Kelly Gadéa

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Kelly Gadéa
Kelly Gadea 2013.JPG
Personal information
Full name Kelly Gadéa
Date of birth (1991-12-16) 16 December 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Nîmes, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
1998–2005 Caissargues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Montpellier 13 (0)
2007–2010 Saint-Étienne 42 (7)
2010– Montpellier 38 (7)
National team
2006–2008 France U17 10 (1)
2009–2010 France U19 24 (1)
2010 France U20 4 (0)
2011– France 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Kelly Gadéa (born 16 December 1991 in Nîmes) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine. She is equally adept at playing as either a central defender or a defensive midfielder. Gadéa is currently in her second stint with Montpellier having started her career with the club in 2005. In 2007, she joined Saint-Étienne and established herself as an up-and-coming talent domestically and internationally.[1] After three seasons with the club, Gadea returned to Montpellier in 2010.

Gadéa is known for her leadership ability and has, subsequently, captained several of her age groups in international competition. She has represented France at under-17, under-19, and under-20 level. With the under-20 team, she played in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Her most notable moment in the competition came in a group stage match against Germany. With France trailing 4–1 in the second half, following a free kick, Gadéa received the ball and took a chipped, driven shot straight at the goal. The ball went into the back of the net before bouncing back out, however no goal was given by the referee. France lost the match by the same scoreline and were eliminated from the competition by goal difference. The non-call was similar to what happened the previous month at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in a match against England and Germany, which led to calls for the introduction of goal-line technology.


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