Alain-Pierre Baclet (born 26 May 1986) is a French footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Virtus Francavilla on loan from Reggina.

Alain Baclet
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Personal information
Full name Alain-Pierre Baclet
Date of birth (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Lille, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Virtus Francavilla
Youth career
2001–2004 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Russi 26 (?)
2005–2006 Gela 21 (1)
2006–2009 Arezzo 27 (11)
2006–2007Juve Stabia (loan) 21 (4)
2007–2008Juve Stabia (loan) 26 (5)
2009–2010 Lecce 30 (6)
2010–2012 Vicenza 27 (3)
2011Frosinone (loan) 10 (0)
2012–2015 Novara 8 (1)
2013–2014Casertana (loan) 19 (2)
2014–2015Pro Patria (loan) 25 (5)
2015–2016 Martina Franca 27 (13)
2016–2019 Cosenza 72 (16)
2019– Reggina 14 (2)
2019–Virtus Francavilla (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2019

CareerEdit

He played on Lille youth teams from 2001 to 2004, then moved to Italy to begin his professional career.

In July 2009, he was signed by U.S. Lecce in co-ownership deal.[1] He had an impressive start, scoring four goals in a Coppa Italia match against Vico Equense[2] and some decisive last-minute goals in the league, but spent most of the season on the bench. On 21 August 2009, the opening match of Serie B, he scored twice in his Serie B debut. He only started 12 league matches in 30 league appearances. In June 2010, Lecce bought him outright.[3]

In July 2010, he was sent to Serie B side Vicenza in a co-ownership deal,[4] for €400,000, as part of Davide Brivio's deal.[5] In June 2012 Vicenza acquired Baclet outright for free.

On 30 August 2012 Baclet was swapped for Alex Pinardi of Novara.[6] Both players were tagged for €1 million as well as signing a 3-year contract, thus made both clubs had a paper profit of €733,334[7] and €812,076 respectively.[8]

On 3 August 2013 he was signed by Casertana,[9] as well as on 1 September 2014 left for Pro Patria.[10][11]

In the 2015-16 season he played for Martina Franca.

In June 2016 he signed for Cosenza, becoming a crucial player in the 2017-18 seasong with 5 goals in the play-off rounds, which saw Cosenza reach promotion to Serie B for the first time in 15 years.

In January 2019 he moved to Reggina. On 5 August 2019, he was loaned to Virtus Francavilla.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ufficiale l'arrivo di Baclet" (in Italian). US Lecce. 2009-07-29. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. ^ "Lecce 4 - Vico Equense 0" (in Italian). US Lecce. 2009-08-09. Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ "Riscattato Baclet dall'Arezzo". US Lecce (in Italian). 25 June 2010. Archived from the original on 1 July 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  4. ^ "CALCIO, VICENZA: ARRIVA BACLET, IN CAMBIO BRIVIO AL LECCE". Repubblica.it (in Italian). 12 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  5. ^ Vicenza Calcio Report and Accounts on 30 June 2011 (in Italian)
  6. ^ "Alex Pinardi è un calciatore biancorosso" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 30 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ Vicenza Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013 (in Italian)
  8. ^ Novara Calcio SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2012 (in Italian)
  9. ^ "Il regalo della società ai tifosi: ecco Alain Baclet e Lucas Correa" (in Italian). FC Casertana. 3 August 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Baclet, Cannoni e D'Errico alla Pro Patria" (in Italian). Aurora Pro Patria 1919. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  11. ^ "UFFICIALE: ALLAN PIERRE BACLET PASSA ALLA PRO PATRIA" (in Italian). Novara Calcio. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Alain Pierre Baclet è un nuovo calciatore della Virtus Francavilla Calcio" (Press release) (in Italian). Virtus Francavilla. 5 August 2019.

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