Johan Cavalli

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Johan Cavalli
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Personal information
Full name Johan Cavalli
Date of birth (1981-09-12) September 12, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AC Ajaccio
Number 18
Youth career
1997–2001 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Lorient 22 (0)
2003–2004 Créteil 44 (11)
2004–2005 Real Mallorca B 15 (0)
2005–2007 Istres 51 (2)
2007 Watford 3 (0)
2007–2008 Mons 8 (0)
2008–2010 Nîmes Olympique 51 (1)
2010– AC Ajaccio 133 (11)
National team
2009– Corsica 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 July 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Johan Cavalli (born September 12, 1981, in Ajaccio) is a French footballer playing for French side AC Ajaccio. He plays on the left side of midfield.


Cavalli signed for the Hornets on deadline day of the 2007 January transfer window, on a free transfer from French side Istres. He signed an 18-month contract. He made his debut in the 1–0 win against West Ham United on 10 February 2007.[1]

Cavalli had his contract with Watford cancelled by mutual consent on August 20, 2007.[2]

On October 18, 2007, it was announced that he has signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Mons.


Cavalli joined his hometown club AC Ajaccio in the summer of 2011 following the club's promotion to Ligue 1. He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the season, playing 77 minutes in a 2–0 loss to Toulouse.[3] Cavalli was in the starting eleven for Ajaccio's trip to the Stade Gerland the following weekend and played 78 minutes in an impressive 1–1 draw with hosts Lyon.[4] Ajaccio played hosts to fellow Ligue 1 newcomers Evian Thonon on 20 August 2011. Cavalli was instrumental in the game, setting up midfield partner Frederic Sammaritano with a beautiful flick inside the box and the playmaker put the hosts up in the 7th minute.[5] Following a 5 match suspension, Cavalli returned on April 10, 2015 to face Dijon. He scored via penalty as Ajaccio beat Dijon 1-0 at the Stade François Coty. [6]

International career[edit]

Cavalli has also been capped for the Corsica national football team, which is not a FIFA member, as it does not represent a fully sovereign nation. On 31 May 2011, he scored the only goal to help his team to a prestigious 1:0 win over Bulgaria in a friendly match.[7]


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