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Camille Abily

Published: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 15.08CET
Published: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 15.08CET

Camille Abily


Previous clubs: Stade Briochin, La Roche ESOF, CNFE Clairefontaine, Montpellier Hérault SC, Olympique Lyonnais, LA Sol, Paris Saint-Germain FC (loan), FC Gold Pride

National team: France

UEFA honours: UEFA Women's Champions League (2011, 2012)

Domestic honours: United States league (1), French league (7), French Cup (3)

What player inspired you the most and why? Zinédine Zidane because he was fantastic with the ball, he was gifted with exceptional technique and he scored beautiful and crucial goals.

Which coach helped you the most in your development? Gérard Précheur, my coach at the Clairefontaine development centre.

What is the best advice you ever received from him? To be willing to do well and not to be scared to do wrong.

Who is the best female player you ever played with? Aya Miyama (Japan). I played with her in Los Angeles, she is incredible.

Which was the strongest team you ever met? INAC Kobe Leonessa from Japan.

Against which female player have you struggled the most? Marta, who is able to change a game by herself.

Tell us a story from when you were young about your first football club? I was the favourite because I was the only girl among boys. I played for eight years with them.

Which advice would you give a young female player who would like to have success? You are always awarded for your hard work. Never give up.

What are your memories of playing at youth finals? Excellent memories, it's always very interesting to gain experience as soon as possible when you are young. I was lucky enough to finish U19 European Championship runner-up.

Last updated: 22/02/13 15.14CET

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