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Yoann Barbet (born 10 May 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a central defender or left back for Queens Park Rangers. A product of the Bordeaux youth system, Barbet signed his first professional contract with Chamois Niortais ahead of the 2014–15 season. He was capped by France at U18 level.

Yoann Barbet
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Barbet playing for Brentford in 2017
Personal information
Full name Yoann Barbet[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Libourne, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender, left back
Club information
Current team
Queens Park Rangers
Number 29
Youth career
1999–2000 AS Mouliets
2000–2004 Olympique Saint-Pey
2004–2007 FC Vallée de Gamage
2007–2011 Bordeaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Bordeaux B 75 (15)
2014–2015 Chamois Niortais 30 (2)
2015–2019 Brentford 108 (6)
2019– Queens Park Rangers 2 (0)
National team
2011 France U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:25, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

BordeauxEdit

As a youngster, Barbet represented AS Mouliets, Olympique Saint-Pey and FC Vallée de Gamage, before joining the youth setup at Ligue 1 club Bordeaux in July 2007.[2] He made his debut for the club's reserve team in a 3–0 win against Saint-Alban on 2 April 2011 and went on to make a further four appearances during the final month of the season, helping the team to promotion to the Championnat de France Amateur.[3] Over the next three seasons, Barbet established himself as a regular in the Bordeaux reserve line-up, making 70 appearances and scoring 12 goals.[3] He finally won his maiden call into the first team squad for a Europa League group stage match versus Maccabi Tel Aviv on 12 December 2013, but remained an unused substitute during the 1–0 defeat.[4] It was Barbet's only involvement with the first team and he departed the Stade Chaban-Delmas at the end of the 2013–14 season.[5]

Chamois NiortaisEdit

Barbet joined Ligue 2 club in Chamois Niortais in July 2014, signing a two-year contract after a successful trial period.[6] Initially signed as a back-up player, Barbet was given his chance at Niort after first-choice central defender Frédéric Bong suffered a long-term injury.[7] He made the first professional appearance of his career in a 1–1 draw with Créteil on 22 August 2014,[4] partnering Matthieu Sans in central defence.[8] Barbet scored his first goal for the side in a 1–1 draw with Orléans the following month.[4] He made 33 appearances and scored two goals during a mid-table season for Niort and departed the club on 25 June 2015.[4][9]

BrentfordEdit

On 25 June 2015, Barbet moved to England to sign a four-year contract with Championship club Brentford for an undisclosed fee.[9] He made his debut with a start in a 4–0 League Cup first round drubbing at the hands of Oxford United on 11 August and possibly put through his own net for the Us' second goal, which was credited to Danny Hylton.[10][11] With Jack O'Connell largely preferred as third-choice centre back behind Harlee Dean and James Tarkowski,[12] Barbet spent long periods in and out of the matchday squad through to the end of 2015.[13] The unavailability of Tarkowski saw Barbet make his first appearance in over four months against Preston North End on 23 January 2016 and he assisted Alan Judge for one of Brentford's three goals in the victory.[12][14] Tarkowski's subsequent departure from the club saw Barbet become Harlee Dean's partner in central defence through to the end of the 2015–16 season.[15] He was sent off for the first time in his career after just five minutes of a match versus Sheffield Wednesday on 13 February, which Brentford eventually lost 4–0.[4] On his return to the team in March, Barbet scored his first Bees goal with what proved to be a consolation in a 2–1 defeat to Charlton Athletic.[10] He finished the 2015–16 season with 19 appearances.[10]

After suffering an ankle injury during the 2016–17 pre-season,[16] Barbet missed the first five weeks of the regular season.[17] The form of centre backs Harlee Dean, John Egan, Andreas Bjelland and the emergence of teenage left back Tom Field relegated Barbet to a substitute role through the first half of the season,[18][19] with occasional appearances at left back.[20] After just three appearances in the opening months of 2017, Barbet broke into the team at the expense of centre back John Egan in mid-March and finished the season with 25 appearances.[17][18]

Barbet began the 2017–18 season as one of manager Dean Smith's two first-choice centre backs, before dropping to the bench in October 2017.[21] Despite being in and out of the team, he scored three goals in five appearances between September and November.[21] With Rico Henry injured,[22] Barbet was deployed as a left back for much of the season and finished the campaign with 37 appearances and three goals.[23][24]

