Eugénie Le Sommer

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Eugénie Le Sommer
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Personal information
Full name Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Grasse, France
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)[2]
Playing position Striker/False 9
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyon
Number 9
Youth career
1994–1998 Trélissac
1998–2004 AS Guermeur
2004–2007 Lorient
2007 CNFE Clairefontaine
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stade Briochin 65 (33)
2010– Olympique Lyon 102 (103)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 4 (0)
2006–2008 France U19 26 (11)
2008–2009 France U20 8 (5)
2009– France 109 (47)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:53, 25 June 2015 (UTC).

Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer (born 18 May 1989) is a French football player who plays for French club Olympique Lyon of the Division 1 Féminine. Le Sommer plays as a creative attacking midfielder, but often plays as a second striker for the France women's national football team. She was awarded the Bronze Ball for her performance at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[3] Le Sommer made her first major tournament appearance for her nation at UEFA Women's Euro 2009. On 30 June 2010, Le Sommer announced she would be joining the four-time defending champions Olympique Lyonnais departing her former club, Stade Briochin, after three seasons.[4]

Career[edit]

Eugénie Le Sommer with OL

Club career[edit]

Le Sommer began playing football at the age of five joining the women's section of Trélissac FC.[5] After a four-year stint at the club, she joined AS Guermeur in the Brittany region. She later played at one of the biggest clubs in the region, FC Lorient, and earned many honors in the youth section of the club helping her youth sides win the Coupe Fédérale 16 ans in 2005 and the Mozaïc Foot Challenge in 2006, with the latter being held at the prestigious Clairefontaine academy. Le Sommer was later selected to attend CNFE Clairefontaine, the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy. After a short stint there, she joined D1 Féminine club Stade Briochin. In her debut season with Saint-Brieuc, Le Sommer appeared in all 22 league matches scoring four goals. The 2008–09 season saw her score 10 goals in 22 matches. For her efforts, she was nominated for the UNFP Female Player of the Year losing out to Olympique Lyon player Louisa Necib. Le Sommer got off to a fast start for the 2009–10 season scoring ten goals in her first seven league matches, which included a hat trick against Toulouse in a 4–5 defeat. She finished the season as the league's top scorer and was awarded the UNFP Female Player of the Year following the season.

International career[edit]

Le Sommer has been active with the women's section of the national team. She has earned caps with the women's under-17, under-19, and under-20 teams. With the under-19 team, she participated in both the 2007 and 2008 editions of the La Manga Cup, as well as both the 2007 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, as an underage player, and 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, with the latter being held on home soil. France reached the semi-finals at the 2007 finals and lost in the group stage in 2008. Le Sommer later featuring with the under-20 team at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, held in Chile. In the tournament, Le Sommer scored a team-leading four goals, which included a brace against Argentina in the final group stage match, which sent France through to the knockout rounds, where they faced Nigeria. In the match against Nigeria, with France trailing 1–2, Le Sommer converted an equaliser in the 49th minute. France later won 3–2 with a late goal from Nora Coton-Pélagie. Unfortunately, Le Sommer and France suffered elimination in the next round to North Korea. For her efforts, Le Sommer was awarded the Bronze Ball as the tournament's third best player.

On 12 February 2009, Le Sommer made her international debut in a 2–0 win over the Republic of Ireland coming on as a substitute. After appearing consistently with the national team, which including scoring two goals over the course of four matches at a tournament in Cyprus, Le Sommer was selected by coach Bruno Bini to play at UEFA Women's Euro 2009, despite the player not appearing with the team during the qualification process. During the tournament, Le Sommer played in all four matches her nation contested. France reached as far as the quarterfinals losing to the Netherlands 4–5 on penalties with Le Sommer converting her penalty shot. On 23 September 2009, Le Sommer scored her third international goal against Serbia in a 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match.

Le Sommer was a striker for France at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She scored against England on June 9, 2015.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played on 9 May 2015[6]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Briochin 2007–08 22 4 1 0 0 0 23 4
2008–09 21 10 3 2 0 0 24 12
2009–10 22 19 2 3 0 0 24 22
Total 65 33 6 5 0 0 71 38
Lyon 2010–11 20 17 3 1 9 5 32 23
2011–12 21 22 5 6 9 9 35 37
2012–13 20 20 7 10 9 1 36 31
2013–14 19 15 3 1 4 1 26 17
2014–15 22 29 5 4 4 5 31 38
Total 102 103 23 22 35 21 160 146
Career total 167 136 29 27 35 21 231 184

International[edit]

(Correct as of 25 June 2015)[6][7][8]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2008–09 7 2
2009–10 15 5
2010–11 14 2
2011–12 18 8
2012–13 19 9
2013–14 18 9
2014–15 18 12
Total 109 47

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lyon

International[edit]

France

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goalscorers" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ 2015 World Cup
  3. ^ Eugénie Le Sommer dans la cour des grandes
  4. ^ "Statut pro pour ces dames". Olympique Lyonnais (OLWeb.fr). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Le Sommer ready to make history
  6. ^ a b "La Carriere de Eugénie Le Sommer" (in French). StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Le Sommer FFF profile" (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Equipe de France A - Eugénie Le Sommer" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Equipe de France A - Eugénie Le Sommer". footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 

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