Valentin Eysseric

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Valentin Eysseric
Personal information
Full name Valentin Eysseric
Date of birth (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Aix-en-Provence, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
1999–2001 Luynes Sports
2001–2002 Aix Université
2002–2006 Luynes Sports
2006–2007 Aubagne
2007–2011 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Monaco 17 (1)
2012–2013 Nice (loan) 24 (5)
2013– Nice 87 (7)
2015–2016 Saint-Étienne (loan) 30 (6)
National team
2011 France U19 2 (0)
2013 France U20 5 (0)
2013–2014 France U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2017.

Valentin Eysseric (born 25 March 1992 in Aix-en-Provence) is a French football player who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Nice. He plays as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]


Eysseric began his career playing for a host of youth clubs before settling at Monaco in 2007. In June 2010, he signed a three-year élite contract, which was due to become a professional contract in June 2013, with the club. In the following season, he was a member of the Monaco under-19 team which won the 2010–11 edition of the Coupe Gambardella. He made his professional debut in Monaco's first competitive fixture of the 2011–12 campaign, a 4–1 loss to Sedan in the Coupe de la Ligue.[1] On 16 September 2011, he scored his first goal for Monaco in a 1–1 draw against Bastia.[2] On 9 December 2011, he scored his first Coupe de France goal in a 2–1 win over La Tour-Saint Clair.[3] Having established himself in the first team, Eysseric run continued before falling out of favour with manager Marco Simone and being sent to the reserves. The next season, he would make two appearances for Monaco before moving to Nice.


2012–13 season[edit]

On 23 August 2012, Eysseric joined Ligue 1 side Nice on a loan deal, until the end of the season.[4] On 2 September 2012, he made his Ligue 1 debut against Bordeaux, a 0–0 draw. In his next appearance on 15 September 2012, he scored his first goal in a 4–2 win over Brest. At Nice, he since established himself in the first team and continued scoring goals including a winner in a 2–1 success over PSG[5] and two goals in two consecutive games in Coupe de la Ligue against Brest and Lyon. In January 2013, he signed for the club on a permanent basis, on a contract keeping him until 2017.[6] Four days before signing a permanent basis, he scored a brace in the first round of Coupe de France, as Nice win 3–2 against Metz. his first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis with a fee of 1.5 million euro, scoring his third goal, as Nice won 5–0 win against Valenciennes.

Eysseric received a straight red card for breaking the leg of Saint-Étienne player Jérémy Clément with a brutal tackle on 3 March 2013, in a Ligue 1 match which Saint-Étienne won 4–0.[7] After the match, he apologised and showed regret for his actions.[8] He also said the tackle ruined his reputation and said: "I am wrong in my head and I still feel guilty, I had no right to try this gesture and I can only apologize again for having injured him [Clément]. I saw [the images] to understand them and I have not found an explanation. But it's over. I will not look at them anymore. It's too hard. The images haunt me. Since Saturday, I've had flashes where I see the ankle of Clément completely at right angles.".[9] His tackle on Clément cause the injured player to be out for the rest of the season. This also led the Ligue 1 disciplinary committee to give Eysseric an eleven-game ban, keeping him out for the rest of the season.[10] Soon after, Eysseric told L'Equipe that he would not appeal his eleven games ban, insisting that was the disciplinary committee's decision.[11][12]

2016–17 season[edit]

On 12 February 2017, Eysseric scored a goal and provided an assist for Anastasios Donis in a 2-2 Ligue 1 away draw against Rennes.[13]

International career[edit]

Eysseric is a France youth international having earned caps at under-19, France U20 and France U21 levels.

Career statistics[edit]


  1. ^ "Sedan v. Monaco Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "BASTIA VS. MONACO 1 – 1". Soccerway. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "TOUR THE ST. CLAIR / AS MONACO Coupe De France – The Eighth Round" (in French). AS Monaco Official Website. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Accord de principe pour Valentin Eysseric" (in French). OGC Nice Official Website. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "EYSSERIC THE HERO AS NICE STUN PSG". Ligue 1. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eysseric, Nice removes the option" [Eysseric, Nice lève l'option] (in French). L'Equipe. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "BRANDAO FIRES ASSE THIRD, CLÉMENT WOE". Ligue 2 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Eysseric "very affected"" [Eysseric "très affecté"] (in French). L'Equipe. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Eysseric: "The images haunt me"" [Eysseric : "Les images me hantent"] (in French). L'Equipe. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "VIDEO: The horror tackle which broke Clement's leg and earned Nice star an 11 game ban". Daily Mail. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Nice's Eysseric receives 11-game ban". 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Full-bodied for everyone" [Corsé pour tout le monde] (in French). L'Equipe. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Nice fight back to draw at Rennes". 12 February 2017. 

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