He is one of the great names in French football, and Hidalgo spent eight years at the head of the technical management of the "roosters", crowned the title of the European Cup 1984, when he included names such as Michel Platini, Alain Gerais and Jean Tigana.
This title was the first major coronation for the team, which later added other titles, notably the World Cup twice (1998 and 2018), and the 2000 European Cup.
Two years before the first coronation, Hidalgo led the team to the 1982 World Cup Spain semi-finals, losing to West Germany on penalties.
In his career as a player, Hidalgo defended the colors of Rennes in the 1950s, and reached the final of the first edition of the European Champions League Cup (currently the Champions League), where he lost to Real Madrid 3-4.
He also won two titles in the French League and the local cup competition with Monaco in the early sixties.