There was no video to be found that focus on Giresse on the net. Now, there is one. I'm so happy that a site/ platform (Dailymotion here) allowed the video that I'm going to share it with people who cares about this player or wants to take a little look at his technical prowesses. That said it is all about goals and assists in NT, it is just a compilation about that. No more, no less. That includes of course the goal with the head by the littlest player of the World Cup 1982 and also that magnificient goal celebration in Sevilla when France faced West Germany in the semi-finals which had to be succeeded by the biggest disappointment and deepest sorrows as well as the biggest feelings of injustice. Still about numbers and to complete a bit this post : Alain GIRESSE - Matchs, Buts et Passes décisives en Equipe de France. Alain GIRESSE - Matches, Goals and Assists in National Team. #Match.__Année__Compétition/Amical__D/E/N__Adversaire__Score_____B--P (Cf indirect, direct, pen., dist.) #Match.__Year__Competition/Friendly__H/A/N__Opponent__Score_____G--A (indirect fk, direct, pen., dist.) 1.__1974__Friendly__A__Poland___________2-0_____0--0 2.__1977__Friendly__A__Switzerland______4-0_____0--0 3.__1977__Friendly__A__Argentina________0-0_____0--0 4.__1978__Friendly__H__Portugal_________2-0_____0--0 5.__1978__Friendly__H__Sweden___________2-2_____0--0 6.__1981__WC Qual.__A__Netherlands______0-1_____0--0 7.__1981__WC Qual.__H__Belgium__________3-2_____0--0 8.__1981__WC Qual.__A__Belgium__________0-2_____0--0 9.__1981__WC Qual.__H__Netherlands______2-0_____0--0 10.__1981__WC Qual.__H__Cyprus___________4-0_____0--0 11.__1982__Friendly__H__Italy____________2-0_____0--0 12.__1982__Friendly__H__Northern Ireland_4-0_____0--1 13.__1982__Friendly__H__Bulgaria_________0-0_____0--0 14.__1982__Friendly__H__Wales____________0-1_____0--0 15.__1982__WORLD C.__N__England__________1-3_____0--1 16.__1982__WORLD C.__N__Kuweit___________4-1_____0--1 17.__1982__WORLD C.__N__Czechoslovakia___1-1_____0--0 18.__1982__WORLD C.__N__Austria__________1-0_____0--0 19.__1982__WORLD C.__N__Northern Ireland_4-1_____2--0 (8 m, header 6 m) 20.__1982__WORLD C.__N__West Germany_____3-3_____1--1 (18 m) 21.__1982__Friendly__H__Hungary__________1-0_____0--0 22.__1983__Friendly__A__Portugal_________3-0_____0--0 23.__1983__Friendly__H__Soviet Union_____1-1_____0--0 24.__1983__Friendly__A__Denmark__________1-3_____0--0 25.__1983__Friendly__A__Yugoslavia_______0-0_____0--0 26.__1984__Friendly__H__England__________2-0_____0--1 27.__1984__Friendly__H__Austria__________1-0_____0--0 28.__1984__Friendly__H__Scotland_________2-0_____1--0 (10 m a bit on the right) 29.__1984__EURO CH.__H__Denmark__________1-0_____0--0 30.__1984__EURO CH.__H__Belgium__________5-0_____1--2 (lob from 10 m a bit on the right) 31.__1984__EURO CH.__H__Yugoslavia_______3-2_____0--0 32.__1984__EURO CH.__H__Portugal_________3-2_____0--0 33.__1984__EURO CH.__H__Spain____________2-0_____0--0 34.__1984__WC Qual.__A__Luxembourg_______4-0_____0--1 35.__1984__WC Qual.__H__East Germany_____2-0_____0--0 36.__1985__WC Qual.__A__Yugoslavia_______0-0_____0--0 37.__1985__Int.Cup.__H__Uruguay__________2-0_____0--1 38.__1985__WC Qual.__A__East Germany_____0-2_____0--0 39.__1985__WC Qual.__H__Luxembourg_______6-0_____1--0 (lob from 10 m a bit on the left) 40.__1985__WC Qual.__H__Yugoslavia_______2-0_____0--0 41.__1986__Friendly__H__Northern Ireland_0-0_____0--0 42.__1986__WORLD C.__N__Canada___________1-0_____0--0 43.__1986__WORLD C.__N__Soviet Union_____1-1_____0--1 44.__1986__WORLD C.__N__Hungary__________3-0_____0--0 45.__1986__WORLD C.__N__Italy____________2-0_____0--0 46.__1986__WORLD C.__N__Brazil___________1-1_____0--0 47.__1986__WORLD C.__N__West Germany_____0-2_____0--0 47 international games, 6 goals, 10 assists. World Cup: 12/ 3/ 4. Euro Champ.: 5/ 1/ 2. Great tournaments = 17/ 4/ 6 Liste détaillée des passes décisives de Giresse avec noms des buteurs. Detailed list of Giresse's assists with scorers' names. Northern Ireland 82 (Zénier) - England 82 (Soler) - Kuwait 82 (Platini) - West Germany 82 (Trésor, on fk) England 84 (Platini) - Belgium 84 (Fernandez, Platini on fk) - Luxembourg 84 (Battiston) - Uruguay 85 (Touré) - Soviet Union 86 (Fernandez) - Platini x3, Fernandez x2. Liste des pré-passes décisives de Giresse et "demi-passes décisives". Detailed list of Giresse's pre-assists and "half-assists". Austria 84 (launched Amoros who crossed for Rocheteau) - half-assist: Luxembourg 84, the last goal, shoot who became a cross for Stopyra) - Yugoslavia 85 (fk for Touré who deviates the ball with his head for Platini) - Hungary 86 (lauched Ayache who crossed for Stopyra). 3 pre-assists (this may be not exhaustive/ liste possiblement non-exhaustive sur ce point). © Football Yesterday & Today Blogspot ^ that means I'm responsible of the given numbers in the sense there can be errors into it and that in the case it is shared, citing source should be done, would be cool. Now sorry for the little of words for now (of course there must be already some litterature about him somewhere on the net) . Or thoughts. But since there is this sub-forum called "Players & Legends", why not something on Giresse. He played his first international game against Poland in '74, aged 22, as an AM/ W. Played a few matches and for few minutes of play (1 half-time here, 60 mins there, 15 mins there) until Hidalgo decided to associate him with Platini at the very beginning of the 80s. European Champion '84 (aged 32 or almost, he was born in August '52), twice semi-finalist of the World Cup (in '82 and in '86), dominated French Football with Bordeaux in the first half of the 80s then was one of the very first big signing of a new great team to come, OM, into wich he brought his experience (vice-champion '87, semi-finalist of the Cup winners Cup in '88). Semi-finalist of the Champions Cup '85 with Bordeaux (eliminated by Juve, 2-3 on aggregate, well with a lost 3-0 in Turin, and a great performance in the second leg in Chaban-Delmas, it was near to make 3-3). Etc. Dribbler, feinter, became more and more a playmaker while aging to become that extraordinary #10 bis of the French National Team...the eye for the pass, the finesse in the construction, and to score goals (with a predilection for the lob)...Alain Giresse, Gigi.