One of the best players in the history of AS Monaco, Christian Dalger, died at the age of 73 on Saturday, July 1. He was a member of the team that won the League in 1978 when the club made its comeback to the Ligue 1 in that season.

Dalger played in the same year in the World Cup in Argentina. He had six caps for France, scoring twice. With AS Monaco he also won the Coupe de France in 1980. He was one of the most-loved players in the old Stade Louis II, as a right winger.

With 89 league goals he was the third-best scorer in the club’s history and he helped his mate Delio Onnis a good deal to become the top scorer in the history of Ligue 1. They also played together at Toulon. In the capital of Var he ended his career and started as a manager. He became head coach of the national team of Mali in 2002.