Tanguy Nianzou

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Tanguy Nianzou
2019-07-17 SG Dynamo Dresden vs. Paris Saint-Germain by Sandro Halank–020.jpg
Nianzou with Paris Saint-Germain in 2019
Personal information
Full name Nianzou Tanguy-Austin Kouassi[1]
Date of birth (2002-06-07) 7 June 2002 (age 19)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 23
Youth career
2008–2012 FC Épinay Athlético
2012–2013 Sénart-Moissy
2013–2016 Fontainebleau
2016–2019 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2020 Paris Saint-Germain 6 (2)
2020– Bayern Munich 23 (1)
National team
2017–2018 France U16 11 (3)
2018–2019 France U17 18 (1)
2019 France U18 12 (1)
2021– France U20 6 (1)
Honours
Representing  France
Men's football
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Third place 2019
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:26, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 March 2022

Nianzou Tanguy-Austin Kouassi (born 7 June 2002), known as Tanguy Nianzou, is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

Club career[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

An academy graduate of Paris Saint-Germain, Nianzou made his professional debut on 7 December 2019 in a 3–1 league win against Montpellier.[3] A few days later, he played in his first UEFA Champions League match as PSG were victorious 5–0 over Galatasaray.[4]

He scored his first goal in a 3–0 Coupe de France win against Reims on 22 January 2020.[5] This goal Nianzou scored was the 4,000th goal in PSG’s history.[6] He scored his first two Ligue 1 goals in an away game that ended in a 4–4 draw against Amiens on 15 February 2020.[7] On 11 March, Nianzou played his final match for PSG, a 2–0 UEFA Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund. He left the Parisian club upon the expiration of his contract, and signed for Bayern Munich on a free transfer.[8]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 1 July 2020, Bundesliga club Bayern Munich announced the signing of Nianzou on a four-year deal.[9] He made his debut in a 3–1 league win against VfB Stuttgart on 28 November.[10] On 12 December, Nianzou suffered a muscle injury, and was ruled out for one to two months. The injury was lingering from a previous injury that occurred at the beginning of the 2020–21 season.[11] His return proved to come later than expected, as he appeared as a substitute in a 1–1 draw to Union Berlin on 10 April 2021.[12]

International career[edit]

Born in France, Nianzou is of Ivorian descent.[13] Nianzou is a current French youth international. He was part of French squad which reached semi-finals in 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

He was an important part of French team which finished third at 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He started all seven matches of France in the tournament and scored the equalizer in his team's 6–1 pre-quarter win against Spain.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 May 2022
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2019–20 Ligue 1 6 2 3 0 2[a] 0 2[b] 1 13 3
Bayern Munich 2020–21 Bundesliga 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2021–22 Bundesliga 17 1 1 0 4[a] 0 0 0 22 1
Total 23 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 28 1
Career total 29 3 4 0 6 0 2 1 41 4
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in Coupe de la Ligue

Honours[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain

Bayern Munich

France U17

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019: List of Players: France" (PDF). FIFA. 31 October 2019. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Tanguy Nianzou". FC Bayern Munich (in German). Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ "MONTPELLIER VS. PSG 1 - 3". Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  4. ^ "One to watch: Tanguy Kouassi". ligue1.com. 18 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Neymar, PSG Top Stade De Reims 3-0 to advance to Coupe de la Ligue Final". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Reims 0-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Kouassi nets landmark goal as PSG cruise into Coupe de la Ligue Final". Goal. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ "European roundup: PSG and Amiens battle to remarkable 4-4 draw". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Tanguy KOUASSI". Histoire du PSG (in French). Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  9. ^ "FC Bayern sign Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi". fcbayern.com. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  10. ^ "VfB Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich". ESPN. 28 November 2020.
  11. ^ Dillon, John (12 December 2020). "Tanguy Nianzou reinjures leg, out another 1-2 months". bavarianfootballworks.com. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Football : Tout savoir sur Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi, le défenseur ivoirien qui évolue au Paris Saint-Germain - Abidjanshow.com". www.abidjanshow.com.
  14. ^ "Match - Espagne - France - FFF". Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  15. ^ "PSG champions as season ended". Ligue 1. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  16. ^ "PSG win French Cup as fans return". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  17. ^ Ramsay, George (1 August 2020). "PSG completes domestic treble after French League Cup final victory against Lyon". CNN. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga champions". Bundesliga. 8 May 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Robert Lewandowski double as Bayern Munich overcome Borussia Dortmund to win the Supercup". Bundesliga Official. Bundesliga. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  20. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 - France". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on July 10, 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Tanguy Kouassi sacré Titi d'Or 2019". PSG.fr (in French). Retrieved 4 May 2020.

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