Caroline Pizzala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Caroline Pizzala
20130113 - PSG-Montpellier 102.jpg
Caroline Pizzala during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012-2013)
Personal information
Full name Caroline Pizzala
Date of birth (1987-11-23) 23 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 20
Youth career
1994–1997 Marseille Sud d'Espagne
1997–2001 ASPTT Marseille
2001–2004 Celtic Marseille
2004–2005 CNFE Clairefontaine
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 CNFE Clairefontaine 22 (0)
2006–2007 Celtic Marseille 12 (3)
2007– Paris Saint-Germain 78 (15)
National team
2007– France 17 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Caroline Pizzala (born 23 November 1987 in Marseille) is a French football player who plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as a central midfielder and is a member of the France women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pizzala began her career playing for local club in her hometown before settling in at Celtic Marseille in 2001. While playing with Celtic, she was teammates with fellow international Louisa Necib. Both players were instrumental in helping the club win the Division 3 Féminine, the third level of French women's football in 2004. In the league's final match, Pizzala scored a goal in a 4–0 win over Le Mans.[1] In 2004, Pizzala and Necib were both selected to attend CNFE Clairefontaine, the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy. She spent three years at the academy and made 22 appearances scoring no goals in her final season. After departing the academy, Pizzala returned to Celtic Marseille and played with the club's senior team, who were now playing in D2 Féminine, the second division of football for women in France. With Celtic, she made 13 league appearances scoring two goals.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

Following the 2006–07 season, Pizzala signed with Paris Saint-Germain. Her inaugural season at the club saw Pizzala earn her international debut with France, though her domestic club struggled finishing mid-table. For the 2009–10 season, fellow internationals Camille Abily, Sonia Bompastor, and Élise Bussaglia joined Les Parisiens. The arrival of veterans have paid off for Paris Saint-Germain as the club reached first place in the league after the first ten matches. Pizzala appeared in all ten of those matches scoring two goals against Soyaux and La Roche-sur-Yon. In the 2009–10 edition of the Challenge de France, Pizzala scored two goals as Paris Saint-Germain reached the final. In the final, she scored a double as PSG cruised to a 5–0 victory over Montpellier. Pizzala finished the season with 25 total appearances and eight goals. Pizzala remained a starter for the 2010–11 season. She appeared in all 22 league matches scoring three goals as Paris Saint-Germain finished runner-up to the champions Lyon. The second-place finish resulted in Paris Saint-Germain qualifying for the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time in the club's history.

International career[edit]

Pizzala had previously starred with the women's under-17 team helping France win the bronze medal at the 2003 European Youth Festival, an early incarnation of what is now the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship.[2] In 2009, Pizzala appeared for her nation at the 2009 University Games, held in Belgrade, Serbia. Pizzala captained the team that finished in 4th place position after losing 4–1 to Great Britain in the bronze medal match. On 1 November 2007, she earned her first cap with the senior women's national team in a match against Netherlands. Since making her debut, Pizzala has featured in only one competitive match for France; a 2–0 away win over Slovenia in qualifying for UEFA Women's Euro 2009. The rest of her appearances have been in friendly matches.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 12 June 2011[3]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CNFE 2005–06 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Total 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Celtic Marseille 2006–07 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
Total 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
Paris SG 2007–08 19 4 4 0 0 0 23 4
2008–09 17 4 1 0 0 0 18 4
2009–10 20 4 5 4 0 0 25 8
2010–11 22 3 1 0 0 0 23 3
2011–12 18 4 5 6 4 0 27 10
2012–13 14 0 5 0 0 0 19 0
Total 110 19 21 10 10 4 141 33
Career total 145 21 21 10 10 4 176 35

International[edit]

(Correct as of 25 August 2011)[4]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2007–08 3 0
2008–09 4 0
2009–10 0 0
2010–11 9 0
2011–12 1 0
Total 17 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Celtic Marseille
  • Division 3 Féminine (1): 2003–04
Paris Saint-Germain

References[edit]

External links[edit]