Francis Laurent

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Francis Laurent
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-01-02) 2 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker/Winger
Club information
Current team
K.V.K. Tienen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard B 12 (0)
2006–2007 SV Eintracht Trier 05 14 (4)
2007–2008 1. FSV Mainz 05 II 25 (7)
2007–2008 1. FSV Mainz 05 6 (0)
2008–2010 Southend United 56 (9)
2010–2011 AFC Compiègne 3 (0)
2011 Northampton Town 6 (0)
2011–2012 Lincoln City 14 (1)
2012- K.V.K. Tienen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:18, 15 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Francis Laurent (born 2 January 1986) is a French footballer who plays for K.V.K. Tienen.

Career[edit]

Laurent started his career in his native France signing for FC Sochaux where he made twelve appearances in his first season. He took the decision to pursue his career in Germany, moving to SV Eintracht, scoring four goals in 14 games. He then went on to sign for 1. FSV Mainz 05 where his development as a player continued.

Laurent signed a one-year contract with Southend United on 28 August 2008, following an impressive trial.[1] On 18 October 2008, he came off the bench for his first league appearance and scored the match winner in the 71st minute heading in Peter Clarke's cross. His contract was extended in December to a two-and-a-half year deal.[2] Laurent left Southend at the end of the 2009–10 season.

Laurent appeared as a trialist for Coventry City in a pre-season friendly against West Bromwich Albion on 31 July 2010, making an appearance in the 57th minute.[3] Laurent also had a pre season trials with Sheffield United and Cardiff City, during which he scored a hat-trick in a reserve team fixture against Llanelli.[4]

Laurent returned to France and signed a short term contract with AFC Compiègne on 1 October 2010. On 14 January 2011, he joined Northampton Town on a free transfer until the end of the season, with an option to increase the deal until the end of next season.

At the start of the 2011–12 season, Laurent joined Conference National club Lincoln City in July 2011.[5] On 8 June 2012, he seemed set for Doxa[6] but instead joined K.V.K. Tienen linking up with his former teammates Jean-Francois Christophe and Jean Arnaud.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laurent completes move". Southend United F.C. official website. 28 September 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Laurent signs on". Southend United F.C. official website. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.ccfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10269~2107336,00.html[dead link]
  4. ^ Phillips, Terry (3 September 2010). "Frenchman Drancis Laurent was Bluebirds’ mystery striker". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "French winger signs one-year deal". Lincoln City F.C. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Francis Laurent has signed for Doxa". Cyprusfooty.com. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "KVK Tienen vervolledigt kern met aanwinsten Christophe en Laurent" (in Dutch). KVK Tienen Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

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