Gaëtane Thiney

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Gaëtane Thiney
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Personal information
Full name Gaëtane Iza Laure Thiney[1]
Date of birth (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Troyes, France
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Striker
Club information
Current team
Juvisy
Number 17
Youth career
1990–1998 Brienne-le-Château
1998–2000 Olympique Saint-Memmie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Olympique Saint-Memmie 102 (19)
2006–2008 US Compiègne Oise 39 (25)
2008– Juvisy 137 (92)
National team
2007– France 115 (51)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Gaëtane Iza Laure Thiney (born 28 October 1985 in Troyes) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Juvisy of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as an attacking midfielder, but can also operate in the striker position. Thiney is also a member of the France women's national football team making her first major tournament appearance with her nation at UEFA Women's Euro 2009. She is a two-time winner of the Division 1 Féminine player of the year award.

Early career[edit]

Thiney began her career playing for ASS Brienne-le-Château in the commune of Brienne-le-Château, which is 26 miles northeast of her hometown Troyes. After a stint in the youth system, she moved a few miles north to Olympique Saint-Memmie, who were playing in the first division of French women's football. She made her league debut with Saint-Memmie during the 2000–01 season. Thiney spent six seasons at the club and, following the 2005–06 season, secured a moved to US Compiègne Oise in Compiègne. In her first season with the club, she appeared in 21 matches and scored five goals. Unfortunately, Compiègne suffered relegation to the second division. Thiney spent her final season with the club in D2 Féminine and was easily the best player in the team appearing in 18 matches and scoring a team-leading 20 goals.

Juvisy[edit]

Thiney's successful play earned her a call up to the national team and also a move to top-tier club FCF Juvisy. In Thiney's first season with Juvisy, she appeared in 21 matches and scored seven goals helping Juvisy finish in 3rd position, one point shy of qualifying for the newly created UEFA Women's Champions League. In the 2009–10 season, Thiney remained potent on the field scoring nine goals helping Juvisy finish runner-up to Lyon in the league, which inserted the club into the 2010–11 edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League. In the competition, she score a goal in the first qualifying round against Estonian club Levadia Tallinn in a 12–0 win. After contributing to Juvisy reaching the knockout stage, Thiney increased her contribution by scoring a goal in each leg of the team's 9–0 aggregate victory over Icelandic club Breiðablik in the Round of 32. Juvisy ultimately suffered elimination in the competition at the hands of the defending champions Turbine Potsdam. In league play, Thiney converted 11 goals, second-best on the team behind lead striker Laëtitia Tonazzi. Juvisy, however, finished the season in a disappointing 4th place.

International career[edit]

Gaëtane Thiney, in blue, and Bianca Schmidt in the France-Germany match at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

Thiney made her international debut on 28 February 2007 in a 2–0 victory over China. During qualification for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009, she scored two goals against Slovenia and Serbia. In the tournament, she scored her only goal in France's 1–5 group stage defeat to the eventual champions Germany. France reached as far as the quarterfinals losing to the Netherlands 4–5 on penalties. On 28 October 2009, Thiney scored her first career hat trick in a 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match against Estonia in a 12–0 victory. Thiney finished the qualification campaign with a team-high 12 goals, including a goal in the team's 3–2 second leg World Cup playoff victory over Italy, which allowed France qualification to the competition.

At the World Cup, Thiney was the decisive player in the team's second group stage match against Canada scoring a double in a 4–0 win. The victory allowed France progression to the knockout stage portion of the competition.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 14 December 2014[2]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Saint-Memmie 2001–02 18 2 0 0 0 0 18 2
2002–03 20 3 0 0 0 0 20 3
2003–04 22 1 0 0 0 0 22 1
2004–05 20 6 0 0 0 0 20 6
2005–06 22 7 0 0 0 0 22 7
Total 102 19 0 0 0 0 102 19
Compiègne 2006–07 21 5 0 0 0 0 21 5
2007–08 18 20 4 5 0 0 22 25
Total 39 25 4 5 0 0 43 30
Juvisy 2008–09 21 10 3 0 0 0 24 10
2009–10 22 9 4 1 0 0 26 10
2010–11 21 11 4 3 9 4 34 18
2011–12 22 14 3 2 0 0 25 16
2012–13 17 13 2 5 8 2 27 20
2013–14 22 25 2 0 0 0 24 25
2014–15 12 10 0 0 0 0 12 10
Total 137 92 18 11 17 6 172 109
Career total 278 136 22 16 17 6 317 158

International[edit]

(Correct as of 7 December 2014)[2][3]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2006–07 8 2
2007–08 8 3
2008–09 7 0
2009–10 13 8
2010–11 14 8
2011–12 18 9
2012–13 19 5
2013–14 22 15
2014–15 6 1
Total 115 51

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

France

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goalscorers". UEFA.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "La Carriere de Gaëtane Thiney" (in French). StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Equipe de France A - Gaëtane Thiney" (in French). StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 

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