Cyril Théréau

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Cyril Théréau
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Photo of Cyril Théréau in 2007
Personal information
Full name Cyril Théréau
Date of birth (1983-04-24) 24 April 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Privas, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Udinese
Number 77
Youth career
Laragne
Gap FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 US Orléans 10 (12)
2005–2006 Angers 46 (11)
2006 Charleroi 4 (3)
2006–2007 Steaua Bucureşti 17 (10)
2007–2008 Anderlecht 11 (1)
2008–2010 Charleroi 66 (17)
2010–2014 Chievo 124 (26)
2014– Udinese 73 (21)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:16, 24 August 2016 (UTC).


Cyril Théréau, About this sound pronunciation , (born 24 April 1983) is a French footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Udinese. Before joining Udinese, Théréau played for US Orléans and Angers SCO in France, Sporting Charleroi (two stints) and R.S.C. Anderlecht in Belgium, and Steaua București in Romania.

He made a huge step in his career in the summer of 2006 playing in the France's third division in June and being used as a substitute in a UEFA Champions League match in September.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At senior level, Théréau started playing for Gap FC in the "Honneur régional" league in France's seventh tier.[1]

He joined fourth-tier side US Orléans in 2004 where he scored 12 goals in 10 matches.[1]

Angers[edit]

After half a season with Orléans, he moved to Ligue 2-side Angers SCO in the winter transfer period.[2] In his first professional match, a Coupe de France round of 32 tie at Stade Vélodrome on 8 January 2005, he netted the third goal as Angers won 3–2 against Marseille who at the time fielded Fabien Barthez in goal.[1][3][4]

In his second season at Angers, with whom he had been relegated to the third-division Championnat National, he attained 8 goals in 29 league matches.[5]

Charleroi[edit]

In summer 2006, Théréau joined Charleroi. Having bagged three goals in his first four matches, he left the club in the same transfer period.[6]

Steaua[edit]

On 29 August 2006, Théréau signed a four-year contract with Steaua București. The reported transfer fee paid to Charleroi was €1 million while Théréau's salary multiplied by seven to about €240,000 annually.[1] The move happened after the Steaua's coach saw him play against Standard Liège and thought he could make a good replacement for the injured Victoraș Iacob. Months after playing in the Championnat National for Angers, Théréau made an appearance in the Champions League being substituted on in the 70th minute in Steaua's 1–4 win away to Dynamo Kyiv on 13 September 2006.[7] He was used in all six matches in the group stage without scoring as Steaua failed to progress from the group which also included Real Madrid and Lyon.[3] He scored his first hat-trick for Steaua in a win against FC Naţional in the Romanian top division on 12 November 2006.[8] Théréau became a fan favourite at the club and this did not change when he was sent off in the Bucharest derby against Dinamo.[1] In total, he amassed 10 goals in 17 leagues games.[6]

Anderlecht[edit]

On 26 June 2007, Théréau agreed to a four-year deal with Belgian champions R.S.C. Anderlecht for a transfer fee of about €3 million.[6]

Return to Charleroi[edit]

He returned to Charleroi on 14 January 2008, initially on loan.[9] On 29 February 2008, he struck a brace against title contenders Club Brugge.[10]

Charleroi secured Théréau's services permanently on 9 June 2008 on a three-year contract.[11] On 10 March 2010, he reached a hat-trick in a 4–1 defeat of relegation rivals Lokeren – his club's first win of the year – which all but guaranteed Charleroi's Belgian Pro league status.[12]

Chievo[edit]

On 24 August 2010, Théréau signed for Chievo Verona in the Italian Serie A. In October 2010, he scored his first goal against Cesena.

By the end of his spell with Chievo, having spent four seasons there, he had made 129 appearances in all competitions for the club and with 26 league goals he was the Chievo's most prolific foreign goalscorer of all time.[13][14]

Udinese[edit]

During the 2014 summer transfer window, Théréau signed for Udinese Calcio on an annual salary of €700,000.[15][16] In his first season, he scored 10 goals.

