Antoine Gounet

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Antoine Gounet
Personal information
Full name Antoine Gounet[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Saint-Doulchard, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Magreb'90
Youth career
2000–2006 Bourges 18
2006–2008 Tours
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Tours 0 (0)
2008–2011 Tours B 40 (0)
2011–2013 Brentford 0 (0)
2015 Vendée Luçon 0 (0)
2015– Magreb'90 11 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:05, 16 July 2016 (UTC).


Antoine Gounet (born 16 October 1988) is a French football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Magreb'90. He began his career in his native France with Tours, before moving to England and joining Brentford in 2011.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Gounet grew up in Saint-Doulchard, Cher, France and began his career at his local side Bourges 18, signing at the age of 12.[2]

Tours[edit]

Gounet moved to Ligue 2 club Tours at the age of 18. Following an injury to first team keeper Peter Jehle, Gounet served as backup to Denis Ribeiro for a number of Ligue 2 and Coupe de France matches during the 2008–09 season.[3] While at Tours he was a team mate of future France internationals Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud. Gounet made 40 appearances for the B team in the Championnat de France amateur 2 during his time at the club, including 28 appearances during the 2010–11 season.[4] His spell at Tours came to an end after he suffered an injury in 2010, which kept him out of football for a year and saw him released by the club in June 2011.[5]

Brentford[edit]

After arriving in London in October 2011, Gounet was awarded a two-week trial at League One club Brentford and impressed enough to be awarded a contract running until the end of the 2011–12 season.[6] He failed to feature for the first team during the season and played instead for the Development Squad. In the summer of 2012, Gounet was awarded a contract for the 2012–13 season.[7] He received his maiden call into the first team squad for a League Cup first round match versus Walsall on 12 August 2012, remaining on the bench for the 1–0 defeat.[8] Gounet made his professional debut in an FA Cup second round replay against Bradford City at Griffin Park on December 18, 2012.[8] He started the match and conceded two goals as Brentford ran out 4–2 victors after extra time.[8] During the latter part of the season Gounet became a regular backup to Simon Moore.[8] He also made eight Professional Development League 2 South appearances for the Development Squad during the 2012–13 season.[9] Gounet was released upon the expiration of his contract, shortly after Brentford's League One Playoff Final defeat to Yeovil Town.[10] He made just one first team appearance for the Bees.[11]

Free agent[edit]

Gounet was offered a contract by Ligue 2 club Stade Laval in the summer of 2013, but turned it down as he wished to remain in England.[2] In January 2014, Gounet tweeted that he had been training with Premier League side Fulham.[12] Gounet joined Scottish Championship side Hibernian on trial in July 2014, linking up with former Brentford teammate Farid El Alagui.[13] He played in a 2–0 pre-season friendly win over Stirling Albion on 20 July, with manager Alan Stubbs remarking after the game that he would keep Gounet on trial.[14] In September 2014, Gounet tweeted that he was still looking for a new club.[15]

Vendée Luçon[edit]

In September 2015, Gounet joined Vendée Luçon following a short trial with the Championnat National side.[16] He failed to make an appearance for the club.[17]

Magreb'90[edit]

In November 2015, Gounet moved to the Netherlands to sign for Topklasse club Magreb'90.[18] He made 11 appearances in what remained of the 2015–16 season.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 May 2016.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tours 2008–09[3] Ligue 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brentford 2012–13[11] League One 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Magreb'90 2015–16[17] Topklasse 11 0 11 0
Career total 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.football-league.co.uk.p.preprod.performgroup.com/staticFiles/4e/bd/0,,10794~179534,00.pdf
  2. ^ a b "In Depth Interview: Antoine Gounet | Get French Football News". Getfootballnewsfrance.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Espn Fc". Espn Fc. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ Antoine Gounet (1988-10-16). "Antoine Gounet - Football Career". Fieldoo. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Antoine Gounet reflects on remarkable journey from trial to first team - Sport". London24. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  6. ^ "Bees bring in keeper | Football News". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Brentford - Antoine Gounet". Brentford.vitalfootball.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Espn Fc". Espn Fc. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  9. ^ "2012/13 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD STATS". Brentfordfc.co.uk. 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  10. ^ "End Of Season Player Update". Brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  11. ^ a b "Antoine Gounet". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Twitter / antoinegounet: Training done. Great feeling". Twitter.com. 2014-01-11. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  13. ^ "Hibernian - Hibs Take Gounet On Trial". Hibs.vitalfootball.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  14. ^ Johnstone, Darren (2014-07-21). "Antoine Gounet to remain on trial at Hibs". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  15. ^ "Antoine Gounet on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Antoine Gounet on Twitter". Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  17. ^ a b c "France - A. Gounet - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  18. ^ "Franse doelman traint bij Go Ahead". Centrale Redactie (web). Retrieved 2016-04-10. 

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