Camille Abily

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Camille Abily
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Abily with France in 2011
Personal information
Full name Camille Anne Françoise Abily[1]
Date of birth (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Rennes, France
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 23
Youth career
1992–1994 Jeanne d'Arc Bruz
1994–1999 FC Bruz
1999–2000 SC Le Rheu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Stade Briochin 20 (4)
2001–2002 La Roche-sur-Yon 21 (3)
2002–2003 CNFE Clairefontaine 17 (5)
2003–2006 Montpellier 68 (17)
2006–2009 Lyon 56 (34)
2009–2010 Los Angeles Sol 18 (8)
2009–2010 Paris Saint-Germain (loan) 13 (12)
2010 FC Gold Pride 17 (1)
2010– Lyon 119 (82)
National team
2000–2001 France U-18 4 (0)
2001–2002 France U-19 5 (0)
2001– France 170 (33)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Camille Anne Françoise Abily (born 5 December 1984) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Lyon in the Division 1 Féminine. She plays primarily as an attacking midfielder. Abily is a two-time winner of the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Female Player of the Year and, following her second consecutive honour in 2007, became the first women to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Following a move to the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league in the United States, she earned Player of the Month and All-Star honors.

Abily began her football career joining Jeanne d'Arc Bruz in 1992. In 1994, she joined nearby club FC Bruz. After a year's stint at another local club, Abily spent time in the first division playing for Stade Briochin and La Roche-sur-Yon. In 2002, she was selected to attend the women's section of the nationally recognized Clairefontaine academy. After her stint at Clairefontaine, Abily signed with Montpellier and won two league titles while at the club, as well as the Challenge de France, the women's domestic cup. After three seasons with Montpellier, Abily joined Lyon. Similar to her stint at Montpellier, she won several titles, which included three straight league titles from 2006–2009. In 2008, Abily joined the new United States-based women's soccer league, Women's Professional Soccer, after her American playing rights were chosen by the Los Angeles Sol in the 2008 WPS International Draft. After helping the Sol win the league, Abily returned to France where she played for Paris Saint-Germain on loan. In 2010, she returned to the United States to play with FC Gold Pride and, subsequently, won her second consecutive title in the league. In 2010, Abily announced that she would be returning to Lyon for the 2010–11 season and, subsequently, was a part of the team that won the 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Abily is also a French international. Prior to playing for the senior team, she played at youth level representing the under-18 team at the 2001 UEFA Women's Under-18 Championship. Abily made her senior international debut in September 2001 in a friendly match against the Netherlands. She scored her first goal for the national team six years later in a 2–0 win over China in February 2007. Abily made her major international tournament debut for the team at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 and later played on the teams that qualified for UEFA Women's Euro 2009, UEFA Women's Euro 2013 as well as the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and 2015.

Club career[edit]

Abily has won the league with her respective club on four occasions. She won two titles with Montpellier and back-to-back titles with Lyon. During two of those title runs, she was selected as the Female Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007. In 2010 she won the WPS Championship with the FC Gold Pride.

In March 2009, she joined the new United States-based women's soccer league, Women's Professional Soccer, after her American playing rights were assigned to the Los Angeles Sol.[3] She made her debut in the league's inaugural match against the Washington Freedom, which included her French compatriot Sonia Bompastor, and scored the second goal in the Sol's 2–0 victory. On 7 January 2010 Abily was traded to FC Gold Pride. She played in 17 games, scoring one goal and having six assists. On 27 September, Abily's contract with the Gold Pride was mutually terminated as she decided to return to Olympique Lyon and focus on the upcoming 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4]

International career[edit]

Abily made her international debut for Les Bleues on 26 September 2001 in a match against the Netherlands.

At the opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, a 1–0 win over England in Moncton, Abily controversially escaped punishment when she inflicted a black eye on Laura Bassett by elbowing the English player in the face.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Camille Abily with OL

Statistics accurate as of 1 September 2016[6][7]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Briochin 2000–01 20 4 20 4
Total 20 4 20 4
La Roche-sur-Yon 2001–02 21 3 21 3
Total 21 3 21 3
CNFE 2002–03 17 5 17 5
Total 17 5 17 5
Montpellier 2003–04 22+3 4+0 0 0 0 0 25 4
2004–05 22 9 3 1 5 0 30 10
2005–06 21 4 5 3 9 0 35 7
Total 68 17 8 4 14 0 90 21
Lyon 2006–07 22 17 4 3 0 0 26 20
2007–08 21 8 4 1 9 5 34 14
2008–09 13 9 0 0 5 5 18 14
Total 56 34 8 4 14 10 78 48
Los Angeles Sol 2009 18 8 18 8
Total 18 8 18 8
Paris SG 2009–10 13 12 0 0 0 0 13 12
Total 13 12 0 0 0 0 13 12
FC Gold Pride 2010 17 1 17 1
Total 17 1 17 1
Lyon 2010–11 19 12 3 0 7 1 29 13
2011–12 22 15 5 3 8 9 35 27
2012–13 21 20 4 6 9 5 34 31
2013–14 19 13 6 4 2 1 27 18
2014–15 19 12 6 5 2 3 27 20
2015–16 19 10 4 3 8 3 31 16
Total 119 82 28 21 36 22 183 125
Career total 349 166 44 29 64 32 457 227

International[edit]

(Correct as of 1 September 2016)[8]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2001–02 2 0
2002–03 0 0
2003–04 0 0
2004–05 11 0
2005–06 13 0
2006–07 13 6
2007–08 7 2
2008–09 4 1
2009–10 13 6
2010–11 14 5
2011–12 18 3
2012–13 20 0
2013–14 20 5
2014–15 16 1
2015–16 13 2
2016–17 6 2
Total 170 33

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

France

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goalscorers" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 2015 World Cup
  3. ^ Camille Abily (WPS playing rights assigned to Los Angeles)
  4. ^ "Pride, Abily mutually agree to terminate contract". FC Gold Pride. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Louise (11 June 2015). "Elbow incident leaves England's Laura Bassett bruised but unbowed". Moncton: The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "La Carriere de Camille Abily". StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "ABILY Camille". Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  8. ^ ABILY Camille, French Football Federation, Retrieved 19 June 2011
  9. ^ "Equipe de France A - Camille Abily". footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 

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