Jordan Amavi

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Jordan Amavi
FC Salzburg versus Olympique Marseille (3. Mai 2018) 04 (cropped).jpg
Amavi playing for Marseille in 2018.
Personal information
Full name Jordan Kevin Amavi[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-09) 9 March 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Toulon, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 18
Youth career
2001–2010 Toulon
2010–2013 Nice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Nice B 20 (3)
2013–2015 Nice 55 (4)
2015–2017 Aston Villa 44 (0)
2017– Marseille 27 (0)
National team
2012 France U18 2 (0)
2013–2014 France U20 6 (0)
2014–2016 France U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2016

Jordan Kevin Amavi (born 9 March 1994) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left back for Ligue 1 club Marseille. He has previously played professionally for Aston Villa and Nice. He has played regularly for France as a youth player and was called into the senior squad in late 2017 but is yet to make his debut.

Club career[edit]

Nice[edit]

Born in Toulon, Amavi made his Ligue 1 debut with Nice in the opening game of the 2013–14 season on 10 August 2013 against Lyon.[3]

Aston Villa[edit]

On 18 July 2015 he signed for Premier League side Aston Villa on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £9 million.[4][5][6] He made his debut on 8 August, playing the full 90 minutes of a 1–0 win over Bournemouth at Dean Court.[7] On 15 November, Amavi suffered an ACL tear in his right knee while on duty with the France U21 team, ending his first season at Aston Villa.[8]

Without Amavi, Villa were relegated to the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football, which lead to speculation on the future of Amavi as well as other Villa players.[9] However, Amavi decided to continue playing for Villa for the 2016–17 season, as he had high hopes on Villa being promoted immediately back up to the Premier League.[9] On 27 December 2016, Aston Villa turned down an £25 million bid from an undisclosed club from China for Amavi; reports in France also claimed that Marseille had also bid for the player.[10] That season, he made 34 appearances in the Championship for Villa, but they finished in a bottom-half thirteenth-place league finish.[11]

Marseille[edit]

On 10 August 2017, it was agreed that Amavi would join Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille on loan for the entirety of the 2017–18 season, with Marseille also considering interest in signing the player in a permanent transfer in the following season.[12]

Marseille decided to make Amavi's move permanent in October 2017, meeting an agreed clause in the loan contract.[13]

On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals away to FC Red Bull Salzburg as Marseilles played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final[14] which will be played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Lyon, France on 16 May 2018,[15] versus Atletico Madrid.

International career[edit]

Amavi was part of the France under-20 team which finished as runners-up to Brazil at the 2014 Toulon Tournament.[16]

He was called up to the senior France squad for a World Cup qualifier against Belarus in October 2017.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 March 2018 [18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nice B 2012–13 CFA 2 18 3 18 3
2013–14 CFA 2 0 2 0
Total 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
Nice 2013–14 Ligue 1 19 0 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 23 0
2014–15 Ligue 1 36 4 1 0 0 0 37 4
Total 55 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 60 4
Aston Villa 2015–16 Premier League 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
2016–17 Championship 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
Total 44 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 48 0
Marseille 2017–18 Ligue 1 19 0 3 1 1 0 6[a] 0 29 1
Career total 138 7 7 1 5 0 7 0 157 8
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player shirt numbers for 20 Barclays Premier League clubs released". Premier League. 8 August 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Premier League Player Profile Jordan Amavi". Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "J. Amavi". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Villa complete signing of Jordan Amavi". Aston Villa Football Club. 18 July 2015. Archived from the original on 22 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Aston Villa 'complete transfer deal for defender Jordan Amavi from Nice'". Metro. 18 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Aston Villa sign France full-back Jordan Amavi from Nice". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Prentki, Tom (8 August 2015). "Bournemouth 0 Aston Villa 1, match report: Eddie Howe's wasteful side punished by debut Gestede goal". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Update on Jordan Amavi". Aston Villa Football Club. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Trafford, Paul Wilson at Old (2016-04-16). "Aston Villa relegated from Premier League after defeat by Manchester United". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  10. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/27/aston-villa-tony-xia-25m-offer-rejects-jordan-amavi
  11. ^ Squad Stats
  12. ^ "Transfer news: Jordan Amavi: Marseille sign Aston Villa left-back on loan". BBC Sport. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "MARSEILLE MAKE AMAVI DEAL PERMANENT". Ligue 1. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "FC Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 Marseille". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  15. ^ "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League Final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Final: Brazil – France (KO: 1 June 2014 17:00)". Toulon Tournament. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "France replace injured Kurzawa with uncapped Amavi". goal.com. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2018. 
  18. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/player/122821/jordan-amavi

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