Gaëtane Iza Laure Thiney (born 28 October 1985) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Paris FC of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as a midfielder, but can also operate in the striker position. Thiney is also a member of the France women's national football team making her first major tournament appearance with her nation at UEFA Women's Euro 2009. She is a two-time winner of the Division 1 Féminine player of the year award.
|Full name||Gaëtane Iza Laure Thiney|
|Date of birth||28 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Troyes, France|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2006–2008||US Compiègne Oise||39||(25)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2019
Thiney began her career playing for ASS Brienne-le-Château in the commune of Brienne-le-Château, which is 26 miles northeast of her hometown Troyes. After a stint in the youth system, she moved a few miles north to Olympique Saint-Memmie, who were playing in the first division of French women's football. She made her league debut with Saint-Memmie during the 2000–01 season. Thiney spent six seasons at the club and, following the 2005–06 season, secured a moved to US Compiègne Oise in Compiègne. In her first season with the club, she appeared in 21 matches and scored five goals. Unfortunately, Compiègne suffered relegation to the second division. Thiney spent her final season with the club in D2 Féminine and was easily the best player in the team appearing in 18 matches and scoring a team-leading 20 goals.
Thiney's successful play earned her a call up to the national team and also a move to top-tier club FCF Juvisy. In Thiney's first season with Juvisy, she appeared in 21 matches and scored seven goals helping Juvisy finish in 3rd position, one point shy of qualifying for the newly created UEFA Women's Champions League. In the 2009–10 season, Thiney remained potent on the field scoring nine goals helping Juvisy finish runner-up to Lyon in the league, which inserted the club into the 2010–11 edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League. In the competition, she scored a goal in the first qualifying round against Estonian club Levadia Tallinn in a 12–0 win. After contributing to Juvisy reaching the knockout stage, Thiney increased her contribution by scoring a goal in each leg of the team's 9–0 aggregate victory over Icelandic club Breiðablik in the Round of 32. Juvisy ultimately suffered elimination in the competition at the hands of the defending champions Turbine Potsdam. In league play, Thiney converted 11 goals, second-best on the team behind lead striker Laëtitia Tonazzi. Juvisy, however, finished the season in a disappointing 4th place.
Thiney made her international debut on 28 February 2007 in a 2–0 victory over China. During qualification for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009, she scored two goals against Slovenia and Serbia. In the tournament, she scored her only goal in France's 1–5 group stage defeat to the eventual champions Germany. France reached as far as the quarterfinals losing to the Netherlands 4–5 on penalties. On 28 October 2009, Thiney scored her first career hat trick in a 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match against Estonia in a 12–0 victory. Thiney finished the qualification campaign with a team-high 12 goals, including a goal in the team's 3–2 second leg World Cup playoff victory over Italy, which allowed France qualification to the competition.
At the World Cup, Thiney was the decisive player in the team's second group stage match against Canada scoring a double in a 4–0 win. The victory allowed France progression to the knockout stage portion of the competition.
Statistics accurate as of 9 November 2019
|1||28 February 2007||Stade Robert Brettes, Mérignac, France||China PR||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2||30 May 2007||Stade Lebon, Angoulême, France||Slovenia||6–0||6–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying|
|3||1 October 2007||Mitsubishi Forklift Stadion, Almere, Netherlands||Netherlands||0–4||1–4||Friendly|
|4||27 October 2007||Stadion Kralj Petar I, Belgrade, Serbia||Serbia||0–7||0–8||UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying|
|5||8 March 2008||Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco||Morocco||0–4||0–6||Friendly|
|6||27 August 2009||Ratina Stadion, Tampere, Finland||Germany||4–1||5–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2009|
|7||24 October 2009||Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France||Iceland||1–0||2–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|8||28 October 2009||Stade Jules Deschaseaux, Le Havre, France||Estonia||4–0||12–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|11||21 November 2009||Gradski Stadion, Inđija, Serbia||Serbia||0–1||0–2||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|12||20 June 2010||Stade Léo Lagrange, Besançon, France||Croatia||1–0||3–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|13||23 June 2010||Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||0–1||0–6||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|14||21 August 2010||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland||Iceland||0–1||0–1||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|15||25 August 2010||Stade de l'Aube, Troyes, France||Serbia||2–0||7–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|18||15 September 2010||Stadio Pietro Barbetti, Gubbio, Italy||Italy||1–2||2–3||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|19||2 March 2011||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Switzerland||0–1||0–2||2011 Cyprus Cup|
|20||30 June 2011||Ruhrstadion, Bochum, Germany||Canada||0–1||0–4||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|22||22 October 2011||Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, Wales||Wales||1–1||1–4||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|24||26 October 2011||Stade de l'Aube, Troyes, France||Israel||1–0||5–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|27||16 November 2011||Stade René Serge Nabajoth, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe||Uruguay||1–0||8–0||Friendly|
|29||28 February 2012||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Switzerland||2–0||3–0||2012 Cyprus Cup|
|30||4 March 2012||Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus||England||0–3||0–3||2012 Cyprus Cup|
|31||11 July 2012||Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France||Russia||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|32||25 July 2012||Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland||United States||2012 Summer Olympics|
|33||6 March 2013||Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine, France||Brazil||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
|34||1 June 2013||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France||Finland||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|35||29 June 2013||Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims, France||Norway||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|36||25 September 2013||Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium, Astana, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||0–2||0–4||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|38||25 October 2013||Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France||Poland||5–0||6–0||Friendly|
|39||23 November 2013||Lovech Stadium, Lovech, Bulgaria||Bulgaria||0–3||0–10||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|42||28 November 2013||MMArena, Le Mans, France||Bulgaria||3–0||14–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|46||8 February 2014||Stade de la Licorne, Amiens, France||Sweden||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|47||12 March 2014||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||England||0–1||0–2||2014 Cyprus Cup|
|48||5 April 2014||Jean-Bouin Stadium, Angers, France||Kazakhstan||6–0||7–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|50||7 May 2014||Stade Léo Lagrange, Besançon, France||Hungary||3–0||4–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|51||13 September 2014||ISS Stadion, Vantaa, Finland||Finland||0–2||0–2||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|52||9 March 2015||Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal||Japan||1–1||1–3||2015 Algarve Cup|
|54||22 May 2015||Stade Gaston Petit, Châteauroux, France||Russia||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|56||1 March 2018||MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, United States||England||4–1||4–1||2018 SheBelieves Cup|
|57||6 April 2018||MMArena, Le Mans, France||Nigeria||3–0||8–0||Friendly|
|58||1 September 2018||Stade de la Licorne, Amiens, France||Mexico||2–0||4–0|
|Correct as of 31 August 2019|
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- 2015 World Cup
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