Ludovic Baal

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Ludovic Baal
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Baal in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ludovic Baal
Date of birth (1986-05-24) 24 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left Back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Le Mans 102 (3)
2011–2015 Lens 130 (2)
2015– Rennes 49 (0)
National team
2012– French Guiana 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:02, 8 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2017

Ludovic Baal (born 24 May 1986) is a French Guianese[1] footballer playing for Stade Rennais F.C. as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Le Mans[edit]

Born in Paris, Baal came through the Le Mans youth system, playing 12 games in his first season with Le Mans scoring 1 goal. His impressive performances earned him a spot in the starting 11 playing 38 Ligue 1 matches the following season. Baal scored his first goal against FC Metz, though Le Mans lost 4–3. Baal is known for being a hard full back known for his exceptional physical strength, pace and technique, and has been an important part of the Le Mans team since joining the club. Baal scored his second goal against AC Ajaccio giving Le Mans the 3–0 lead. That night he became the first player to score a goal in the MMArena.


Baal moved from Le Mans to Ligue 2 rivals RC Lens on 10 June 2011.[2]


On 12 June 2015, Baal joined Rennes from Lens, who had been relegated to Ligue 2, signing a three-year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list French Guiana's goal tally first.[4]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2012 Warner Park Sporting Complex, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis  Anguilla 4–1 4–1 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification
2. 29 March 2016 Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama, Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana  Cuba 1–0 3–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
3. 9 November 2016 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Haiti 5–2 5–2 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification


  1. ^ "Ludovic Baal - French Guiana - Caribbean Football". Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Ludovic Baal rejoint Lens" (in French). RC Lens. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mercato. Ludovic Baal signe au Stade Rennais pour 3 ans". Ouest-France (in French). 13 June 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Baal, Ludovic". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 

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