Zacharie Boucher (born 7 March 1992) is a French professional footballer of Réunionais heritage who plays as a goalkeeper for French club AJ Auxerre. He is a French youth international and has served as the number one goalkeeper at under-16, under-17, and under-18 level.
|Full name||Zacharie Boucher|
|Date of birth||7 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Saint-Pierre, Réunion|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2018–2019||→ Angers (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 May 2014
Born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion, Boucher began his professional career at Le Havre. For the 2010–11 season, he was installed as the club's third goalkeeper behind starter Mike Van Hamel and backup Johny Placide. He made his professional debut on 29 July 2011 in a 2–1 win over Istres appearing as a substitute for starting goalkeeper Placide in the first half.
After being voted the Best Goalkeeper in Ligue 2 for 2013, Boucher signed with Ligue 1 outfit, Toulouse in the 2013–14 winter transfer window. He quickly displaced Comorian international, Ali Ahamada, and with a series of excellent displays, helped the club to a credible 9th-place finish. The 2014–15 season did not go as well as his first, with him losing his starting place and having to share goalkeeping duties, where the club only narrowly avoided relegation as they finished in 17th place.
In July 2015, Boucher decided against staying at Toulouse and transferred to Ligue 2 club, Auxerre, where he would be the undisputed first choice goalkeeper. He expressed his desire to one day return to the top flight, of which he knew he was capable of playing in, but believed remaining at Auxerre for the near future would be more beneficial for his development.
- As of 1 July 2019.
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- "Angers v. Le Havre Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "Ligue1.com - RISING STAR: ZACHARIE BOUCHER". www.ligue1.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Zacharie Boucher signs for Auxerre (in French)". m.20minutes.fr (in French). 10 June 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "Boucher : "Ma famille ne me reconnaissait pas"". France Football (in French). Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Mercato : Boucher part à Angers, Michel et Ketkeophomphone arrivent". L'Yonne républicaine (in French). 1 September 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- "Madagascar : Ronny Rodelin (Caen) bientôt avec les Barea ?". 30 March 2018.
- Zacharie Boucher at Soccerway
- Zacharie Boucher club profile
- Zacharie Boucher – French league stats at LFP (also available in French)
- Zacharie Boucher at the French Football Federation (in French)
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