Sébastien Pocognoli

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Sébastien Pocognoli
Italy vs Belgium - Sebastien Pocognoli.jpg
Pocognoli playing for Belgium in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-08-01) 1 August 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Seraing, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
West Bromwich Albion
Number 15
Youth career
2000–2005 Standard Liège
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Genk 45 (1)
2007–2010 AZ Alkmaar 64 (5)
2010–2013 Standard Liège 85 (2)
2013–2014 Hannover 96 30 (0)
2014– West Bromwich Albion 15 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Belgium U16 19 (1)
2003–2004 Belgium U17 13 (2)
2004–2006 Belgium U19 20 (2)
2006–2008 Belgium U21 12 (1)
2008 Belgium Olympic 6 (0)
2008– Belgium 13 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:01, 3 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:23, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Sébastien Pocognoli (born 1 August 1987) is a Belgian international footballer who plays professionally for English club West Bromwich Albion, as a left back.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Seraing, Pocognoli is of Italian origin.[2]

Club career[edit]

Pocognoli began his career with the youth team of Standard Liège, but he left at the age of 15 to join Genk.[2] He was a regular for the club during the 2006–07 season.[2]

In June 2007 he signed a five-year deal with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.[3]

In January 2010 he returned to former club Standard Liège.[4][5]

In January 2013 he moved to German club Hannover 96.[6] He was sent off on his debut for the club.[7]

In July 2014 he signed for English club West Bromwich Albion.[8]

International career[edit]

Pocognoli played youth football for Belgium at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level.[9] He was a squad member at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[2] He also played at the 2008 Summer Olympics, making 6 appearances at the tournament.[10] He made his debut for the senior team in 2008,[1] and he has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[10] While playing for the national team in 2009, Pocognoli was involved in a dressing room altercation with teammates Timmy Simons and Stijn Stijnen.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 January 2015[12][13][14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Genk 2005–06 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2006–07 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Total 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 1
AZ Alkmaar 2007–08 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
2008–09 25 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 26 3
2009–10 11 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 19 1
Total 64 5 3 1 0 0 6 0 73 6
Standard Liège 2009–10 10 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 15 1
2010–11 34 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 40 1
2011–12 32 0 4 0 0 0 15 0 51 0
2012–13 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 85 2 11 0 0 0 20 0 116 2
Hannover 96 2012–13 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 0
2013–14 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Total 30 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 33 0
West Bromwich Albion 2014–15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Career total 239 8 16 1 0 0 28 0 283 9

Honours[edit]

AZ Alkmaar[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sébastien Pocognoli". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile". UEFA. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "'Koenders en Pocognoli voor vijf jaar naar AZ'" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Standard Luik wil Pocognoli overnemen van AZ" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pocognoli goes full circle with Standard". UEFA. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pocognoli verruilt top België voor Duitse middenmoot" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dramatische start Pocognoli leidt tot drie duels toekijken" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pocognoli seals Albion move". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Profile". belgianfootball.be. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Sébastien PocognoliFIFA competition record
  11. ^ "Heisa in België door lachende Pocognoli" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Sébastien Pocognoli profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  14. ^ Sébastien Pocognoli career statistics at Soccerbase