A sportsman who has a smile. Since the beginning of his football career, Didier Deschamps has gleaned success by kicking the ball. In the 1980s, the native of the Basque Country trained in FC Nantes quickly knew how to get out of the game with his team.
Finalist in the Gambardella Cup with the Canaries club in 1986, Didier Deschamps later moved to Olympique de Marseille where he won the Coupe de France in 1990 and 1992. Before OM’s incredible consecration in the final of the Ligue des champions, the following year by beating AC Milan (1-0) thanks to the victorious goal of his friend and teammate Basile Boli. A success that allowed the defensive midfielder to see his career take off internationally.
In 1995, Didier Deschamps crossed the Alps to join Italy, a country in which he will play under the colors of Juventus of Turin. An Italian epic which will see the confirmation of his talent with the Turin club. Added to this, in fact, many successes: triple Italian champion (1995, 1997 and 1998), winner of the Italian Cup and Super Cup (1995 and 1997), the Frenchman climbed with his club to three times in the final of the Champions League, which he won again the trophy in 1996. Not to mention the Intercontinental Cup and the European Super Cup (1996).
It was also at this same time that Didier Deschamps shone in the colors of the French football team. Under the command of coach Aimé Jacquet, he won the first star of the tricolor jersey with the Blues by winning the World Cup in 1998 against Brazil. And, to win two years after the European Cup in 2000. Didier Deschamps ended his career as a professional player at the beginning of the millennium across the Channel, where he won the FA Cup with Chelsea, and in Spain where he finished runner-up of the Champions League with FC Valence in 2001.
A taste for winning that never left Didier Deschamps during his career as a sports coach. Victorious of numerous successes with several Ligue 1 clubs such as Monaco (2001-2005) and Olympique de Marseille (2009-2012), without forgetting his parenthesis in Turin with Juventus (2006-2007), he became the successor of Laurent Blanc at the head of the French football team in 2012. Thanks to his role as coach, the Blues were finalists for Euro 2016 before adding a second star to the tricolor jersey after their victory in 2018, in the final of the World Cup against Croatia and finally to win the League of Nations in 2021.
Long admired for his physical qualities, Didier Deschamps also aroused a lot of reactions after the last World Cup, after appearing transformed thanks to the victory… And a little help from a dental surgeon. Suffering from severe bruxism, this new smile would have earned him several thousand euros according to our colleagues from TF1 Info in 2019. “Even if I’m not 100% sure, because it’s not my practice that is ‘is busy with Didier Deschamps, I think he had his teeth covered with veneers,’ explained Julie, dental assistant in a Paris office, to the chain. The cost of this dental coquetry: between 10,000 and 16,000 euros according to the site, up to 25,000 to 40,000 euros, depending on the case and the practice, if it is necessary to replace the missing teeth with bridges or implants. Back in pictures on the incredible evolution of the famous trainer.