Mikaël Roche

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Mikaël Roche
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Personal information
Full name Mikaël Roche[1]
Date of birth (1982-12-24) 24 December 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Papeete, Tahiti
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
A.S. Tefana
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 AS Jeunes Tahitiens
2000–2001 AS Monaco B
2001–2005 ROS Menton
2005–2006 US Marseille Endoume
2006–2009 AS Jeunes Tahitiens
2009–2014 AS Dragon
2014– A.S. Tefana
National team
2011– Tahiti 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 May 2017

Mikaël Roche (born 24 December 1982) is a footballer from Papeete, Tahiti, who plays as a goalkeeper for A.S. Tefana. He is a member of the Tahiti national football team.

Career[edit]

Roche started his career with local club AS Jeunes before moving to France to play for AS Monaco reserve team in 2000. He moved to ROS Menton in the following year, staying with the team until 2005, later transferring to US Marseille Endoume.

Roche returned to Tahiti in 2006 to his former club AS Jeunes, joining AS Dragon in 2009 and winning the Tahiti First Division in 2011–12. Roche is also a PE teacher. He has stated this in an interview.[2]

International career[edit]

Roche made his debut for the Tahiti in 2011 and was the starting goalkeeper at 2012 OFC Nations Cup before losing his starting place to Xavier Samin after the first two matches, as the team won the competition for the first time. On 20 June 2013, he conceded ten goals against Spain in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, he however was considered a hero during this match and won the support of the Brazilian fans.[3] He also traded shirts with his counterpart, Pepe Reina after the match.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Winner (1): 2012

International[edit]

Winner (1): 2012

International career statistics[edit]

Tahiti national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 3 0
2013 2 0
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
2016 5 0
2017 2 0
Total 14 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squad lists for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". Oceaniafootball.com. 2012-04-24. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Spain 10-0 Tahiti – as it happened". Guardian. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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