Romain Alessandrini

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Romain Alessandrini
Romain Alessandrini LA Galaxy (cropped2).jpg
Personal information
Full name Romain Alessandrini
Date of birth (1989-04-03) 3 April 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 7
Youth career
1996–1999 CA Plan de Cuques MJC
1999–2005 Marseille
2005–2008 Gueugnon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Gueugnon 33 (6)
2010–2012 Clermont Foot 68 (22)
2012–2014 Rennes 49 (16)
2014–2017 Marseille 54 (8)
2017– LA Galaxy 56 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2018

Romain Alessandrini (born 3 April 1989) is a French footballer who plays as a winger for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.

Club career[edit]

Alessandrini spent six years of his youth career at Marseille.[1] In 2005, he moved to Gueugnon[1] making his debut in the third-tier Championnat National in 2008.[2]

In 2010, he signed for Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot, playing two seasons there.

In February 2013, while playing for Rennes, was selected by Didier Deschamps to play for France but an injury which ended his season, prevented him from making his international debut.[3][4]

In summer 2014, Alessandrini returned to Marseille, joining from Rennes for a reported €5 million transfer fee.[1]

On 31 January 2017, he was signed by LA Galaxy as a Designated Player.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 22 October 2017[6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gueugnon 2009–10 Championnat National 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 3
Clermont Foot 2010–11 Ligue 2 35 11 2 1 2 1 0 0 39 3
2011–12 33 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 36 11
Total 68 22 4 1 3 1 0 0 75 24
Rennes 2012–13 Ligue 1 22 10 0 0 4 3 0 0 26 13
2013–14 27 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 34 7
Total 49 16 5 1 6 3 0 0 60 20
Olympique Marseille 2014–15 Ligue 1 26 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 3
2015–16 22 5 2 1 0 0 6[a] 0 30 6
2016–17 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Total 54 8 3 1 2 0 6 0 65 9
LA Galaxy 2017 Major League Soccer 30 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 13
Career totals 208 62 12 3 12 4 6 0 238 69
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Style of play[edit]

Alessandrini is known for his pace, dribbling and eye for goal from midfield.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Transfer news: Marseille sign winger Romain Alessandrini from Rennes". SkySports. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Alessandrini: I never ease off". FIFA. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Stade Rennais. Rupture du ligament croisé pour Alessandrini, saison terminée". Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Alessandrini staying cool". Ligue1. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  5. ^ "LA Galaxy sign French midfielder Romain Alessandrini". LAGalaxy.com. LA Galaxy Communications. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  6. ^ Romain Alessandrini at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ Chioffi, Stefano (3 January 2013). "Alessandrini, il francese più richiesto in Ligue 1". Corriere Dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Quand Alessandrini n'était pas taillé pour l'OM". Le Parisien (in French). 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2016.

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