Bernard Blaquart

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Bernard Blaquart
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-08-16) 16 August 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Roumazières-Loubert, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1981 Bordeaux 52 (5)
1978–1979Toulouse (loan) 23 (0)
1981–1983 Toulon 14 (2)
1983–1984 Stade Français 5 (0)
Total 94 (7)
Teams managed
1984–1991 Lunel
1992–1994 Nord Lozère
1994–1995 Montluçon
1996–1998 Perrier Verzège
1998–2004 Lunel
2006 Grenoble
2012–2013 Tours
2015–2020 Nîmes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bernard Blaquart (born 16 August 1957) is a French former professional footballer who is currently the manager of Ligue 1 side Nîmes Olympique. During his playing career he represented Bordeaux, Toulouse, Toulon and Stade Français, making almost 100 appearances in the top two divisions of French football.

Following his retirement from playing, Blaquart moved into management and coached a number of lower-league clubs including Lunel and Montluçon before joining Ligue 2 outfit Grenoble as reserve team manager in 2004. He was appointed as manager of the senior team for the last 8 matches of the 2005–06 season following the departure of Thierry Goudet to Brest, and led the side to a 10th-place finish before returning to his post with the reserves. In 2008, he became Head of Youth Development at Grenoble and held the position for two years before taking up a similar role at Tours. In August 2012, he was given the manager's job at Tours on a full-time basis, replacing the outgoing German coach Peter Zeidler.

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