Jean-François Christophe

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Jean-François Christophe
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Personal information
Full name Jean-François Christophe
Date of birth (1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Creil, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Boussu Dour Borinage
Youth career
0000–2007 RC Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Portsmouth 1 (0)
2007–2008 Bournemouth (loan) 11 (1)
2008 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2008 Southend United (loan) 14 (1)
2008–2010 Southend United 55 (4)
2010 Oldham Athletic 1 (0)
2010–2011 Compiègne 3 (0)
2011–2012 Lincoln City 27 (2)
2012–2013 Tienen 15 (4)
2013 Avion 12 (1)
2013–2015 Boussu Dour Borinage 17 (3)
2015–2016 Arras Football Association 14 (?)
2016– US Vimy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:30, 18 October 2013 (UTC).

Jean-François Christophe (born 27 June 1987 in Creil) is a French footballer who is currently playing for Boussu Dour Borinage in Belgian Second Division.

Career[edit]

Christophe began his career at French Ligue 1 club RC Lens. In the summer 2007 transfer window he was signed by English side Portsmouth.[1] In 2007, he was sent out on loan to Bournemouth,[2] and then he spent time on loan at League One side, Yeovil Town.

On 1 September 2008 he joined League One side Southend United for an initial one-month loan,[3] After an impressive start with the club, the deal with extended firstly for a second month[4] and then a third and final month.[5] A hamstring injury curtailed the third month[6] but he returned to Roots Hall on a permanent basis on 31 December 2008, agreeing a two and a half-year deal with the club.[7][8] Christophe scored with a bicycle kick in Southend's 2–1 win at Peterborough United on 28 February 2009;[9] the goal was later voted Southend's goal of the season.[citation needed]

On 30 July 2010 Christophe, along with fellow Frenchman Francis Laurent, had their contracts cancelled by mutual consent.[10]

On 6 August 2010, he appeared as a trialist for Conference side Wrexham in their 0–0 friendly draw against Stoke City.[11]

On 24 September 2010 Christophe signed on non-contract forms with League One side Oldham Athletic.[12] He made his only appearance for the club as a substitute on 9 October 2010 in a League One match against Brentford.[13] before leaving the club on 3 November 2010.[14] After discussions with the management, he decided to try and further his career back in France, signing for Compiègne on 5 November 2010[15] with his clearance reaching the club a week later.[16] On 22 August 2011 he joined Lincoln City.[17]

For the 2012–13 season he joined K.V.K. Tienen linking up with his former teammates Francis Laurent and Jean Arnaud.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Table includes all league and cup appearances

Season Club League Apps (Goals) FA Cup Apps (Goals) League Cup Apps (Goals)
2007–2008 Bournemouth (loan) 10 (1) 0 (0) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Southend United 33 (4) 1 (0) 2 (0)
2009–2010 Southend United 24 (1) 1 (0) 2 (0)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pompey bring in youngster". skysports.com. 1 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Bournemouth sign quartet on loan". BBC Sport. 10 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pompey midfielder joins on loan". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 1 September 2008. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Christophe extends loan spell". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 30 September 2008. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Christophe extends stay". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 10 November 2008. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "JFC's loan ends early". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 2 December 2008. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Christophe completes move". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 31 December 2008. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Christophe seals Southend move". Sky Sports. 31 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "Match report: Peterborough United 1 Southend United 2". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 28 February 2009. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Laurent & Christophe leave". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 30 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Fuller sees red for Potters". Sky Sports. 6 August 2010. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Latics sign Frenchman". Oldham Athletic. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "Brentford 1–3 Oldham". BBC Sport. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  14. ^ "Jean-Francois Christophe leaves Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 3 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "Jean-Francois Christophe renforce le secteur défensif". AFC Compiègne Official Website. 5 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Jean-Francois Christophe qualifie". AFC Compiègne Official Website. 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Christophe signs on dotted line". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "KVK Tienen vervolledigt kern met aanwinsten Christophe en Laurent". KVK Tienen Official Website. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

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