Entering the final year of his contract,[25] Barbet continued as Dean Smith's first-choice left back during the early months of the 2018–19 season and after losing his place to fit-again Rico Henry,[26][27] he returned to the team in as part of a central defensive trio under Smith's replacement Thomas Frank in December 2018.[28] Barbet continued as a starter in the new formation until suffering a season-ending ankle injury in a match versus Wigan Athletic on 30 March 2019.[25][29] Barbet rejected a new contract during the season and ended his Brentford career with 118 appearances and seven goals.[25][30]

Queens Park RangersEdit

On 18 June 2019, Barbet joined Queens Park Rangers on a three-year deal. [31]

International careerEdit

Barbet was capped by the France national under-18 football team on one occasion, playing 45 minutes in a 2–2 friendly draw with Belgium on 27 January 2011.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 May 2019
Club Season Division League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bordeaux 2013–14[4] Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bordeaux B 2010–11[4] CFA2 Group F 5 3 5 3
2011–12[4] CFA Group C 16 2 16 2
2012–13[4] CFA Group D 30 7 30 7
2013–14[4] 24 3 24 3
Total 75 15 75 15
Chamois Niortais 2014–15[4] Ligue 2 30 2 2 0 0 0 32 2
Brentford 2015–16[10] Championship 18 1 0 0 1 0 19 1
2016–17[17] 23 1 2 1 0 0 25 2
2017–18[24] 34 3 1 0 2 0 37 3
2018–19[27] 33 1 2 0 2 0 37 1
Total 108 6 5 1 5 0 118 7
Total 213 23 7 1 5 0 0 0 225 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Brentford" (PDF). English Football League. p. 8. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Yoann Barbet". FFF.fr. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Yoann Barbet". foot-national.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Yoann Barbet at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ Yoann Barbet at Soccerbase
  6. ^ Nathalie Coquel (19 July 2014). "Barbet aux couleurs des Chamois". La Nouvelle République. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Who is Yoann Barbet – Soon to be Brentford's new Frenchman | Get French Football News". www.getfootballnewsfrance.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  8. ^ Nathalie Coquel (25 August 2014). "Mathieu Sans monte en grade". La Nouvelle République. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b Wickham, Chris. "French defender Yoann Barbet joins Brentford from Chamois Niortais". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d "Games played by Yoann Barbet in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  11. ^ FC, Brentford. "Matchday Centre: Oxford United". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  12. ^ a b Street, Tim. "Brentford defender reflects on his second chance". getwestlondon. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Yoann Barbet Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  14. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "Yoann Barbet speaks to Bees Player after returning to Brentford starting XI". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  15. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "Yoann Barbet looks back on his first season with The Bees and his growing defensive partnership with Harlee Dean". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  16. ^ Brett, Ciaran. "Yoann Barbet happy with injury return after playing for Brentford B against Liverpool". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  17. ^ a b c "Games played by Yoann Barbet in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Brentford FC Yoann Barbet hoping for better after frustrations". Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Yoann Barbet Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  20. ^ Moore, Tom (19 October 2017). "Yoann Barbet pleased with early signs of partnership with Brentford defender Andreas Bjelland". getwestlondon. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Yoann Barbet Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Rico Henry undergoes surgery on knee injury". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  23. ^ Moore, Tom (14 January 2018). "Why Brentford selling Yoann Barbet to Reading is unlikely". getwestlondon. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Yoann Barbet in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  25. ^ a b c Storer, Tom (6 May 2019). "Yoann Barbet speaks out on leaving Brentford and his rapport with the fans". footballlondon. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  26. ^ Johnson, Greg (6 September 2018). "Brentford player ratings for the season so far". footballlondon. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Yoann Barbet in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  28. ^ Storer, Tom (3 January 2019). "Yoann Barbet reveals the mastermind behind Brentford's recent improved form". footballlondon. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Yoann Barbet Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  30. ^ "First Team squad update". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  31. ^ https://www.qpr.co.uk/news/club-news/yoann-barbet-signs-for-qpr/

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