Bernard Tapie’s son raises money to erect a statue in his father’s honor

30 years after Olympique de Marseille’s European crown, a fundraiser is being launched by the son of the club’s former president, as well as former players, to erect a statue in honor of Bernard Tapie.

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Design of the statue tribute to Bernard Tapie for the 30th anniversary of OM's victory in the Champions Cup (Rights reserved)

Bernard Tapie’s son is raising funds to erect a statue in honor of his father, former president of Olympique de Marseille, franceinfo learned from his son Laurent Tapie on Friday 25 May, as OM celebrates 30 years since its European coronation. On 26 May 1993, the Marseilles, led by Didier Deschamps, won the Champions League against Milan 1 – 0, becoming the only French club to have won a European title.

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Laurent Tapie has created an association “forever the first“, to be able to build, in Marseille, a statue to the glory of his father. This statue, designed by Laurent Tapie, represents the former OM president carried by six Marseille players, including Didier Deschamps, and brandishing the title european trophy.

Design of the statue in homage to Bernard Tapie, side view (right reserved)

On Friday 25 May, Laurent Tapie will be in Marseille together with former players of the Marseille club to commemorate this victory.

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