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Personal information

Full Name Alexandre Lacazette 
Born 28 May 1991
Lyon ,France
Position(S) Forward

Club information

Current team Arsenal (Captain)
Number 9

Alexandre Lacazette is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains Premier League club Arsenal. He plays mainly as a striker, but has also been deployed as a second striker and wide forward and attacking midfielder.

Lacazette was born in Lyon, to a family of Guadeloupean origin. He is the youngest of four boys. One of his brothers, Benoît, played in the Swiss second division and French fourth division and was the coach in the Lyon futsal club: Lyon Footzik Futsal. His cousin, Romuald, is also a professional footballer and plays as a central midfielder. Lacazette started playing football at the age of seven for his local club Elan Sportif, in the 8th arrondissement of Lyon.


Club Career

  • Lyon

As a youth player, Lacazette played in the club’s under-18 team that finished in third place in the Championnat National des moins de 18 ans during the 2007–08 season.

During the second half of the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season, he was called up to the first team by manager Claude Puel and appeared on the bench in the team’s 1–0 victory over Montpellier on 2 May 2010. Three days later, Lacazette made his first team debut in a Ligue 1 home match against Auxerre.

Lacazette began the 2010–11 season training full-time with the first team. He scored 6 goals in 12 2010–11 CFA matches for the club’s reserve team. He scored his first competitive goal for the first team on 30 October in a Ligue 1 home match against Sochaux. His goal in the 69th minute gave Lyon a 2–1 lead, which would be the final score.

n September 2014, Lacazette signed a two-year extension to his contract, tying him to the club until 2018. He scored his first hat-trick on 5 October 2014, scoring all the goals in a 3–0 Ligue 1 home win over Lille. On 26 April 2015, Lacazette broke the Lyon record for Ligue 1 or Division 1 goals scored in a single season with his 26th in a Ligue 1 4–2 away victory over Reims; André Guy had scored a total of 25 Division 1 goals in the 1968–69 season. He finished the 2014–15 Ligue 1 season as the top scorer in Ligue 1, scoring a total of 27 goals.

  • Arsenal

On 5 July 2017, Lacazette signed a reported five-year deal for Premier League club Arsenal for a club record fee; Lyon disclosed that the fee was an initial €53 million (£46.5 million) plus up to €7 million (£6.1 million) in potential bonuses. The fee was the largest ever received by Lyon from the sale of a player, beating the €41.5 million (£37.7 million) record set by Corentin Tolisso’s transfer to Bayern Munich three weeks earlier.

On 6 August 2017, Lacazette made his first appearance for Arsenal in the 2017 FA Community Shield against Chelsea. Despite hitting the post midway through the first half, Arsenal eventually won 4–1 on penalties after the game ended 1–1 at full time. This win constituted his first trophy win at Arsenal.

Lacazette scored his first away goal for Arsenal, in the team’s 5–2 win against Everton at Goodison Park. Latching onto a pass from Mesut Özil, to score Arsenal’s third. Lacazette claimed his 6th goal of the season in Arsenal’s 3–1 away defeat to Manchester City after latching onto an Aaron Ramsey pass, despite not starting the game.

Lacazette made his first start under Emery in Arsenal’s 3–2 away win over Cardiff City on 2 September, where he registered an assist and scored his first goal of the season. On 1 April 2019, Lacazette scored Arsenal’s second goal in a 2–0 win over Newcastle United, which sent Arsenal into third place and two points clear of rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United. The goal marked Lacazette’s thirteenth goal of the season in the Premier League. On 3 May 2019, Lacazette was voted by Arsenal supporters as the club’s player of the season.

Lacazette scored his first goal of the 2019–20 season in Arsenal’s home opener, a 2–1 victory against Burnley on 17 August 2019. On 1 August 2020, Lacazette was selected to start in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup.

Lacazette scored Arsenal’s first league goal and first Premier League goal of the 2020–21 season in a 3–0 victory against Fulham on 12 September 2020. He scored three goals in three league starts in September and was voted as the runner up of the Player of the Month on Arsenal official website.


International Career

  • Youth

Lacazette has featured for all of France’s national youth teams beginning with the under-16 team making his debut in the team’s 2–0 victory over Cameroon on 3 April 2007 at the Montaigu Tournament. He finished the campaign with four appearances in the tournament. With the under-17 team, Lacazette was a regular and contributed to the team’s qualification for the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

Due to France’s victory at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 championship, the nation qualified for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. This resulted in Lacazette making appearances for the under-20 team. He made his under-20 team debut on 7 October 2010 in a friendly match against Portugal. The match ended 3–3 with Lacazette scoring the opening goal of the match. Three days later, Lacazette scored a double in the team’s 5–0 thrashing of the Juventus Primavera team.

On 10 June 2011, he was named to the 21-man squad to participate in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals. He made his debut in the competition in France’s first Group A match on 30 July 2011 against the host nation Colombia (France lost the match 4–1), appearing as a substitute.

  • Senior

On 23 May 2013, Lacazette received his first call-up to the senior squad following the withdrawal of Jérémy Ménez through injury. He made his international debut on 5 June, as a 58th-minute substitute for Olivier Giroud in a 0–1 friendly defeat against Uruguay at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo.

Lacazette scored his first international goal on 29 March 2015, opening a 2–0 friendly win over Denmark at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne. During the match, he was booed by some of the local supporters due to their rivalry with Lyon. On 14 November 2017, Lacazette netted a brace for France during a friendly away to Germany in an eventual 2–2 draw.

On 17 May 2018, he was named on the standby list for the 23-man French squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Style of Play

Lacazette previously played as a winger for Lyon, before becoming a striker. As well as goalscoring and finishing ability, characteristics of his game are pace, strength, balance, technique, dribbling, link-up play, and ability with either foot. He is also a hard-working player, who presses the opposition and wins the ball back using his defensive skills and tackling ability. Fellow Frenchman Gérard Houllier said in July 2017 that Lacazette “is a bit like” former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.


Honours

  • Lyon
  • Coupe de France: 2011–12
  • Trophée des Champions: 2012
  • Arsenal
  • FA Cup: 2019–20
  • FA Community Shield: 2017
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2018–19
  • France U17
  • UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up: 2008
  • France U19
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2010
  • Individual
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Bronze Shoe: 2011
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2014–15
  • Ligue 1 top scorer: 2014–15
  • Onze de Bronze: 2014–15
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: December 2014, January 2015, August 2016
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2016–17
  • Arsenal Player of the Season: 2018–19

Does Alexandre Lacazette have girlfriend?

Yes. Alexandre Lacazette has girlfriend and her name is Manon Mogavero.

For which national football team does Alexandre Lacazette play?

Alexandre Lacazette plays for France national football.

How much is the net worth of Alexandre Lacazette?

Alexandre Lacazette’s estimated net worth is 15.5 Million Pound.

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