Wendie Renard

Wéndèleine Thérèse Renard (born 20 July 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais, which she captains, and the France national team.

Wendie Renard
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Renard in 2019
Personal information
Full name Wéndèleine Thérèse Renard[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Schœlcher, Martinique
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 3
Youth career
1997–2005 Essor-Préchotain
2005–2006 Rapid Club du Lorrain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Lyon 236 (77)
National team
2007–2009 France U19 17 (0)
2008–2010 France U20 7 (0)
2011– France 122 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2020

A goal-scoring defender, Renard is one of the most decorated players in modern women's club football. She has won a record 14 French League titles and seven European Cups. In 2019, the New York Times described her as an "institution" at Lyon, the most successful club in European women's football.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Renard was born in Martinique, a French island in the Lesser Antilles. She is the youngest of four daughters, and her father died of lung cancer when she was eight years old.[3] Prior to moving to the mainland, Renard played for Essor-Préchotain on her home island of Martinique.

When she was 15, Renard flew to France for a trial at Clairefontaine but was not accepted into the national training program.[3] She subsequently took the train to Lyon and, after a more successful trial, landed a spot with Olympique Lyonnais. She left Martinique to permanently live in Lyon at the age of sixteen.[3]

Club careerEdit

Renard joined Lyon in 2006 and, since the 2007–08 season, has been a regular within the starting eleven winning five consecutive league titles from 2006 to 2011, as well as the Challenge de France in 2008. In 2010, Renard featured in the final match of the UEFA Women's Champions League and, in the 2010–11 edition, helped Lyon win the competition. She scored the opening goal in a 2–0 win over Turbine Potsdam in the final.

On 26 August 2020, she scored the winning goal in a 1–0 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League semi-finals,[4] to eventually win the competitions for the seventh time in her career.

International careerEdit

Renard is a former women's youth international having played at under-19 and under-20 level. She made her debut for the France women's national team at the 2011 Cyprus Cup in a match against Switzerland. Renard has since represented France in two FIFA Women's World Cups and two Olympics, and was the team captain from September 2013.[5] She was stripped of the captaincy after the Euro 2017 tournament and was ultimately succeeded by Amandine Henry.[6]

In the 2019 World Cup, Renard registered three goals in the group stage: a brace against South Korea and a penalty against Nigeria. She also scored an own goal against Norway.[2] Renard scored a consolation goal in France's 2–1 quarter-final defeat to the United States.[7] The 6 foot 1 inch-tall defender was the tallest player at that edition of the World Cup.[2]

Style of playEdit

Renard is physically strong, gifted with pace, good technique and is an effective set-piece taker.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Statistics accurate as of 30 August 2020[8][9]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2006–07 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08 14 2 3 1 6 2 23 5
2008–09 19 2 3 0 4 0 26 2
2009–10 20 6 3 0 9 0 32 6
2010–11 20 2 3 0 9 3 32 5
2011–12 20 9 4 1 10 1 34 11
2012–13 13 3 5 2 7 3 25 8
2013–14 19 7 6 1 4 0 29 8
2014–15 21 10 4 1 4 1 29 12
2015–16 15 6 3 4 6 1 24 11
2016–17 16 6 4 0 8 2 28 8
2017–18 17 5 5 3 8 4 30 12
2018–19 17 8 4 2 9 4 30 14
2019–20 14 7 5 2 6 5 25 14
Career total 227 73 53 17 90 26 370 116

InternationalEdit

As of 1 December 2020[10][11]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2010–11 13 1
2011–12 19 5
2012–13 14 9
2013–14 14 1
2014–15 15 1
2015–16 9 1
2016–17 14 1
2017–18 6 1
2018–19 14 4
2019–20 4 1
Total 122 25

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 November 2011 Stade Pierre-Aliker, Fort-de-France, Martinique   Mexico 5–0 5–0 Friendly
2 1 March 2012 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Finland 1–2 1–2 2012 Cyprus Cup
3 31 March 2012 Stade Jules Deschaseaux, Le Havre, France   Scotland 2–0 2–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
4 19 July 2012 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France   Japan 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5 28 July 2012 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland   North Korea 4–0 5–0 2012 Summer Olympics
6 3 August 2012 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland   Sweden 1–2 1–2 2012 Summer Olympics
7 15 July 2013 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden   Spain 0–1 0–1 Euro 2013
8 19 July 2013 Linköping Arena, Linköping, Sweden   England 3–0 3–0 Euro 2013
9 20 September 2013 Stade Robert Bobin, Bondoufle, France   Czech Republic 1–0 2–0 Friendly
10 25 October 2013 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France   Poland 2–0 6–0 Friendly
11 31 October 2013 Sonnensee Stadion, Ritzing, Austria   Austria 1–3 1–3 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
12 23 November 2013 Lovech Stadium, Lovech, Bulgaria   Bulgaria 0–5 0–10 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
13 0–6
14 27 November 2013 MMArena, Le Mans, France   Bulgaria 6–0 14–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
15 8–0
16 10 March 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   Netherlands 0–3 0–3 2014 Cyprus Cup
17 19 September 2015 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France   Brazil 1–0 2–1 Friendly
18 16 July 2016 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France   China PR 2–0 3–0 Friendly
19 1 March 2017 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States   England 1–2 1–2 2017 SheBelieves Cup
20 10 November 2018 Allianz Riviera, Nice, France   Brazil 3–0 3–1 Friendly
21 7 June 2019 Parc des Princes, Paris, France   South Korea 2–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
22 3–0
23 17 June 2019 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France   Nigeria 0–1 0–1
24 28 June 2019 Parc des Princes, Paris, France   United States 2–1 2–1
25 27 November 2020 Stade du Roudourou, Guingamp, France   Austria 1–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying
Correct as of 1 December 2020[12]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Lyon (33)

InternationalEdit

France

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players – France" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Clarey, Christopher (17 June 2019). "For Wendie Renard and France, Another Misstep and Another Win". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Life at the End of the World". The Players' Tribune. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Paris 0–1 Lyon". UEFA. 26 August 2020.
  5. ^ Wendie Renard nommée capitaine des Bleues
  6. ^ "Corinne Diacre a choisi Amandine Henry comme capitaine". L'Équipe. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  7. ^ Wrack, Suzanne (28 June 2019). "Megan Rapinoe double sends USA past France and into England semi-final". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Wendie Renard profile" (in French). olweb.fr. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Wendie Renard" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  10. ^ RENARD Wendie, French Football Federation, accessed 20 December 2014
  11. ^ "Equipe de France A – Wendie Renard" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  12. ^ Caps and Goals
  13. ^ "Trophée des Championnes : Lyon win a historic new trophy against PSG". www.OL.fr. 21 September 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  14. ^ 2015 FIFPro Award
  15. ^ 2016 FIFPro Award
  16. ^ "The FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11 of 2019-2020 - FIFPRO World Players' Union". FIFPRO. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  17. ^ "THE IFFHS WOMEN WORLD TEAM 2017". IFFHS. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  18. ^ "IFFHS AWARDS – THE WOMEN WORLD TEAM 2018". IFFHS. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  19. ^ "IFFHS AWARDS 2019 – THE IFFHS WOMEN WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR 2019". IFFHS. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  20. ^ "IFFHS WORLD AWARDS 2020 - THE WINNERS". IFFHS. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Wendie Renard named Women's Champions League Defender of the Season". UEFA. 1 October 2020.

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