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 22)
Place of birth Orléans, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
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 64 (13)
National team
2011–2012 France U18 2 (0)
2012 France U19 2 (0)
2012–2013 France U20 16 (7)
2013–2014 France U21 10 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:49, 18 November 2014 (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 Winger and is a France youth international having earned caps up to under-21 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]

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.[2] 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.[3] On 28 October 2012, he scored his first goal for Bastia in a 3–1 victory over Bordeaux.[4]

On 29 January 2013, Thauvin signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Ligue 1 club Lille. The transfer fee was reported to be around 3.5 million. Thauvin was subsequently sent back to Bastia on a six-month loan deal, keeping him at the top-flight Corsican club until the end of the 2012–13 season.[5]

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 due to disputes over an improved contract, and forced a move to the Stade Velodrome, eventually signing for €15 million including bonuses.[6]

International career[edit]

Thauvin taking a shot in the final of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup against Uruguay

Thauvin was a member of the French squad which won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. He scored a penalty in the 4–0 win over Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals[7] and both French goals in a 2–1 victory against Ghana in the semi-finals.[8]

Playing style[edit]

In January 2014, he was named by The Observer as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe. Toulouse manager Alain Casanova has called Thauvin "a player in the image of Franck Ribéry … someone who is able to disrupt any opponent, someone very dangerous when he picks up speed. Very dangerous indeed."[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 May 2015.[10][11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe 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 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 35 10 4
Total 42 10 3 4 0 0 2 0 1 51 10 4
Marseille 2013–14 31 8 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 6[a] 1 1 40 10 6
2014–15 30 5 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 32 5 8
Total 61 13 12 3 1 1 3 0 0 6 1 1 73 15 14
Career total 109 23 15 7 1 1 5 0 1 6 1 1 124 25 18
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brassell, Andy (20 June 2013). "Under-20 stars ready to dazzle". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vannes v. Grenoble Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bastia: Florian Thauvin (Grenoble) a signé" (in French). Foot-National. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bastia beat Bordeaux, Lorient deny Ajaccio". UEFA.com. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Deux prêts à Bastia". L'Equipe (in French). 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marseille clinches Thauvin deal". Goal.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "France 4-0 Uzbekistan". FIFA. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "France 2-1 Ghana". FIFA. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "The next 10 big things: Europe's top youngsters and stars of the future". The Observer. 18 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Florian Thauvin". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  11. ^ Florian Thauvin French stats. LFP. Retrieved 28 August 2012.

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