Sébastien Haller

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Sébastien Haller
Sébastien Haller 2019.jpg
Haller playing for West Ham United in 2019
Personal information
Full name Sébastien Romain Teddy Haller[1]
Date of birth (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Ris-Orangis, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[3]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Number 22
Youth career
2003–2005 FCO Vigneux
2005–2007 Brétigny Foot
2007–2012 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Auxerre II 57 (29)
2012–2015 Auxerre 50 (6)
2015Utrecht (loan) 17 (11)
2015–2017 Utrecht 65 (30)
2017–2019 Eintracht Frankfurt 60 (24)
2019–2021 West Ham United 48 (10)
2021– Ajax 28 (17)
National team
2010 France U16 1 (0)
2011 France U17 12 (6)
2011–2012 France U18 4 (1)
2012–2013 France U19 7 (3)
2013–2014 France U20 7 (2)
2013–2016 France U21 20 (13)
2020– Ivory Coast 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:22, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:09, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Sébastien Romain Teddy Haller (born 22 June 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Eredivisie club Ajax, and the Ivory Coast national team.

Born in France, Haller began his career with Auxerre, and moved on loan to Dutch club Utrecht in 2015 before signing on a permanent basis. After two years in the Netherlands, he moved to German club Eintracht Frankfurt, where he won the DFB-Pokal in 2018. The following year, he was transferred to a new country again, this time to English club West Ham United. He returned to the Netherlands in 2021 with Ajax, where he helped them win the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup in his first six months.

He represented France at every age group up to U21, before switching his allegiance in 2020 to the Ivory Coast, the birthplace of his mother.

Early life[edit]

Haller was born in Ris-Orangis, Essonne, Paris, France[4] to a French father and an Ivorian mother.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

Auxerre[edit]

During the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, on 26 June 2011, Haller signed his first professional contract with Auxerre, agreeing to a three-year deal.[7]

Ahead of the 2012–13 season, Haller was promoted to the senior team by manager Jean-Guy Wallemme. His professional debut came on 27 July 2012, in the team's opening league match of the 2012–13 campaign against Nîmes.[8]

Utrecht[edit]

On 24 December 2014, it was announced that Haller was sent on loan to Dutch Eredivisie club Utrecht until the end of the season.[9] At the end of the season, it was announced that FC Utrecht had signed Haller.[10] The supporters voted for Haller as the winner of the Di Tommaso Trophy 2015, Utrecht's player of the year award.[11]

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

On 15 May 2017, Haller signed with Eintracht Frankfurt on a four-year deal.[12] In the 2017–18 DFB-Pokal, he scored four goals for Frankfurt, as the club won the final, marking the first trophy of Haller's career. In the 2018–19 Bundesliga season, he scored 15 league goals in 29 appearances as the club finished seventh.[13] In addition to his goals scored, he also made nine assists, so was involved in 24 goals, a figure only beaten in the 2018–19 season by Robert Lewandowski with 29.[14]

West Ham United[edit]

On 17 July 2019, Haller signed with West Ham United on a five-year deal for a club record fee, that could rise to £45 million.[15][16] On 31 July, Haller scored his first goal for West Ham in a pre-season friendly against Hertha BSC, in which West Ham won 5–3.[17] He made his Premier League debut for West Ham on 10 August, in a 5–0 loss against reigning champions Manchester City.[18] On 24 August 2019, Haller scored his first and second goals in the Premier League for West Ham in a 3–1 away win against Watford in which he scored an acrobatic bicycle kick.[19]

On 1 January 2020, Haller scored his first goal of the calendar year, an acrobatic scissor kick to score the second against AFC Bournemouth in a 4–0 home win.[20] In July 2020, Frankfurt reported West Ham to FIFA after they had failed to pay an instalment in May 2020 of £5.4million as part of the £45 million transfer. West Ham claimed that they had withheld the payment, following a contractual dispute between the two clubs.[21]

On 16 December 2020, Haller scored an overhead kick in a 1–1 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League that was later voted as the Premier League Goal of the Month in December.[22][23]

Ajax[edit]

2020–21 season[edit]

On 8 January 2021, Ajax announced the signing of Haller on a four-and-a-half-year contract. They paid a transfer fee of €22.5 million to West Ham United.[24][25] Haller made his debut two days later as a second-half substitute against De Topper rivals PSV; he provided an assist to Antony for Ajax's equalizing goal and also had a goal ruled out by VAR for offside as the match ended 2–2.[26] On 14 January, Haller scored his first goal for Ajax, and provided an assist, in a 3–1 away league win over FC Twente.[27] On 3 February, it was revealed that Haller had been mistakenly omitted from Ajax's squad list for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League and therefore would be unable to play for the club in the competition.[28]

2021–22 season[edit]

In a 5–1 away victory over Sporting in the UEFA Champions League on 15 September 2021, he scored twice in each half to become the first player to score four on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten for A.C. Milan in 1992.[29]

International career[edit]

Haller with France U19 in 2013

Haller is a France youth international, having represented his nation at every youth level. He played with the under-17 team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[30]

In November 2020, Haller was called up to the Ivory Coast national team.[31] He debuted for the Ivory Coast in a 2–1 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification win over Madagascar on 12 November, scoring his side's game-winning goal in the 55th minute.[32]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 October 2021[33]
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
Auxerre II 2010–11[33] CFA 2 1 2 1
2011–12[33] CFA 22 12 22 12
2012–13[33] CFA 19 4 19 4
2013–14[33] CFA 2 8 5 8 5
2014–15[33] CFA 2 6 7 6 7
Total 57 29 57 29
Auxerre 2012–13[33] Ligue 2 17 2 0 0 1 0 18 2
2013–14[33] Ligue 2 25 4 1 0 2 2 28 6
2014–15[33] Ligue 2 8 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Total 50 6 1 0 6 2 57 8
Utrecht (loan) 2014–15[33] Eredivisie 17 11 17 11
Utrecht 2015–16[33] Eredivisie 33 17 5 5 4[a] 2 42 24
2016–17[33] Eredivisie 32 13 3 1 4[a] 2 39 16
Total 82 41 8 6 8 4 98 51
Eintracht Frankfurt 2017–18[33] Bundesliga 31 9 5 4 36 13
2018–19[33] Bundesliga 29 15 1 0 10[b] 5 1[c] 0 41 20
Total 60 24 6 4 10 5 1 0 77 33
West Ham United 2019–20[34] Premier League 32 7 2 0 1 0 35 7
2020–21[35] Premier League 16 3 3 4 19 7
Total 48 10 2 0 4 4 54 14
Ajax 2020–21[35] Eredivisie 19 11 4 2 23 13
2021–22[36] Eredivisie 9 6 0 0 3[d] 6 1[e] 0 13 12
Total 28 17 4 2 3 6 1 0 36 25
Career total 325 127 21 12 10 6 13 11 10 4 379 160
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Eredivisie European play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance in DFL-Supercup
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield

International[edit]

As of match played 6 September 2021[37]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Ivory Coast 2020 2 1
2021 4 2
Total 6 3
As of match played 6 September 2021. Ivory Coast score listed first, score column indicates score after each Haller goal.[37]
List of international goals scored by Sébastien Haller
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 12 November 2020 Stade National de la Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 1  Madagascar 2–0 2–1 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification [38]
2 6 September 2021 6  Cameroon 1–0 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [39]
3 2–0

Honours[edit]

Eintracht Frankfurt

Ajax

Individual

References[edit]

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