Kingsley Coman

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Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman Training FC Bayern München-1 (cropped)-2.jpg
Coman training with Bayern Munich in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
(on loan from Juventus)
Number 29
Youth career
2002–2004 US Sénart-Moissy
2004–2013 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Paris Saint-Germain B 16 (0)
2013–2014 Paris Saint-Germain 3 (0)
2014–2017 Juventus 15 (0)
2015–2017 Bayern Munich (loan) 42 (6)
2017– Bayern Munich 0 (0)
National team
2011–2012 France U16 9 (0)
2012–2013 France U17 8 (3)
2013–2014 France U18 6 (1)
2013–2015 France U19 7 (2)
2014– France U21 9 (2)
2015– France 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:31, 20 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:09, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Kingsley Coman (French pronunciation: ​[kiŋslɛ kɔman] or [kɔmɑ̃];[1] born 13 June 1996) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for Bayern Munich, on loan from Juventus, and the France national team.

Trained at Paris Saint-Germain's academy, Coman moved to Juventus in 2014 on the expiration of his contract, winning the Serie A and Coppa Italia in his first season in Italy. In August 2015, he transferred on loan to Bayern Munich, winning another double in his first season.

Coman earned 39 caps and scored 11 goals in France's youth teams, from under-16 to under-21 levels. He made his debut for the senior team in November 2015 and represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2016, in which they reached the final.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Paris to parents from Guadeloupe,[2] Coman began his career with US Sénart-Moissy in 2002, at the age of six.[3]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

After two years with the club and the support of his father,[4] Coman was scouted by Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he joined the youth academy in 2004. After nine years in the club's youth system, Coman made his professional debut for PSG on 17 February 2013 against Sochaux, a 3–2 defeat. He came on as a substitute for Marco Verratti in the 87th minute.[5]

Coman is the youngest player to play for PSG at the age of 16 years, eight months and four days;[6] PSG ended the season as league champions.

Juventus[edit]

Coman playing for Juventus in 2015

On 7 July 2014, Coman signed a five-year deal with Italian champions Juventus following the expiration of his contract with PSG.[7][8] On 30 August 2014, Coman made his Serie A debut, starting in a 1–0 away win against Chievo, twice nearly scoring.[9]

On 15 January 2015, Coman scored his first professional goal in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia, against Hellas Verona in a 6–1 win.[10] He was unused in the final on 20 May, a 2–1 extra-time win over Lazio.

On 6 June, Coman appeared as a last-minute substitute for compatriot Patrice Evra in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final as Juventus were defeated 3–1 by Barcelona at Berlin's Olympiastadion.[11]

Bayern Munich[edit]

Coman training with Bayern Munich in 2015

On 30 August 2015, Coman signed with Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Juventus for a fee of €7 million to be paid in two installments with an option to buy for a fee of an extra €21 million upon the loan's expiry.[12] He was assigned the squad number 29.[13]

Coman made his debut on 12 September, replacing Arturo Vidal after 56 minutes of an eventual 2–1 Bundesliga win over FC Augsburg at the Allianz Arena. A week later, on his first start, he scored his first goal for his new club, in a 3–0 victory at Darmstadt 98.[14] The following week, he netted again in a win of the same margin at Mainz 05.[15]

On 24 November, Coman scored his first Champions League goal in a 4–0 defeat of Olympiacos.[16] He was runner-up to compatriot Anthony Martial of Manchester United for the 2015 Golden Boy, awarded to Europe's best player under 21 years of age.[17]

On 12 March 2016, Coman recorded three assists in a 5–0 victory over Werder Bremen.[18] Four days later, he came on as a 60th-minute substitute for Xabi Alonso, with Bayern trailing 0–2 in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, and assisted Thomas Müller's 91st-minute equaliser, before scoring the final goal in extra time as Bayern won 4–2 (6–4 aggregate) against his parent club, Juventus.[19]

Coman was a 108th-minute substitute for Franck Ribéry in the 2016 DFB-Pokal final, which Bayern won against Borussia Dortmund on penalties for a double.[20] It was his eighth club trophy before his 20th birthday.[21]

On 27 April 2017, it was announced that Bayern would exercise their option to sign Coman at the end of the season, with the player agreeing a contract until 2020.[22][23]

International career[edit]

On 2 June 2014, aged just 17, Coman made his first appearance for the French under-21 team, starting in a 6–0 friendly victory against Singapore and scoring once in the match.[24]

On 5 November 2015, Coman was selected to the France senior squad for the first time to face Germany and England in friendlies.[25] He made his debut eight days later at the Stade de France, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute for Anthony Martial in a 2–0 win over world champions Germany, overshadowed by shootings and explosions around the stadium.[26]

The following 29 March against Russia, in the first game at the venue since the attacks, Coman replaced Martial at half time and scored his first international goal when set up by Dimitri Payet, confirming a 4–2 win.[27]

In May 2016, Coman was named to national team manager Didier Deschamps' 23-man France squad for UEFA Euro 2016, to be played on home soil.[28] Following his performances throughout the tournament, as his nation reached the final, only to lose 1–0 to Portugal in extra-time, Coman was nominated for the Young Player of the Tournament Award, which ultimately went to Portugal's Renato Sanches.[29]

Style of play[edit]

Regarded as one of the most promising young players of his generation,[30][31] Coman is a quick, talented and technically gifted winger, with good dribbling skills, vision, pace and acceleration. He is capable of playing on either flank, or even in the centre, as an offensive midfielder or as a striker. Although he is naturally right-footed, his preferred position is on the left, which allows him to beat opponents in one on one situations, cut into the centre onto his right foot, and either shoot on goal, create chances for teammates, or make attacking runs into the area.[32][33] In 2015, Don Balón named him one of the 101 best young players in the world.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2017
Club Season League Cup1 Continental Other2 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2012–13 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 [34]
2013–14 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 [34]
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Juventus 2014–15 Serie A 14 0 4 1 2 0 20 1 [34]
2015–16 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 [34]
Totals 15 0 4 1 2 0 1 0 22 1
Bayern Munich (loan) 2015–16 Bundesliga 23 4 4 0 8 2 0 0 35 6 [34]
2016–17 19 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 25 2 [35][36]
Totals 42 6 7 0 10 2 1 0 60 8
Totals 60 6 11 1 12 2 3 0 86 9

1 Includes Coupe de France and Coppa Italia matches.
2 Includes Trophée des Champions, Supercoppa Italiana and DFL-Supercup matches.

