Aurélien Joachim

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Aurélien Joachim
Personal information
Full name Aurélien Joachim
Date of birth (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Luxembourg
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
CSKA Sofia
Number 13
Youth career
Lorrain Arlon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 R.E. Virton 32 (1)
2006 VfL Bochum II 17 (0)
2007 Alemannia Aachen II 1 (0)
2008–2011 FC Differdange 03 84 (37)
2011–2013 F91 Dudelange 25 (19)
2012–2013 Willem II (loan) 25 (6)
2013–2014 RKC Waalwijk 31 (6)
2014– CSKA Sofia 12 (5)
National team
2005– Luxembourg 51 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 December 2014

Aurélien Joachim (born 10 August 1986) is a Luxembourgian international footballer, who currently plays for Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia. He is the younger brother of former cyclist Benoît Joachim.

Club career[edit]

Joachim spent his time in the youth teams of Belgian clubs Virton and Mouscron, before making his senior debut for Virton in the 2004/2005 season. He then played for the reserve teams of German Bundesliga sides VfL Bochum and Alemannia Aachen before making his debut in the Luxembourg National Division in the second half of the 2007/2008 season.

Joachim was transferred to F91 Dudelange in May 2011. He has been a key figure in Dudelange's Champions League run in 2012–13, scoring 4 goals over 2 legs against SP Tre Penne of San Marino,[1] and scoring in each leg of Dudelange's famous 4–4 aggregate draw with Red Bull Salzburg,[2] helping his side through via the away goals rule to face NK Maribor in the third qualifying round, the furthest Dudelange have ever gone in the Champions League.

On 29 August 2012, Joachim was loaned to Willem II until the end of the season. In July 2013, he signed a two-year deal with RKC Waalwijk after he had permanently left Dudelange as a free agent.

Before the beginning of the 2014-15 season, Joachim signed with Bulgarian club CSKA (Sofia). He made his official debut for the side in a Europa League qualifier against Zimbru Chișinău on 17 July 2014.

International career[edit]

Joachim made his debut for Luxembourg in a September 2005 World Cup qualification match against Liechtenstein, at just 19 years of age. He played in 5 World Cup qualification matches.[3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Luxembourg's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 February 2007 Stade Alphonse Theis, Hesperange, Luxembourg  Gambia 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
2 6 September 2011 Stade Josy Barthel, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Albania 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3 15 August 2012 Stade Municipal, Differdange, Luxembourg  Georgia 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
4 14 August 2013 Stade Josy Barthel, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Lithuania 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
5 6 September 2013 Central Stadium Kazan, Russia  Russia 1–3 1–4 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 10 September 2013 Stade Josy Barthel, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Northern Ireland 1–1 3–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 26 May 2014 Cristal Arena, Genk, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 1–5 Friendly


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