Jérémy Morel

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Jérémy Morel
Jérémy Morel 2013.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Lorient, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
1994–2002 Lorient
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Lorient 214 (12)
2011–2015 Marseille 120 (2)
2015–2019 Lyon 105 (1)
2019– Rennes 12 (1)
National team
2018– Madagascar 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:36, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Jérémy Morel (born 2 April 1984) is a French-Malagasy professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Ligue 1 club Rennes and the Madagascar national team. Born in France, he opted to represent Madagascar internationally.

Club career[edit]


Born in Lorient, Morel made his senior debut for FC Lorient at the age of 19, coming on as a substitute for Pape Malick Diop in Lorient's Ligue 2 1–0 defeat at home to FC Gueugnon on 19 April 2003. He played only one other match (a Ligue 2 match) in the 2002–03 season. In the next three seasons, he progressively played more matches for Lorient. Morel played 28 matches in Lorient's 2005–06 Ligue 2 season in which Lorient finished in third position; they were thus promoted to Ligue 1 for the 2006–07 season.


On 19 June 2011, Morel ended his nine-year senior spell with Lorient to join Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille, signing a contract that would last until 30 June 2015.[1]


On 1 June 2015, Morel Joined Olympique Lyonnais on a three-year contract.[2]

On 13 April 2017, Morel pinched the ball from goalkeeper Fabri in the penalty area and tapped it into an empty net in the 84th minute for the final goal of Lyon's 2–1 home 2016–17 UEFA Europa League quarterfinal first-leg win against Beşiktaş; it was his first career competitive goal for Lyon and the first UEFA club competition goal of his club career, coming in his 33rd UEFA club competition match, having played 23 matches in the UEFA Champions League and 10 matches in the UEFA Europa League for both Marseille and Lyon.[3]

International career[edit]

On the 28 October 2018, Morel announced that he will represent Madagascar national football team, the birth country of his father.[4][5] He made his debut for Madagascar on 18 November 2018 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.[6]

Career statistics[edit]


As of matches played on 14 July 2019[7]
Madagascar national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 1 0
2019 5 0
Total 6 0

International goals[edit]

Scores and results Madagascar's goal tally first.[7]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 November 2019 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger  Niger 6–1 6–2 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. ^ "Accord de principe pour Jérémy Morel !" (in French). Olympique de Marseille's official website. 19 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Jérémy Morel a fait le tour à l'Olympique de Marseille, il file à l'Olympique Lyonnais". Eurosport. 1 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Lyon turn it around!". www.ligue1.com. 14 April 2017.
  4. ^ Rédaction. "Jérémy Morel (Lyon) va jouer la Coupe d'Afrique des nations pour Madagascar".
  5. ^ Barrie, Mohamed Fajah (27 October 2018). "Jérémy Morel: France-born defender commits to Madagascar". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Madagascar v Sudan game report". CAF. 18 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b Jérémy Morel at National-Football-Teams.com

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