Marion Torrent

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Marion Torrent
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Marion Torrent during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012-2013)
Personal information
Full name Marion Torrent
Date of birth (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
1998–1999 Châlons-en-Champagne
1999–2004 Luynes
2004–2007 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Montpellier 39 (0)
National team
2008 France U16 4 (0)
2007–2009 France U17 13 (1)
2010– France U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Marion Torrent (born 17 April 1992 in Châlons-en-Champagne) is a French football player currently playing for Montpellier HSC of the Division 1 Féminine. Torrent can play as either a defender or a defensive midfielder and has captained several of her youth sections on the France women's national football team.


Torrent joined Montpellier HSC, after arriving from Marseille, at the age of 13. Footballing runs in her family as her older brother had previously been selected to the academy for Ligue 1 club AJ Auxerre.[1] She quickly adapted to the change of scenery earning her first honor with the Montpellier under-16 team winning the Coupe Fédérale 16 ans following a 6–0 thrashing of Juvisy.[2] On 1 May 2008, she made her competitive debut with the senior team playing the full 90 minutes in the club's 1–2 defeat to Hénin-Beaumont. She finished the season with four appearances. For the 2008–09 season, Torrent's playing time increased to eight games, which included five starts. She also appeared in two cup matches, which included playing the entire final against Le Mans, helping Montpellier win the 2008–09 edition of the Challenge de France.

Torrent was given the first team number 4 shirt for the 2009–10 season and was given a starting position in the squad by manager Sarah M'Barek. She has starred for the club in the newly created UEFA Women's Champions League appearing in four matches helping the club reached the main round.

International career[edit]

Torrent has been active with the women's section of the national team. She has earned caps with the women's under-16 and under-17. She was given the captaincy by under-16 manager Paco Rubio ahead of the 2008 edition of the Nordic Cup. In the tournament, France reached the final losing to Germany 0–5. Her captaincy carried over to the under-17 team as she represented her nation at the 2009 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, where France finished in a respectable third-place position. Torrent scored her only goal with the under-17s in their 16–0 thrashing of Armenia during the qualification process.


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