Willem Geubbels

Willem Geubbels (born 16 August 2001) is a French footballer who plays as forward for Monaco in Ligue 1.[3]

Willem Geubbels
Willem Geubbels (2017).jpg
Geubbels with Lyon B in 2017
Personal information
Full name Willem Davnis Louis Didier Geubbels[1]
Date of birth (2001-08-16) 16 August 2001 (age 19)
Place of birth Villeurbanne, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 13
Youth career
2007–2010 ASVEL
2010–2017 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Lyon B 12 (6)
2017–2018 Lyon 2 (0)
2018– Monaco 4 (1)
National team
2016–2017 France U16 6 (6)
2017 France U17 8 (4)
2017– France U18 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2017

Club careerEdit

LyonEdit

Geubbels started his playing career at Lyon's academy. He made his first team debut on 23 September 2017 in a 3–3 home draw against Dijon in Ligue 1. He entered the field after 84 minutes, replacing Lucas Tousart.[4] In doing so, Geubbels became the first player born in the 21st century to appear in Ligue 1, as well as the 5th youngest player ever to make a Ligue 1 debut at 16 years, one month and seven days old.[5][6][7] On 7 December, Geubbels came on for an injured Maxwel Cornet in the 45+1' minute of a 1–0 away loss to Atalanta in the Europa League.[8] In doing so, Geubbels once again became the first player born in the 21st century to appear in the UEFA Europa League as well as the youngest player ever to make a Europa League debut at 16 years and 113 days old.[9][10]

MonacoEdit

On 19 June 2018, Geubbels signed with Monaco for €20 million.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Geubbels was born in France to a Dutch father, and a mother of Central African Republic descent.[12] His uncles, Amos Youga and Kelly Youga, are both footballers who represented the Central African Republic national team.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 13 September 2020[3]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2017–18 Ligue 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Monaco 2018–19 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2019–20 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020–21 Ligue 1 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Willem Geubbels". AS Monaco FC. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "France - W. GEUBBELS - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Lyon vs. Dijon - 23 September 2017". Soccerway. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  5. ^ "Geubbels, premier joueur né au 21e siècle à évoluer en Ligue 1". Le Figaro (in French). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Lyon : Willem Geubbels, premier joueur né au 21e siècle à évoluer en Ligue 1". L'Équipe (in French). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  7. ^ "21st Century Boy - Lyon youngster Geubbels makes Ligue 1 history". beIN Sports. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Atalanta vs. Lyon - 7 December 2017". Soccerway. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  9. ^ "Lyon perd face à l'Atalanta Bergame et finit deuxième de son groupe". L'Équipe (in French). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  10. ^ "UEFA Europa League Statistics Handbook 2017/18" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Willem Geubbels (OL) à Monaco, c'est officiel". L'Équipe. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  12. ^ "OL : à 15 ans, Geubbels entre par la grande porte".
  13. ^ "Qui est Willem Geubbels, le nouveau phénomène de l'OL".

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