Christophe Jallet

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Christophe Jallet
Christophe Jallet - France v Armenia.jpg
Jallet playing for France in 2014
Personal information
Full name Christophe Jallet
Date of birth (1983-10-31) 31 October 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Cognac, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 13
Youth career
1992–1998 Cognac
1998–2003 Niort
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Niort 98 (12)
2006–2009 Lorient 97 (3)
2009–2014 Paris Saint-Germain 143 (7)
2014– Lyon 54 (2)
National team
2012– France 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2016

Christophe Jallet (born 31 October 1983) is a French international footballer who plays for the French club Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1, as a right-back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Cognac, Charente, Jallet began his career at his hometown club UA Cognac where he operated behind the striker.[1] Tracked by the main club in the region, Chamois Niort, since 13, he was discouraged by his parents to pursue the move and he remained in Cognac.

Niort[edit]

Jallet finally joined Chamois Niort at 15, but his coach told his parents that he was "not good enough." Jallet dramatically improved after this.[1] Following his training, he started numerous games in National and Ligue 2 during his three seasons as a defensive midfielder there.[1]

Lorient[edit]

In 2006, Jallet transferred to Lorient[2] where he played as the side's third-choice right-back. After a successful tutelage as third-choice, Jallet eventually became a stalwart of the team.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 6 July 2009, Jallet joined Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of $2.5 million, signing a four-year contract.[3] He was recruited to provide competition for Ceará at right-back. Jallet made his first appearance in a competitive match with PSG against Le Mans in the second matchday of the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season.[4] Playing as a right midfielder, he scored his first goal one week later against Valenciennes with an assist from Stéphane Sessègnon.[5] During the next match, against Lille, he delivered an assist a few minutes after he was substituted onto the pitch and marked the very end of game again with a goal.[6] During his first season, Jallet's impact as a substitute with goalscoring potential was highly valued, though gaining a starting berth proved hard with the form of Ceará. Jallet scored again at the 19th match against Grenoble, leading to a 4–0 victory for PSG.[7] He ended the season with 11 assists.[8]

On 1 May 2011, at the Stade de France, Jallet won the Coupe de France with PSG after a 1–0 defeat of Monaco in the final.[9] On 22 April 2011, he renewed his 2-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

On 2 October 2011, in the clash between PSG and Lyon, Jaillet scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory with an assist from Nenê.[10] He gained the confidence of new coach Carlo Ancelotti in a new position as midfielder, with Ancelotti preferring Milan Biševac at right-back. Jallet gained the captaincy late in the season following the dropping of Mamadou Sakho.

International career[edit]

Jallet was called up to the French national team by manager Didier Deschamps for a friendly against Uruguay on 9 August 2012. In his second appearance, on 11 September 2012, he scored a goal against Belarus from a difficult angle.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Belarus 2–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 11 September 2012

Honours[edit]

Chamois Niortais
Paris Saint-Germain
Individual

References[edit]

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