Johann Carrasso

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Johann Carrasso
Johann Carrasso 2011.JPG
Carrasso with Rennes in 2010
Personal information
Full name Johann Carrasso
Date of birth (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Avignon, France
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Metz
Number 1
Youth career
1997–2001 Avignon Foot
2000–2004 CF de Cavaillon
2001–2004 Le Pontet
2004–2007 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Montpellier 41 (0)
2010–2013 Rennes 1 (0)
2011–2012 Monaco (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2013 Metz (loan) 23 (0)
2013– Metz 35 (0)
National team
2009–2010 France U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Johann Carrasso (born 7 May 1988 in Avignon) is a French football player who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Metz in Ligue 1. He is the younger brother of French international and Bordeaux goalkeeper Cédric Carrasso.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Avignon, Johann began his career at his hometown club Avignon Foot 84. During his last year at the club, he was selected to attend the Centre de Formation de Cavaillon, an exclusive sporting club for goalkeepers.[2] During his time in Cavaillon, he trained and played with nearby club US Le Pontet.

Montpellier HSC[edit]

In 2004, Johann joined Montpellier's under-16 team. Following his graduation from the academy, he was promoted to the first team for the Ligue 2 2007–08 season and designated as the 2nd keeper behind Geoffrey Jourdren. He made his debut in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Dijon. He made his league debut that season, as well, on 26 October in a 2–3 loss to Clermont Foot starting in place of the injured Jourdren.[3] Following an extensive injury to Jourdren, he made three consecutive starts recording two shutouts against Niort[4] and Guingamp[5] and losing to Ajaccio 1–2.[6] He made two more proficient starts that season.

Just before the start of the 2008–09 season, Johann was given the role of first choice keeper ahead of Jourdren. Over the course of the season, he recorded 12 clean sheets and, along with Montpellier's defense, allowed the third least amount of goals in the league. For his efforts, he was nominated for the Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year award.

Rennes[edit]

On 29 June 2010, Rennes confirmed that the club had signed Carrasso from Montpellier on a four-year contract.[7] As a young and substitute goalkeeper, he struggled to hold down a first team place. On 19 July 2011, he joined AS Monaco on loan for one season.[8]

International career[edit]

Johann earned his first France youth cap with the under-18 team making his debut in the 2006 edition of the Sendai Cup. On 12 November 2009, he earned his first call-up to the France under-21 team. On 18 November 2009, he made his debut for the under-21 team against Denmark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johann Carrasso". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Les stages pour les gardiens
  3. ^ Montpellier v. Clermont Match Report
  4. ^ Montpellier v. Niort Match Report
  5. ^ Montpellier v. Guingamp Match Report
  6. ^ Ajaccio v. Montpellier Match Report
  7. ^ "Rennes en signe 4 d'un coup". France Football. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Carrasso loaned to Monaco for a year". Stade Rennais. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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