Jean-Kévin Augustin

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Jean-Kévin Augustin
Jean-Kévin Augustin.jpg
Augustin with RB Leipzig in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jean-Kévin Augustin
Date of birth (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 29
Youth career
2004–2006 FO Plaisir
2006–2009 AC Boulogne-Billancourt
2009–2015 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Paris Saint-Germain B 38 (22)
2015–2017 Paris Saint-Germain 23 (2)
2017– RB Leipzig 30 (11)
National team
2012–2013 France U16 7 (2)
2013 France U17 2 (0)
2014–2015 France U18 4 (0)
2015–2016 France U19 13 (12)
2017 France U20 6 (6)
2016– France U21 9 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

Jean-Kévin Augustin (born 16 June 1997) is a French professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and the France U21 national team.[1]

An academy graduate of French club Paris Saint-Germain, Augustin made his senior debut in 2015 and made 31 appearances for the club, scoring two goals, and won eight national honours. In 2017, he joined RB Leipzig for a €13 million fee.

Augustin has also represented France at various youth levels and was part of the U19 squad which won the European Under-19 Championship in 2016. His performances throughout the tournament earned him the Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament awards.

Club career[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

Augustin was first called up for a professional match for Paris Saint-Germain on 5 October 2014, remaining unused in a 1–1 home draw with Monaco. He made his professional debut on 8 April 2015 in the 2014–15 Coupe de France semi-finals against Saint-Étienne at the Parc des Princes, replacing Javier Pastore after 88 minutes in a 4–1 home win.[2]

He played in PSG's 2–0 victory over Lyon on 1 August in the 2015 Trophée des Champions at the Stade Saputo in Montreal, replacing Edinson Cavani after 63 minutes.[3] Six days later he made his Ligue 1 debut, replacing Lucas Moura for the final minute of a 1–0 win at Lille.[4] On 16 August, he was given a first start, in a 2–0 win over Gazélec Ajaccio at the Parc des Princes.[5] In all competitions, Augustin made 17 appearances across the season, scoring once in a 4–1 home win over Troyes four minutes after coming on for Edinson Cavani on 28 November.[6]

On 19 November 2016, Augustin made his first start of the season, providing the assist for Ángel Di María in the 13th minute in a 2–0 Ligue 1 home win against Nantes.[7] He made 13 official appearances over the campaign, and scored the last goal of a 6–0 win at Caen on 16 September.[8]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 6 July 2017, RB Leipzig completed the €13 million signing of Augustin on a five-year deal.[9] He made his Bundesliga debut on 19 August, replacing Konrad Laimer for the final 14 minutes of a 2–0 loss at Schalke.[10] On 16 September, he scored his first goal for his new team, in a 2–2 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Red Bull Arena.[11]

Augustin scored a match-winning penalty away to Borussia Dortmund on 14 October, becoming the first team of the season to win at the Westfalenstadion.[12] Three days later, he scored his first Champions League goal in a 3–2 home win over Porto in the group stage, Leipzig's first win in the competition.[13]

International career[edit]

Augustin played for France under-19 in qualification for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He scored five goals in six games, including a first-half hat-trick in a 9–0 win over Gibraltar in Dax on 9 October 2015.[14]

He was the top scorer with six goals and Player of the Tournament at the finals in Germany in July 2016. He scored in all three group matches, including a hat-trick in a 5–1 win over the Netherlands.[15] In the final at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, he opened a 4–0 win over Italy.[16]

Augustin was chosen for the under-20 team at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. He scored four goals in as many games, including a penalty in the 2–1 quarter-final elimination by Italy on 1 June.[17] In a group game against Vietnam, he scored twice in a 4–0 victory after missing a penalty by attempting a Panenka.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 May 2018[19]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2014–15 Ligue 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 13 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 1[b] 0 17 1
2016–17 10 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 0 0 13 1
Total 23 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 31 2
RB Leipzig 2017–18 Bundesliga 25 8 1 0 11[c] 3 37 11
Career total 48 10 4 0 2 0 13 3 1 0 68 13
  1. ^ a b Appearance in the Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in the Trophée des Champions
  3. ^ 5 appearances and one goal in the Champions League and 6 appearances and two goals in the Europa League

Personal life[edit]

Augustin is of Haitian descent.[20][21]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain CFA

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France - J. Augustin - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  2. ^ "PSG vs. Saint-Étienne - 8 April 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  3. ^ West, Harry (1 August 2015). "Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Lyon: Aurier and Cavani seal more silverware". Goal.com. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Lille 0–1 Paris Saint Germain". BBC Sport. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ O'Keefe, Chris (16 August 2015). "Team News: Jean-Kevin Augustin handed Paris Saint-Germain start". Sports Mole. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Troyes destroyed as four-goal PSG storm 15 points clear". Reuters. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Di María takes PSG joint top". www.ligue1.com. 19 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Caen 0–6 Paris Saint Germain". BBC Sport. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Jean-Kevin Augustin leaves Paris Saint-Germain for RB Leipzig". ESPN FC. 6 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Bentaleb and Konoplyanka fire Schalke past Leipzig". Bundesliga. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  11. ^ Taiwo, Taiye (17 September 2017). "NABY KEITA SENT OFF IN RB LEIPZIG DRAW WITH BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH". Goal.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  12. ^ "RB Leipzig come from behind to end Borussia Dortmund's unbeaten home record". Bundesliga. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  13. ^ "RB Leipzig claim landmark Champions League success; beats Porto 3-2". Indian Express. AFP. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  14. ^ "U19 : La France écrase Gibraltar (9-0) en éliminatoires de l'Euro 2016" [U19: France thrash Gibraltar (9–0) in qualification for Euro 2016]. L'Équipe (in French). 9 October 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Euro U19 : Jean-Kévin Augustin envoie les Bleus en demi-finale face au Portugal" [U19 Euro: Jean-Kévin Augustin sends Les Bleus into a semi-final against Portugal] (in French). BFM TV. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  16. ^ "France cruise past Italy to win European Under-19 final". ESPN FC. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Italy taste revenge against France". FIFA. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  18. ^ "France coast into next round". FIFA. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  19. ^ "J. Augustin". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  20. ^ Press, ed. (9 October 2014). "Ces Parisiens qui jouent pour les DOM-TOM". Culture PSG. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  21. ^ C1: PSG avec deux joueurs d’origine haïtienne!
  22. ^ "Technical Reportfinals" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  23. ^ a b "2016: Jean-Kévin Augustin". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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