Presnel Kimpembe

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Presnel Kimpembe
Presnel Kimpembe (cropped).jpg
Kimpembe training with France in 2018
Personal information
Full name Presnel Kimpembe[1]
Date of birth (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Beaumont-sur-Oise, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Centre back / Left back
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2005 AS Eragny
2005–2014 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Paris Saint-Germain B 41 (1)
2014– Paris Saint-Germain 67 (0)
National team
2014 DR Congo U20 1 (0)
2015 France U20 7 (0)
2015–2016 France U21 11 (0)
2018– France 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Presnel Kimpembe (French: [pʁɛsnɛl kimpɛmbe]; born 13 August 1995) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team.[4]

Early years[edit]

Kimpembe was born in Beaumont-sur-Oise, France, to a Congolese father and a Haitian mother.[5][6] He was named after his maternal grandfather.[7]

Club career[edit]

Kimpembe made his professional debut on 17 October 2014 in the Ligue 1 against RC Lens, replacing Thiago Motta after 76 minutes in a 1–3 away win.[8] He made his Champions League debut on 14 February 2017, keeping a clean sheet in a 4–0 win against Barcelona.[9]

Kimpembe scored his first Champions League goal for PSG on February 12, 2019 against Manchester United in an away match at Old Trafford after turning home at a far post from an Angel Di Maria corner in the 53rd minute.[10] PSG won the match 2–0. However, in the return leg in Paris, he jumped to block a shot in injury time that was given as a penalty for handball after the referee consulted VAR. PSG went on to lose the match 3–1, and were subsequently knocked out due to the away goals rule.[11]

International career[edit]

Kimpembe got his first call up to the senior France side after Eliaquim Mangala withdrew through injury for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Netherlands in October 2016.[12] In January 2018, William Gallas, former Arsenal and Chelsea player said that Kimpembe is the future of the French team.[13]
Kimpembe finally made his first team debut on 27 March 2018, a year and a half after his first call-up, in a friendly against Russia.[4] He came on for Ousmane Dembélé in the 72nd minute of a 3–1 away victory.

On 17 May 2018, he was called up to the 23 man French squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 February 2019[4]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup[nb 2] Europe[nb 3] Other[nb 4] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2014–15 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2016–17 19 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 28 0
2017–18 28 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 38 0
2018–19 13 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 21 1
Career total 67 0 10 0 8 0 11 1 1 0 97 1
Notes

International[edit]

As of 20 November 2018
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2018 7 0
Total 7 0

Honours[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain

France

Orders

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Décret du 31 décembre 2018 portant promotion et nomination". Journal officiel de la République française. 2019 (0001): 6. 1 January 2019. PRER1835394D. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of players: France" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 11. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Presnel Kimpembe". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "France - P. Kimpembe - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  5. ^ Mabondo, Aimergyl (L’Observateur), ed. (19 March 2015). "Les Transferts : Le Congolais Presnel Kimpembe Jouera Pour 3 Saisons à Paris Saint-Germain". ACTU. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ ACP Admin, ed. (19 March 2015). "Trois ans de contrat du footballeur congolais Presnel Kimpembe avec Paris Saint-Germain". Agence Congolaise de Presse (ACP) - République Démocratique du Congo. Retrieved 26 July 2015. ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Gouaillard, Frédéric, ed. (1 March 2017). "PSG : Isaac Kimpembe présente son fils, Presnel". Le Parisien. Retrieved 5 August 2018. ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  8. ^ "Lens vs. PSG - 17 October 2014". soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  9. ^ "PSG vs. Barcelona - 14 February 2017". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.skysports.com
  11. ^ "Champions League: PSG 1-3 Man Utd (agg: 3-3)". 6 March 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  12. ^ "PSG's Presnel Kimpembe replaces Eliaquim Mangala in France squad". espnfc.com. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  13. ^ "PSG, "Kimpembe est le futur des Bleus" pour Gallas | Goal.com" (in French). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial on standby for France World Cup squad and Dimitri Payet out - soccer News - Sky Sports". www.skysports.com.
  15. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain set record with fourth straight Coupe De France crown". Goal. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  16. ^ McNulty, Phil (15 July 2018). "France 4–2 Croatia". BBC. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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