Christophe Jallet

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Christophe Jallet
Christophe Jallet - France v Armenia.jpg
Jallet in 2014
Personal information
Full name Christophe Jallet
Date of birth (1983-10-31) 31 October 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Cognac, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
1992–1998 Cognac
1998–2003 Niort
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Niort 98 (12)
2006–2009 Lorient 97 (3)
2009–2014 Paris Saint-Germain 138 (7)
2014 Paris Saint-Germain B 1 (0)
2014– Lyon 32 (1)
National team
2012– France 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:48, 22 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2014

Christophe Jallet (born 31 October 1983) is a French international footballer who plays for the French club Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1, as a right-back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Cognac, Charente, Jallet began his career at his hometown club UA Cognac where he operated behind the striker.[1] Tracked by the main club in the region, Chamois Niort, since 13, he was discouraged by his parents to pursue the move and he remained in Cognac.


Christophe Jallet finally joined Chamois Niort at 15, but his coach told his parents that he was "not good enough". Jallet dramatically improved after this.[1] Following his training, he started numerous games in National and Ligue 2 during his three seasons as a defensive midfielder there.[1]


Christophe Jallet is transferred to 2006 at FC Lorient[2] where he played as the third choice at right-back. After a successful tutelage as third choice Jallet eventually became a stalwart of the team.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 6 July 2009, Jallet joined Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of $2.5 million signing a four-year contract.[3] Jallet was recruited to provide competition for Ceará at right-back. He made his first appearance in a competitive match with PSG against Le Mans in the second match of Ligue 1.[4] As a right midfielder he scored his first goal a week later against Valenciennes FC with an assist from Stephane Sessegnon.[5] During the next match, against Lille, he delivered an assist a few minutes after he was substituted onto the pitch and marked the very end of game again with a goal.[6] During his first season Jallet's impact as a substitute with goalscoring potential was highly valued though gaining a starting berth proved hard with the form of Ceará. He scored again at the 19th match against Grenoble Foot 38, leading to a 4–0 victory for PSG.[7] He ended the season with 11 assists.[8]

On 1 May 2011 at Stade de France, Christophe Jallet won the Coupe de France with Paris Saint-Germain after a 1–0 defeat of Monaco in the final.[9] On 22 April 2011, he renewed his 2-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

On 2 October 2011, in the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyon, Jaillet scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory with an assist from Nenê.[10] He gained the confidence of new coach Carlo Ancelotti in a new position as midfielder with Ancelotti preferring Milan Bisevac at fullback. Christophe Jallet gained the captaincy late in the season following the dropping of Mamadou Sakho.

International career[edit]

He was called up by manager Didier Deschamps for a friendly against Uruguay on 9 August 2012. In his second appearance on 11 September 2012 he scored a goal against Belarus from a difficult angle.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Belarus 2–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 11 September 2012


Chamois Niortais
Paris Saint-Germain


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