Jean-Jacques Pierre

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Jean-Jacques Pierre
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-01-23) 23 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Léogâne, Haiti
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Caen
Youth career
1994–2001 Cavaly
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Cavaly 64 (8)
2002–2003 Arsenal de Sarandí 31 (1)
2003–2004 Deportivo Morón 25 (7)
2004–2005 Peñarol 55 (2)
2005–2012 Nantes 143 (4)
2012 Panionios 12 (1)
2012– Caen 28 (1)
National team
2001– Haiti 56 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Jean-Jacques Pierre (born 23 January 1981 in Léogâne) is a Haitian footballer currently plays for French club SM Caen.

Club career[edit]

Jean-Jacques Pierre began his career in the youth ranks of Haitian club Cavaly. After impressing with the Island club Pierre moved to Argentina joining Arsenal de Sarandí. After one season with Arsenal Pierre joined Deportivo Morón and went on to score an impressive seven goals as a defender. His play with Morón earned him a move to historic Uruguayan side Peñarol. While with Peñarol Pierre was a regular starter for the club and also featured during Copa Libertadores. He was voted as the best defender of the Uruguayan championship during 2004-2005.

In August 2005 he joined French club Nantes. Upon joining Nantes Pierre quickly became a first team regular. He made his debut for Nantes on September 10, 2005 in a 1-0 loss to Troyes AC. In six seasons in France he appeared in 143 league matches (including 68 Ligue 1 matches) and scored 4 goals.

International career[edit]

Pierre was the captain of the U-23 Haiti national football team, and emerged as an important player for the full national squad. He made his full national team debut in a December 2001 friendly match against El Salvador and was a Haiti squad member at the 2002[1] and 2007 Gold Cup Finals.[2] Also, he played in 2 World Cup qualifying matches in 2004.[3] According to the Haitian press, on March 25, 2009, Jean-Jacques Pierre announced his retirement from the national side citing false accusations against him. Also, Pierre explained he was not as much valued in the national team as he was with Nantes F.C. However, he returned to the national team and participated in 2010 World Cup qualifying matches.

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