Christophe Jallet

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Christophe Jallet
Christophe Jallet - France v Armenia.jpg
Jallet playing for France in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-10-31) 31 October 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Cognac, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
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)
2014–2017 Lyon 68 (3)
2017– Nice 28 (1)
National team
2012– France 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017

Christophe Jallet (born 31 October 1983) is a French international footballer who plays for the French club Nice 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, Niort, since 13, he was discouraged by his parents to pursue the move and he remained in Cognac.


Jallet finally joined 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]


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 euros, 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.


On 24 July 2014, Jallet signed a three year deal with Olympique Lyonnais.[12]


On 18 July 2017 Jallet signed with Nice on a free transfer.[13]

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. As of late November 2017, he was selected 16 times for the French national team.

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


Jallet in 2011



Paris Saint-Germain



  1. ^ a b c last-survivor-159994.html "Jallet, the last survivor ', So Foot, 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ -the transfer window-fc-lorient_7660 "Tour de France's Mercato: FC Lorient" Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Foot Mercato, 28 July 2006.
  3. ^ "Christophe is Jallet Parisien",, 6 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 3–1 Le Mans UC 72 ', , 15 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Valenciennes FC 2–3 Paris Saint-Germain",, 22 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 Lille OSC",, 30 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 4–0",, 23 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Balance 2009–2010: Defenders ",, 19 June 2010.
  9. ^ "PSG – Monaco: the notes of the game" , Foot Mercato in May 2010.
  10. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 Olympique Lyonnais', , 2 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Ligue 1 – Ancelotti veut voir Jallet en Bleu statement" (in French). 5 May 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
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  14. ^ "Christophe Jallet". Retrieved 30 May 2015.

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