Valère Germain

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Valère Germain
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Personal information
Full name Valère Germain
Date of birth (1990-04-17) 17 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
1996–2002 ASPTT Orléans
2002–2004 Orléans
2004–2005 Châteauroux
2005–2011 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Monaco II 31 (14)
2011– Monaco 154 (40)
2015–2016 Nice (loan) 38 (14)
National team
2012 France U20 4 (2)
2011 France U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2012

Valère Germain (born 17 April 1990 in Marseille) is a French footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 club AS Monaco as a striker.

Personal life[edit]

Germain is the son of former French international and Marseille player Bruno Germain.

Club career[edit]

AS Monaco[edit]

In the 2009 off-season, Germain signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal. He had previously played on the Monaco Championnat de France amateur (CFA) team that won the reserve team title in the 2008–09 season.[1] Despite signing professional terms, the striker spent the next two seasons playing on the club's reserve team. Germain made his professional debut on 1 May 2011 in a league match against Saint-Étienne appearing as a substitute.[2] He repeated this feat in the team's final league match of the season against Lyon appearing as a substitute in a 2–0 defeat.[3] The defeat confirmed Monaco's relegation to Ligue 2.

In the second division, Germain was permanently promoted to the senior team and, on 15 August 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 loss against Reims.[4] In the following month, he scored his second career goal in 2–2 draw against Sedan.[5] In the 2012–13 campaign, Germain scored 14 goals in 35 matches for AS Monaco as they got promoted to Ligue 1. On 23 July 2013, Germain signed a contract extension with Monaco, keeping him at the club until 2017.[6]

Loan to OGC Nice[edit]

In July 2015, Germain joined Nice on loan from Monaco. Nice had an option to buy him after the end of the loan spell.[7]

International career[edit]

Germain is a France youth international having earned caps at under-21 level. He made his under-21 debut on 2 June 2011 appearing as a substitute in a 1–0 win against Serbia.





  1. ^ "CHAMPIONS DE FRANCE !". AS Monaco website (in French). 30 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Saint-Étienne v. Monaco Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Monaco v. Lyon Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Monaco v. Stade de Reims Match Report" (in French). AS Monaco website. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Monaco v. Sedan match report" (in French). AS Monaco website. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Germain prolonge son contrat" [Germain extends his contract]. RMC Sport. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Valère Germain (presque) à Nice (in French)". July 6, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 

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