Pierrick Valdivia

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Pierrick Valdivia
Pierrick Valdivia (RC Lens).JPG
Personal information
Full name Pierrick Valdivia
Date of birth (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Bron, France
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
1995–2000 Saint-Priest
2000–2008 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Lyon 0 (0)
2009–2012 Sedan 93 (6)
2012–2016 Lens 112 (15)
2016– Sint-Truidense 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2016.

Pierrick Valdivia (born 18 April 1988) is a French footballer who currently plays for Belgian First Division A club Sint-Truidense. A former graduate of the Olympique Lyonnais academy, he plays as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Pierrick began his career with amateur side AS Saint-Priest. After a couple of years at the club, Olympique Lyonnais began inquiring for his services. However, after adhering to the advice of his father, Pierrick decided to remain at Saint-Priest for a few more years.[1] Eventually, he moved to Lyon and quickly ascending the ranks in the youth system. Following the 2007–08 season, he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a one-year deal.[2] He was officially promoted to the senior squad for the 2008–09 season and assigned the number 13 shirt.

Though promoted, Pierrick spent the entire season playing in the Championnat de France amateur where he regularly impressed. He appeared in 26 matches scoring 6 goals, which included a hat trick against CA Bastia[3] and a brace against his former club AS Saint-Priest.[4] His impressive play helped the Lyon Reserves finish 1st among professional clubs in their group and also win the entire competition in the playoffs. Unfortunately, due to Lyon's midfield already engulfed with talent, he didn't make one appearance with the professional squad.


Following the expiration of his contract, Pierrick looked for other destinations. He was linked to Ligue 1 club FC Lorient[5] before signing with CS Sedan Ardennes on 9 June 2009 agreeing to a three-year deal.[6] He made his debut for the club on 1 August 2009 in a Coupe de la Ligue match coming on as a substitute in the 90th minute. He play the full extra time session picking up a yellow card in the 108th minute as Sedan won 2–0.[7]

In July 2012, Valdivia joined Ligue 2 side RC Lens on a three-year contract.

Personal life[edit]

Valdivia is of Spanish descent, and is a fan of CF Barcelona.[8]


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