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Eugénie Le Sommer

Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer (born 18 May 1989) is a French football player who plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais of the Division 1 Féminine. Le Sommer plays as a creative attacking midfielder, but often plays as a second striker for the France women's national football team. She was awarded the Bronze Ball for her performance at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[4] Le Sommer made her first major tournament appearance for her nation at UEFA Women's Euro 2009. On 30 June 2010, Le Sommer announced she would be joining the four-time defending champions Olympique Lyonnais departing her former club, Stade Briochin, after three seasons.[5]

Eugénie Le Sommer
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Personal information
Full name Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Grasse, France
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Striker/False 9
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 9
Youth career
1994–1998 Trélissac
1998–2004 AS Guermeur
2004–2007 Lorient
2007 CNFE Clairefontaine
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stade Briochin 65 (33)
2010– Olympique Lyonnais 175 (163)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 4 (0)
2006–2008 France U19 26 (11)
2008–2009 France U20 8 (5)
2009– France 167[3] (80[3])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2019

Early lifeEdit

Le Sommer is one of seven children, five girls and two boys. Her father, Thierry, was a policeman before he retired.[6] Her mother had played football in her youth.[6]

CareerEdit

Club careerEdit

Le Sommer began playing football at the age of five joining the women's section of Trélissac FC.[7] After a four-year stint at the club, she joined AS Guermeur in the Brittany region. She later played at one of the biggest clubs in the region, FC Lorient, and earned many honors in the youth section of the club helping her youth sides win the Coupe Fédérale 16 ans in 2005 and the Mozaïc Foot Challenge in 2006, with the latter being held at the prestigious Clairefontaine academy. Le Sommer was later selected to attend CNFE Clairefontaine, the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy. After a short stint there, she joined D1 Féminine club Stade Briochin. In her debut season with Saint-Brieuc, Le Sommer appeared in all 22 league matches scoring four goals. The 2008–09 season saw her score 10 goals in 22 matches. For her efforts, she was nominated for the UNFP Female Player of the Year losing out to Olympique Lyonnais player Louisa Necib. Le Sommer got off to a fast start for the 2009–10 season scoring ten goals in her first seven league matches, which included a hat trick against Toulouse in a 4–5 defeat. She finished the season as the league's top scorer and was awarded the UNFP Female Player of the Year following the season.

International careerEdit

Le Sommer has earned caps with the women's under-17, under-19, and under-20 teams. With the under-19 team, she participated in both the 2007 and 2008 editions of the La Manga Cup, as well as both the 2007 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, as an underage player, and 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, with the latter being held on home soil. France reached the semi-finals at the 2007 finals and lost in the group stage in 2008. Le Sommer later featuring with the under-20 team at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, held in Chile. In the tournament, Le Sommer scored a team-leading four goals, which included a brace against Argentina in the final group stage match, which sent France through to the knockout rounds to face Nigeria. In the match against Nigeria, with France trailing 1–2, Le Sommer equalised in the 49th minute. France won 3–2 with a late goal from Nora Coton-Pélagie, but were eliminated in the next round by North Korea. Le Sommer was awarded the Bronze Ball as the tournament's third best player.

On 12 February 2009, Le Sommer made her international debut in a 2–0 win over the Republic of Ireland coming on as a substitute.[8] After appearing consistently with the national team, which including scoring two goals over the course of four matches at a tournament in Cyprus, Le Sommer was selected by coach Bruno Bini to play at UEFA Women's Euro 2009, despite the player not appearing with the team during the qualification process. During the tournament, Le Sommer played in all four matches her nation contested. France reached as far as the quarterfinals losing to the Netherlands 4–5 on penalties with Le Sommer converting her penalty shot. On 23 September 2009, Le Sommer scored her third international goal against Serbia in a 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match.

She played for France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, scoring one goal, in the 2–1 loss to Japan in the semifinals.[9]

Le Sommer was a striker for France at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She scored against England on 9 June 2015 in France's opening 1–0 victory. She also scored 2 of France's goals in their 3–0 victory over South Korea in the quarterfinal.[6]

She played in France's 2016 Olympic campaign, scoring two goals in the group stage, one against Colombia and one against New Zealand.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

 
Eugénie Le Sommer with Lyon in 2018.

