Alexandre Lacazette Biography
Alexandre Lacazette is a French professional football player who presently plays for the national football team of France and the Premier League club ‘Arsenal’ as a striker. He began playing with a local club ‘Elan Sportif’ at age 7 and then joined ‘Lyon’ and started training at ‘Centre Tola Vologe.’ After going through its youth system, Lacazette made his first team debut with ‘Lyon’ in a ‘Ligue 1’ home match in May 2010 and signed a three-year deal with the club in July that year. He helped ‘Lyon’ win ‘Coupe de France’ and ‘Trophée des Champions’ in 2012. He joined ‘Arsenal’ in July 2017, and won the ‘FA Community Shield’ that year. He has won several laurels in his club career, including ‘UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year’ (2014–15), ‘Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer’ (2014–15), and ‘UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year’ (2013–14, 2014–15 and 2016–17) among others. He started his international youth career with the France U16 team in 2006 and represented France at all youth levels. His team won the ‘UEFA European Under-19 Championship’ in 2010, as he netted the match-winning goal in the final. His senior international debut happened in June 2013.
- Alexandre Lacazette was born on May 28, 1991, in Lyon, France, as the youngest child among four boys in a Guadeloupean family.He joined the local club ‘Elan Sportif’ in 1998, and began playing football at age seven.Benoît, one of his elder brothers, played in the Swiss second division, the French fourth division, and has also coached ‘Lyon Footzik Futsal.’ French footballer Romuald Lacazette, who at present plays for German football club ‘Darmstadt 98,’ is his cousin.Continue Reading BelowYou May LikeRecommended Lists:
- Lacazette became part of youth academy of ‘Lyon’ in 2003. He received training at the training center and club headquarters - ‘Centre Tola Vologe.’ He played through the youth setup of the club.He made his first team debut on May 5, 2010, in a ‘Ligue 1’ home match against ‘Auxerre.’ On July 3 that year, he signed a three-year deal with Lyon, marking his first professional contract. However, as he was still bound with his youth contract for another year, the professional contract started only from July 1, 2011.He scored his first competitive goal for the first team of the club against ‘Sochaux’ on October 30, 2010, in a ‘Ligue 1’ home match that resulted in a 2-1 victory for ‘Lyon.’His made his European club debut in November 2010, in a 2010–11 ‘UEFA Champions League’ Group B away match against the Portuguese club ‘Benfica,’ but his team lost the match by 4-3. He netted his career’s first European club competition goal on December 7 that year against Israeli club ‘Hapoel Tel Aviv’ in the last Group B match of ‘Lyon’ that ended in a 2-2 draw.He helped his team, ‘Lyon,’ win the 2011–12 ‘Coupe de France’ and the 2012 ‘Trophée des champions.’He was enlisted in the ‘UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year’ in 2013–14, a feat he again achieved in 2014–15 and 2016–17 seasons.The club retained him till 2018 by signing with him a two-year extension to his existing contract in September 2014. His first hat-trick came on October 5, 2014, as ‘Lyon’ coasted to a 3–0 Ligue 1 home victory against ‘Lille.’ He was awarded the ‘UNFP Player of the Month’ trophy in December 2014; he won the trophy again in January 2015 and August 2016.He set a new record for ‘Lyon’ scoring maximum ‘Ligue 1’ or ‘Division 1’ goals in a single season for the club after netting his 26th goal in a ‘Ligue 1’ match on April 26, 2015, that his club won by a 4-2 margin against ‘Reims.’ The previous Lyon record was held by André Guy, who had scored 25 ‘Division 1’ goals in the 1968–69 season.He scored 27 goals in the 2014–15 ‘Ligue 1’ season and emerged as Ligue 1 ‘Top Goal Scorer’ of the season. He was also voted as ‘UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year’ that season.Continue Reading BelowHe signed a fresh deal with ‘Lyon’ on August 8, 2015, that retained him with the club till 2019.His 100th goal for Lyon came in the club’s 2–1 away victory against ‘Toulouse’ in Ligue 1 on October 29, 2016.He moved to ‘Arsenal’ by signing a reported five-year deal on July 5, 2017. His transfer fee, an initial amount of €53 million in addition of up to €7 million in latent bonuses, is considered the largest one ever received by ‘Lyon.’He made his debut with ‘Arsenal’ on August 6, 2017, against ‘Chelsea’ in the 2017 ‘FA Community Shield.’ ‘Arsenal’ beat ‘Chelsea’ by 4–1 via penalty shootout to win the trophy.He made his ‘Premier League’ debut on August 11, 2017, against ‘Leicester City’ and ‘Arsenal’ won by a margin of 4-3.He continued his outstanding form in the next two games, including a goal against ‘Bournemouth’ and a brace against ‘West Bromwich Albion.’ With this, he equalled Brian Marwood’s record of (made in September 1988) scoring in all the first three home league appearances for ‘Arsenal.’He made his youth international debut on April 3, 2007 when he represented France in the national under-16 football team in its 2–0 win against Cameroon in a match at the ‘Montaigu Tournament.’ Moving on, he played in all the national youth teams of France.On May 4, 2008, during a group stage match of that year’s ‘UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship,’ Lacazette netted the second goal for France in its 2–1 win over the Republic of Ireland. The France U17 team, however, lost to Spain by 4-0 in the final match held on May 16, 2008.France went on to win its second ‘UEFA European Under-19 Championship’ title on July 30, 2010, beating Spain by a margin of 2-1. Lacazette scored the match-winning goal in the 85th minute.The 2010 ‘UEFA European Under-19 Championship’ win helped France to qualify for the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup’ and Lacazette’s was selected in the 21-man French squad for the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup.’Although France ended up at the fourth position in the 2011 ‘FIFA U-20 World Cup,’ Lacazette was one of the tournament’s top scorers along with Álvaro Vázquez and Henrique Almeida, scoring 5 goals each. He was also awarded the ‘Bronze Shoe.’He made his senior international debut with the national football team of France at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo on June 5, 2013, in a friendly against Uruguay.His first international goal came on March 29, 2015, in a friendly against Denmark where France won by a 2-0 margin.Personal Life & Legacy
- It seems that this prolific striker is in no mood to divulge about his personal life at the moment. Although he has been seen with his girlfriend in Hampsted, London, Lacazette has more or less managed to keep his personal life private.
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