Thomas Lemar

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Thomas Lemar
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Lemar playing for Monaco in 2016
Personal information
Full name Thomas Lemar
Date of birth (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 27
Youth career
2003–2010 Solidarité Scolaire
2010–2013 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Caen 32 (1)
2015– Monaco 65 (14)
National team
2011–2012 France U17 13 (2)
2012–2013 France U18 6 (1)
2013 France U19 8 (1)
2014–2015 France U20 9 (1)
2015–2016 France U21 9 (1)
2016– France 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2017

Thomas Lemar (born 12 November 1995) is a French footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 club AS Monaco and France national team.[3] He is known for his versatility, able to play on both wings and through the centre. Features of his game include dribbling and passing ability.

Lemar began his senior career at Caen in 2013. He played 32 times for the club before moving to Monaco for £3.4 million in 2015.[2][4]

He has represented France at every level from U17 to U21 and made his international senior debut in 2016 against Ivory Coast.[1]

Club career[edit]

Caen[edit]

Lemar made his Ligue 2 debut in the opening game of the 2013–14 season on 2 August 2013 replacing Jérôme Rothen after 78 minutes in Caen's 3–1 home win over Dijon FCO.[5][1]

Monaco[edit]

2016–17 season[edit]

Lemar with Monaco.

On 22 November 2016, Lemar scored the winning goal (which was the third goal of the match) with a strike through the legs of defender Kieran Trippier right after Djibril Sidibé's cross had reached him in the penalty box in the 53rd minute, to enable Monaco to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 at home in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage Group E matchday 5 match and ensure that Monaco would finish on top of Group E at the conclusion of the group matches on 7 Dec.[6]

On 1 March 2017, Lemar scored the winning goal in a 4–3 extra-time away win over Olympique de Marseille in a 2016–17 Coupe de France round of 16 match just two minutes after Rémy Cabella had leveled the score to 3–3 in the 111th minute.[7]

International career[edit]

Lemar was called up to the senior France squad to face Sweden and Ivory Coast in November 2016 after Kingsley Coman withdrew through injury.[8] He made his debut on 15 November against the latter, replacing Adrien Rabiot for the final 12 minutes of a home friendly match that ended in 0–0 draw.[9] His first international goals for the senior team came in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the Netherlands, scoring twice as France won 4–0.[10]

Style of play[edit]

Lemar is a versatile midfielder able to play on both wings as well as through the centre and in a free role.[11][12] He is predominantly left footed, but is also competent with his right foot.[12] He is noted for his excellent dribbling skills, strong passing ability and free kicks.[12] He has said he prefers to link-up with teammates, rather than taking on defenders: "I am trying to avoid duels and concentrate on passing and movement as much as possible."[12] He will often attempt to score from long range and scored 14 goals in 55 appearances in the 2016-17 season and had 17 assists.[12][11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 September 2017[13]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caen 2013–14 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
2014–15 25 1 0 0 1 0 26 1
Total 32 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 1
Monaco 2015–16 26 5 2 0 1 0 5 0 34 5
2016–17 34 9 2 2 3 1 16 2 55 14
2017–18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Total 65 14 4 2 4 1 21 2 1 0 95 19
Career total 97 15 5 2 7 1 21 2 1 0 131 20

International[edit]

As of match played 10 October 2017.
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2016 1 0
2017 7 2
Total 8 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list France's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 August 2017 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
6
 Netherlands
2–0
4–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2
3–0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Monaco

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Wright, Duncan. "gunner get him Arsenal confident of beating Tottenham in £30million race to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco". www.thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Ligue1.com - Player profile Thomas LEMAR (AS Monaco)". www.ligue1.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "T. LEMAR". soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  4. ^ McIlroy, Thomas (29 June 2017). "What would Arsenal get if they sign Thomas Lemar?". The Sun. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Caen vs. Dijon FCO - Football Match Line-Ups - August 2, 2013 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "AS Monaco vs Tottenham Hotspur 2016-2017 UEFA Champions League group stage Group E match summary". www.uefa.com. 22 Nov 2016. 
  7. ^ "Big two reach Coupe quarters". www.ligue1.com. 1 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Coman forfait, Lemar le remplace". sport24.com. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "France vs. Ivory Coast - 15 November 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15. 
  10. ^ "France v. Netherlands". FIFA.com. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Nagle, Ben. "Arsenal move closer to £30m deal for Monaco forward Thomas Lemar". Mail Online. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d e Yokhin, Michael. "Monaco's Lemar out to emulate Iniesta". ESPN.com. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Thomas Lemar Socceway Profile". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  14. ^ http://en.as.com/en/2017/05/17/football/1495054892_245924.html
  15. ^ "Our Champions League breakthrough team of 2016". UEFA.com. 24 December 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "TJM: Lemar et Douchez au sommet...". UNFP. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

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