Anthony Mounier

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Anthony Mounier
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Personal information
Full name Anthony Mounier
Date of birth (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Aubenas, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Panathinaikos
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2007 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Lyon 20 (2)
2009–2012 Nice 92 (10)
2012–2015 Montpellier 93 (13)
2015–2017 Bologna 36 (4)
2017 Saint-Étienne (loan) 0 (0)
2017 Atalanta (loan) 5 (0)
2017– Panathinaikos 2 (0)
National team
2008 France U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:02, 19 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 February 2017

Anthony Mounier (born 27 September 1987) is a French footballer who plays for Panathinaikos in Greek Superleague. He primarily plays as a left-sided winger.

Club career[edit]

Lyon[edit]

Mounier was promoted to the Lyon first team for the beginning of the 2007–08 season, being given the squad number 27. He made his club debut during the pre-season in the 2007 Peace Cup, where he played in all four matches, scoring a goal in Lyon's first group match against Shimizu S-Pulse. He made his league debut on 12 January 2008 in Lyon's 3–2 win over Toulouse coming on as a substitute.

In the summer transfer window of 2008, Mounier wanted to leave the club after a lack of playing time due to his limited first team opportunities, but manager Claude Puel urged him to stay. He began showing confidence when he provided an assist for Karim Benzema and Fred in a 2–1 win over Nancy on 27 September 2009. In the UEFA Champions League Group stage on 21 October 2008, Mounier provided an assist for Fred in a 5–3 win over Romanian side Steaua București.

He scored his first goal for Lyon on 24 January 2009 in the 2008–09 edition of the Coupe de France nailing a brace in Lyon's 6–0 thrashing of amateur side US Concarneau. In the last 16 of Coupe de France, Mounier scored and provided an assist for Jean Makoun in a 3–2 loss against Lille. He scored his first ever league goal on 22 March 2009 against Sochaux. On 12 May 2009, Mounier scored his second league goal in a 3–0 win against Nantes.

OGC Nice[edit]

After playing five games for Lyon at the start of the season, he joined Nice on the last day of the transfer window for 2.5 million plus a profit equal to 15% on a possible future transfer.[1] On 13 September 2009, Mounier made his debut for the club in a 2–0 loss against Auxerre. On 24 October 2009, he played against Lyon and assisted teammate David Hellebuyck in a 4–1 win. On 28 March 2010, Mounier scored his first goal and set up a goal for Eric Mouloungui in a 2–0 win over Toulouse. On 8 May 2010, he scored his second goal in a 2–2 draw against Stade Rennais.

The following season of 2010–11, Mounier scored his first of the season with an assist from Danijel Ljuboja where he places the edge of the area left without a resumption of control beating Jérémie Janot in a 2–1 win over Saint-Étienne on 17 October 2010. He scored against them once again later in the season in a 2–1 win on 26 February 2012. On 16 April 2011, Mounier scored his third goal and set up a goal for Mouloungui in a 3–2 win over AS Monaco. In the Coupe de France last 16, he scored the only goal in the game with a 1–0 win over JA Drancy on 2 February 2011.

The following season of 2011–12, Mounier scored his first of the season in a 3–1 loss against his former club on 6 August 2011. On 20 August 2011, he scored in a 1–1 draw against Toulouse and scored again by taking the fly, thirty yards from goal, the ball poorly returned by the defense and past the goalkeeper in the third round of Coupe de la Ligue with 2–1 win on 31 August 2011. After 12 matches without a goal, Mounier scored a brace in a 2–0 win over Valenciennes on 17 December 2011. On 11 January 2012, he scored in a 5–3 win over Dijon in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France and scored again in the semi-finals in a 2–1 loss against Marseille, eliminating the club from the cup competition. On 25 February 2012, Mounier scored in a 1–0 win over Caen. He scored a brace again of the season in a 3–2 win over Saint-Étienne on 31 March 2012 and scored again in a 2–0 win over Lorient on 8 April 2012.

Montpellier[edit]

On 29 June 2012, Mounier joined Montpellier for a reported €3.25 million and signed four-year contract.[2]

Bologna[edit]

On 29 August 2015, Italian club Bologna signed the Frenchman from Montpellier[3] on a three-year deal reported to be worth around €1.5 Million.[4] He was given the number 26 shirt.

Saint-Étienne (loan)[edit]

On 27 January 2017, French club AS Saint-Étienne signed Mounier on loan for the remainder of the season. However, he left the club after only four days when fans expressed their displeasure at his signing, due to controversial comments he had made towards Saint-Étienne in 2012. These comments were made after he scored against the team with his former club, Nice.[5]

Atalanta (loan)[edit]

After a week, Mounier, returned to Italy without kicking a ball after diehard Saint-Etienne fans made it clear he was not welcome at Geoffroy Guichard stadium. The 29-year-old Mounier travelled back to Serie A club Bologna, and the next day was sent on loan to Atalanta instead. The Frenchman managed just five substitute appearances without a goal or an assist.

Panathinaikos[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Panathinaikos have confirmed the capture of Bologna’s winger on a three years' contract.[6]

International career[edit]

Mounier is a youth international for France at the U21 level.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reference Document 2008/09" (PDF). Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Montpellier land Mounier". Sky Sports. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mounier al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 29 August 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Official: Bologna sign Mounier". Football Italia. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fans force Mounier out of Saint-Etienne after 4 days". Daily Mail. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ο Παναθηναϊκός ανακοίνωσε τον Μουνιέ". www.sport24.gr. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  7. ^ https://www.fff.fr/equipes-de-france/tous-les-joueurs/fiche-joueur/2538661641-anthony-mounier

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