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Name Youri Djorkaeff
Spelling The Snake
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
Desc Djorkaeff was plying his trade at Inter when France triumphed in 1998, but he left the San Siro in 1999 to join Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern. He caused somewhat of a surprise in 2002 when he joined Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League. He played three times for Blackburn in 2004 before joining MLS side NY/NJ Metro Stars. He retired in 2006 after an ankle injury. Youri Djorkaeff has recently been offered an advisory role at Paris St. Germain


Org French National Team
Club as Player Bolton Wanderers
  Inter Milan
  AS Monaco


Father Jean Djorkaeff
Son Oan Djorkaeff
Teammate Zinedine Zidane
  Emmanuel Petit
  Patrick Vieira


Twitter @youridjorkaeff
1998 07 12
World Cup 1998 final where France defeat Brazil 3-0. Zinedine Zidane score 2 goals with assist from Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff. also final goal came from Emmanuel Petit with assist by Patrick Vieira

2012 02 27 Retrieve

[Youri Djorkaeff show his love of living in Manhattan] My dream project is to start a foundation in New York to raise money and provide scholarships to kids who can’t afford to play soccer here. I want to work with all the clubs in Manhattan and give between five and 10 scholarships a year. I hope it’s going to start next season

[Youri Djorkaeff talks about his son who studying in Manhattan] He’s studying. He’s much brighter than his father

[Youri Djorkaeff talks about MLS] It’s good to have David Beckham, it’s good to have Thierry Henry. But we need to think about how the kids can be better. We need to teach the 12-, 13-, 14-year-olds how to play faster and how to react faster. The problem in America is that you’re thinking when you receive the ball. You need to think before you receive the ball

2017 01 29 Retrieve

[Youri Djorkaeff talks about his stunning long-range strike versus Deportivo La Coruna to give PSG a 1-0 first-leg victory UEFA Cup in Spain] It’s not necessarily my best goal. But it was the most important. That goal will remain mythical forever because it is the one that sent us in the final

2017 07 06 Retrieve

[Youri Djorkaeff backs Alexandre Lacazette to impress at Arsenal] I am a huge fan of Lacazette. I’m from Lyon and I’ve followed Alexandre since he was young. He is the kind of striker who knows how to handle the game and is really good in the box. He’s scoring goals every year and he is young

The move will give him more credibility for the national team and in international games. I’m very happy for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger. He made a very good move to sign Lacazette

2017 07 16 Retrieve

[Youri Djorkaeff was being interviewed after a 4-2 victory over Italy in the quarter-finals] Am I allowed a special dedication? For all the Bolton fans in the world, let’s go Wanderers!

2018 09 14 Retrieve

[Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan awards Youri Djorkaeff with the Medal of Gratitude on the occasion of upcoming Armenia’s independence holiday] I am proud to be a representative of Armenia

2018 11 30 Retrieve

[Youri Djorkaeff talks about Thierry Henry’s initial period of difficulty was inevitable] Yes, I expected him to struggle, because I know Monaco very well. I played over four years there, I know the squad and I know the club, and I knew that joining Monaco was not an easy choice for Thierry Henry

The recruitment was focused on young players, players to develop, so the results will come in one year, maybe two. And more importantly, he has 15 players injured that he won’t be able to field for three weeks or maybe a month

[Youri Djorkaeff believes Thierry Henry will make a capable coach] When he joined Monaco he knew the problems, but he knows the club very well, it will take time and I think he has it in himself to be a coach. He loves coaching, he loves talking with his players. He’s having problems but I’m sure it’s going to get better, he won last weekend so he’ll be able to breathe a bit more, and step by step, he’ll climb back