Vikash Dhorasoo is a former French football player of Mauritian background. He was born in Harfleur in France and was a substitute at the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006.
He made his debut for French football club Le Harve in 1993 and remained at the club for five years before eventually transferring to Lyon.
With Lyon, Dhorasoo would go on to win two French League Championships before leaving for AC Milan in the summer of 2004. He was an unused substitute in the memorable 2005 champions league final against Liverpool.
He only spent one season at Milan before transferring back to France with Paris St Germain. His new club won the 2006 Coupe de France, with Dhorasoo scoring against the opposition, Marseille.
He was called up to represent France in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, his only appearance came as a substitute against Switzerland.
Aside from mainstream football, Dhorasoo has a keen interest in films. He has made a documentary about his time as a substitute during the World Cup. The film called, ‘Substitute’, was released in 2007 in France and in 2008 in the UK.
Dhorasoo documents his time moving around Germany with the French national team, and how life on the bench had frustrated him.
After the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Dhorasoo returned to play for Paris St Germain.
In September 2006 during an interview with French Magazine, L’Équipe, Dhorasoo criticised the then PSG manager, Guy Lacombe, and was subsequently sacked from the club. He retired from football in January 2008.