Andy Delort

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Andy Delort
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-09) October 9, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Sète, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Tours FC (on loan from Wigan Athletic )
Number 9
Youth career
1997–1999 FC Sète 34
1999–2000 Pointe Courte AC Sète
2000–2002 FC Sète 34
2002–2003 Pointe Courte AC Sète
2003–2008 FC Sète 34
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Ajaccio 0 (0)
2009–2010 Nîmes 4 (0)
2010–2013 Ajaccio 46 (6)
2012 Metz (loan) 13 (1)
2013–2014 Tours 38 (24)
2014– Wigan Athletic 11 (0)
2015 Tours (loan) 8 (2)
National team
2009 France (beach) 1 (5)
2011 France U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andy Delort (born October 9, 1991 in Sète, Hérault) is a French professional football player. Currently, he plays for Wigan Athletic. He is a former France Under 20's international and has also represented France Beach Soccer team. Delort was named in the Ligue 2 team of the season for 2013/14 whilst playing for FC Tours, and nominated for Ligue 2 player of the year, eventually finishing runner up to FC Metz's Diafra Sakho.

Career[edit]

Born in Sète, he started his career at FC Sète 34. Delort joined the AC Ajaccio in 2008, having finished top scorer of France U19 (30 goals). After coming through Ajaccio's youth ranks, he attracted interest from FC Bordeaux and Borussia Dortmund, he joined Borussia Dortmund on trial playing in the reserve team with Mario Götze and Shinji Kagawa, Dortmund offered Delort a contract but he decided to join Nîmes Olympique because of Manager Jean-Michel Cavalli, Delort also claimed a player who leapfrogs, burns his wings deciding to stay in France.[1] Delort also turned down a contract offer from FC Bordeaux.

He played his first game of Ligue 2 on 30 August 2009, coming on as a 53rd minute substitute against FC Metz. During his season at Nîmes, he was little used in the first team making only 4 first team appearances, he played mostly reserves in CFA 2 where he scored 12 goals.

Ajaccio[edit]

He re-joined his original club AC Ajaccio on June 2010. He scored his first two goals at professional level on 15 September 2010 against Le Havre in the French League Cup, then his first French Cup goals on 12 November 2010.

His first Ligue 2 goals giving victories against SCO Angers 17 December 2010 and against the FC Istres. He signed his first professional contract for three and a half years with AC Ajaccio 28 January 2011.

On 11 March 2011 he was one of the players involved in a mass brawl when he was replaced in the match against FC Nantes, where he was one of several players given suspensions, Delort was suspended for 4 games alongside teammate Carl Medjani.

He earned promotion to Ligue 1 with AC Ajaccio during the 2010/11 season after finishing 2nd in the league.

On 31 January 2012, he signed a 6 months loan deal with Ligue 2 club Metz.[2] Where he scored 1 goal in 13 appearances.

He returned to AC Ajaccio for the 2012/13 season and Delort scored his first goal in Ligue 1 on 27 April 2013 to face Montpellier (won 2 goals to 1 Ajaccio). He made 16 appearances in Ligue 1.

FC Tours[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Delort joined Ligue 2 side Tours. He finished the joint top scorer in Ligue 2 during the 2013/14 season, scoring 24 goals Ligue 2 goals. At the end of the 2013/14 season, Delort was named in the Ligue 2 team of the season, and nominated for Ligue 2 player of the year, eventually finishing runner up to FC Metz’s Diafra Sakho for the award.

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On deadline day 2014, Delort signed for Championship side Wigan Athletic for a fee believed to be under £3 million. He was given the Number 49 shirt.

FC Tours[edit]

Having not been able to settle well in England, Delort joined Tours on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day 2015.

International career[edit]

Andy Delort played in Team France Beach Soccer in 2009 managed by Eric Cantona. He was spotted by Laurent Castro during an amateur tournament in Sète who asked him to come play games Qualification for the 2009 World Cup. He scored 5 goals in the qualifiers .

In 2011, he was selected by France Under 20's team by Francis Smerecki to play May 17, 2011 against the United States.

He was then called to participate in the 2011 Toulon Tournament in June with the France team, but injured himself in a league game and had to pull out of the squad.

Honours[edit]

Individual

  • Ligue 2 Top Goalscorer 2013/14 : 24 Goals
  • March 2014 : Player of the Month of Ligue 2 with Tours FC .
  • 2014 : Part of the team type Ligue 2 during the UNFP trophies.

Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Delort: "I refused a contract Borussia Dortmund" (1/2)". Sharkfoot (in French). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Delort prêté à Metz". Maxifoot (in French). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 

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