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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Laurent Blanc
In the seventeenth century, Jean Blanc was a farmer in the village of Tourtourel.
Born in 1750, Laurent Blanc married Jeanne Pinand in 1784.
Although Henri Ramet writes that Laurent Blanc "will place an interdiction on the access to the baptismal fonts for all children" after his own son was baptized, it must be noted that, in fact, it so happened that Antoine Blanc's baptismal was the last one to be entered on civil records.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Laurent-Blanc   (1480 words)

 Laurent Blanc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laurent Blanc (born November 19, 1965 in Alès) is a French football defender, who scored the first golden goal in World Cup history in the 1998 World Cup.
In his club career from 1983 to 2003, Blanc played for Montpellier, Napoli, Nimes, Saint Etienne, Auxerre, Barcelona, Olympique Marseille, Inter Milan, and Manchester United.
Blanc also played in Euro 92, Euro 96 and Euro 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laurent_Blanc   (187 words)

 ATL World Soccer News - Euro 2004 soccer news daily.
Laurent Blanc was a key member of the French "dream team" that won the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Championships.
Blanc also scored the golden goal against Paraguay that sent France to the 1998 quarter-finals, but a yellow card against Croatia after some disgraceful play acting from Slaven Bilic in the semi's ruled him out of the final itself.
The move re-united Blanc with brilliant but eccentric goalkeeper Fabien Barthez, a partnership that became a familiar sight during the World Cup in 1998, when the defender kissed the bald head of his 'keeper as a superstitious ritual before each match.
www.wldcup.com /euro/2004/players_past/489_laurent_blanc.html   (717 words)

 antoineblanc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antoine Blanc is by far the most famous among all the priests who, during the nineteenth century, went from France to the United States.
Antoine Blanc was the fourth son born to Laurent Blanc and Jeanne Pinand, his wife.
Antoine Bouté was Antoine Blanc's uncle by marriage to Marguerite Blanc.
asterix.ednet.lsu.edu /~dekuehne/antoineblanc.htm   (1791 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Blanc, nicknamed The President because of his leadership skills, has won the World Cup, the European Championships, a French League title, has played for nine clubs and finally ended his footballing days with a Premiership title.
Blanc, who arrived in the summer of 2001 as a replacement for Dutchman Jaap Stam, has been past his best this season, yet his experience in the back line was valuable despite a distinct lack of pace.
Blanc said he discovered English culture, which he sometimes found more rich than French culture, and adored his life in a town where it did not rain more than in Paris.
www.telegraphindia.com /1030513/asp/sports/story_1964048.asp   (488 words)

 News from the world of football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Laurent Blanc, the French defender who was controversially banned from the World Cup final, will bid farewell to his devoted Marseille fans when he plays in a gala charity match on Wednesday night.
Blanc was a key member of the French squad which won the World Cup in 1998, although he missed the final through suspension, and then won the 2000 European Championship.
Blanc scored the winning goal for France as they reached the World Cup quarterfinals with a win over Paraguay but then had to sit out the 3-0 final win over Brazil after being controversially sent off in the semifinal against Croatia.
www.sportz4u.com /isport/football/news.htm   (646 words)

 Manchester United Official Web Site - Club & News - Biography - 2:01:53 PM
Laurent Blanc started his career with French Second Division Montpellier in 1983 and enjoyed promotion to the top flight after the 1986/87 season.
Blanc faced United in his last season with Montpellier, impressing all as the Reds won over two legs on their way to European Cup Winners' Cup glory in 1990/91.
Blanc signed for United on 30 August 2001, replacing Jaap Stam in the heart of the Old Trafford defence.
www.manutd.com /bio/bio.sps?iBiographyID=3335   (464 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - Blanc signs on for another year
Blanc insisted when he joined United in August last year that he would play only the one season before hanging up his boots.
Blanc's tortuous trail to the Premiership began at Montpellier in 1983 and six years later he kicked off his international career with France in the Republic of Ireland.
Blanc's move back home to Marseilles in 1997 helped him to establish even stronger links with his national team and the homecoming corresponded with the skyrocketing of France's fortunes.
www.soccernet.com /england/news/2002/0703/20020703mufcblanc.html   (573 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: Laurent Blanc
He has scored a number of important goals in his career and was responsible for the World Cup's first 'golden' goal when he grabbed the winner against Paraguay in 1998.
Their pre-match ritual of the central defender planting a kiss on Barthez's bald head was a feature of the 1998 World Cup finals and Euro 2000 but not of their partnership at Old Trafford.
But after a torrid start, in which all his defensive colleagues struggled, Blanc began to show the qualities that have marked a special career - namely anticipation, aerial strength and an ability to remain calm under pressure.
www.soccernet.com /england/players/BlancLaurent.html   (404 words)

