Benoît Trémoulinas

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Benoît Trémoulinas
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Trémoulinas with Bordeaux in 2009
Personal information
Full name Benoît Trémoulinas
Date of birth (1985-12-28) 28 December 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Lormont, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Number 33
Youth career
1993–1994 US Lormont
1994–2007 Bordeaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Bordeaux 165 (5)
2013– Dynamo Kyiv 7 (0)
2014 Saint-Étienne 4 (0)
National team
2012– France 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:04, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Benoît Trémoulinas (French pronunciation: ​[bənwa tʁemulinas]; born 28 December 1985) is a French international footballer who currently plays for the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv. He plays as an attack-minded left back capable of getting forward in order to provide support for the attackers. He can also play as a midfielder and winger on the same side.

Club career[edit]

Trémoulinas was born in the commune of Lormont, a suburb located on the outskirts of Bordeaux, and began his career playing for hometown club US Lormont. In 1994, he signed a youth contract with FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Trémoulinas spent approximately seven years in the club's youth system and one year in the Championnat de France amateur before earning a call up to the senior team in preparation for the 2007–08 season following the signing of his professional contract. He was designated the number 28 shirt and served as backup to the younger Florian Marange and elder Franck Jurietti. Trémoulinas made his professional debut on 15 August 2007 in a league match against Le Mans.[1] He was limited to only nine league appearances, but was a regular in the club's 2007–08 UEFA Cup campaign appearing in seven matches and also scoring his first European goal in a 3–2 victory over Greek club Panionios.[2]

Trémoulinas was slowly integrated into the squad for the 2008–09 season by manager Laurent Blanc upending both Marange and Jurietti, though the latter was still relied more upon in important matches, such as when he started for Trémoulinas in matches against Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, and the 2009 Coupe de la Ligue Final.[3][4] Trémoulinas did appear in the final as a substitute in the 17th minute for the injured Brazilian Wendel, but had to substituted out at halftime, also due to injury. Bordeaux won the match 4–0 giving Trech, as he is called by the Bordeaux faithful, his first career club honour. Following the final, Trémoulinas started the final five matches of the season helping Bordeaux win its first league title since 1999. In total with the team, he appeared in 31 matches scoring his only goal of the season against Guingamp in a 4–2 victory in the Coupe de la Ligue.[5]

On 29 May 2009, Trémoulinas was rewarded with a contract extension keeping him with the club until June 2013.[6] Trémoulinas successful play during the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season saw the player attract interest from Italian clubs A.C. Milan, Juventus and Fiorentina, and Spanish club Real Madrid, though Trémoulinas quickly brushed off the rumours.[7][8][9] He was among the top assists providers in the league primarily due to his crosses and ability to get forward.[10]

On 12 July 2013, Trémoulinas had officially signed a four-year contract with the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv. He made his debut for the club on 28 July in a league match against FC Sevastopol spending 70 minutes on the pitch and made his first assist for the club. The match ended a 2-0 victory for Dynamo.

On 31 January 2014, Trémoulinas was loaned out to Saint-Étienne until the end of the season. He made this decision due to the fact that he lost his spot in the starting 11, and wanted to have enough playing time to get called up for the French national team to play in the 2014 World cup. On the 8th of July 2014, Trémoulinas went back to Dynamo Kyiv despite the fact that Saint-Étienne wanted to buy out his contract after his loan ended with them.

International career[edit]

On 5 August 2010, Trémoulinas was called up to the senior team for the first time by new manager Laurent Blanc for the team's friendly match against Norway on 11 August 2010. However, he did not play that game but he was called up again more than two years after by Didier Deschamps for a friendly game against Italy scheduled on 15 November 2012 in which he replaced Moussa Sissoko at the 89th minute of the game achieving his first international selection.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 14 June 2013)

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Bordeaux 2007–08 9 0 1 4 0 1 7 1 1 20 1 3
2008–09 26 0 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 31 1 7
2009–10 34 2 7 5 0 1 9 0 1 48 2 9
2010–11 32 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 3
2011–12 36 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 40 2 5
2012–13 28 1 6 1 0 0 6 0 1 34 1 7
Total 165 5 27 21 1 4 23 1 3 200 7 34
FC Dynamo Kyiv 2013–14 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 2
Total 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 2
Career total 172 5 29 21 1 4 25 1 3 209 7 36

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

France Bordeaux

Individual[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Supercup

References[edit]

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