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Dimitri Foulquier (born 23 March 1993) is a footballer who plays as a right back for English club Watford. Foulquier previously represented the France national under-21 football team,[2] before switching to represent the Guadeloupe national football team.

Dimitri Foulquier
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Personal information
Full name Dimitri Foulquier[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-23) 23 March 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Sarcelles, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number 36
Youth career
2000–2001 Capesterre Belle-Eau
2001–2007 Marquisat Capesterre
2007–2011 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Rennes 19 (0)
2013–2017 Granada 92 (1)
2017– Watford 0 (0)
2017–2018RC Strasbourg (loan) 16 (0)
2018–2019Getafe (loan) 22 (3)
National team
2010–2011 France U18 7 (0)
2011–2012 France U19 10 (1)
2012–2013 France U20 13 (0)
2013–2014 France U21 13 (0)
2018– Guadeloupe 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 February 2019

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Club careerEdit

Born in Sarcelles, Foulquier was raised in Capesterre, a commune in the overseas region and department of Guadeloupe.[3]

RennesEdit

After excelling with local clubs in the commune, he was spotted by Rennes scout Patrick Rampillon and, subsequently, joined the professional club in July 2007.[3][4]

Foulquier was awarded the Best Academy Player award for the 2009–10 season.[2] After appearing on the bench in matches during the 2010–11 season,[3] he was promoted to the senior team by manager Frédéric Antonetti for the 2011–12 season. Foulquier was assigned the number 24 shirt and made his professional debut on 2 October 2011 in a league match against Lille, starting but being replaced on the half-time in the eventual 0–2 away loss.[5]

GranadaEdit

On 27 August 2013, Foulquier was loaned to La Liga side Granada.[6] He made his debut in the competition on 30 September, replacing Michael Pereira in a 2–0 home win against Athletic Bilbao.[7]

On 25 May 2014, the Andalusians bought Foulquier outright, for a €2 million fee, with the player signing a five-year deal.[8]

WatfordEdit

Foulquier signed for Watford on 25 August 2017,[9] but was immediately loaned out to Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg for the remainder of the 2017–18 Season.[10]

On 23 August 2018, Foulquier returned to Spain and its first division after agreeing to a one-year loan deal with Getafe CF.[11]

International careerEdit

Foulquier was a France youth international, having represented his country at under-18 through under-21 levels, including winning the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, in which he scored in the penalty shoot-out in the final.[12]

Foulquier was called up to the Guadeloupe national football team for CONCACAF Nations League match against Curaçao on 19 November 2018.[13] He made his debut for the squad in that game, as a starter, which Guadeloupe lost with the score of 0–6.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 4 July 2018[15]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes 2011–12 Ligue 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2012–13 15 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 19 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
Granada 2013–14 La Liga 24 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
2014–15 25 0 2 0 0 0 27 0
2015–16 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
2016–17 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Total 92 1 6 0 0 0 98 1
Strasbourg 2017–18 Ligue 1 16 0 3 0 19 0
Career total 127 1 11 0 1 0 139 1

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

France U-20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/08/2017 and 31/08/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 5. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Jeunes: Dimitri Foulquier récompensé". Stade Rennais F.C. (in French). 19 April 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Dimitri Foulquier ne se "prend pas la tête"". Stade Rennais F.C. (in French). 24 April 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Dimitri, graine de champion". Viva Presse (in French). 24 April 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  5. ^ "LOSC Lille – Stade Rennais FC". Ligue 1. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Foulquier llega cedido" [Foulquier arrives on loan] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "El Arabi recupera la sonrisa del público granadino" [El Arabi recovers the smiles from the granadino attendance] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "El Granada ejerce la opción de compra sobre Foulquier" [Granada activates the buyout clause over Foulquier] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ France Under-21 right-back Dimitri Foulquier joins Watford from Granada
  10. ^ https://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Watford-prete-dimitri-foulquier-a-strasbourg/828745
  11. ^ "Official: Foulquier Joins Getafe". Watford FC. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b "France triumph after shootout drama". FIFA. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Beauvue et d'autres pros avec les Gwada Boys - Toute l'actualité de la Guadeloupe en ligne - FranceAntilles.fr". www.guadeloupe.franceantilles.mobi.
  14. ^ "Curaçao v Guadeloupe game report". CONCACAF. 19 November 2018.
  15. ^ "D. Foulquier". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

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