William Vainqueur

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William Vainqueur
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Vainqueur playing for Dynamo Moscow in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-11-19) 19 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Neuilly-sur-Marne, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marseille (on loan from Roma)
Number 19
Youth career
2002–2006 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Nantes 92 (1)
2011–2014 Standard Liège 89 (5)
2014–2015 Dynamo Moscow 28 (2)
2015– Roma 16 (0)
2016– Marseille (loan) 17 (0)
National team
2007 France U19 1 (0)
2009 France U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:00, 18 February 2017 (UTC).

William Vainqueur (born 19 November 1988) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Marseille, on loan from Roma.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Neuilly-sur-Marne, a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, Vainqueur joined Noisy-le-Grand FC at the age of 8. In 2001, he moved to the youth system of Auxerre. After one year, he returned to his birthplace, playing for Bussy-Saint-Georges FC. There he was discovered at the age 14 by FC Nantes. He progressed through youth system and in May 2007 signed his first professional contract with the Ligue 1 club.[2][3][4]

Nantes[edit]

Having progressed through the youth system at Nantes, Vainqueur made his senior debut during the 2006–07 Ligue 1 season.[1]

Standard[edit]

In August 2011, he was transferred to Standard Liège and signed a five-year contract with the Belgian club.[5] Near the end of a league game against Lierse in December 2013, Vainqueur received a red card when he accidentally kicked an opponent in the face.[6]

Dynamo[edit]

On 27 June 2014, Dynamo Moscow announced signing Vainqueur on a long-term deal.[7]

Roma[edit]

On 31 August 2015, he moved to A.S. Roma.[8]

Marseille (loan)[edit]

On 31 August 2016, Vainqueur joined French club Marseille on a season-long loan deal.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Vainqueur is of Haitian descent.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "William Vainqueur". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Aude, Prince (30 August 2015). "Un joueur d'origine haïtienne à l'AS Rome !". La National (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Jacquin, Alexandre (25 September 2016). "OM : Vainqueur, made in Nantes". La Provence (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Joueur - William VAINQUEUR - FFF". Fédération Française de Football (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "William Vainqueur" (in French). Standard Liège. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Hautmann, Thomas (2 December 2013). "Standard Liege player sent off for donkey kick to the face". foxsoccer.com. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Ванкер - в "Динамо"! (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 27 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Вильям Ванкёр перешел в «Рому» (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 31 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "William Vainqueur est Olympien" [William Vainqueur is Olympien] (in French). Olympique de Marseille. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Gaudot, Christophe (31 August 2016). "Mercato : William Vainqueur prêté à l'OM". francetvsport.fr (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "William Vainqueur: Le Franco-Haïtien Proche de Dinamo Moscou". African Top Sports. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Aprilini, Davide, ed. (28 August 2015). "SCHEDA - William Vainqueur, possibile acquisto della Roma". Insider Roma. Retrieved 29 March 2016.  (Italian)

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