Layvin Kurzawa

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Layvin Kurzawa
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Kurzawa playing for Paris Saint-Germain in 2015
Personal information
Full name Layvin Kurzawa
Date of birth (1992-09-04) 4 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Fréjus, France
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 20
Youth career
1996–2005 Stade Raphaëlois
2005–2007 Aix-en-Provence
2007–2010 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Monaco B 30 (5)
2010–2015 Monaco 75 (6)
2015– Paris Saint-Germain 54 (7)
National team
2010–2011 France U19 8 (0)
2013 France U20 2 (0)
2013–2015 France U21 5 (3)
2014– France 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017

Layvin Kurzawa (born 4 September 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team as a left back.

He began his career at Monaco in 2010, and played 96 official games for the team, scoring eight goals. In 2015, he transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for €23 million. Kurzawa made his senior international debut for France in 2014.

Club career[edit]

AS Monaco[edit]

Born in Fréjus, Var, Kurzawa made his professional debut on 22 September 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue third round match against Lens at the Stade Louis II. He started the match and played 65 minutes before being substituted in a 1–0 victory.[1] Three days later he made his Ligue 1 debut, starting in a 1–2 defeat at Lorient. Kurzawa played four more league matches, all of them starts, as the season ended with relegation to Ligue 2; he was sent off on 1 May 2011 in a 1–1 draw at Saint-Étienne.[2] He made four appearances as they returned to the top flight at the first attempt as champions.

Kurzawa established himself in the first team for the 2013–14 season, with 28 league appearances as Monaco finished runner-up to Paris Saint-Germain. He also scored five goals, the first of his professional career confirming a 2–0 win at Guingamp on 14 December 2013.[3]

He scored in each leg of Monaco's 7–1 aggregate win over Young Boys in the third qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.[4]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 27 August 2015, Kurzawa joined Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for €23 million on a five-year contract.[5][6] He made his debut on 11 September, coming on for Maxwell in the 67th minute of an eventual 2–2 draw with Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes.[7] He scored his first goal for the team from the capital on 25 October, opening a 4–1 home win over Saint-Étienne when set up by Marco Verratti.[8]

Kurzawa scored and assisted Javier Pastore on 6 August 2016 as PSG won the Trophée des Champions against Lyon with a 4–1 win in Klagenfurt, Austria.[9] Six days later, he recorded the team's first league goal of the new season, the game's only against Bastia.[10] On 8 March 2017, he scored an own goal in a 6–1 loss to Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League; as Unai Emery's team squandered a 4–0 advantage from the first leg.[11]

On 31 October 2017, Kurzawa scored his first career hat-trick against RSC Anderlecht in the Champions League group phase.[12] Kurzawa became the first defender in modern Champions League history to achieve this feat in the competition.

International career[edit]

Kurzawa was born to a Guadeloupean father,[13] and a mother of Polish descent, and was approached to play for the Poland national team.[14][15]

He was a French youth international and has earned caps with the under-19 team.[16] On 14 October 2014, during the final leg of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs against Sweden, Kurzawa celebrated a goal for France by mocking the Swedish players with a salute. Shortly after, Sweden scored a goal and won the game 4–1, thus eliminating France from the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[17][18] Sweden went on to win the tournament and the whole team celebrated by using Kurzawa's way of mocking.[19]

On 14 November 2014, he made his full international debut, replacing Lucas Digne for the last 20 minutes of a 1–1 friendly draw with Albania in Rennes.[20] Four days later, he made his first start, in a 1–0 friendly win over Sweden in Marseille, being substituted later on for Digne.[21]

Kurzawa scored his first international goal on 1 September 2016, concluding a 3–1 friendly win over Italy at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 4 May 2018)[23]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monaco 2010–11 Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2011–12 Ligue 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 8 0 1 0 3 0 12 0
2013–14 Ligue 1 28 5 1 0 0 0 29 5
2014–15 27 0 2 0 2 0 8 0 39 0
2015–16 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 3
Total 75 6 4 0 6 0 11 3 96 8
Paris Saint-Germain 2015–16 Ligue 1 16 3 4 0 4 0 1 0 25 3
2016–17 18 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 26 3
2017–18 20 2 1 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 28 5
Total 54 7 6 0 5 0 12 3 2 1 79 11
Career total 139 13 10 0 12 0 23 6 2 1 175 19

International[edit]

As of match played 14 November 2017.[23]
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2014 2 0
2015 0 0
2016 4 1
2017 5 0
Total 11 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played 1 September 2016. France score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kurzawa goal.[24]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 September 2016 Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy 3  Italy 3–1 3–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Monaco[25]
Paris Saint-Germain[25]
Inividual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monaco v. Lens Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Layvin Kurzawa suspendu face au PSG" [Layvin Kurzawa suspended against PSG] (in French). PLANETE ASM. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Martial magic for Monaco". Sky Sports News. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ Creek, Stephen (4 August 2015). "Champions League round-up: Ajax crash out and Monaco cruise through". Goal.com. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  5. ^ "KURZAWA SIGNS WITH PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN UNTIL 2020". Paris Saint-Germain. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  6. ^ Johnson, Jonathan (28 August 2015). "Layvin Kurzawa from Monaco to PSG a shrewd move by Ligue 1 champions". ESPN. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Bordeaux: Trapp howler sees hosts slip against 10-man visitors". Goal.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  8. ^ "PSG 4-1 St Etienne: Leaders stay unbeaten". Sky Sports. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  9. ^ "New-look Paris Saint-Germain rout Lyon to win Trophee des Champions". ESPN FC. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Bastia 0-1 PSG". Sky Sports. 12 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Barcelona shatter PSG as Roberto caps absurd 6–1 comeback win". The Guardian. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  12. ^ "KURZAWA HAT-TRICK SEES PSG THROUGH". BeinSports. 1 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Le Guadeloupéen Layvin Kurzawa appelé en équipe de France par Didier Deschamps".
  14. ^ "La fédération polonaise recrute sur Facebook" [The Polish FA is recruiting on Facebook]. 20 Minutes (in French). 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  15. ^ www.20min.ch, www.20minutes.ch, 20 Minutes, 20 Min,. "La fédération polonaise recrute sur Facebook".
  16. ^ "Kurzawa: "Un rêve éveillé"". French Football Federation (in French). 2 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  17. ^ "Sweden stun France with late goal in Euro U21 qualifier".
  18. ^ "France U-21 defender learns why you should never mock your opponents before the final whistle".
  19. ^ "Entire Sweden U21 Squad Make Complete Fool Out Of French Player Who Taunted Them...Again".
  20. ^ "Griezmann earns France draw with Albania". UEFA. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  21. ^ "France 1-0 Sweden: Varane secures win for dominant Bleus". Goal.com. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  22. ^ "Italy 1-3 France: Anthony Martial and Olivier Giroud score in French away win". Sky Sports. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Layvin Kurzawa Socceway Profile". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  24. ^ "Layvin Kurzawa - national football team player". EU-Football.info. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  25. ^ a b Layvin Kurzawa at Soccerway
  26. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain set record with fourth straight Coupe De France crown". Goal. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  27. ^ "PSG thrash Monaco to win French Super Cup as Neymar plays 15 minutes". ESPN. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Ibrahimovic named Player of Year". 12 May 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.

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