and winning national championships with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Basel, he joined Bordeaux in 2019. Born in Viseu, Sousa started playing professionally for S. L. Benfica, was a starter from an early age, he won the Primeira Liga championship in the domestic cup two years later. In the summer of 1993, Sousa signed for Lisbon neighbours Sporting CP together with his teammate António Pacheco.
In one season at Sporting, he partnered Luís Figo and Krassimir Balakov in midfield and the Lions did not win any silverware. In 1994, Sousa joined Juventus, he spent two seasons with the Turin side, winning Serie A in 1994–95, as well as the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa the same season. Juve finished as runners up in the UEFA Cup. In 1996, they defeated Ajax on penalties in the final of the UEFA Champions League. Sousa moved to Germany to play for Borussia Dortmund, he won the Champions League again in 1997. His time at Dortmund was plagued with injuries. Sousa subsequently returned to Italy and spent two seasons with Inter Milan, a brief apell at Parma on loan. After one season each in Greece with Panathinaikos and in Spain with Espanyol, he retired in 2002 at the age of 31. A member of the Portugal squad that won the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship, Sousa went on to earn 51 caps for the senior national team, his international debut came on 16 January 1991, in a friendly against Spain that ended in a 1–1 draw.
Sousa played for his country at Euro 96, Euro 2000, was a squad member at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but did not play a single match. His last appearance came shortly before a 2 -- 0 friendly win over China. Sousa was a hard-working, tactically intelligent and versatile player, effective both offensively and defensively, courtesy of his anticipation and ability to read the game, although he was not known for his speed. Although he was classified as a hard-tackling defensive midfielder, he possessed excellent vision and control, was deployed as a deep-lying playmaker throughout his career due to his passing accuracy and ability to control the tempo of his teams' play. Sousa was renowned for his leadership. Sousa began working as a manager by joining the coaching staff of the Portugal national team, taking the helm of the under-16s, in the summer of 2008 he was appointed assistant to first-team coach Carlos Queiroz, his former boss at Sporting and the Portuguese youths. On 19 November 2008, Sousa was appointed head coach of Championship team Queens Park Rangers.
However, on 9 April 2009, he was sacked, as the club claimed he had divulged sensitive information without permission from the hierarchy, which included Dexter Blackstock's loan move to Nottingham Forest having been agreed without his knowledge. Following Roberto Martínez's move to Wigan Athletic, Sousa was offered the role as Swansea City manager on 18 June 2009, he verbally accepted the deal, signing a three-year contract, was appointed on the 23rd. During the league campaign, Sousa led Swansea to its highest league finish for 27 years, just outside the play-offs. On 4 July 2010 he departed by mutual consent, set to take the vacant managerial post at Leicester City. On 7 July 2010, Sousa became the new manager of Leicester City. Owner Milan Mandarić stated that he was delighted to "acquire a manager of such great calibre", adding he was "the right man to take our club forward". On 1 October 2010, after less than three months in charge, Sousa was fired by Leicester, after a poor start to the season, with the team having won only once in his first nine league games.
On 15 May 2011, Sousa signed a three-year contract with newly crowned Hungarian champions Videoton FC. He made his official debut in the Champions League qualifying round against Austria's SK Sturm Graz, in a 0–2 away loss, followed by an insufficient 3–2 home win. On 30 August 2012, the day of his 42nd birthday, Videoton hosted Trabzonspor for the season's Europa League last qualifying round. After the 4–2 penalty shootout win, he stated: "The qualification was the most beautiful birthday of my life". On 7 January 2013, Videoton announced that they had agreed to terminate Sousa's contract due to family reasons; that same day, it was reported that he would become the new manager of the New York Red Bulls, but nothing came of it. On 12 June 2013, Maccabi Tel Aviv F. C. appointed Sousa as its head coach. He won the Israeli Premier League in his only season in charge. Sousa changed clubs and countries again on 28 May 2014, signing a three-year contract with FC Basel in the Swiss Super League, he left after again winning the national championship.
On 21 June 2015, Sousa joined Serie A club ACF Fiorentina. He left on 6 June 2017, following the appointment of Stefano Pioli. On 6 November 2017, Sousa signed for
Benoît Guy Robert Costil is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 side Bordeaux and the France national football team. Born in Caen, Costil started his career at SM Caen in Ligue 1 but only made a 10 performances for the club before being sent on loan in the 2008–2009 season to Vannes Olympique Club in Ligue 2. On 17 June 2009, Sedan signed Costil from Caen until June 2011. In two years at Sedan he made 76 appearances and was elected best goalkeeper of Ligue 2 for the 2010–2011 season. On 14 June 2011, he signed a three-year contract for Rennes; this transfer means he returns to Ligue 1 for the first time since the handful of appearances he made at Caen at the beginning of his career. Costil was a France U-21 international having participated in the 2008 Toulon Tournament. On 6 November 2014, Costil was called up to France manager Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for friendly matches against Albania and Sweden. On 12 May 2016, Costil was called up to France manager Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 as the third goalkeeper behind captain Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda.
