Anthony Lopes

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Anthony Lopes
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Lopes with Lyon in 2015
Personal information
Full name Anthony Lopes
Date of birth (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Givors, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 1
Youth career
1996–2000 OSGL Football
2000–2008 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Lyon B 38 (0)
2012– Lyon 149 (0)
National team
2007 Portugal U17 6 (0)
2007 Portugal U18 1 (0)
2007–2009 Portugal U19 17 (0)
2010 Portugal U20 1 (0)
2011–2013 Portugal U21 11 (0)
2015– Portugal 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2016

Anthony Lopes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlɔpɨʃ]; born 1 October 1990) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais as a goalkeeper.

He came through the youth ranks at Lyon, being called to the first team in 2011 and making his debut the following year. He also played for them in the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue Final.

Born in France, Lopes represented Portugal internationally, totalling 36 caps at youth level including 11 for the under-21 team. He made his senior debut for the country in March 2015, and was chosen for Euro 2016.

Club career[edit]

Born in Givors in the Metropolis of Lyon to a French mother and a Portuguese father,[1][2] Lopes joined local Olympique Lyonnais's youth system at the age of 9. He was promoted to the first team for the 2012–13 season, acting as third-choice behind Rémy Vercoutre and Mathieu Valverde; his first match as a professional took place on 31 October 2012, in a 1–3 away loss against OGC Nice for the Coupe de la Ligue.[3][4] On 6 December he first appeared in the UEFA Europa League, in a 2–0 home win over Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. that allowed the team to advance unbeaten into the knockout stages.[5]

Lopes' maiden appearance in Ligue 1 took place on 28 April 2013, in a 1–1 home draw against AS Saint-Étienne in the Derby du Rhône where he made an early close-range save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, later conceding the first goal from a Kurt Zouma header.[6] This was the first of five league matches he played for the main squad at the end of the campaign, ending with a 2–0 success over Stade Rennais F.C. at the Stade de Gerland which saw Lyon finishing in third place and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.[7]

After Vercourtre went down with an injury, Lopes became first-choice and retained his position after the former's recovery, even though he would also be afflicted by a double vertebra fracture in early November 2013.[8][9] He featured in their run to the domestic League Cup final, where they lost 1–2 to Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in the decisive match at the Stade de France on 19 April 2014.[10]

On 3 December 2016, during a league game, Lopes was hit by a firecracker thrown from the stands as he was laying injured in the goal area at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, home to FC Metz.[11]

International career[edit]

Lopes opted to represent Portugal, so his father made a phone call to the Portuguese Football Federation to alert to this fact,[2] and he first appeared with the under-21 side on 9 February 2011, playing the first 45 minutes of a 3–1 friendly win over Sweden in Cartaxo.[12] On 4 September 2013, he received his first callup to the full side due to injury to Sevilla FC's Beto.[13]

Lopes made his debut for the main squad on 31 March 2015, in a 0–2 friendly defeat to Cape Verde at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota in Estoril.[14] The following 17 May, he was selected by manager Fernando Santos for his UEFA Euro 2016 squad.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 May 2017[16]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012–13 Lyon Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
2013–14 32 0 0 0 4 0 13 0 49 0
2014–15 38 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 45 0
2015–16 37 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 47 0
2016–17 37 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 54 0
Career total 149 0 7 0 6 0 33 0 2 0 197 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Portugal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Lopes, le Portugal au coeur" [Anthony Lopes, Portugal in his heart]. Le Parisien (in French). 13 March 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Anthony Lopes. Paciente francês à espera da baliza" [Anthony Lopes. French patient waiting for goal]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 17 May 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Gourcuff prêt, Lopes dans le but" [Gourcuff ready, Lopes in goal]. L'Équipe (in French). 29 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Nice harponne Lyon" [Nice harpoons Lyon]. Le Figaro (in French). 1 November 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Imperious Lyon cruise past Kiryat Shmona". UEFA.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lyon on course for third". Sky Sports. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lyon book Champions League ticket". Sky Sports. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "OL: Lopes n'appréhende pas le retour de Vercoutre" [OL: Lopes not apprehensive with Vercoutre's return] (in French). Sport.fr. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ligue 1: Anthony Lopes, le dernier rempart de l'OL" [Ligue 1: Anthony Lopes, OL's last stalwart]. Le Monde (in French). 27 October 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Paris St-Germain beat Lyon in French League Cup final". BBC Sport. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Cryer, Andy (3 December 2016). "Lyon match abandoned after goalkeeper Anthony Lopes hit by firecracker". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Sub-21: Portugal bate Suécia no Cartaxo" [Under-21: Portugal beats Sweden in Cartaxo]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 February 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "A. Lopes (Lyon) remplace Beto" [A. Lopes (Lyon) replaces Beto]. L'Équipe (in French). 4 September 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Portugal 0–2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Portugal name Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches for Euros squad". ESPN FC. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Anthony Lopes". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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