Jean Seri

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Jean Seri
Personal information
Full name Jean Michaël Seri
Date of birth (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Grand-Béréby, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nice
Number 6
Youth career
2009–2010 Africa Sports
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 ASEC Mimosas 16 (1)
2012–2013 Porto B 19 (1)
2013–2015 Paços de Ferreira 54 (2)
2015– Nice 77 (11)
National team
2015– Ivory Coast 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:37, 1 October 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:48, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Jean Michaël Seri (born 19 July 1991) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for OGC Nice in the Ligue 1.

Club career[edit]

Early career in the Ivory Coast[edit]

Born in Grand-Béréby, southern Ivory Coast, Seri began his professional career with Abidjan club Africa Sports in 2009. He next moved to ASEC Mimosas, where he remained until 2012.

Stints in Portugal[edit]

In November 2012, Seri joined FC Porto's reserve side.[1]

On 31 August 2013, Seri left the Dragões to sign with first division side Paços de Ferreira on a three-year deal.[2] He debuted for the Pacenses on 14 September 2013 against Benfica in a 3–1 away loss.[3] He scored his first goal on 2 March 2014 against Marítimo in an important 3–1 home win to send his side away from the relegation zone.[4]

Nice[edit]

On 11 June 2015, Seri officially transferred to Nice.[5][6] On 27 May, prior to the opening of the transfer window, the club had announced the "very likely" arrival of Seri.[7][8]

International career[edit]

On 27 February 2014, Seri received his first international call up for the Côte d'Ivoire in a friendly match against Belgium;[9]he was an unused substitute in The Elephants' 2–2 draw against Belgium.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ivory Coast's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2015 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast  Liberia 3–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragões garantem Jean-Michael Seri" [Dragons guarantee Jean-Michael Seri]. Record. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "FC Porto: Jean Michel Seri assina pelo P. Ferreira" [FC Porto: Jean Michel Seri signs for P. Ferreira]. MaisFutebol. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Benfica 3-1 P. Ferreira". ZeroZero. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "P. Ferreira 3-1 Marítimo". ZeroZero. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Seri à Nice, c'est officiel" [Seri to Nice, it's official]. L'Equipe (in French). 11 June 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jean-Michaël Seri : L’Ivoirien signe à Nice" [Jean-Michaël Seri: The Ivorian signs to Nice]. Africa Top Sports (in French). 11 June 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "P. Ferreira: Nice confirma contratação de Seri" [P. Ferreira: Nice confirms Seri signing]. MaisFutebol (in Portuguese). 27 May 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jean-Michael Seri arrive aussi" [Jean-Michael Seri also arrives]. OGC Nice (in French). Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Séri convocado para a seleção costa-marfinense" [Séri selected for the Ivorians]. Record. 27 February 2014. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Belgium draws with Ivory Coast 2-2 in WCup warm-up". KansasCitySports. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Seri, Jean Michaël". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Trophées UNFP : le palmarès complet de l’édition 2017". Le Figaro (in French). 15 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Mbappe, Cavani & Bernardo Silva lead Ligue 1 Team of the Season". Goal. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 

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