Veretout playing for France U19 in 2012
|Full name||Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout|
|Date of birth||1 March 1993|
|Place of birth||Ancenis, France|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:21, 5 October 2015 (UTC).
Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout (born 1 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Aston Villa. He is a former France youth international, having represented his nation regularly at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. In 2013, he won the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Veretout made his professional debut for French club Nantes on 13 May 2011, in a league match against Sedan. He made his first start the following season in the team's opening match of the campaign; a 1–0 extra time win over Reims in the Coupe de la Ligue. Veretout made 146 appearances for Nantes over five years.
On 31 July 2015, Veretout joined Birmingham based Premier League club Aston Villa on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £8 million. Manager Tim Sherwood praised the player saying, "I know Veretout is very highly rated over in France." Veretout made his first official appearance for Aston Villa in a 1-0 victory against AFC Bournemouth on 8 August 2015.
Veretout is a former France youth international, having represented his country from under-18 through to under-21 level. Veretout won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he was highly praised for his performances, in a midfield-three which also included Geoffrey Kondogbia and Paul Pogba. Veretout scored a penalty in the final, as France won the tournament through a shoot-out.
- As of match played 1 September 2015.
- France U-20
- "Player shirt numbers for 20 Barclays Premier League clubs released". Premier League. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
- "Sedan v. Nantes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- "Reims v. Nantes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- "Jordan Veretout: Aston Villa sign French midfielder". BBC Sport. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
- Oilver, Todd (31 July 2015). "Aston Villa unveil £8m Jordan Veretout as midfielder signs from Nantes on five-year deal". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "J. Veretout". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
- "Avec Paul Pogba et Geoffrey Kondogbia, il faut faire comme ça (France U20)". Eurosport. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "France triumph after shootout drama". FIFA. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "Jordan Veretout". Ligue1.com (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- Club profile
- Jordan Veretout – French League Stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Jordan Veretout at L'Équipe Football (French)
- France profile at FFF