Joseph Romeric Lopy (born 15 March 1992) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for French Ligue 2 club Angers SCO.

Joseph Lopy
Lopy in 2023
Personal information
Full name Joseph Romeric Lopy
Date of birth (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 31)
Place of birth Boutoupa, Senegal
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
Angers
Number 8
Youth career
2008–2011 Diambars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Sochaux II 24 (1)
2011–2015 Sochaux 56 (1)
2015–2016 Boulogne 21 (4)
2016–2018 Clermont 52 (5)
2018–2020 Orléans 74 (11)
2020–2023 Sochaux 51 (2)
2022–2023 Sochaux II 2 (0)
2023– Nîmes 16 (0)
2023– Angers 15 (2)
International career
2011 Senegal U-23 3 (0)
2020– Senegal 7 (0)
Medal record
Representing  Senegal
Africa Cup of Nations
Winner 2021 Cameroon
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 08:50, 2 December 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 October 2020

Club career edit

Born in Boutoupa, Lopy is a product of Diambars. He signed a trainee contract with Sochaux, and signed a professional contract with the Ligue 1 club in 2012.[1] After five years with the Montbéliard side, his contract was not extended, and he signed with Boulogne of the Championnat National.[2]

On 25 January 2023, Lopy joined Nîmes in Ligue 2 for a season.[3][4] At the end of the season with Nîmes, Joseph Lopy remains in Ligue 2. He joined Angers SCO in July 2023 by signing a contract which covers two seasons.[5]

International career edit

Lopy made his Senegal national team debut on 9 October 2020 in a friendly against Morocco.[6]

He was part of Senegal's squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations; the Lions of Teranga went on to win the tournament for the first time in their history.[7][8]

Lopy was appointed a Grand Officer of the National Order of the Lion by President of Senegal Macky Sall following the nation's victory at the tournament.[9]

Honours edit

Senegal

Individual

References edit

  1. ^ "Joseph Romeric Lopy, Fc Sochaux: "Le travail qu'on fait à Diambars équivaut à ce qui se fait en Europe"". leral.net (in French). 23 June 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Foot - USBCO : pour Joseph Lopy " ne pas jouer l'accession serait un manque d'ambition "". La Voix du Nord (in French). 3 February 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ Agbenou, Mensah; AfrikPage (26 January 2023). "Senegal's Joseph Lopy joins Nîmes Olympique". AfrikPage. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  4. ^ "MERCATO : JOSEPH LOPY SIGNE AU NÎMES OLYMPIQUE" (in French). Nîmes Olympique. 25 January 2023. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  5. ^ "France-Joseph Lopy signs two years in Angers SCO". AfrikPage. Retrieved 19 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Morocco v Senegal game report". ESPN. 9 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Cisse unveils Senegal squad, hopes for elusive TotalEnergies AFCON title". Confederation of African Football. 25 December 2021. Archived from the original on 9 January 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  8. ^ "Senegal 0-0 Egypt". BBC Sport. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  9. ^ a b "Cash prizes, real estate, and highest honours as Senegal celebrates Nations Cup heroes". Reuters. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
  10. ^ "Africa Cup Of Nations: Senegal Beat Egypt To Win Final (AFCON)". Sports Illustrated. 6 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.

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