Florian Thauvin

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Florian Thauvin
Florian Thauvin.jpg
Thauvin with Marseille in a Champions League match against Arsenal
Personal information
Full name Florian Thauvin
Date of birth (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Orléans, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 14
Youth career
2000–2005 Ingre
2005–2007 Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle
2007–2008 Orléans
2008–2010 Grenoble
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Grenoble 3 (0)
2011–2013 Bastia 29 (3)
2013 Lille 0 (0)
2013 Bastia (loan) 16 (7)
2013– Marseille 25 (9)
National team
2011–2012 France U18 2 (0)
2012 France U19 2 (0)
2012–2013 France U20 16 (7)
2013– France U21 5 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:11, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Florian Thauvin (born 26 January 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays for Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1. He plays as an attacking midfielder and is a France youth international having earned caps at under-18 level. Noted columnist Andy Brassell describes him as a wide player who is a "left-footer with fine acceleration and jaw-dropping close control."[1]

In January 2014, he was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe.[2]

Club career[edit]

Thauvin previously played for Grenoble and made his professional debut on 11 March 2011 in a 1–1 league draw with Vannes.[3] Following the liquidation of Grenoble after the season, which saw the club relegated to the Championnat de France amateur 2, Thauvin departed the club and signed his first professional contract with Corsican side Bastia.[4] On 28 October 2012, he scored his first goal for Bastia in a 3–1 victory over Bordeaux.[5]

On 29 January 2013, Thauvin signed a four and a half year deal with Ligue 1 club Lille, putting an end to media speculation of a switch to English football club Arsenal. The transfer fee was reported to be around 3.5 million. Thauvin was subsequently sent to Bastia on a six-month loan deal, keeping him at the top-flight Corsican club until the end of the 2012–13 season.[6]

On 2 September 2013, after weeks of drawn out negotiations, Thauvin signed a five-year deal with Olympique de Marseille. The 20-year-old had been absent from training, and forced a move to Stade Velodrome, eventually signing for 15million including bonuses.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 December 2013.[7][8]
Team Season League Cup League Cup Europe[n 1] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Grenoble 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Bastia 2011–12 13 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
2012–13 32 10 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 35 10 1
Total 45 10 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 51 10 1
Marseille 2013–14 25 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 1 26 11 6
Total 25 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 1 26 11 6
Career total 73 19 5 4 0 0 3 0 0 6 2 1 86 22!7

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Supercup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brassell, Andy (20 June 2013). "Under-20 stars ready to dazzle". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "The next 10 big things: Europe's top youngsters and stars of the future". The Guardian. 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vannes v. Grenoble Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bastia: Florian Thauvin (Grenoble) a signé" (in French). Foot-National. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bastia beat Bordeaux, Lorient deny Ajaccio". UEFA.com. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Deux prêts à Bastia". L'Equipe (in French). 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Florian Thauvin". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  8. ^ Florian Thauvin French stats. LFP. Retrieved 28 August 2012.

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