Yohan Mollo

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Yohan Mollo
Yohan Mollo 2017.jpg
Mollo in action with Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Martigues, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right Winger / Second Striker / Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Panathinaikos
Number 14
Youth career
1996–2003 Marseille
2003–2004 Aubagne FC
2004–2008 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Monaco 42 (2)
2010–2011Caen II (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011Caen (loan) 35 (4)
2011–2012 Granada 6 (0)
2011–2012Nancy (loan) 19 (3)
2012–2013 Nancy 17 (3)
2012–2013 Nancy II 1 (0)
2012–2013 Saint-Étienne (loan) 19 (4)
2013–2016 Saint-Étienne II 4 (2)
2013–2016 Saint-Étienne 51 (5)
2015–2016Krylia Sovetov Samara (loan) 23 (0)
2016–2017 Krylia Sovetov Samara 12 (5)
2017 Zenit Saint Petersburg 7 (1)
2017Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg 4 (0)
2017–2018 Fulham 6 (0)
2018 Al-Rayyan 0 (0)
2018 Krylia Sovetov Samara 7 (0)
2019 Sochaux 16 (2)
2019– Panathinaikos 0 (0)
National team
2008–2010 France U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:32, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Yohan Mollo (born 18 July 1989) is a French professional footballer who plays for Panathinaikos as a Right Winger, Second Striker and Attacking Midfielder.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Mollo began his football career with Olympique de Marseille in 1996, who were at the time attempting to bounce back from the bribery scandal the club had endured in the early 1990s. After spending nearly eight years in Marseille's youth system, Mollo had a one-year spell at local club Aubagne FC before moving to the principality-based side Monaco.[1]

Monaco[edit]

Just before the end of the 06–07 season, Mollo and Monaco agreed to terms on a professional contract with the player signing for three years.[2]

Mollo was promoted to the first-team and handed the number 26 kit for the 2008–09 season. He made his professional debut on 18 October 2008 in a 1–2 loss to OGC Nice appearing as a substitute.[3]

On 7 December 2009, Mollo signed his first professional contract with Monaco.[4]

Granada[edit]

In the summer of 2011, Monaco sold Mollo to Granada of La Liga for €500,000 euros, but it was a doomed transfer.

During the first half of his maiden season in Spain, Mollo only played in a grand total of seven matches for Granada without performing at his level, and the Spaniards decided to offload him on loan to Nancy in the winter. Mollo would never return to Granada as Nancy signed him on a permanent basis when the season ended.

Nancy[edit]

Mollo shone in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 season. Mainly playing on the right flank, he regularly made the difference for Nancy, netting three goals and dishing out five assists before St. Etienne pounced in the winter transfer window. St. Etienne loaned Mollo for the remainder of the season and later signed him permanently.

Saint-Étienne[edit]

It didn’t quite happen for Mollo with AS Saint-Étienne. While he showed flashes of his talent, Mollo wasn’t able to claim a regular place in the starting line-up, often left on the bench until the latter stages of matches in Ligue 1. In his second season with the club, he did start to finally flourish, but it was short-lived.

In the summer of 2015, he joined Krylia Sovetov Kamara in the Russian Football Premier League on loan.[5] On 29 August 2015, in his second game and first start for Krylia Sovetov he assisted on all three goals as his new club unexpectedly defeated the reigning champion FC Zenit Saint Petersburg with a score of 3–1 in an away game. On 31 August 2016, he moved to Krylia Sovetov on a permanent basis.[6] Mollo quickly became a fans’ favourite in Samara. In truth, Krylya Sovetov have always been a rather average side in the Russian Premier League, but Mollo stood out with his flair and ability to beat players one-on-one. In his first season in Russia, Mollo made six assists with Krylya Sovetov, playing in all positions across the front line.

Zenit St. Petersburg[edit]

On 10 January 2017, he signed a 3.5-year contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg on a €3 million transfer fee.[7] Before the 2017–18 season, Zenit hired Roberto Mancini as their new manager and Mollo was moved to the second-tier farm-club FC Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg. On 26 July 2017, he brought attention on himself by showing the middle finger to Zenit Saint Petersburg fans when being substituted. On 30 August 2017, he was released from his Zenit contract by mutual consent.[8]

Fulham[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Mollo signed for championship side Fulham, signing a two-year contract.[9] On 30 January 2018, Fulham announced the mutual termination of Mollo's contract,[10] after featuring just six times for the club during his five months, and failing to play a full 90 minutes once.[11]

Return to Krylia Sovetov Samara[edit]

On 6 September 2018, he returned to Russia, rejoining Krylia Sovetov Kamara on a one-year deal.[12] He left Krylia Sovetov in January 2019.[13]

Sochaux[edit]

On 28 January 2019, he signed with Sochaux until the end of the 2018–19 season.[14] Sadly for Mollo, he didn’t perform overly well, however he did show a bit of promise with Sochaux by scoring two goals and making three assists in Ligue 2.