International[edit]

As of match played 10 July 2016
France
Year Apps Goals
2015 2 0
2016 9 1
Total 11 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list France's goal tally first.[37]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 March 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Russia
4–2
4–2
Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain[38]
Juventus[38]
Bayern Munich[38]

International[edit]

France

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coman has said that both pronunciations were acceptable; [kɔmɑ̃] is the original pronunciation from Guadeloupe, but he adopted [kɔman] because the former is homophonous with comment (French for "how") which led to teasing at a young age, and because he thought the latter sounded better. "Sa coupe de cheveux, Guardiola, Ribéry… Coman raconte son quotidien au Bayern Munich" [His haircut, Guardiola, Ribéry... Coman tells of his day-to-day experience at Bayern Munich]. BFM TV (in French). 22 March 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kingsley Coman a tout d'un grand" [Kingsley Coman has everything of a great one]. Le Parisien (in French). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Moula, Sophie (8 July 2014). "Kingsley Coman signe à la Juve" [Kingsley Coman signs for Juve]. domactu.com (in French). Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Coman, la dynamite" [Coman, the dynamite]. Le Parisien (in French). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Le PSG perd à Sochaux 3 à 2 mais reste leader" [PSG loses 3–2 against Sochaux but remains leader]. Le Parisien (in French). 17 February 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Kingsley Coman plus jeune joueur de l’histoire du PSG" [Kingsley Coman youngest player in PSG history]. espoirsdufootball.com (in French). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Holyman, Ian (10 July 2014). "Coman turned down Arsenal for Juve". ESPN FC. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Serie A: Juventus swoop to sign PSG midfielder Kingsley Coman on a five-year deal". Sky Sports. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chievo 0-1 Juventus: Own goal gives champions slim win". Goal.com. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Juventus’s Sebastian Giovinco stars in cup drubbing of Verona". The Guardian. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Barcelona see off Juventus to claim fifth title". UEFA. 6 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Coman completes loan move to Bayern". Juventus. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Kingsley Coman joins Bayern on loan from Juventus". FC Bayern Munich. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Bayern Munich maintain perfect record with victory over Darmstadt". The Guardian. Associated Press. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Robert Lewandowski on target twice as Bayern Munich defeat Mainz". The Guardian. Reuters. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Bayern overwhelm Olympiacos to ease through". UEFA. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Anthony Martial élu Golden Boy 2015" [Anthony Martial elected Golden Boy 2015]. L'Equipe (in French). 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  18. ^ "Bayern Munich hit Werder Bremen for five as Thomas Müller bags brace". The Guardian. 12 March 2016. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  19. ^ Lewis, Aimee (16 March 2016). "Bayern Munich 4-2 Juventus". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "Bayern Munich 0-0 Borussia Dortmund". BBC Sport. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "Kingsley Coman: Bayern Munich's on-loan teenager wins eighth major trophy". BBC Sport. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "Bayern Munich to sign Kingsley Coman from Juventus on permanent deal". ESPN. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  23. ^ "Bayern Munich trigger Kingsley Coman clause to sign France whizkid until 2020". The Sun. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  24. ^ "Match – France – Singapour – FFF" [Game – France – Singapore – FFF]. FFF (in French). 2 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Equipe de France : Didier Deschamps ne convoque pas Mathieu Valbuena, Hatem Ben Arfa appelé" [French Squad: Didier Deschamps has not called up Mathieu Valbuena, Hatem Ben Arfa is nominated]. L'EQUIPE (in French). 5 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  26. ^ Burke, Chris (13 November 2015). "France defeat world champions Germany". UEFA. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  27. ^ "France 4-2 Russia". BBC Sport. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  28. ^ "Pogba leads France squad for Euro 2016 as Schneiderlin and Ben Arfa miss out". FourFourTwo. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "Renato Sanches named Young Player of the Tournament". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. New European champion Renato Sanches has been chosen above Kingsley Coman and Portugal team-mate Raphael Guerreiro for the SOCAR Young Player of the Tournament award. 
  30. ^ Nick Ames (23 January 2016). "Ten young footballers to watch out for in 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  31. ^ a b "La lista dei 101 migliori giovani talenti del calcio mondiale" (in Italian). Eurosport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  32. ^ Simone Eterno (6 August 2014). "Non chiamatelo ‘il nuovo Pogba’: ecco chi è Coman" (in Italian). Yahoo. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  33. ^ Lorenzo Bettoni (21 April 2016). "Kingsley Coman reveals why he decided to leave Juventus". Calciomercato.com. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  34. ^ a b c d e "Kingsley Coman » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  35. ^ "Im zweiten Anlauf: Vidal beschert Bayern den ersten Titel". kicker.de (in German). 14 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  36. ^ "Kingsley Coman". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  37. ^ "Kingsley Coman profile". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  38. ^ a b c Kingsley Coman at Soccerway

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