Jérémy Taravel

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Jérémy Taravel
Personal information
Full name Jérémy Taravel
Date of birth (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Vincennes, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 87
Youth career
1993–1997 Club Olympique Vincennois
1999–2001 INF Clairefontaine
2001–2005 Créteil
2005–2007 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Lille B 10 (0)
2008 Troyes (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Zulte Waregem (loan) 15 (1)
2009–2010 Zulte Waregem 27 (2)
2010–2013 Lokeren 110 (11)
2013– Dinamo Zagreb 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jérémy Taravel (born 17 April 1987 in Vincennes) is a French footballer currently playing for Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb.


Jérémy Taravel began his career as a professional footballer at the second team of Lille after working his way up from the youth academy. A loan spell at Troyes AC in 2008 was unsuccessful as he didn't manage a single appearance but the next year, on the 2nd of January 2009, he moved on loan to S.V. Zulte Waregem.[1] After a very good loan spell in which the defender was consistently a starter in the first team, the Belgians exercised their buy option included in the loan deal and so signed him of a permanent basis from Lille.[2]

On the 24th of June 2010, K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen signed the French central defender from S.V. Zulte Waregem on a three year contract.[3] Over the next three and a half years at Lokeren, the central defender amassed 125 appearances and scored 25 goals and became one of the highest regarded defenders in the league.

His consistent good performances over an extended period of time at Lokeren persuaded Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb to splash £1.5m for his transfer in January 2014. The defender made just one appearance for Dinamo Zagreb that season, in a 2-1 home win over RNK Split as he injured ligaments in his knee in training and was required to sit the rest of the season out.