Alassane Pléa

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Alassane Pléa
Personal information
Full name Alassane Pléa
Date of birth (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Lille, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 14
Youth career
2002–2008 Ascq
2008–2010 Wasquehal
2009–2012 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Lyon B 67 (23)
2012–2014 Lyon 7 (0)
2014Auxerre (loan) 15 (3)
2014–2018 Nice 111 (36)
2018– Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 (12)
National team
2010 France U18 4 (1)
2011–2012 France U19 15 (2)
2012–2013 France U20 6 (3)
2014 France U21 1 (0)
2018– France 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Alassane Pléa (born 10 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the France national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Lyon[edit]

Pléa made his senior debut for Lyon on 7 October 2012 in an away Ligue 1 match against Lorient, coming on as a substitute for Bafétimbi Gomis in the 90th minute; the match ended in a 1–1 draw.[2]

Nice[edit]

2016–17 season[edit]

On 20 October 2016, Pléa scored the only goal in the 1-0 away victory against Red Bull Salzburg in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group I match. That was Nice's first-ever UEFA club competition away win, having previously gone 15 UEFA club competition away matches without a win.[3] 3 days later, he scored a hat-trick in a Ligue 1 match as leaders Nice won 4-2 at Metz to maintain their advantage at the top of the table at four points.[4]

On 20 February 2017, Pléa underwent arthroscopy of the right knee in Lyon, which would likely put him out of action for five months. Eight days earlier, he had injured his right knee during the first half of a Ligue 1 match against Rennes and had to be substituted in the 43rd minute. As of 21 February 2017, he was Nice's top Ligue 1 scorer and was 5th in the Ligue 1 top scorers' chart of the 2016-2017 season with 11 Ligue 1 goals.[5][6]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

In July 2018, Pléa joined Borussia Mönchengladbach on a five-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Nice was reported as €25 million.[7]

International career[edit]

Born in France, Pléa is of Malian descent.[8] He is a France youth international having represented his nation at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He played with the under-19 team at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.
In November 2018, Pléa was called up into the senior team for the first time after the injury-enforced withdrawal of Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette for the games against Netherlands and Uruguay. He made his debut against the latter replacing Olivier Giroud in the 80th minute of a 1–0 home win.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 18 May 2019[10]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
2013–14 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 9 1
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 12 1
Auxerre (loan) 2013–14 15 3 1 0 0 0 16 3
Total 15 3 1 0 0 0 16 3
Nice 2014–15 33 3 1 0 1 0 35 3
2015–16 19 6 0 0 0 0 19 6
2016–17 25 11 1 1 1 1 5 1 32 14
2017–18 35 16 1 0 2 1 11 4 49 21
Total 112 36 3 1 4 2 16 5 135 44
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2018–19 34 12 1 3 35 15
Total 34 12 1 3 35 15
Career total 168 51 5 4 4 2 21 6 198 63

International[edit]

As of match played 20 November 2018[11]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2018 1 0
Total 1 0

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entretien avec... Alassane Plea: "Signer pro à l'OL serait un aboutissement"". FootMercato (in French). 28 August 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Lorient v. Lyon Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 7 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Three teams stay perfect, United beat Fenerbahçe". www.uefa.com. 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Pléa does trick to keep Nice clear". www.ligue1.com. 23 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Fin de saison pour le Niçois Alassane Pléa". L'Équipe. 20 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Ligue 1 : Saison terminée pour Alassane Pléa, qui sera éloigné des terrains 5 mois". Eurosport. 20 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Alassane Plea signe à Mönchengladbach (officiel)". L'Équipe. 13 July 2018.
  8. ^ "France ou Mali : Alassane Pléa a fait son choix * Niarela.net * Mali". October 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "France v Uruguay game report". ESPN. 20 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Alassane Pléa (France) - Profile and career statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Alassane Pléa". European Football. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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