He made his debut on 15 November against Ivory Coast, playing the whole game in a 0–0 home draw. On May 17 2018, he was named on the standby list for the 23 man French squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia; as of match played 15 November 2016. Benoît Costil at L'Équipe Football France profile at FFF
Igor Lewczuk is a Polish footballer who plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux. In January 2011, he was loaned to Piast Gliwice. In June 2011, he was loaned to Ruch Chorzów on a one-year deal. On 19 June 2014, Lewczuk signed three-year deal with Legia Warsaw. On 31 August 2016, French club Bordeaux announced that Lewczuk will play for them for the next two seasons; as of 4 July 2018. As of 10 September 2017. Jagiellonia Białystok Polish Cup: 2009–10Zawisza Bydgoszcz Polish Cup: 2013–14Legia Warsaw Ekstraklasa: 2015–16 Polish Cup: 2014–15, 2015–16 Igor Lewczuk at 90minut.pl Igor Lewczuk at Soccerway
Vukašin Jovanović is a Serbian football player who plays as a defender for French club Bordeaux. Jovanović first began playing competitive football in Red Star's youth system, he joined the first team under coach Slaviša Stojanovič in March 2014. He made his professional debut for Red Star Belgrade on 9 August 2014, under coach Nenad Lalatović, when he came on the field as a substitute for Darko Lazić in a match against Radnički Niš, he signed his first professional contract on 12 August 2014, a couple of days after his official debut. On 20 February 2016, Jovanović signed with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg on a 4.5-year contract. Although he trained with Zenit's first team, Jovanović played only for Zenit's reserves. On 31 January 2017, he joined the French club Bordeaux on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season, he played 9 games during that loan, at the end of the season Bordeaux decided to buy young player for €3 million. Jovanović began playing for the national selections at the U-18 categories.
He was called up by Serbia youth coach Veljko Paunović for the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. In the tournament, he first played in Srđan Babić's place due to his card suspension, but he played all 4 matches. Subsequently, Jovanović played for Serbia's U20 squad which won the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand; as of 4 July 2018 Serbia FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2015 Vukašin Jovanović profile at Red Star Belgrade official website at the Wayback Machine Vukašin Jovanović profile at Fudbalski savez Srbije Vukašin Jovanović – UEFA competition record Vukašin Jovanović at Soccerway Vukašin Jovanović at WorldFootball.net Vukašin Jovanović stats at utakmica.rs Vukašin Jovanović at FootballDatabase.eu
Jules Koundé is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the Ligue 1. Koundé started in his first team debut for Bordeaux in the 2–1 Coupe de France away loss to US Granville in the round of 64 on 7 January 2018, playing the full 90 minutes of normal time and the full 30 minutes of extra time, he started in his Ligue 1 debut for Bordeaux in a 1–0 away win over Troyes on 13 January 2018. On 10 February 2018, Koundé scored the opening goal of a 3–2 Ligue 1 home win over Amiens. Koundé is of Beninese descent. France profile at FFF LFP Profile Girondins Profile
Younousse Sankharé is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Bordeaux. He plays as a left-sided midfielder, but operates as a left back. Sankharé grew up in the northern suburbs of Paris in Val-d'Oise and joined his hometown club in 2001 arriving at the Camp des Loges as a youth player. After spending nearly six years in the club's youth system and the reserves, Younousse signed his first professional contract, in June 2007, agreeing to a three-year deal. Younousse participated in the club's pre-season earning appearances in the 2007 edition of the Emirates Cup where Paris Saint-Germain finished second, he made his league debut on 6 October 2007 in a match against Rennes appearing as a substitute in a 1–3 defeat. He earned consecutive starts the following match days playing the full 90 minutes in both a 0–0 draw against Valenciennes and a 2–3 loss to Olympique Lyonnais. After those appearances, he appeared as a substitute throughout the league season, but made impressive starts in the 2007–08 edition of the Coupe de France.
In the Round of 16, he assisted on the opening goal scored by Loris Arnaud in a 2–1 victory over SC Bastia. He played the full 90 minutes in 1–0 victories over amateur side Carquefou and Amiens SC; the next season, Younousse's play was limited appearing in only two league matches. This was due to the club's impressive start in league play, where they reached as high as 2nd position, he did make four appearances in the UEFA Cup earning starts against Turkish club Kayserispor, German club FC Schalke, Spanish club Racing Santander. Due to the club's positive form in league play and playing well in Europe, on 26 January 2009, Sankharé was sent on loan by manager Paul Le Guen to Ligue 2 club Stade Reims in order to increase the player's playing time, he made his debut just four days playing 90 minutes in a 0–0 draw with Guingamp. He appeared in every following league match scoring no goals gaining experience in the process, despite Reims suffering relegation to the third-tier National, he returned to Paris on 1 July.
