Football : the death of the former international Stéphane Paille
The former attacking French international Stéphane Paille, who played in Sochaux, Caen, Bordeaux and Lyon, died Tuesday, June 27, in Lyon, the victim of a ” short illness “, has announced the journal The Progress. The former player died at the age of 52 years, ” at the hospital of the Croix-Rousse, in Lyon “, the precise site of the daily newspaper.
After having started his career in 1982 at Sochaux, he played in Montpellier, Bordeaux, Caen, and Lyon, where he had settled after his player career. He had been selected eight times in the French national team between 1986 and 1989.
” A duo of fire “
In 1988, alongside his colleague and friend Eric Cantona, he had conquered the title of champion of Europe hopes. the ” In this team, Straw and Canto were a duo of fire to the point of the attack of the team of Marc Bourrier, who had made a nice break in a French football is in full depression after the end of the generation Platini “, note Eurosport. Stéphane Parille had been elected as the best French player of the year 1988, a first for a player who has evolved in the second division.
once the studs-hook, Stéphane Straw was not far from the land, becoming a coach to Besançon, france, at RC Paris, Angers, Cannes, Evian-Thonon, at the AS Minguettes-Vénissieux and Bejaia in Algeria. At the request of Zinédine Zidane, who he had met at Bordeaux, Stéphane Straw had also worked for Real Madrid, in quality of recruiter.
His former club Caen has paid tribute on Twitter.
Stéphane Straw it was 26 goals with the @SMCaen including a doubled memorable face @RealZaragoza ?? #SMCaen #TeamSMC https://t.co/SNgnt0DtaB
— SMCaen (@Stade Malherbe Caen)