Laurent Depoitre

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Laurent Depoitre
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Personal information
Full name Laurent Depoitre[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-07) 7 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Tournai, Belgium
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town
Number 20
Youth career
1995–2001 AS Montkainoise
2001–2003 Excelsior Moeskroen
2003–2005 R.F.C. Tournai
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 R.F.C. Tournai 31 (12)
2007–2009 RRC Péruwelz 43 (16)
2009–2012 Eendracht Aalst 69 (25)
2012–2014 KV Oostende 62 (20)
2014–2016 Gent 58 (24)
2016–2017 Porto 7 (1)
2017– Huddersfield Town 9 (2)
National team
2015– Belgium 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:14, 18 November 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2015

Laurent Depoitre (born 7 December 1988) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Huddersfield Town and the Belgium national team.

Club career[edit]

Eendracht Aalst[edit]

When a large number of players had to leave Péruwelz after the 2008–2009 season, Eendracht Aalst took advantage of the situation in the summer of 2009 and signed Depoitre alongside Damien Galucci and Olivier De Castro.[2] Depoitre formed a good pair in Alost with Wouter Moreels, and he was chosen as the best player of the team after his first season. 2011, the team became champion in Third Division A. In the 2011–12 season Depoitre was followed by, among other clubs, AA Gent, Lierse SK, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, Beerschot AC, N.E.C., Heerenveen, Willem II and Roda JC.[3]

Oostende[edit]

In 2012, Depoitre joined Oostende from Aalst.[3][4]

In January 2013, it was announced that he would be transferred to Zulte Waregem in 2013–2014. Afterwards, his transfer turned out to be a part of a share transaction between Yves Lejaeghere, the then-president of Ostend, and Patrick Decuyper, the then-general manager of Zulte Waregem.[5] In the end the transaction was cancelled and as a result the transfer was also revoked.

Gent[edit]

After Depoitre decided not to extend his contract with Oostende, it was announced that he would play for KAA Gent during the 2014–2015 season.[4]

Porto[edit]

On 8 August 2016, Depoitre signed for Portuguese club Porto for four seasons, with €40 million release fee. Porto paid a €6 million transfer fee to Gent.[6][7] He finished the season with 13 appearances across all competitions scoring two goals and providing one assist.[8]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

On 23 June 2017, it was confirmed that Depoitre had signed a two-year contract with Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town, for an undisclosed fee, and a record transfer fee for the club.[8] However, his transfer fee record would go on to be overtaken later that transfer window, by Aaron Mooy moving from Manchester City for £8 million.[9][10]

International career[edit]

On 10 October 2015, he made his senior debut for the national team in a 4–1 win in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualification match against Andorra. Depoitre scored his team's fourth goal.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 November 2017[12][13]
Club Season League Cup1 Europe2 Other3 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aalst 2009–10 ? ? ? 1 0 ? ? 1+ 0+
2010–11 Belgian Third Division 14 8 2 1 16 9
2011–12 Belgian Second Division 33 8 33 8
Total 47+ 16+ 3 1 0 0 0 0 50+ 17+
Oostende 2012–13 Belgian Second Division 34 14 5 2 39 16
2013–14 Belgian Pro League 28 6 6 3 3 2 37 11
Total 62 20 11 5 0 0 3 2 76 27
Gent 2014–15 Belgian Pro League 29 12 5 1 6 1 40 14
2015–16 27 12 5 1 7 1 8 2 47 16
2016–17 2 0 2 1 4 1
Total 58 24 10 2 9 2 14 3 91 31
Porto 2016–17 Primeira Liga 7 1 5 1 1 0 13 2
Total 7 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 13 2
Huddersfield Town 2017–18 Premier League 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 2
Career total 181 63 29 9 11 2 17 5 237 79

1 Includes Belgian Cup, Belgian Super Cup, Taça de Portugal, and Taça da Liga matches. 2 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. 3 Includes Belgian playoff matches.

International performance[edit]

Team Year Apps Goals
Belgium 2015 1 1
Total 1 1
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 10 October 2015.[12]

International goal[edit]

Scores and results list Belgium's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 October 2015 Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 4–1 4–1 Euro 2016 qualifier

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Aalst
Oostende
Gent

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Redant, Wim (17 July 2009). "VOETBAL 3DE KLASSE Laurent Depoitre (20) is de nieuwe aanvalsleider van Eendracht Aalst" (in Dutch). Nieuwsblad. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Transfernieuws" (in Dutch). KV Oostende. 11 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Smet, Stefan (26 March 2014). "Laurent Depoitre naar AA Gent" [Laurent Depoitre to AA Gent] (in Dutch). Sportwereld. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Vandenabeele, Christian (10 June 2013). "Laurent Depoitre: KV Oostende of Zulte Waregem? Of Cercle Brugge?" [Laurent Depoitre: KV Oostende or Zulte Waregem? Or Cercle Brugge?] (in Dutch). Sport/Voetbal Magazine. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Depoitre reinforces the Dragons". FC Porto. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Porto telt zes miljoen neer voor Depoitre". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). 8 August 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Laurent Depoitre: Huddersfield sign FC Porto striker for record fee". BBC Sport. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Aaron Mooy: Huddersfield Town agree club-record £10m fee with Man City". BBC Sport. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  10. ^ https://www.htafc.com/news/2017/june/transfer-aaron-mooy-joins-town-permanently/
  11. ^ "BBC Sport - Andorra 1-4 Belgium". BBC. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Laurent Depoitre – Soccerway profile". Soccerway. 
  13. ^ "Laurent Depoitre » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 

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