Statistics accurate as of match played on 19 May 2018[10]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Briochin 2007–08 22 4 1 0 0 0 23 4
2008–09 21 10 3 2 0 0 24 12
2009–10 22 19 2 3 0 0 24 22
Total 65 33 6 5 0 0 71 38
Lyon 2010–11 20 17 4 6 9 5 33 28
2011–12 21 22 5 6 9 9 35 37
2012–13 20 20 6 10 9 1 35 31
2013–14 20 15 5 1 4 1 26 17
2014–15 22 29 5 4 4 5 31 38
2015–16 18 11 3 9 9 5 30 25
2016–17 19 20 0 0 9 6 28 26
2017–18 20 17 0 0 8 4 28 21
Total 160 151 28 36 61 36 249 223
Career total 225 184 34 41 61 36 320 261

InternationalEdit

(Correct as of 22 January 2016)[10][11][12]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2008–09 7 2
2009–10 15 5
2010–11 14 2
2011–12 18 8
2012–13 19 9
2013–14 18 9
2014–15 19 12
2015–16 6 5
Total 116 52

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 March 2009 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Scotland 2–0 2–0 2009 Cyprus Cup
2 10 March 2009 Makario Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   South Africa 1–0 3–2 2009 Cyprus Cup
3 23 September 2009 Stadion NK Inter Zaprešić, Zaprešić, Croatia   Croatia 0–5 0–7 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
4 27 March 2010 Stade de la Libération, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France   Northern Ireland 3–0 6–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5 31 March 2010 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland 0–3 0–4 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
6 20 June 2010 Stade Léo Lagrange, Besançon, France   Croatia 2–0 3–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
7 23 June 2010 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 0–4 0–6 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
8 19 November 2010 Stade Jean Bouin, Angers, France   Poland 1–0 5–0 Friendly
9 7 March 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   New Zealand 3–1 5–2 2011 Cyprus Cup
10 14 September 2011 Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona, Israel   Israel 0–4 0–5 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
11 22 September 2011 Turner's Cross, Cork, Republic of Ireland   Republic of Ireland 0–3 1–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
12 22 October 2011 Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, Wales   Wales 1–2 1–4 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
13 16 November 2011 Stade René Serge Nabajoth, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe   Uruguay 5–0 8–0 Friendly
14 7–0
15 8–0
16 15 February 2012 Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France   Netherlands 1–1 2–1 Friendly
17 1 March 2012 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Finland 0–1 1–2 2012 Cyprus Cup
18 4 July 2012 Stade de la Source, Orléans, France   Romania 2–0 6–0 Friendly
19 4–0
20 6 August 2012 Wembley Stadium, London, England   Japan 1–2 1–2 2012 Summer Olympics
21 15 September 2012 Stade du Roudourou, Guingamp, France   Republic of Ireland 2–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
22 3–0
23 19 September 2012 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland   Scotland 0–2 0–5 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
24 0–3
25 24 October 2012 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands   Netherlands 1–1 1–1 Friendly
26 6 March 2013 Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine, France   Brazil 1–1 2–2 Friendly
27 12 July 2013 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden   Russia 3–0 3–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
28 18 July 2013 Arena Linköping, Linköping, Sweden   England 1–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
29 25 October 2013 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France   Poland 1–0 6–0 Friendly
30 3–0
31 23 November 2013 Lovech Stadium, Lovech, Bulgaria   Bulgaria 0–10 0–10 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
32 28 November 2013 MMArena, Le Mans, France   Bulgaria 2–0 14–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
33 7–0
34 10–0
35 14–0
36 20 August 2014 József Bozsik Stadium, Budapest, Hungary   Hungary 0–1 0–4 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
37 0–2
38 22 November 2014 Stade Francis Le Basser, Laval, France   New Zealand 1–0 2–1 Friendly
39 26 November 2014 Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France   Brazil 1–0 2–0 Friendly
40 8 February 2015 Stade du Moustoir, Lorient, France   United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly
41 4 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal   Portugal 0–1 0–1 2015 Algarve Cup
42 6 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal   Denmark 1–0 4–1 2015 Algarve Cup
43 9 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal   Japan 1–2 1–3 2015 Algarve Cup
44 9 April 2015 Stade Robert Bobin, Bondoufle, France   Canada 1–0 1–0 Friendly
45 9 June 2015 Moncton Stadium, Moncton, Canada   England 1–0 1–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
