Steve Mounié

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Steve Mounié
Mounié Juillet 2015.jpg
Mounie training in 2014
Personal information
Full name Steve Mounié[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Parakou, Benin
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town
Number 24
Youth career
2009–2014 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Montpellier 37 (14)
2015–2016Nîmes (loan) 32 (11)
2017– Huddersfield Town 30 (7)
National team
2015– Benin 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 July 2017

Steve Mounié (born 29 September 1994) is a Beninese professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Huddersfield Town.[2] He has been capped by Benin at senior international level.

Club career[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

Mounié is a Montpellier HSC youth academy graduate. He made his first team debut on 28 October 2014 in a 2014–15 Coupe de la Ligue round of 32 home match against AC Ajaccio, replacing Jean Deza after 86 minutes; Montpellier lost the match 1–0.[3]

On 29 June 2016, Mounié extended his contract with Montpellier HSC by two years to 30 June 2019.[4]

On 11 March 2017, Mounié scored for the fifth consecutive Ligue 1 match by opening the scoring in the 12th minute in the 3–2 home Ligue 1 loss to Nantes; it was his 13th Ligue 1 goal of the season.[5]

Loan to Nîmes[edit]

On 31 August 2015, Mounié was loaned to Nîmes Olympique for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[6] He was the club's top scorer for the 2015–16 season, with 11 goals in 33 competitive matches, all of them scored during the 2015–16 Ligue 2 campaign.

Huddersfield Town[edit]

On 5 July 2017, Mounié joined newly-promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town on a four-year deal for a club record fee of €13 million (£11.5 million) plus add-ons. The £11.5 million transfer fee surpassed the previous record £8 million (initial fee) that Huddersfield Town spent in buying Aaron Mooy from Manchester City on 30 June 2017.[7]

Mounié made his competitive debut on 12 August 2017, scoring twice in Huddersfield's first match in the division, a 3–0 win at Crystal Palace.[8] On 11 February 2018, he scored, assisted Aaron Mooy and forced an own goal in a 4–1 home win over AFC Bournemouth.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 August 2018 [10]
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
Montpellier 2014–15 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2015–16 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016–17 35 14 1 0 2 1 38 15
Total 37 14 1 0 3 1 0 0 41 15
Nîmes (loan) 2015–16 Ligue 2 32 11 1 0 0 0 33 11
Huddersfield Town 2017–18 Premier League 28 7 3 2 0 0 31 9
2018–19 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 30 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 33 9
Career total 99 32 5 2 3 1 0 0 107 35

International[edit]

Scores and results list Benin's goal tally first.[11]
International goals
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 March 2016 Juba Stadium, Juba, South Sudan  South Sudan 2–0 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Benin – S. Mounié – Soccerway – Results, fixtures, tables and statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Montpellier vs Ajaccio 0–1". Soccerway. 29 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Montpellier : Steve Mounié prolonge son contrat". L'Équipe. 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sala nets winner as Nantes beat Montpellier". ligue1.com. 11 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Trois recrues pour Nîmes". L'Équipe. 31 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Steve Mounie: Huddersfield sign Montpellier striker for a club-record fee". BBC. 5 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Doyale, Paul. "Steve Mounié double gives Huddersfield perfect start against Crystal Palace". The Guardian. 
  9. ^ "Huddersfield Town 4–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  10. ^ Steve Mounié at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Dossou, Jodel". National Football Teams. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 

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