Aurélie Kaci (born 19 December 1989) is a French footballer who plays as a midfielder and a defender for Spanish Primera División club CD Tacón[1] and the France women's national team.

Aurélie Kaci
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Kaci at PSG Saint-Etienne (2012-2013 season)
Personal information
Full name Aurélie Kaci
Date of birth (1989-12-19) 19 December 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
Tacón
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2002 ASCEM Villeurbanne
2002–2004 FC Lyon
2004–2006 Olympique Lyonnais
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Olympique Lyon 57 (1)
2012–2015 Paris SG 56 (7)
2015–2017 Olympique Lyon 18 (0)
2017–2019 Atlético Madrid 19 (2)
2019– CD Tacón 9 (0)
National team
2007–2013 France U-19 2 (1)
2013– France 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:02, 3 July 2015 (UTC).

Early lifeEdit

Born in Lyon and raised in Villeurbanne, Kaci began playing football with club ASCEM Villeurbanne until she joined FC Lyon in 2002.[2][3]

Club careerEdit

Olympique LyonnaisEdit

Kaci played her first official match with Olympique Lyonnais on 12 February 2006 during the team's 6-1 win against Besançon RC in the Challenge de France. She scored her first goal in the 85th minute of the match.[4]

At the age of 16, Kaci played her first regular season match for Olympique Lyonnais on 3 September 2006, the first day of the 2006-2007 season. Her debut came during a 3-0 win against ASJ Soyaux after coming in during the 79th minute. During her first season with the team, she made six appearances.[5]

During the next two seasons, she played in four matches in Division 1 and changed regularly with the club's reserve team in Division 3. Kaci increased her playing time with the Division 1 squad during the 2009-2010 season where she played in almost all league games. She scored her first goal against AS Saint-Étienne helping Lyon defeat the team 5-0.

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

Out of contract with Lyon at the end of the 2011-2012 season, Kaci left Olympique Lyonnais and signed with Paris Saint-Germain for the 2012-2013 season. During the 2012-13 season, she started in 20 of the 22 matches in which she appeared and scored two goals.

Olympique LyonnaisEdit

In 2015, Kaci returned to Lyon by signing a two-year deal with the current Division 1 champions.[6] While playing for Lyon, she won two additional championship titles in each of the Division 1, the Coupe de France, and the UEFA Women's Champions League. She was injured in May 2016, therefore missing that year's Division 1 finals and the Olympic games.[7]

Atlético MadridEdit

In 2017, Kaci signed to play in the Liga Feminina Iberdrola, becoming the first French player to play for Atlético Madrid.[8]

CD TacónEdit

In 2019, Kaci signed for CD Tacón in the Primera División.[9]

International careerEdit

Kaci was selected to represent the French national team starting in 2013, making her first appearance on 25 Oct in a match against Poland.

In 2015, she was selected to be an alternate for the World Cup, but forfeited her selection due to a quadriceps injury.[10] On 27 Oct 2015, Kaci started in her first national team game in a qualifying match for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

The next year, she was on the roster for the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, but did not play. A torn ligament suffered in May that year prevented her from playing in the Olympics.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 1 June 2017

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2006–07 6 0 1 0 - - 7 0
2007–08 3 0 - - - - 3 0
2008–09 1 0 - - - - 1 0
2009–10 18 1 4 2 2 0 24 3
2010–11 17 0 3 0 6 0 26 0
2011–12 12 0 5 1 5 0 22 1
Total 57 1 13 3 13 0 83 4
Paris SG 2012–13 22 2 5 0 - - 27 2
2013–14 16 1 - - 2 0 18 1
2014–15 18 4 3 0 9 1 30 5
Total 56 7 8 0 11 1 75 8
Lyon 2015–16 17 0 5 2 8 0 30 2
2016–17 1 0 4 1 - - 5 1
Total 18 0 9 3 8 0 35 3
Career total 131 8 33 8 31 1 196 17

HonorsEdit

ClubEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @CD_Tacon (30 July 2019). "🙌 ¡@AurelieKaci es nueva jugadora del @CD_Tacon! #BienvenidaKaci | #GoTACON" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Le coup de coeur. Aurélie Kaci, fidèle au ballon rond et à Lyon". LeProgress. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Aurélie Kaci". Olympique Lyonnais. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ "France (Women) 2005/06". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Championnat de France de D1 2006-2007 - 1re journee - Soyaux-Lyon 0-3". FootoFeminin. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  6. ^ "PRESS RELEASE". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Aurélie Kaci victime d'une rupture du ligament croisé". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Aurélie Kaci signe à l'Atlético de Madrid". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Real Madrid transfer news: Aurelie Kaci becomes CD Tacon's third 'Galatica' signing". Goal.com. 30 July 2019.
  10. ^ "AURÉLIE KACI FORFAIT, MARION TORRENT EN RENFORT". Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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