46 17 June 2015 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada   Mexico 0–3 0–5 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
47 0–4
48 22 September 2015 MMArena, Le Mans, France   Romania 2–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
49 3–0
50 27 November 2015 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania   Albania 0–3 0–6 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
51 0–6
52 1 December 2015 Katerini Stadium, Katerini, Greece   Greece 0–3 0–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
53 3 June 2016 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France   Greece 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
54 3 August 2016 Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil   Colombia 2–0 4–0 Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
55 9 August 2016 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil   New Zealand 0–1 0–3 Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
56 20 September 2016 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France   Albania 3–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
57 5–0
58 26 November 2016 MMArena, Le Mans, France   Spain 1–0 1–0 Friendly
59 7 March 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States   United States 0–2 0–3 2017 SheBelieves Cup
60 7 April 2017 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands   Netherlands 0–2 1–2 Friendly
61 18 July 2017 Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands   Iceland 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
62 18 September 2017 Stade de l'Épopée, Calais, France   Spain 2–0 3–1 Friendly
63 23 October 2017 Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims, France   Ghana 5–0 8–0 Friendly
64 6–0
65 4 March 2018 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, United States   United States 1–1 1–1 2018 SheBelieves Cup
66 7 March 2018 Exploria Stadium, Orlando, United States   Germany 2–0 3–0
67 6 April 2018 MMArena, Le Mans, France   Nigeria 1–0 8–0 Friendly
68 9 April 2018 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France   Canada 1–0 1–0
69 1 September 2018 Stade Crédit Agricole de la Licorne, Amiens, France   Mexico 3–0 4–0
70 4–0
71 5 October 2018 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France   Australia 1–0 2–0
72 2–0
73 9 October 2018 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, France   Cameroon 3–0 6–0
74 4 April 2019 Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps, Auxerre, France   Japan 2–1 3–1
75 7 June 2019 Parc des Princes, Paris, France   South Korea 1–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
76 12 June 2019 Allianz Riviera, Nice, France   Norway 2–1 2–1
77 31 August 2019 Stade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand, France   Spain 1–0 2–0 Friendly
78 4 October 2019 Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France   Iceland 1–0 4–0
79 2–0
80 8 October 2019 Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium, Shymkent, Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan 2–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying
Correct as of 8 October 2019[13]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Lyon

InternationalEdit

France

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Goalscorers" (PDF). UEFA.com. 16 November 2009. p. 3. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ List of Players" (PDF). Fifa Data. 6 July 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Caps and goals". Fédération Française de Football (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ Kermoal, Philippe (19 February 2009). "Eugénie Le Sommer dans la cour des grandes". Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Statut pro pour ces dames". Olympique Lyonnais Féminin (in French). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b c FIFA.com (1 January 1900). "Family support spurs on Le Sommer". FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  7. ^ Le Sommer ready to make history Archived 23 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ - Eugenie-LE-SOMMER - Matches Played - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Eugénie Le Sommer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ a b "La Carriere de Eugénie Le Sommer" (in French). StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Le Sommer FFF profile" (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Equipe de France A – Eugénie Le Sommer" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Equipe de France A – Eugénie Le Sommer". footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  14. ^ "First Women's World XI Revealed". 2015 FIFPro Award. FIFPro World Players' Union. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Las mejores futbolistas: el once mundial". 2016 FIFPro Award (in Spanish). FIFPro World Players' Union. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

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