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Odsonne Édouard
Odsonne Edouard (recadrée) (cropped).jpg
Édouard warming up for Toulouse in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Kourou, French Guiana
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 22
Youth career
2004–2011 AF Bobigny
2011–2016 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Paris Saint-Germain B 15 (5)
2016–2018 Paris Saint-Germain 0 (0)
2016–2017Toulouse (loan) 16 (1)
2017–2018Celtic (loan) 22 (9)
2018– Celtic 54 (35)
National team
2014–2015 France U17 12 (15)
2015–2016 France U18 9 (4)
2016–2017 France U19 13 (5)
2019– France U21 6 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Odsonne Édouard (born 16 January 1998) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish Premiership club Celtic.

Having progressed through the youth ranks of AF Bobigny, Édouard signed with Paris Saint-Germain in July 2011 before being loaned to fellow Ligue 1 side Toulouse for the 2016–17 season. The following season, he was loaned to Celtic, where he won the domestic treble, before joining them on a permanent move for a club record fee.

He has also represented France at various youth levels and was a key player for the nation at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where he won both the Golden Player and Golden Boot awards.

Club career

Paris Saint-Germain

Early career

Édouard was born in Kourou.[1] He joined the Paris Saint-Germain Academy in 2011 from amateur side AF Bobigny.[2][3] His first noticeable achievement was during the 2013–14 season when he was the club's top goalscorer at U17 level; scoring 25 goals in 22 appearances in the U17 National Championship. He scored 22 goals in 14 league appearances for the U17s the following season and was part of the squad which won the Al Kass Cup, ending the competition with a return of three goals in five appearances.[4][5] He also represented the club's U19, playing two UEFA Youth League matches, a Coupe Gambardella match and seven U19 Championship matches during which he scored seven goals. In two years, he scored more than 60 goals for the club at youth level, earning him the nicknames of "The Rocket" and "Magic Odsonne".[6]

During the 2015–16 season, Édouard played with both the U19 team and the CFA team. In January 2016, he won the 2015 Titi d'Or, an award voted for by the club's supporters for the best academy player for a particular season.[7] The award was notably won by players such as Kingsley Coman and Jean-Kévin Augustin in previous years. PSG also made it to the Youth League final but were ultimately beaten 2–1 by Chelsea. Édouard scored three goals and registered three assists during the competition.[8]

On 27 April 2016, he signed a professional contract with Paris Saint-Germain's senior side.[2][3][8] During the 2016–17 pre-season, Édouard was included in PSG's squad for the 2016 International Champions Cup.[9] Having previously featured as a substitute, he came on in the 79th minute against Leicester and scored in his non-competitive debut, making it 4–0 in the closing minutes of the club's last International Champions Cup game.[10][11] As a result of the victory, PSG were crowned International Champions Cup champions.[12]

Loan to Toulouse

On 8 August 2016, Édouard joined Toulouse on a season-long loan.[13][14][15][16] He made his debut for the club on 14 August 2016 against Marseille, replacing Issiaga Sylla after 74 minutes in a 0–0 away draw.[17] Édouard scored his first professional goal on 19 November against Metz, scoring a consolation goal late in added time in a 2–1 home loss.[18]

On 30 March 2017, Édouard was suspected of having shot at a passer-by with an airsoft gun on 11 February, injuring him in the head.[19] As a result of the incident, he was interrogated by police and his loan was prematurely terminated by Toulouse.[20] At the time of his loan being cancelled, Edouard had made 17 appearances and scored one goal for the club. It was later revealed that his teammate, Mathieu Cafaro, had confessed to being the one who had fired the gun.[21] Cafaro later recanted, however, and on 13 June the Toulouse Prosecutor asked that Édouard be charged with a four months suspended prison sentence and a €6,000 fine for his involvement in the incident. Édouard alleged that Cafaro fired the shot while Cafaro claimed not to have been in the car at the time of the shooting.[22] On 4 July, Édouard was sentenced to a suspended four months' prison sentence by the Correctional Court of Toulouse. He was also ordered to pay a fine of €6,000 as well as damages of €2,600 to the victim for the wounds suffered to his ear.[23]

Celtic

Loan from PSG

Édouard signed for Scottish Premiership club Celtic on 31 August 2017 on a season-long loan deal.[24] He scored on his debut away to Hamilton Academical on 8 September, helping Celtic to a 4–1 victory.[25] Later that year, on 2 December, he scored his first career hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Motherwell at Celtic Park.[26] He made his UEFA Champions League debut three days later, coming on as a substitute for compatriot Moussa Dembélé in a group stage defeat to Anderlecht.[27]

On 11 March 2018, he scored the winning goal in the 69th minute of a 3–2 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Ibrox Stadium, and on 29 April he added two more goals in a 5–0 win over the same opposition to seal his club's seventh consecutive league title.[28][29] He ultimately made 29 appearances for the season and scored 11 times as Celtic completed a domestic treble.[27]

Permanent signing

On 15 June 2018, Édouard signed a four-year deal with Celtic for a fee that the club said was the highest in their history.[30] The amount would have had to have exceeded the £6 million that the club paid for Chris Sutton and John Hartson in 2000 and 2001 respectively, and sources estimated it as £9 million.[31] The following month he was named on the 100-man shortlist for the 2018 Golden Boy award; he was the only footballer playing in Scotland at the time to be nominated for the accolade.[32] On his second debut for the club, Édouard scored the opening goal in a 3–0 win over Alashkert in the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.[33] The Frenchman continued his scoring run in the following round, netting twice in a 3–1 victory against Rosenborg at Celtic Park with manager Brendan Rodgers describing him as a 'top striker' after his displays.[34][35]

On 25 May 2019, Édouard scored twice as Celtic beat Hearts to secure the Scottish Cup and a historic "treble treble",[36] that is, winning the Scottish Premiership, the Scottish League Cup, and the Scottish Cup in three consecutive years.[37]

In November he suffered from a minor injury, described as a "niggle" by manager Neil Lennon,[38] who later said Édouard should be fit to play in the League Cup final.[39]

International career

After his impressive performances at club level, Édouard was selected by coach Jean-Claude Guitini for the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, which France went on to win, scoring 15 goals and only conceding twice. Édouard was crowned as the Golden Player and the top goalscorer after scoring eight of France's 15 goals in five matches, a record in the competition.[40][41][42][43] He notably scored the match-winning hat-trick in the final against Germany.[44]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 23 February 2020 [45]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toulouse (loan) 2016–17 Ligue 1 16 1 0 0 1 0 17 1
Celtic (loan) 2017–18 Scottish Premiership 22 9 3 2 1 0 3[a] 0 0 0 29 11
Celtic 2018–19 32 15 4 3 3 0 13[b] 5 0 0 52 23
2019–20 25 21 1 0 3 0 12 5 0 0 41 26
Celtic Total 79 45 8 5 7 0 28 10 0 0 122 60
Career total 95 46 8 5 8 0 28 10 0 0 139 61
  1. ^ Two appearances in Champions League and one appearance in Europa League
  2. ^ Five appearances in Champions League and eight appearances in Europa League

Honours

Paris Saint-Germain U19

Celtic

France U17

Individual

References

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