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 22)
Place of birth Paris, France[1]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
(on loan from 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 42 (12)
2019–2020Monaco (loan) 10 (0)
2020–Leeds United (loan) 3 (0)
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 (5)
2016–2018 France U21 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:18, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

Jean-Kévin Augustin (born 16 June 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Leeds United, on loan from RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga.

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.[3]

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.[4] Six days later he made his Ligue 1 debut, replacing Lucas Moura for the final minute of a 1–0 win at Lille.[5] On 16 August, he was given a first start, in a 2–0 win over Gazélec Ajaccio at the Parc des Princes.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] He made 13 official appearances over the campaign, and scored the last goal of a 6–0 win at Caen on 16 September.[9] At PSG, Augustin scored 2 goals in 23 league games and was mainly used as back up to main Strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.[10]

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 6 July 2017, RB Leipzig completed the €13 million signing of Augustin on a five-year deal, after being signed by Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl[11] He made his Bundesliga debut on 19 August, replacing Konrad Laimer for the final 14 minutes of a 2–0 loss at Schalke.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15] He scored against Borussia Dortmund on 3 March 2018 to help earn Leipzig a 1–1 draw.[16] On 12 April 2018, Augustin scored in the Europa League quarter final defeat to Marseille in a 5–2 defeat, which saw Leipzig eliminated 5–3 on aggregate.[17]

He scored 12 goals in all competitions and gained 6 assists in 37 appearances during the 2017–18 RB Leipzig season, with Augustin competing with the likes of Timo Werner and Yussuf Poulsen for starting places.[18]

In September 2018, Augustin was disciplined by the club for using his mobile phone in the pre-match build up against RB Salzburg in a 3–2 defeat in the Europa League.[19] In November 2018, he scored in the Europa League in a 2–1 defeat against Celtic.[20] He was linked with a £37 million transfer to Premier League side Everton in December 2018, however remained at Leipzig.[21] He scored 8 goals in 30 appearances during the 2018–19 RB Leipzig season helping RB Leipzig finish 3rd in Bundesliga under Head Coach Ralf Rangnick.

Monaco (loan)[edit]

On 1 September 2019, Augustin joined Monaco on a season-long loan deal including an optional buyout clause.[22] He made his debut for the club on 15 September in a 3–4 loss against Marseille in Ligue 1.[23]

He scored his first goal for the club on 30 October 2019, scoring a powerful right footed volley against Marseille in a 2–1 victory in the Coupe de la Ligue.[24] However, Augustin found himself competing for limited striking places with Wissam Ben Yedder, Islam Slimani, Stevan Jovetić and Keita Baldé.[25] On 27 January 2020, RB Leipzig and Augustin agreed to cut his loan spell at Monaco short in order to secure his move to Leeds United on the same day.[26]

Leeds United (loan)[edit]

On 27 January 2020, Augustin joined EFL Championship side Leeds United on loan until the end of the season,[27] with the club reportedly having the option to sign him permanently for £17.7 millon.[28] It was revealed that Augustin turned down a late offer from Premier League side Manchester United to sign for Leeds.[29][30] Augustin revealed that working with Leeds' head coach Marcelo Bielsa was a big factor in his decision to sign for the club.[31]

International career[edit]

Augustin is eligible for selection in both the France and Haiti national football teams.[32] He played for the France under-19s in qualification for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. There 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.[33]

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.[34] In the final at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, he opened a 4–0 win over Italy.[35] He finished top scorer for France in the tournament ahead of strike partner Kylian Mbappe.[36]

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.[37] In a group game against Vietnam, he scored twice in a 4–0 victory after missing a penalty by attempting a Panenka.[38]

In September 2018, France national under-21 football team Head Coach Sylvain Ripoll proclaimed that Augustin rejected a call up to the under-21 team due to muscle fatigue, [39] the dispute with the Head Coach led to his 'non selection' for the national team, Augustin revealed in December 2019 that he had spoken to Ripoll and was available for selection for the national team and was hoping to make the France national football team squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics in the summer of 2020.[40]

Style of play[edit]

Augustin plays as a striker capable of playing anywhere across the forward line, with Bundesliga describing Augustin as 'powerful, quick, direct and capable of making things happen outside, as well as inside, the box.'[41]

His former RB Leipzig Head Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl said of Augustin 'He's the full package. He's going to be a really important player'.[42] in 2016, Augustin was listed by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as a wonderkid in a list of his top 9 future prospects in football.[43]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 February 2020[2]
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 9 1 0 11[c] 3 37 12
2018–19 17 3 2 1 0 0 11[d] 4 0 0 30 8
Total 42 12 3 1 0 0 22 7 0 0 67 20
Monaco (loan) 2019–20 Ligue 1 10 0 1 0 2 1 13 1
Leeds United (loan) 2019–20 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 78 14 7 1 4 1 24 7 1 0 114 23
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) 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
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in the Europa League

Personal life[edit]

Augustin is of Haitian descent.[44][45]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain CFA

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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