Franck Moussa

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Franck Moussa
Personal information
Full name Franck Nyinzapa Moussa[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-24) 24 July 1989 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number TBA
Youth career
1999–2005 Anderlecht
2005–2006 West Ham United
2006 Southend United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Southend United 91 (7)
2008 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2012 Leicester City 8 (1)
2011 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 14 (2)
2012 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (4)
2012–2014 Coventry City 77 (18)
2014– Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:12, 9 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Franck Nyinzapa Moussa (born 24 July 1989) is a Belgian footballer who plays for Charlton Athletic as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Southend United[edit]

Born in Brussels, Moussa is a Belgian under-18 international. He made his Southend United first team debut as a 16 year old in the final minutes of the 3–0 win over Colchester United on 4 March 2006, coming on for midfielder Luke Guttridge. He was also part of the squad that saw Southend gain promotion to the Championship in the 2–2 draw away at Swansea City.

He joined Wycombe Wanderers on a two-month loan on 16 October 2008 and made nine League Two appearances.[3]

Moussa returned to Southend on 23 December. He was named on the bench for Southend's FA Cup third-round game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and replaced Jean-François Christophe in the 74th minute. Southend drew the game 1–1 when Peter Clarke equalised in injury time.

Moussa scored his first professional goal on 21 February 2009 against Colchester after running half the length of the pitch to volley in Theo Robinson's cross. The goal proved to be the match winner of the Essex derby.

Leicester City[edit]

Moussa chose not to remain at Southend after their relegation to League Two, and on 13 August 2010 he signed for Leicester City on a two-year contract.[4] He scored his first goal for Leicester in their 3–1 victory over Scunthorpe United on 2 October 2010.

On 19 February 2011 Moussa joined Doncaster Rovers on a one month emergency loan deal.[5] He made his debut the same day against Swansea City. Moussa scored his first Doncaster goal against Leeds United on 5 March 2011. The loan deal was extended by a month on 23 March 2011.[6] He joined League One side Chesterfield on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season on 16 March 2012.[7]

On 30 May 2012 Leicester City reached a mutual agreement with Moussa for the cancellation of his contract.[8]

Coventry City[edit]

On 21 September 2012, Moussa signed a short-term contract with Coventry City and made first appearance against Arsenal FC in the Capital One Cup. He scored his first goal for the Sky Blues on 17 November 2012 against Hartlepool United in a 5–0 win. On 3 January 2013, Franck signed an 18-month contract after impressing on his short-term deal. His first season with the Sky Blues was capped off by winning the Goal of the Season award for his solo effort against MK Dons. The Belgian play-maker made his 50th appearance for the Sky Blues during the 4–0 win against Carlisle United where he scored another brilliant solo effort. Moussa contract runs up to and including 30 June 2014.[9]

His penchant for scoring great goals has continued throughout 2013 with fabulous strikes against Port Vale and Leyton Orient currently competing for the club and division's goal of the season.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Moussa signed for Charlton Athletic on 2 July 2014 on a two-year deal on a free transfer.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Stats according to [11]

As of 4 April 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southend United 2005–06 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2007–08 League One 17 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
2008–09 League One 26 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 29 2
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2008–09 League Two 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Southend United 2009–10 League One 43 5 1 0 2 1 1 0 47 6
Southend United Total 91 7 5 0 6 1 1 0 103 8
Leicester City 2010–11 Championship 8 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 1
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2010–11 Championship 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Chesterfield (loan) 2011–12 League One 10 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 4
Leicester City 2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Leicester City Total 8 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 15 1
Coventry City 2012–13 League One 38 6 3 0 1 0 4 0 46 6
2013–14 League One 39 12 5 1 1 1 1 0 46 14
Coventry City Total 77 18 8 1 2 1 5 0 92 20
Career Totals 209 32 14 1 14 2 7 0 243 35
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including substitutes) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/01/2013 and 31/01/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 298. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  3. ^ Wycombe Snap Up Moussa On Loan
  4. ^ Leicester City sign Belgian winger Franck Moussa on free transfer
  5. ^ http://www.doncasterroversfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10329~2297178,00.html
  6. ^ "Duo Extend Loan Spells". Leicester City F.C. 23 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Chesterfield sign Franck Moussa from Leicester City on loan". BBC Sport. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Moussa Departure Agreed". LCFC. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Connoll, Nick (3 January 2013). "Moussa pens permanent deal". Coventry City FC. 
  10. ^ "Charlton complete signing of Franck Moussa". Charlton Athletic FC. 2 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Franck Moussa career stats at Soccerbase

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