Kenny Lala

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Kenny Lala
Personal information
Full name Kenny Lala
Date of birth (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Valenciennes
Number 18
Youth career
2004–2008 ES Parisienne
2008–2010 Paris
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Paris 33 (0)
2011– Valenciennes 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 November 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenny Lala (born 3 October 1991) is a French football player who plays for French club Valenciennes in Ligue 1. He plays as a right back and is of Martiniquais descent.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Lala began his career with local amateur club ES Parisienne before signing with semi-professional club Paris at the age of 17. Prior to signing with the club, Lala had trials with professional clubs Lille, Caen, and Valenciennes.[3] After two seasons playing on Paris' reserve team, he was promoted to the club's senior team for the 2010–11 season.[3] A successful campaign, in which Lala made 33 league appearances, resulted in the player being linked to several Ligue 1 clubs, most notably Valenciennes who offered Paris €100,000 for his services.[1] Despite declining the initial offer,[1] on 15 June 2011, Paris reached an agreement with Valenciennes on a transfer for Lala. He signed a four-year contract with the Northern outfit.[4]

Lala was assigned the number 18 shirt by manager Daniel Sanchez and was placed onto the club's first team, though he has played on the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur. Lala made his professional debut on 6 November 2011 in a 1–1 draw with Rennes appearing as a substitute.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Lala was born in Paris and grew up in the 18th arrondissement of Paris near the Porte de Clignancourt.[3] He has two sisters. Lala's mother previously worked as a saleswoman for Zara and was also his sports agent having handled the player's four-year fédérale contract he signed with Paris FC.[3] She now works for the public management and construction company l'Opac de Paris.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 28 November 2011)

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe Other[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris 2010–11 33 0 5 0 38 0
Total 33 0 5 0 38 0
Valenciennes 2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 34 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 39 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue matches.
  2. ^ Includes Trophée des champions, UEFA Supercup, and FIFA Club World Cup matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kenny Lala ne partira pas à n'importe quel prix". Le Parisien (in French). 6 May 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lala, un ancien vendeur à VA". 20 Minutes (in French). 16 June 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "La révélation Kenny Lala". Le Parisien (in French). 4 September 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kenny Lala officiellement au VAFC". Valenciennes FC (in French). 15 June 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dijon v. Valenciennes Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 6 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

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