Gaël Fickou

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Gaël Fickou
Gaël Fickou 2016.jpg
Birth name Gaël Fickou
Date of birth (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb; 220 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Stade Français
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
US Seynoise
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Stade Français
Correct as of 25 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– France 38 (35)
Correct as of 23 June 2018

Gaël Fickou (born 26 March 1994) is a French rugby union player who plays for French club Stade Français. His usual position is in the Centre. Fickou made his Heineken Cup debut on 14 October 2012, scoring the only try of the game in a win against Leicester Tigers. His lithe movement, balance and pace for his size has seen him compared to English rugby legend Jeremy Guscott.[citation needed] He made his French international debut at the age of 18 against Scotland on 16 March 2013 in the RBS 6 Nations.[1]

Gaël Fickou scored his first try for France against the Auckland Blues on the summer 2013 tour to New Zealand

According to Toulouse and France teammate, Maxime Médard, Fickou "is one of the 10 best centres in the world and soon he will be number one. He reminds me of Sonny Bill Williams: tall, athletic, technical, with a good hand-off and a feel for the game. He has everything."[2]

After spending six seasons with Toulouse, he signed with Stade Français for the start of the 2018-19 season.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Born in France, Fickou is of Congolese descent.[4]


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