Jordan Veretout

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Jordan Veretout
Jordan Veretout.jpg
Veretout playing for France U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Ancenis, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) [2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
Number 17
Youth career
1999–2003 Belligne
2003–2011 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Nantes 130 (14)
2015–2017 Aston Villa 25 (0)
2016–2017 Saint-Étienne (loan) 35 (3)
2017– Fiorentina 32 (8)
National team
2010–2011 France U18 8 (2)
2011–2012 France U19 12 (1)
2012–2013 France U20 15 (2)
2013–2014 France U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2014

Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout (French pronunciation: ​[vəʁətu]; born 1 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Fiorentina. 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.

Club career[edit]

Nantes[edit]

Veretout made his professional debut for French club Nantes on 13 May 2011 in a league match against Sedan.[3] 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.[4] Veretout made 146 appearances for Nantes over five years.[5]

Aston Villa[edit]

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 £7 million.[5][6] Manager Tim Sherwood praised the player, saying, "I know Veretout is very highly rated over in France."[5] Veretout made his first official appearance for Aston Villa in a 1–0 victory against A.F.C. Bournemouth on 8 August 2015.[7]

Loan to Saint-Étienne[edit]

On 23 August 2016, Veretout joined AS Saint-Étienne on loan for one year without an option to buy from Aston Villa.[8][9]

Fiorentina[edit]

On 25 July 2017, Veretout moved to Fiorentina agreeing to a four-year deal with the option of a fifth year. The transfer fee paid to Aston Villa was reported as €7 million.[10][11]

International career[edit]

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 that also included Geoffrey Kondogbia and Paul Pogba.[12] Veretout scored a penalty in the final, as France won the tournament through a shoot-out.[13][5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 April 2018.[14][15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nantes 2010–11 Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 35 6 5 0 40 6
2012–13 31 0 3 1 34 1
2013–14 Ligue 1 27 1 4 0 31 1
2014–15 36 7 4 0 40 7
Total 130 14 16 1 0 0 146 15
Aston Villa 2015–16 Premier League 25 0 4 0 29 0
Saint-Étienne (loan) 2016–17 Ligue 1 35 3 1 1 7 0 43 4
Fiorentina 2017–18 Serie A 32 8 2 2 0 0 34 10
Career total 222 25 23 4 7 0 252 29

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Nantes

International[edit]

France U-20

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 Veretout". Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sedan v. Nantes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Reims v. Nantes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 22 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Jordan Veretout: Aston Villa sign French midfielder". BBC Sport. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "J. Veretout". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "St Etienne sign Newcastle's Saivet and Villa's Veretout on a season's loan". BBC Sport. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Monier, Hugo (24 August 2016). "igue 1 : Saint-Etienne officialise les prêts d'Henri Saivet et Jordan Veretout". France TV Sport (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Official: Fiorentina sign Veretout". Football Italia. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jordan Veretout signe officiellement à la Fiorentina". L'Équipe (in French). 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Avec Paul Pogba et Geoffrey Kondogbia, il faut faire comme ça (France U20)". Eurosport. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "France triumph after shootout drama". FIFA. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "J. Veretout". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Jordan Veretout". Ligue1.com (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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