Lionel Zouma

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Lionel Zouma
Personal information
Full name Lionel Zouma
Date of birth (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Asteras Tripolis
Number 69
Youth career
2003–2007 Vaulx-en-Velin
2007–2010 Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Sochaux B 65 (4)
2013–2016 Sochaux 32 (0)
2016– Asteras Tripolis 0 (0)
National team
2012 France U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2013

Lionel Zouma (born 10 September 1993) is a French-born Central African football player who plays as a central defender for Asteras Tripolis.

Career[edit]

Zouma made his professional debut on 16 October 2011 in a league match against Valenciennes.[2]

On 12 July 2016 Zouma signed a three-year contract with the Greek club, Asteras Tripoli.[3]

International career[edit]

Zouma received his first international call from Central African Republic in mid August 2016.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Zouma's younger brother, Kurt, plays in the same position for English club Chelsea, and has represented France at senior level.[5] Their parents emigrated from the Central African Republic.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Correct as of 2 December 2015

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sochaux 2011–12 4 0 1 0 5 0
2012–13 1 0 1 0 2 0
2013–14 16 0 2 0 18 0
2014–15 11 0 2 1 13 1
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 32 0 6 1 0 0 38 1
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lionel Zouma UNFP Profile". National Union of Professional Footballers (in French). Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Valenciennes v. Sochaux Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 16 October 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "ATFC: Στα κιτρινομπλέ ο Lionel Zouma". Asteras Tripoli F.C. (in Greek). 12 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Élim Can 2017: La pré-sélection des fauves pour affronter la RDC" (in French). Centrafrique Football. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Les retrouvailles des " jumeaux " Zouma" [The reunion of the Zouma "twins"]. Le Parisien (in French). 23 March 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "France: Kurt Zouma parle de la paix en Centrafrique" [France: Kurt Zouma speaks of peace in the Central African Republic]. Journal de Bangui (in French). 8 October 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

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