Panathinaikos[edit]

0n 25 July 2019, Mollo agreed to join Panathinaikos on a two-year contract. He arrived as a free agent after he left Sochaux in the summer.[15] Mollo is deserving of the “journeyman” status. Over the course of his career, Mollo has represented 10 different clubs, with Panathinaikos becoming the 11th team in the ever-expanding list.

Personal life[edit]

Mollo is of half Italian, and half Romani descent. He is the cousin of André-Pierre Gignac.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 July 2019[17]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monaco 2008–09 Ligue 1 24 2 0 0 0 0 24 2
2009–10 18 0 0 0 1 0 19 0
Total 42 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 43 2
Caen II (loan) 2010–11 CFA 2 0 2 0
Caen (loan) 2010–11 Ligue 1 35 4 1 0 2 0 38 4
Granada 2011–12 La Liga 6 0 1 0 7 0
Nancy (loan) 2011–12 Ligue 1 19 3 0 0 0 0 19 3
Nancy 2012–13 17 3 0 0 1 0 18 3
2013–14 Ligue 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 19 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 3
Nancy II 2012–13 CFA 1 0 1 0
Saint-Étienne (loan) 2012–13 Ligue 1 19 4 4 0 2 0 25 4
Saint-Étienne II 2013–14 CFA 2 2 1 2 1
2014–15 CFA 2 1 2 1
Total 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Saint-Étienne 2013–14 Ligue 1 17 1 1 0 1 0 19 1
2014–15 23 4 5 0 1 0 2 0 31 4
2015–16 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Total 51 5 6 0 2 0 4 0 63 5
Krylia Sovetov (loan) 2015–16 Russian Premier League 23 0 2 0 25 0
Krylia Sovetov 2016–17 12 5 1 0 13 5
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2016–17 7 1 0 0 7 1
Zenit-2 2017–18 Russian National Football League 4 0 4 0
Fulham 2017–18 EFL Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Krylia Sovetov 2018–19 Russian Premier League 7 0 0 0 7 0
Sochaux 2018–19 Ligue 2 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
Career totals 263 31 15 0 8 0 4 0 290 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yohan Mollo : " Notre force : l'esprit d'équipe " Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Transferts - Ewerthon refuse Monaco - AS Monaco Website". as-monaco.net.
  3. ^ Monaco v. Nice Match Report Archived 23 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Ligue 1 - Premier contrat pro pour Mollo - Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  5. ^ "Крылья" взяли в аренду Йоана Молло (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 20 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Yohan Mollo transféré au FK Krylia Sovetov" (in French). AS Saint-Étienne. 31 August 2016.
  7. ^ Йоан Молло продолжит карьеру в «Зените» (in Russian). FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. 10 January 2017.
  8. ^ "FC Zenit dissolves Mollo's contract by mutual consent" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 30 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Mollo Joins Fulham". www.fulhamfc.com. 31 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Mollo Departs | Fulham Football Club". www.fulhamfc.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Yohan Mollo | Football Stats | Fulham U21 | Age 28 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  12. ^ Молло будет внесен в заявку "Крыльев" после медобследования (in Russian). FC Krylia Sovetov Samara. 6 September 2018.
  13. ^ Самедов и Джано – в «Крыльях». Ждать ли Попова? [Samedov and Jano in Krylia. Should we wait for Popov?] (in Russian). Championat. 10 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Communiqué : Yohan Mollo s'engage avec le FCSM" [News Release : Yohan Mollo Commits with FCSM] (in French). FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. 28 January 2019.
  15. ^ Παναθηναϊκός: Παίρνει και τον Μολό για δύο χρόνια. www.sport24.gr. 25 July 2019.
  16. ^ https://www.ouest-france.fr/yohan-mollo-une-question-de-physique-256831
  17. ^ Yohan Mollo at Soccerway

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