Rémy Vercoutre

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Rémy Vercoutre
Rémy Vercoutre - Gardien de But.jpg
Vercoutre in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rémy Vercoutre
Date of birth (1980-06-26) June 26, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Grande-Synthe, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Lyon
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2002 Montpellier 36 (0)
2002– Olympique Lyon 77 (0)
2004–2005 Racing Strasbourg (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rémy Vercoutre (French pronunciation: ​[ʁemi vɛʁkutχ], born 26 June 1980 in Grande-Synthe) is a French football goalkeeper, currently the first choice for Olympique Lyonnais. His squad number is 1.

Career[edit]

Vercoutre previously played for Montpellier before moving to Lyon in 2002. In 2004, he joined the RC Strasbourg on loan, but only managed to play 8 games for them before returning to Lyon.

Due to Coupet's injury for the 2007 portion of the Ligue 1 season, Vercoutre became Lyon's first choice keeper and played in every game until Coupet's return. During that time, he made a crucial penalty save in the Champions League against Stuttgart which helped Lyon progress to the Last 16. Vercoutre has now been relegated back to the second choice, however not after leaving the impression that he is a good keeper capable of handling Champions League pressure.

After the departure of Hugo Lloris to Tottenham Hotspur in August 2012, Vercoutre became the first choice goalkeeper for Lyon. Vercoutre so far has made a slightly above than average appearance in the French league and in the Europa league as well, once again proving that he can handle European and top league pressure very well and professionally.

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