Bio
Lucien Bouchardeau
Born: 1961-12-18
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Country: Niger
Speaks: English
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Lucien Bouchardeau awarded a penalty to Italy late in the WC 1998 group stage match against Chile.

mistakes

He saw a Chilean player touch the ball with his hands. Right after the match he realized his mistake and told an Italian newspaper he would probably be sacked by FIFA and never referee again. That was another mistake because FIFA forbids referees to talk to the press about matches.

Bouchardeau went home, but did get many more matches to officiate, even for FIFA.

and

Lucien Bouchardeau also officiated matches at the 1997 Confederations Cup, the 1996 and 1998 African Cup of Nations and the Olympic Games 1996.

Did you know
PENALTY

  • When Blatter stood for re-election for president of FIFA in 2002 he had a few enemies. One of the was Michel Zen-Ruffinen (an ex referee/lawyer/ FIFA vice president) another was Farah Addo a CAF VIP from Somalia. Addo alleged that Blatter's 1998 election was rigged. Zen-Riffinenen then alleged that Blatter offered 25.000 dollars to Lucien Bouchardeau to make statements against Addo.
    Blatter said he paid Bouchardeau out of his own pocket because the ex-referee had fallen on hard times. Blatter was quoted saying "He (Bouchardeau, J NG) said to me with tears in his eyes that he was a poor devil and had nothing left. So I gave him $25,000 of my own money, I'm too good a person".

    source: The New York Times, The Guardian
  • this is Lucien in 1996

Statistics
Statistics for LUCIEN BOUCHARDEAU
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 4 2 6
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 37 36 73
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.17 0.08 0.13
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.54 1.5 1.52
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.04 0.02

Based on 24 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR LUCIEN BOUCHARDEAU
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 2002 qualifiers - Africa
2nd stageGhanaSudan2001-07-151 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageLibyaAngola2001-06-291 - 1 5 (5-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageEgyptSenegal2001-05-061 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageCongo DRCote d'Ivoire2001-03-101 - 2 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 2002 qualifiers
LiberiaSouth Africa2001-06-031 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998
group stageItalyChile1998-06-112 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1998
1/4 finalsMoroccoSouth Africa1998-02-221 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMoroccoMozambique1998-02-133 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 1997
3rd placeCzech RepublicUruguay1997-12-211 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsBrazilCzech Republic1997-12-192 - 0 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAustraliaBrazil1997-12-140 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Asia
2nd roundKorea RepublicUAE1997-10-043 - 0 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Africa
2nd roundGabonSierra Leone1997-06-082 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundCameroonTogo1997-04-272 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundSierra LeoneGhana1997-04-051 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundZaireCongo1997-01-121 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GhanaTanzania1996-06-172 - 1 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1996
group stageJapan OTHungary OT1996-07-253 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageMexico OTKorea Republic OT1996-07-230 - 0 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUSA OTArgentina OT1996-07-201 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1996
1/2 finalsZambiaTunisia1996-01-312 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageSouth AfricaEgypt1996-01-240 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1996 qualifiers
SenegalTogo1995-04-225 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
NigerTogo1994-08-163 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)