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 34)
Place of birth Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
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– Ajaccio 156 (14)
National team
2009– Corsica 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:57, 5 February 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

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

Club career[edit]

Watford[edit]

Cavalli joined Watford on deadline day of the 2007 January transfer window, on a free transfer from French side Istres, signing an 18-month contract.[1] He made his debut in the 1–0 win against West Ham United on 10 February 2007.[2] He had his contract with "Hornets" cancelled by mutual consent on 20 August 2007.[3]

Mons[edit]

On 18 October 2007, it was announced that Cavalli had signed a two-year contract with Belgian club Mons.[4] In May 2008, he left the club my mutual consent.[5]

Ajaccio[edit]

Cavalli joined his hometown club AC Ajaccio in November 2010 on a contract running until 2013.[6]

He started on the opening day of the 2011–2012 Ligue 1 season, playing 77 minutes in a 2–0 loss to Toulouse.[7] He was also in the starting eleven for Ajaccio's trip to the Stade Gerland the following weekend and played 78 minutes in a 1–1 draw with hosts Lyon.[8] In Ajaccio 1–1 draw against fellow Ligue 1 newcomers Evian on 20 August 2011 he set up midfield partner Frédéric Sammaritano for the 7th-minute 1–0 lead following a "great combination" between him and Benjamin André.[9]

Following a five-match suspension, Cavalli returned on 10 April 2015 to face Dijon. He scored via penalty as Ajaccio beat Dijon 1–0 at the Stade François Coty.[10]

International career[edit]

Cavalli has 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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watford complete triple signing". BBC Sport. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Holt, Sarah (10 February 2007). "West Ham 0-1 Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Midfielder Cavalli leaves Watford". BBC Sport. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mons : Johan Cavalli signe pour 1 an aver option" [Mons: Johan Cavalli signs for one year with option]. Le Soir (in French). 18 October 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cavalli libéré" [Cavalli released]. L'Equipe (in French). 28 May 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Football - Dernière recrue de l'ACA : Johan Cavalli ne veut plus repartir" [Football - Newest ACA recruit: Johan Cavalli never wants to leave]. Corse-Matin (in French). 1 December 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ajaccio-Toulouse Statistical Preview". WhoScored. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lyon-Ajaccio Statistical Preview". WhoScored. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ajaccio 1-1 Evian… Frustraron victoria a Memo Ochoa". mediotiempo.com (in Spanish). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ligue1.com - French Football League - Ligue 2 - Season 2014/2015 - Week 31 - AC Ajaccio / Dijon FCO". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Corsica Puts Bulgaria to Shame 1:0". Novinite. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 

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