Laëtitia Tonazzi

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Laëtitia Tonazzi
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Personal information
Full name Laëtitia Françoise Andree Tonazzi[1]
Date of birth (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Créteil, France
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Montpellier
Number 9
Youth career
1992–1995 Plessis Trévise
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 VGA Saint-Maur
2001–2012 Juvisy 191 (151)
2012–2014 Lyon 38 (32)
2014– Montpellier 4 (2)
National team
2002–2010 France 55 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Laëtitia Françoise Andree "Toto" Tonazzi (born 31 January 1981 in Créteil) is a French football player currently playing for Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine. Tonazzi plays as a striker and is a member of the France women's national football team. She is known for her impressive strike rate for her club and country. During the 2007–08 season, Tonazzi scored a career-high 27 goals, which included scoring five on the final match day against the women's section of Évreux FC, formerly Évreux AC.

Career[edit]

Tonazzi began her career at age 14 playing for VGA Saint-Maur. Saint-Maur had been a dominating force in French women's football during the late 1980s winning six league titles in between the years 1983 and 1990. In 2001, Tonazzi joined FCF Juvisy, who had taken over Saint-Maur as the most dominant French club by winning four of the ten titles awarded during the 90s. However, Juvisy lost control of the league heading into the new millennium with Toulouse taking over as the force. In Tonazzi's debut season with Juvisy (2001–02), she scored 14 goals. Her emerging talent led to her making her international debut for France. The following five years at Juvisy saw Tonazzi become an established international. She scored 68 league goals during the span and also helped Juvisy win two league titles (2002–03 and 2005–06), as well as a Challenge de France title in 2005.

During the 2007–08 season, Tonazzi scored a league high 27 goals in just 22 matches. She scored a career-high five goals on the final match day of the season against Évreux. The following season saw a decrease in goals as Tonazzi only appeared in 12 matches, however she contributed 15 goals. Juvisy finished in 3rd position, one point shy of qualifying for the newly created UEFA Women's Champions League.

Club statisctics[edit]

As of 10 October 2014[2]

Lyon

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juvisy 2001–02 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002–03 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3
2003–04 24 18 0 0 3 2 27 20
2004–05 15 12 0 0 0 0 15 12
2005–06 22 14 0 0 0 0 22 14
2006–07 22 16 0 0 3 4 25 20
2007–08 21 27 4 2 0 0 25 29
2008–09 12 15 1 3 0 0 13 18
2009–10 16 12 4 3 0 0 20 15
2010–11 22 20 4 4 9 9 35 33
2011–12 21 8 3 3 0 0 24 11
Total 181 145 20 15 15 15 216 175
Lyon 2012–13 17 17 4 10 8 6 29 33
2013–14 21 15 3 0 4 2 28 17
Total 38 32 7 10 12 8 57 50
Montpellier 2014–15 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 2
Career total 223 179 27 25 27 23 277 227

International career[edit]

Tonazzi made her international debut on 20 April 2002 in a 4–1 victory over the Czech Republic. Due to her amazing form domestically, she was selected to play at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, where France suffered elimination in the group stage. She was among the leading goalscorers for her nation during the qualifying process for UEFA Women's Euro 2005 netting five. However, she would not be selected to play in the tournament. She made her return to major international play after she was selected by Bruno Bini to play in UEFA Women's Euro 2009. However, she did not make an appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 UEFA European Women's Championship". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  2. ^ "La Carriere de Laetitia Tonazzi". StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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