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Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny

Improved form for Arsenal FC in 2011/12 has given Laurent Koscielny the opportunity to represent France at the UEFA European Championship. The central defender was plucked from Ligue 1 by Gunners manager Arsène Wenger and given his first international cap by Laurent Blanc against the United States in November 2011.

• Eligible to play for France or Poland, Koscielny started out as a right-back for second-tier club EA Guingamp, where he spent three years before dropping down a division to play for Tours FC in 2007.

• Converted to a centre-back, Koscielny won promotion in his first campaign and the Ligue 2 player of the season award in 2008/09, prompting a €1.5m move to FC Lorient.

• Helped the club finish seventh in Ligue 1 and reach the French League Cup semi-final, in which he scored an early goal but was sent off for a foul on FC Girondins de Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh – his future Arsenal team-mate.

• One season in the French top flight was enough to persuade Arsenal to come calling and the defender quickly established himself at the heart of the Gunners' defence, despite being sent off on his Premier League debut against Liverpool FC.

• Scored his first goal for Arsenal against Bolton Wanderers FC on 11 September 2010, four days before he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 6-0 home win against SC Braga.

Last updated: 05/06/12 9.47CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 17:22 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9001
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance9000
20.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-5FranceFrance2400
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageEcuadorEcuador0-0FranceFrance9000
30.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16FranceFrance2-0NigeriaNigeria9000
04.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsFranceFrance0-1GermanyGermany1900
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9010
31.08.2014English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-1ArsenalArsenal2600
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2Man. CityMan. City9000
20.09.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
29.11.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
03.12.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
28.12.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
01.01.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-0ArsenalArsenal9000
11.01.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0StokeStoke9010
18.01.2015English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
25.01.2015English FA CupFourth roundBrightonBrighton2-3ArsenalArsenal9000
01.02.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal5-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
07.02.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
10.02.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1LeicesterLeicester9010
15.02.2015English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-0MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough9000
21.02.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
01.03.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0EvertonEverton9000
04.03.2015English Premier LeagueQPRQPR1-2ArsenalArsenal5300
09.03.2015English FA CupQuarter-finalsMan. UnitedMan. United1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
14.03.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0West HamWest Ham9000
21.03.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark9000
04.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1LiverpoolLiverpool4900
11.04.2015English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
18.04.2015English FA CupSemi-finalsReadingReading1-2ArsenalArsenal12000
26.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
04.05.2015English Premier LeagueHullHull1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
11.05.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-1SwanseaSwansea9000
17.05.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
20.05.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0SunderlandSunderland9000
30.05.2015English FA CupFinalArsenalArsenal4-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-4BelgiumBelgium9000

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General info

  • Name: Laurent Koscielny
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/09/1985 (29)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    15/09/10: Arsenal 6-0 Braga
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Quarter-finals)
    23/06/12: Spain 2-0 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France10
Total10

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal302
Total302
Last updated: 28/03/2015 11:25 CET
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