Manuel Amoros Profile

Manuel Amoros - Career

The prime of his career was spent with Monaco, making his debut for the first team as an 18 year old in 1980 and then spending the next nine years in the principality. It was a great period to be at the club, as throughout the 80s they were involved in the title race more often than not, and Amoros helped them to two Ligue 1 titles, in 1982 and 1988, and a Coupe de France victory in 1985 over Paris Saint-Germain. Amoros eventually called time on his Monaco career in 1989, moving along the south coast to join Bernard Tapie's Marseille revolution alongside other high-profile signings such as Chris Waddle, Enzo Francescoli and Jean Tigana. It would prove to be a successful move for Amoros, immediately winning the title at the end of the 1989-90 season, and then doing the same for the next two seasons. Amoros would also win a Champions League medal in 1993, although he didn't actually play in the final victory over Milan. He did play in the 1991 final against Red Star Belgrade, but unfortunately he was the only player to miss in the penalty shootout.

Manuel Amoros - Career in Brief


Years Club
1980-89 Monaco crest Monaco
1989-93 Marseille crest Marseille
1993-95 Lyon crest Lyon
1995-96 Marseille crest Marseille


Team France
Debut 1982
Last Match 1992
Caps 82
Goals 1

Manuel Amoros - Playing Style

Amoros was a superb full-back, one of the best in the world in the 1980s. When it came to defending he was extremely competitive and tenacious, whilst his technical ability meant that he carried a real threat going forward, with his surging runs, overlaps and combination play proving a constant menace for the opposition but a real attacking bonus for his own team-mates.

Despite being known primarily as a right-back, Amoros was also extremely comfortable playing with his left foot, so he was equally adept at playing left-back, a position he filled in at a number of times for both club and country.

Manuel Amoros - Honours


Honour Year Club
European Cup Winners 1986-87 Porto crest Porto