Sébastien Pocognoli

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Sébastien Pocognoli
Italy vs Belgium - Sebastien Pocognoli.jpg
Pocognoli playing for Belgium in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-01) 1 August 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Seraing, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
West Bromwich Albion
Youth career
2000–2003 Standard Liège
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Genk 46 (1)
2007–2010 AZ 64 (5)
2010–2013 Standard Liège 86 (2)
2013–2014 Hannover 96 30 (0)
2014– West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Belgium U16 19 (1)
2003–2004 Belgium U17 12 (2)
2004–2006 Belgium U19 20 (2)
2006–2008 Belgium U21 12 (1)
2008 Belgium Olympic 6 (0)
2008– Belgium 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:23, 13 July 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:23, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Sébastien Pocognoli (born 1 August 1987) is a Belgian international footballer who plays professionally for English club West Bromwich Albion, as a left back.[2]

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Seraing, Pocognoli is of Italian origin.[3]

Club career[edit]

Pocognoli began his career with the youth team of Standard Liège, but he left at the age of 15 to join Genk.[3] He made his first-team debut for Genk at the age of 16, and was a regular during the 2006–07 season.[3]

In June 2007 he signed a five-year deal with Dutch side AZ.[4]

In January 2010 he returned to former club Standard Liège.[5][6]

In January 2013 he moved to German club Hannover 96.[7] He was sent off on his debut for the club.[8]

In July 2014 he signed for English club West Bromwich Albion.[9]

International career[edit]

Pocognoli played youth football for Belgium at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level.[10] He was a squad member at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[3] He also played at the 2008 Summer Olympics, making 6 appearances at the tournament.[11] He made his debut for the senior team in 2008,[1] and he has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[11] While playing for the national team in 2009, Pocognoli was involved in a dressing room alteraction with teammates Timmy Simons and Stijn Stijnen.[12]

Honours[edit]

AZ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sébastien Pocognoli". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Sébastien Pocognoli profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Profile". UEFA. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "'Koenders en Pocognoli voor vijf jaar naar AZ'" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Standard Luik wil Pocognoli overnemen van AZ" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pocognoli goes full circle with Standard". UEFA. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pocognoli verruilt top België voor Duitse middenmoot" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dramatische start Pocognoli leidt tot drie duels toekijken" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pocognoli seals Albion move". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Profile". belgianfootball.be. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Sébastien PocognoliFIFA competition record
  12. ^ "Heisa in België door lachende Pocognoli" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2014.