 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Blanc suspension can't be appealed 07/10/98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Blanc, who has played 74 times for France, was sent off for the first time in his long career for pushing Croatian defender Slaven Bilic in the face Wednesday as the two prepared for a free kick.
Blanc clearly pushed Bilic in the face after the two players tugged each other shirts.
Blanc, scorer of the overtime goal against Paraguay that put the French into the quarterfinals, said he wasn't confident that a suspension could be avoided.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/071098/spo_blanc.shtml   (461 words)

 uefa.com - UEFA Champions League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Laurent Blanc explains why the venue for the 2006 final holds a unique place in his heart.
Laurent Blanc reveals some of his favourite places in the French capital.
Laurent Blanc explains his role as ambassador for the 2006 UEFA Champions League final.
www.uefa.com /Competitions/UCL/Finals/newsId=399619.html   (286 words)

 Football | Ferguson asks Blanc not to bow out
At 36, Blanc has already stated that his first year as a United player will also be his final season in a career spent almost exclusively at the highest level of European football.
Ferguson, however, is hoping to tempt Blanc to reconsider with the offer of an extended contract, possibly including the added incentive of a coaching role.
Blanc's re-emergence as a central defender of poise and stature, having struggled to adapt to the English game at the start of the season, has been one of the pivotal factors behind United's remarkable recovery from ninth in the Premiership to the league's summit.
football.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4363300-99664,00.html   (641 words)

 NewStandard: 7/10/98
Indeed, Blanc had waved a handful of knuckles in the general direction of Bilic, but the Croatian did such a gross impersonation of a man fighting off invisible demons that Blanc is automatically suspended, with no recourse to appeal.
Yesterday, Laurent Blanc recalled the moment he got pulled into somebody else's sidewalk art performance.
Laurent Blanc of France didn't deserve a red card in the semifinals.
www.s-t.com /daily/07-98/07-10-98/d01sp123.htm   (771 words)

 SI.com - Soccer - Marseille offers Blanc job of sports director - Wednesday February 25, 2004 8:53PM
Blanc, 38, retired at the end of last season after ending his career at Manchester United.
Blanc's kiss on the international goalkeeper's bald head became a trademark of the French team who won the World Cup in 1998.
Bouchet ruled out offering Blanc a manager's job "a la English," like the one held by Alain Perrin before he was replaced by Anigo last month.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/soccer/02/25/bc.sport.soccer.blanc   (363 words)

 sport.iafrica.com | today Blanc in running for France job
Former France internationals Laurent Blanc and Jean Tigana have emerged as the favourites to succeed Jacques Santini following France's humiliating early exit from the European Championships.
Blanc, who missed the 1998 World Cup final victory as he was suspended for being sent off in the semifinal agianst Croatia but was in the team that won the Euro 2000 trophy, has not followed Deschamps into club management.
Simonet however said he would weigh up Blanc's bid along with those of Tigana, and former Senegal coach Bruno Metsu — the current coach of United Arab Emirates club Al-Ain, who said on Saturday he would slash his salary to be given the "honour and privilege" to coach France.
sport.iafrica.com /news/331409.htm   (580 words)

 It’s the Sheri-Blanc show !
LAURENT Blanc and Teddy Sheringham will come face-to-face in a veteran showdown tonight (Wednesday) at Old Trafford.
Blanc is now considering abandoning his plans to retire at the end of the season and Fergie is set to urge the World Cup winner and European champion to stay on at Old Trafford.
Blanc was hit by the flu over the weekend and missed United’s 2-2 draw at Derby on Sunday.
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk /sport/s/9/9222_it8217s_the_sheriblanc_show_.html   (585 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: The football diary
As far as French defender Laurent Blanc is concerned, the question is moot.
Blanc missed the final because of a red card earned in course of a hard-fought semifinal against Croatia.
But though he may have sat out the final game in the team dressing room, Blanc's influence was very visible on the pitch.
www.rediff.com /sports/1998/jul/27e.htm   (930 words)

