Anthony Mounier

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Anthony Mounier
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Personal information
Full name Anthony Mounier
Date of birth (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Aubenas, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Montpellier
Number 7
Youth career
2002–2007 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Lyon 20 (2)
2009–2012 Nice 92 (10)
2012– Montpellier 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony Mounier (born 27 September 1987 in Aubenas, Ardèche) is a French footballer who plays for Montpellier HSC in Ligue 1. He primarily plays as a left-side winger.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Lyon[edit]

Mounier was promoted to the Lyon first team for the beginning of the 2007–08 season, being given the squad number 27. He made his club debut during the pre-season in the 2007 Peace Cup, where he played in all four matches, scoring a goal in Lyon's first group match against Shimizu S-Pulse. He made his league debut on 12 January 2008 in Lyon's 3–2 win over Toulouse coming on as a substitute.

In the summer transfer of 2008, Mounier wanted to leave the club after a lack of playing time due to his limited first team opportunities, but manager Claude Puel urged him to stay. Mounier began showing confidence when he provided an assist for Karim Benzema and Fred in a 2-1 win over Nancy on 27 September 2009. In the UEFA Champions League Groupstage on 21 October 2008, Mounier provided an assist Fred in a 5-3 win over Romanian side Steaua București.

He scored his first goal for Lyon on 24 January 2009 in the 2008–09 edition of the Coupe de France nailing a brace in Lyon's 6–0 thrashing of amateur side US Concarneau. In the 1ast 16 of Coupe de France, Mounier scored and provided an assist for Jean Makoun in a 3-2 loss against Lille. He scored his first ever league goal on 22 March 2009 against Sochaux. On 12 May 2009, Mounier scored his second league goal in a 3-0 win against Nantes.

OGC Nice[edit]

After playing five game for Lyon at the start of the season, Mounier joined Nice on the last day of the transfer window for worth 2.5 million plus a profit equal to 15% on a possible future transfer.[1] On 13 September 2009, Mounier made his debut for the club in a 2-0 loss against Auxerre. On 24 October 2009, Mounier played against Lyon where he made an assist for David Hellebuyck in a 4-1 win. On 28 March 2010, Mounier scored his first goal and setting up a goal for Eric Mouloungui in a 2-0 win over Toulouse. On 8 May 2010, Mounier scored his second goal in a 2-2 draw against Stade Rennais.

The following season of 2010-11, Mounier scored his first of the season with an assist from Danijel Ljuboja where he places the edge of the area left without a resumption of control beating Jérémie Janot in a 2-1 win over Saint-Étienne on 17 October 2010. He scored against them once again in the later of the season in a 2-1 win on 26 February 2012. On 16 April 2011, Mounier scored third goal and setting up a goal for Mouloungui in a 3-2 win over AS Monaco. In the Coupe de France last 16, Mounier scored the only goal in the game with a 1-0 win over JA Drancy on 2 February 2011.

The following season of 2011-12, Mounier scored his first of the season in a 3-1 loss against his former club on 6 August 2011. On 20 August 2011, Mounier scored in a 1-1 draw against Toulouse and scored again by taking the fly, thirty yards from goal, the ball poorly returned by the defense and past the goalkeeper in the third round of Coupe de la Ligue with 2-1 win on 31 August 2011. This goal allows the club qualify and earning the club first official victory of the season. After 12 matches without a goal, Mounier scored a brace in a 2-0 win over Valenciennes on 17 December 2011. On 11 January 2012, Mounier scored in a 5-3 win over Dijon in the quarter final of Coupe de France and scored again in the semi-final with a 2-1 loss against Marseille, eliminating the club in process of Coupe de France. On 25 February 2012, Mounier scored in a 1-0 win over Caen. Mounier scored a brace again of the season in a 3-2 win over Saint-Étienne on 31 March 2012 and scored again in a 2-0 win over Lorient on 8 April 2012.

Montpellier[edit]

On 29 June 2012, he joined Montpellier HSC for a reported €3.25 million and signed 4 year contract.[2]

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