Photo of Cyril Théréau in 2007
|Full name||Cyril Théréau|
|Date of birth||24 April 1983|
|Place of birth||Privas, France|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:16, 24 August 2016 (UTC).
Cyril Théréau, pronunciation (help·info), (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.
After half a season with Orléans, he moved to Ligue 2-side Angers SCO in the winter transfer period. 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.
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. 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. 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. He scored his first hat-trick for Steaua in a win against FC Naţional in the Romanian top division on 12 November 2006. Théréau became a fan favourite at the club and this did not change when he was sent off in the Bucharest derby against Dinamo. In total, he amassed 10 goals in 17 leagues games.
Return to Charleroi
Charleroi secured Théréau's services permanently on 9 June 2008 on a three-year contract. 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.
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.
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. He completed the 2015–16 season scoring 11 goals and contributing three assists in 36 league matches for his club.
Style of play
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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.
|Club||Season||League||Cup[nb 1]||Europe[nb 2]||Total|
|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|
- Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Coppa Italia, Belgian Cup
- Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League
- Includes relegation playoffs: 4 matches, 1 goal
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7 September 2007
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