Goussé Nicolas GOUSSÉ


Born Jan 2, 1976
Thouars, FRANCE
Age 47 years old
Size 1.86 m
Weight 75 kg
Position Centre forward
Right midfielder
Thouars Thouars 1996
Metz Metz 2000
Metz Metz 1999
Troyes Troyes 2000
Numbers 13
Thouars Thouars
Rennes Rennes
Metz Metz
Troyes Troyes
Guingamp Guingamp
Mons Mons
Istres Istres
Nantes Nantes
Evian TG Evian TG
Manager Lefillatre plucked a hitherto unknown striker from National (French 3rd Division) in his quest to replace the departed Merdy and Michel in 1996. Nicolas Goussé made a discreet start to life with the professionals under Le Milinaire, but this tall striker became first-choice under the management of David in the 1997/1998 season. Goussé made up for his lack of technical ability with a British-style eagerness, an efficient heading game, and a huge dose of fortune in front of the opposition goal. As a key player in the last-gasp salvation from the drop in Division 1, scoring 9 goals, he was used more as an understudy by Le Guen in the 1998/1999 season. He still managed to prove himself as a “supersub” scoring 7 goals, of which 5 came in the last quarter-hour of matches. In spite of achieving qualification for the Intertoto Cup, the club released him in July 1999. Goussé took advantage of this opening to achieve a very respectable career in more modest clubs, such as Troyes, Istres or Evian.