Alphonse Areola

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Alphonse Areola
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Areola with Paris Saint-Germain in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bastia
(on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
Number 1
Youth career
2002–2006 Petits Anges
2008–2009 INF Clairefontaine
2009–2012 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Paris Saint-Germain 2 (0)
2013–2014 Lens (loan) 35 (0)
2014– Bastia (loan) 25 (0)
National team
2009–2010 France U17 10 (0)
2010–2011 France U18 4 (0)
2011–2012 France U19 8 (0)
2012–2013 France U20 16 (0)
2013–2014 France U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:34, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Alphonse Areola (born 27 February 1993 in Paris) is a French football goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 club SC Bastia, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Club career[edit]

Areola finished his formation with Paris Saint Germain, after playing for INF Clairefontaine and Petits Anges. In July 2009, he signed a professional deal with PSG.

On 18 May 2013, Areola made his first team debut, replacing Salvatore Sirigu in the 48th minute of a 3-1 home win over Brest. PSG had already won the league title, and their opponents were already relegated.[1] He went on to make a start the following weekend, in a 3-1 away win against Lorient, being substituted after 61 minutes for Ronan Le Crom.[2]

On 23 July 2013 he was loaned to Ligue 2 side RC Lens for the season.[3]

On 26 July 2014, he was once again loaned, this time to fellow Ligue 1 team SC Bastia.[4] On 11 April he played the 2015 Coupe de la Ligue Final against his parent club, losing 0–4.[5]

International career[edit]

Areola has played for France's U-18, U-19 and U-20 teams, although has yet to be called up by the French senior team. Areola is also eligible to play for the Philippine senior team due to his parents being both of Filipino heritage and in 2011 was personally invited by team manager Dan Palami to consider playing for the national team.[6]

Areola was the hero of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final after saving Uruguay's first two penalties — from Emiliano Velázquez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta — in the penalty shootout after the match had remained scoreless at the end of extra time.

Honours[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain
France

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beckham delivers in Paris win". Sky Sports News. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lorient 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Gameiro at the double but Sakho in goal as champions' season finishes in farce". Goal.com. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Officiel : Alphonse Areola prêté à Lens" [Official: Alphonse Areola loaned out to Lens] (in French). RC Lens. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Officiel: Alphonse Areola prêté par le PSG" [Official: Alphonse Areola loaned out by PSG] (in French). sc-bastia.net. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Davis, Matt (11 April 2015). "Paris St-Germain beat Bastia 4-0 to win the French League Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (24 August 2011). "France youth squad GK Alphonse Areola shows Azkals interest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 

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