 uefa.com - Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Laurent Blanc, the ambassador for this season's UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France, will help conduct today's draw in Paris.
Blanc, an outstanding central defender, played for Montpellier Hérault SC, SSC Napoli, Nîmes Olympique SC, AS Saint- Etienne, AJ Auxerre, FC Barcelona, Olympique de Marseille, FC Internazionale Milano and Manchester United FC.
Laurent Blanc: The Stade de France has become an historical monument for Frenchmen and has an enormous importance because France won the World Cup on 12 July 1998 at that stadium.
www.uefa.com /magazine/news/Kind=16/newsId=401409.html   (895 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Laurent Blanc signs new United deal
French defender Laurent Blanc has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.
Laurent Blanc has been at the World Cup and we have been waiting his return.
Blanc's performances improved as he settled into the Premiership and he is looking forward to another championship challenge at Old Trafford.
www.rte.ie /sport/2002/0703/United.html   (160 words)

 French mull over filling the Blanc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Earlier, France coach Aime Jacquet was to lodge an appeal against Blanc's expulsion but FIFA said Spanish referee Jose Garcia-Aranda's decision will stand and Blanc will be banned for the final.Blanc has never been sent off in his football career, either at club level or in his 73 previous internationals.
It was tremendous with both Blanc and Marcel Desailly in central defence.''``I'm the only one who's punished and that's good,'' Blanc said.
Blanc said he had reacted angrily after Bilic had lethimself fall to the ground when the two went for the ball.``It was tense between us for the whole match,'' he said.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19980710/19150604.html   (508 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Laurent Blanc is remembered by some critics as an over-the-hill defender who, in 2001/02, cost Manchester United several crucial points as they slipped to a place outside the top two for the first time in Premiership history.
Blanc will not go down as a Premiership great but that does not detract from his achievements as an undisputed legend of French football and a man who can list Napoli, Barcelona and Internazionale on his CV.
Today, Blanc is back in France, taking his coaching exams and working as an adviser to companies on managing people.
www.premierleague.com /fapl.rac?command=forwardOnly&nextPage=whereAreTheyNow&initial=B&playerID=883436   (368 words)

 ESPNsoccernet - Europe - Blanc's transfer under the microscope at Marseille trial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Blanc, capped 97 times by France, joined Marseille from Barcelona in July 1997 for a transfer fee estimated at 14 million French francs (2.13 million euros - $2.56 million).
While his contract with the Primera Liga side had two years to run, Blanc was allowed to leave and was even granted a four million-franc departure bonus.
Blanc, a key member of France's 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning team, spent two seasons at Marseille before he moved to Inter Milan for 18 million francs (2.74 million euros).
soccernet.espn.go.com /news/story?id=361764&cc=5739&campaign=rss&source=soccernet   (580 words)

 Laurent Blanc Inter Milan Football Club - Home Pages
Blanc was captain of the French World Cup winning side of 1998 but had to miss the final through disqualification after being controversially sent off in the Semi Final after Croatia's Slaven Bilic had over exaggerated a pushing offence.
Blanc has recently retired from International football, though not before captaining the French side that won Euro 2000.
Blanc quickly established himself as an ever present member of the Inter side and rarely misses a game.
www.channel2.co.uk /inter/01-02/p-blanc.html   (216 words)

 Character Counts
The basic wine is Blanc de Noirs, nothing complicated, 100% Pinot Noir blended from 3 vintages and aged a minimum of 3 years on the yeast.
Blanc de Blancs is pure Chardonnay and aged a minimum of 4 years on the yeast.
Although the Aube is known as Pinot Noir territory, Jean Laurent’s Blanc de Blancs has enjoyed spectacular success, in both the market and the press.
www.winemerchant.net /pages/cc-fr-laurent.htm   (861 words)

 BBC SPORT | MAN UTD  | Man Utd seal Blanc deal
Laurent Blanc has joined Manchester United on a lucrative one-year deal estimated to be worth £2.5m.
Blanc has been lined up as a replacement for Jaap Stam, who joined Lazio for £16.5m on Monday.
Blanc played down reports that he had not wanted to sign for the Old Trafford club, saying that something had always got in the way before.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/1516683.stm   (311 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Sport
Blanc epitomises the spirit of the French team, who have regularly shown an ability to mix it when their elegant football is not producing the goods.
Blanc had hardly touched him but still got a red card and the fact that Bilic later admitted he had simulated did not help.
Blanc was so upset that he considered quitting the international scene, but Roger Lemerre, who took over from Aime Jacquet as head coach after the World Cup, persuaded him to carry on.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20000702/sports.htm   (5771 words)

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