Opa Nguette

Opa Nguette (born 8 July 1994) is a professional footballer who plays for French club Metz and the Senegal national football team. He plays as an attacking midfielder or striker. Nguette is a France youth international having represented his nation at under-18 level,[1] before switching to the Senegal national team.[2]

Opa Nguette
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Nguette in 2019.
Personal information
Full name Opa Nguette
Date of birth (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Mantes-la-Jolie, France
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Striker
Club information
Current team
Metz
Number 11
Youth career
2006–2011 Mantes
2011–2012 Valenciennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Mantes 1 (0)
2012–2016 Valenciennes 66 (8)
2016– Metz 109 (14)
National team
2012 France U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 France U19 8 (1)
2013–2014 France U20 3 (1)
2017– Senegal 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:05, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:05, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Nguette began his football career playing for hometown club Mantes at amateur level in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth level of French football. In the 2011–12 season, he made his competitive debut on 13 August 2011 playing for Mantes in a league match against Les Herbiers.[3]

A week later, he departed Mantes to sign an aspirant (youth) contract with professional club Valenciennes.[4] He made his professional debut on 11 August 2012 appearing as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Troyes.[5]

International careerEdit

A former youth international for France, Nguette made his senior international debut in a friendly 1–1 tie with Senegal against Nigeria on 23 March 2017.[6][7]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 30 July 2020[8][9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mantes 2011–12 CFA 1 0 0 0 1 0
Valenciennes B 2011–12 CFA 15 2 15 2
2012–13 8 3 8 3
Total 23 5 0 0 0 0 23 5
Valenciennes 2012–13 Ligue 1 19 3 2 0 21 3
2013–14 10 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15 Ligue 2 23 4 5 1 28 5
2015–16 14 1 0 0 14 1
Total 66 8 7 1 73 9
Metz 2016–17 Ligue 1 33 2 4 1 37 3
2017–18 17 0 3 0 20 0
2018–19 Ligue 2 33 7 3 0 36 7
2019–20 Ligue 1 26 5 2 0 28 5
Total 109 14 12 1 121 15
Career total 199 27 16 2 0 0 218 29

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 November 2017 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal   South Africa 1–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "O. Nguette appelé en EDF U18". Valenciennes FC (in French). 8 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  2. ^ avermeulen (20 March 2017). "Le programme des internationaux". Football Club de Metz (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Mantes v. Les Herbiers Match Report". Foot-National (in French). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Vestiaires". Le Parisien (in French). 22 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Troyes v. Valenciennes Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Nigeria v Senegal". BBC Sport. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Amical: Nigeria et Sénégal se quittent bons amis". Afrik-foot.com (in French). 23 March 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ Opa Nguette at L'Équipe Football (in French)
  9. ^ Opa Nguette at Soccerway
  10. ^ "Opa Nguette". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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