On 23 August 2015, he scored the decisive goal as Udinese beat Juventus 1–0. It was the first time in history Juventus lost on their home debut.[17] He completed the 2015–16 season scoring 11 goals and contributing three assists in 36 league matches for his club.[18][19]

Style of play[edit]

Théréau is a very skillful striker, who can score from practically every position. He reached fame in Belgium when he scored a goal after dribbling from the middle of the pitch to the penalty box. Although he is very tall, he has a good ball shooting skills and is a technical player.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 August 2016[2][18][20]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
US Orléans 2004–2005 CFA 10 12 0 0 0 0 10 12
Angers 2004–2005 Ligue 2 17 3 2 1 0 0 19 4
2005–2006 Championnat National 29 8 1 1 0 0 30 9
Total 46 11 3 2 0 0 49 13
Charleroi 2006–2007 Belgian First Division 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 3
Steaua Bucureşti 2006–2007 Liga I 17 10 0 0 7 0 24 10
Anderlecht 2007–2008 Belgian First Division 11 1 0 0 4 1 15 2
Charleroi 2008–2009 Belgian First Division 30 4 0 0 0 0 30 4
2009–2010 33[nb 3] 13 2 0 0 0 35 13
2010–2011 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 66 17 2 0 0 0 68 17
Chievo 2010–2011 Serie A 23 2 0 0 0 0 23 2
2011–2012 32 6 1 2 0 0 33 8
2012–2013 37 11 2 1 0 0 39 12
2013–2014 32 7 1 2 0 0 33 9
Total 124 26 4 5 0 0 128 31
Udinese 2014–2015 Serie A 37 10 3 3 0 0 40 13
2015–2016 36 11 1 1 0 0 37 12
2016–2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 73 21 4 4 0 0 77 25
Career total 351 101 13 9 11 1 375 111
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Coppa Italia, Belgian Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Includes relegation playoffs: 4 matches, 1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Zouaoui, Farid (26 September 2006). "L'incroyable histoire de Cyril Théréau". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Cyril THéRéAU - Football : la fiche de Cyril THéRéAU (Udinese)". L'Equipe. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Ceillier, Glenn (28 February 2016). "Les 5 choses à savoir sur Théréau, 4e buteur français à l'étranger derrière Griezmann ou Benzema". Eurosport.fr (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Angers upset Marseille in cup". UEFA.com. 8 January 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Théréau, retour en Belgique". UEFA.com (in French). Retrieved 25 August 2016. 7 September 2007 
  6. ^ a b c "Anderlecht haalt Franse spits uit Roemenië". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 26 June 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "UEFA Champions League 2006/07 - History - Dynamo Kyiv-Steaua – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Thereau show". Libertäten (in Romanian). 12 November 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Charleroi verlost Théréau van Anderlecht-bank". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 14 January 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Club Brugge vreest voor koppositie na thuisnederlaag". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 29 February 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Tioté dicht bij Twente, Théréau blijft in Charleroi". Sportswereld (in Dutch). 9 June 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Charleroi zo goed als gered na hattrick Théréau". Sporza (in Dutch). 10 March 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "A.C. ChievoVerona: comunicato ufficiale". Chievo Verona (in Italian). 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Calciomercato Udinese, primo colpo: ufficiale Thereau". Goal (in Italian). 24 June 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Thereau moves to Udinese". BT Sport. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Schira, Nicolo (23 June 2014). "Thereau dal Chievo all'Udinese". Panorama (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  17. ^ Graziano, Mirko (23 August 2015). "Serie A, Juventus-Udinese 0-1: decide Thereau, i Campioni d'Italia cadono". Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Cyril Théréau » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Mercato : Théréau est en contact aver l'OM" [Transfer market: Théréau is in contact with OM]. RMC Sport (in French). 27 July 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "C. Théréau". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 

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