He subsequently had spells with Dijon and Guingamp. On 26 July 2016, Sankharé joined fellow Ligue 1 side Lille on a four-year deal. However, after six months and twenty-three appearances in all competitions for Lille, Sankharé left to join Bordeaux on 30 January 2017. In March 2013, it was announced that Sankharé had rejected the chance to play for Mauritania and would like to play for Senegal at international level, he declared his international future with Senegal in December 2014. He got his first callup for a friendly against Algeria in October 2015; as of 4 July 2018. As of 31 January 2017; as of match played 28 May 2016. Senegal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Sankharé goal. Paris Saint-Germain Coupe de la Ligue: 2007–08 Coupe de France: 2009–10Guingamp Coupe de France: 2013–14 Younousse Sankharé at Soccerway
Jimmy Briand is a French football player who plays for Ligue 1 side Girondins de Bordeaux. He started his career as a striker, but now he is deployed on the wings. Briand was a France youth international, he made five appearances for the France senior team from 2008 to 2012, making his debut on 11 October 2008 against Romania. Born in Vitry-sur-Seine, Briand began his career at US Ivry before joining CSF Brétigny. Thereafter, he was selected to attend the INF Clairefontaine. After finishing his stint at the INF Clairefontaine, Briand joined the youth academy of Ligue 1 club Rennes. While in Rennes' youth system, Briand won the Coupe Gambardella in 2003, he made his first team debut on 20 May 2003 during the 2002–03 Ligue 1 season, at the age of 17, in a Ligue 1 match against Paris Saint-Germain, coming on as a substitute and playing 25 minutes. The match finished 0–0. Over the next two seasons, his play was limited to appearing in only 17 Ligue 1 matches and scoring just one Ligue 1 goal, against Montpellier in a 4–0 victory.
Briand broke into the first team for the 2005–06 season, appearing in 29 Ligue 1 matches and scoring three Ligue 1 goals to help Rennes finish in 7th position in the 2005-06 Ligue 1. Over the next two years, he appeared in all but four of the club's Ligue 1 matches due to his good performances in competitive matches and his not sustaining injuries. Despite being linked to clubs outside France, Briand decided to stay with Rennes for the 2008–09 season, during which he scored a club-high eight Ligue 1 goals. On 26 March 2009, Briand ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while training with the French national team; the injury required six months to heal. As a result, Briand only made his 2009–10 Ligue 1 season debut for Rennes on 29 October in a Ligue 1 match against Monaco, he finished the 2009-10 season with 23 Ligue 1 appearances. On 14 June 2010, Olympique Lyonnais president and chairman Jean-Michel Aulas announced that the club had signed Briand to a four-year contract effective 1 July.
The transfer fee was priced at €7.4 million. He was assigned the number 7 shirt. On 7 August 2010, Briand made his competitive debut for the club in the 0–0 Ligue 1 home draw against Monaco, playing every minute of the match. On 18 February 2011, Briand scored an overhead bicycle kick goal in the 4–0 Ligue 1 home win over Nancy. Bundesliga club Hannover 96 confirmed the signing of Briand on 22 August 2014, he was handed the number 21 shirt. On 3 August 2015, Briand joined French Ligue 1 club EA Guingamp on a two-year contract. On 17 May 2017, Briand extended his contract by two years, keeping him with the club until 30 June 2019. On 11 May 2018, Briand scored a goal from the penalty spot, his fifth goal in his last six Ligue 1 matches, in the 3–3 Ligue 1 home draw against Olympique de Marseille. In August 2018, Briand joined, he had been released from his contract based on "moral agreement" he would not join a Ligue 1 club and had been linked with a move to MLS side Montreal Impact. Briand played for the under-21 team from 2004 to 2006, scoring 9 goals in 25 appearances.
He was a member of the French squad that participated in the 2006 UEFA U-21 Championship helping France reach the semi-finals before losing to the Netherlands. Briand received his first call-up to the senior side in May 2007 for France's Euro 2008 qualification matches against Ukraine and Georgia, he would not make his debut in those matches. On 11 October 2008, Briand made his international debut against Romania in a 2010 World Cup away qualifying match that ended in a 2–2 draw; as of 28 October 2018 LyonCoupe de France: 2011–12 Jimmy Briand's profile, stats & pics Jimmy Briand at L'Équipe Football Jimmy Briand – French league stats at LFP Jimmy Briand at National-Football-Teams.com