Gauthier Mahoto

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Gauthier Mahoto
Personal information
Full name Éric Gauthier Mahoto
Date of birth (1992-02-21) 21 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympique Saint-Quentin
Youth career
INF Clairefontaine
0000–2008 Le Havre
2008–2009 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2010 Bastia B 0 (0)
2010–2011 AEK U-21 0 (0)
2011–2012 Le Mans B 17 (2)
2012–2013 Atlético Baleares 3 (0)
2013– Olympique Saint-Quentin 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Éric Gauthier Mahoto (born 21 February 1992) is a French footballer of Congolese descent.

Club career[edit]

Mahoto started his footballing career in France whilst playing for Le Havre. He also attended the French Football Federation's INF Clairefontaine academy.[1] He got a growing reputation as a talented midfielder, which led to Portsmouth signing Mahoto for an undisclosed compensation fee.

Portsmouth[edit]

His initial first six months at the club were disrupted by international clearance issues. Since joining Portsmouth, he has established himself as an essential member of both the academy squad and Guy Whittingham's development side. Mahoto came on as a substitute against Rangers in a pre-season friendly.

On 25 August 2009, Mahoto made his first-team debut coming in as a substitute for Richard Hughes in Portsmouth's 4–1 victory over Hereford United in the League Cup.[2]

Bastia[edit]

On the last day of the 2009-2010 winter transfer window, Mahoto signed a 2-and-a-half-year contract with French club SC Bastia.[3] He did not make an appearance for Bastia however and was (confusingly) officially released by Portsmouth in August 2010 by mutual consent.[4]

AEK and Le Mans[edit]

Mahoto spent time with AEK Athens, but only played for the reserve side. In July 2011, he joined Le Mans FC.[5] However, he only featured for their reserve side in the CFA Group D, and left the club at the end of the season.

Atlético Baleares[edit]

In October 2012, Mahoto left France and joined CD Atlético Baleares, in Spanish third level.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portsmouth sell Mahoto to Bastia; BBC Sport, 1 February 2010
  2. ^ Portsmouth 4-1 Hereford; BBC Sport, 25 August 2009
  3. ^ "Mahoto (Portsmouth) et Pentecôte (TFC) au SCB !" [Mahoto (Portsmouth) and Pentecôte (Toulouse) to SCB !] (in French). SC Bastia. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Four Depart Pompey; Portsmouth FC, 18 August 2010
  5. ^ Des infos sur la reprise de la CFA (Info about CFA's recover); Le Mans FC, 18 July 2011 (French)
  6. ^ Érica Gauthier Mahoto, nuevo jugador blanquiazul (Éric Gauthier Mahoto, new blanquiazul player); CD Atlético Baleares, 5 October 2012 (Spanish)

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