Camille Abily

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Camille Abily
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Personal information
Full name Camille Anne Françoise Abily[1]
Date of birth (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Rennes, France
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 23
Youth career
1992–1994 Jeanne d'Arc Bruz
1994–1999 FC Bruz
1999–2000 SC Le Rheu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Stade Briochin
2001–2002 La Roche-sur-Yon
2002–2003 CNFE Clairefontaine
2003–2006 Montpellier 65 (25)
2006–2009 Lyon 56 (34)
2009–2010 Los Angeles Sol 18 (8)
2009–2010 Paris Saint-Germain (loan) 13 (12)
2010 FC Gold Pride 17 (1)
2010– Lyon 34 (23)
National team
2001– France 120 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:12, 15 February 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:42, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Camille Anne Françoise Abily (born 5 December 1984 in Rennes) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Lyon of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays primarily as an attacking midfielder. Abily is a two-time winner of the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Female Player of the Year and, following her second consecutive honour in 2007, became the first women to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Following a move to the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league in the United States, she earned Player of the Month and All-Star honors.

Abily began her football career joining Jeanne d'Arc Bruz in 1992. In 1994, she joined nearby club FC Bruz. After a year's stint at another local club, Abily spent time in the first division playing for Stade Briochin and La Roche-sur-Yon. In 2002, she was selected to attend the women's section of the nationally recognized Clairefontaine academy. After her stint at Clairefontaine, Abily signed with Montpellier and won two league titles while at the club, as well as the Challenge de France, the women's domestic cup. After three seasons with Montpellier, Abily joined Lyon. Similar to her stint at Montpellier, she won several titles, which included three straight league titles from 2006–2009. In 2008, Abily joined the new United States-based women's soccer league, Women's Professional Soccer, after her American playing rights were chosen by the Los Angeles Sol in the 2008 WPS International Draft. After helping the Sol win the league, Abily returned to France where she played for Paris Saint-Germain on loan. In 2010, she returned to the United States to play with FC Gold Pride and, subsequently, won her second consecutive title in the league. In 2010, Abily announced that she would be returning to Lyon for the 2010–11 season and, subsequently, was a part of the team that won the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Abily is also a French international. Prior to playing for the senior team, she played at youth level representing the under-18 team at the 2001 UEFA Women's Under-18 Championship. Abily made her senior international debut in September 2001 in a friendly match against the Netherlands. She scored her first goal for the national team six years later in a 2–0 win over China in February 2007. Abily made her major international tournament debut for the team at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 and later played on the teams that qualified for UEFA Women's Euro 2009 and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Abily has won the league with her respective club on four occasions. She won two titles with Montpellier and back-to-back titles with Lyon. During two of those title runs, she was selected as the Female Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007. In 2010 she won the WPS Championship with the FC Gold Pride.

In March 2009, she joined the new United States-based women's soccer league, Women's Professional Soccer, after her American playing rights were assigned to the Los Angeles Sol.[2] She made her debut in the league's inaugural match against the Washington Freedom, which included her French compatriot Sonia Bompastor, and scored the second goal in the Sol's 2–0 victory. On 7 January 2010 Abily was traded to FC Gold Pride. She played in 17 games, scoring one goal and having six assists. On 27 September, Abily's contract with the Gold Pride was mutually terminated as she decided to return to Olympique Lyonnais and focus on the upcoming 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3]

International career[edit]

Abily made her international debut for Les Bleues on 26 September 2001 in a match against the Netherlands. She has 95 caps and has scored 23 goals for the national team.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Camille Abily with OL

Statistics accurate as of 15 February 2012[4][5]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Briochin 2000–01
Total
La Roche-sur-Yon 2001–02
Total
CNFE 2002–03
Total
Montpellier 2003–04 22 4 3 0 0 0 25 4
2004–05 22 9 0 0 6 4 28 13
2005–06 21 12 0 0 8 3 29 15
Total 65 25 3 0 14 7 82 32
Lyon 2006–07 22 17 0 0 0 0 22 17
2007–08 21 8 4 1 0 0 25 9
2008–09 13 9 0 0 5 5 18 14
Total 56 34 4 1 5 5 65 40
Los Angeles Sol 2009 18 8 18 8
Total 18 8 18 8
Paris SG 2009–10 13 12 0 0 0 0 13 12
Total 13 12 0 0 0 0 13 12
FC Gold Pride 2010 17 1 17 1
Total 17 1 17 1
Lyon 2010–11 19 12 3 0 8 1 30 13
2011–12 15 11 1 2 3 4 19 17
2012–13 21 20 5 6 9 5 35 31
Total 55 43 9 8 20 10 84 61
Career total 224 123 16 9 39 22 279 144

International[edit]

(Correct as of 24 October 2012)[6]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2001–02 2 0
2002–03 0 0
2003–04 0 0
2004–05 11 0
2005–06 13 0
2006–07 13 6
2007–08 7 2
2008–09 4 1
2009–10 13 6
2010–11 18 5
2011–12 23 3
2012–13 4 0
Total 108 23

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

International[edit]

France

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goalscorers". UEFA.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Camille Abily (WPS playing rights assigned to Los Angeles)
  3. ^ "Pride, Abily mutually agree to terminate contract". FC Gold Pride. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "La Carriere de Camille Abily". StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "ABILY Camille". Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  6. ^ ABILY Camille, French Football Federation, Retrieved 19 June 2011

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