Matt Moussilou

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Matt Moussilou
Matt Moussilou - Lausanne vs Sion 02 may 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Matt Devlin Moussilou Massamba
Date of birth (1982-06-01) 1 June 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Club Africain
Number 9
Youth career
1994–1997 FC Bourget
1997–1999 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Lille B 54 (18)
2001–2006 Lille 98 (24)
2006–2009 Nice 19 (0)
2007 Saint-Étienne (loan) 11 (3)
2007 Marseille (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Al-Arabi (loan) 22 (12)
2008–2009 Nice B 20 (18)
2009–2010 Boulogne 15 (1)
2011–2013 Lausanne-Sport 70 (17)
2013– Club Africain 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 France U21 4 (1)
2009– Congo 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2013

Matt Devlin Moussilou Massamba (born 1 June 1982 in Paris[2]) is a French-born Congolese footballer who plays for Club Africain as a striker. He has been capped by Congo at international level.

Club career[edit]

On 3 February 2007 he played his first Ligue 1 match for Saint-Étienne against Sedan.[3] He played as a striker for Nice and after returning from a loan to Al-Arabi, he was on 27 August 2009 released from his club.[4]

On 7 September 2009 it was announced that he had joined Swansea City on trial[5] but on 6 October 2009 he signed for Boulogne on a free transfer, until the end of the season.[6] With Boulogne's relegation at the end of the campaign, Moussilou did not re-sign. In January 2011, he signed with Lausanne-Sport until the end of the 2010–2011 season. Moussilou would go on to spend two and half years with the club before moving on to sign for Tunisian-side Club Africain.[7]

International career[edit]

In 2006 he was called up to represent the national team of the Republic of the Congo by their new coach Noel Tosi. Since Moussilou had represented France at under-21 level, however, FIFA ruled against this as he should have applied for the change in his national status before 31 December 2005.[8] However, the rule was changed, and finally he made a full international debut for Congo on 12 August 2009 in a friendly against Morocco. He scored his first goal in this match.

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 August 2009 Rabat, Morocco  Morocco 1–1 Drew Friendly
2. 11 November 2011 São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe  São Tomé and Príncipe 0–5 Won 2014 FIFA WC qualifier
3. 29 February 2012 Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo  Uganda 3–1 Won Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Moussilou was born in Paris, France and is of Beninese and Congolese descent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Devlin Moussilou Massamba". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ footballdatabase.com Profile
  3. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 5 February 2007. 
  4. ^ Matt Moussilou joker de Boulogne
  5. ^ "Swans boss takes two new faces". Swansea City Official Site. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Matt Moussilou signe avec l'USBCO
  7. ^ "Matt Moussilou quitte le FC Lausanne-Sport". FC Lausanne-Sport (in French) (lausanne-sport.ch). 20 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Reuters (1 September 2006). "FIFA tell Congo they cannot play French-born pair". Retrieved 6 December 2006. 

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