Élodie Thomis

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Élodie Thomis
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Personal information
Full name Élodie Ginette Thomis[1]
Date of birth (1986-08-13) 13 August 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Colombes, France
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Striker
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 12
Youth career
1999–2001 Épinay-sur-Seine
2001–2002 Colombes Féminin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 CNFE Clairefontaine 51 (32)
2005–2007 Montpellier 42 (18)
2007– Lyon 78 (44)
National team
2005– France 94 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:42, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
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Élodie Ginette Thomis (born 13 August 1986 in Colombes) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays either a winger or striker and is described as a player who possesses pace comparable to that of French men's internationals Thierry Henry and Sidney Govou.[2][3] Thomis is a former graduate of the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy and is currently a French women's international having made her debut with the team in June 2005 at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 against Italy.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Thomis was born in the commune of Colombes, a northwestern suburb of Paris, to parents of Martiniquais heritage. She, initially, began her career in athletics training as a sprinter and long-distance runner.[4] At the age of 13, Thomis began playing football after attending a trial for women footballers in Épinay-sur-Seine.[2][4] After successfully starring for the local club, she joined Football Club Feminin de Colombes in her hometown. In 2002, Thomis was selected to attend CNFE Clairefontaine, the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy. She spent three years training at the facility alongside future domestic teammates Louisa Necib, as well as future international teammates Caroline Pizzala, Élise Bussaglia, and Laure Lepailleur.[4] In three seasons at the academy, Thomis played in over 50 matches scoring 32 goals.

Montpellier and Lyon[edit]

After departing Clairefontaine, Thomis joined Division 1 Féminine club Montpellier. Necib later joined the club the following year. In her first season with the club, Thomis appeared in 20 league matches scoring three goals as Montpellier finished runner-up in the league to Juvisy. She also made her European debut participating in the 2005–06 UEFA Women's Cup. In the team's first leg quarter-final tie against Danish outfit Brøndby IF, Thomis scored a double, which, after a positive result in the second leg, allowed Montpellier to advanced to the semi-finals where the club was eliminated by the eventual champions 1. FFC Frankfurt.[5] Thomis' goal output increased in the 2005–06 season scoring 15 goals in 22 matches as Montpellier claimed the Challenge de France, the women's domestic cup in France. After the season, in June 2007, rival D1 Féminine Lyon confirmed that both Thomis and Necib would be joining the club for the 2007–08 season. In her debut season at Lyon, she played in 17 league matches scoring seven goals helping the club win the league and cup double. In the 2008–09 season, Thomis appeared in 17 total matches scoring 14 goals as Lyon won the league for the third consecutive season and reached the semi-finals for the second straight season in the UEFA Women's Cup.

In the ensuing two seasons, due to injuries, Thomis was limited to only 30 appearances domestically. The striker did scored 17 goals in that span. In the re-branded UEFA Women's Champions League, Thomis made eight appearances scoring three goals as Lyon reached the final in the 2009–10 edition of the competition. Lyon was defeated by German club Turbine Potsdam in the penultimate match. In the 2010–11 edition of the Champions League, Thomis was a part of the team that won the competition defeating its nemesis Turbine Potsdam 2–0 in the final.

International career[edit]

Thomis made her international debut for the Bleues on June 6, 2005 in a match against Italy. As of today, she has 52 caps and has scored 15 goals for the national team.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 14 November 2012[6][7]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CNFE 2002–03 16 4 0 0 0 0 16 4
2003–04 17 15 0 0 0 0 17 15
2004–05 18 13 0 0 0 0 18 13
Total 51 32 0 0 0 0 51 32
Montpellier 2005–06 20 3 0 0 6 2 26 5
2006–07 22 15 0 0 0 0 22 15
Total 42 18 0 0 6 2 48 20
Lyon 2007–08 17 7 5 3 10 4 32 14
2008–09 17 12 3 4 6 2 26 18
2009–10 16 10 3 3 8 3 27 16
2010–11 14 7 2 3 7 1 23 11
2011–12 21 15 6 2 7 3 34 20
2012–13 16 12 6 1 9 1 31 14
Total 101 63 25 16 47 14 173 93
Career total 194 113 25 16 53 16 272 145

International[edit]

(Correct as of 19 September 2012)[8]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2004–05 2 0
2005–06 6 0
2006–07 9 1
2007–08 6 5
2008–09 9 2
2009–10 11 5
2010–11 15 4
2011–12 21 8
2012–13 2 1
Total 81 26

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Montpellier
Lyon

International[edit]

France

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goalscorers". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Entretien avec... Elodie Thomis : "Le foot féminin n’est pas du mauvais football!"". FootMercato (in French). 11 October 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lyon sign 'Zidane' and 'Henry'". Union of European Football Associations. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Thomis vows to hit the goal trail". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 August 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Montpellier hail teenage hero". Union of European Football Associations. 8 October 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "La Carriere de Élodie Thomis". StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "THOMIS Elodie". Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  8. ^ THOMIS Élodie, French Football Federation, accessed 19 June 2011

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