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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: 23/04/2014 02:01 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance9000
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance1-2GermanyGermany4600
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9000
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-3Aston VillaAston Villa6700
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3ArsenalArsenal3300
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0TottenhamTottenham9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9001
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
22.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1StokeStoke9000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland9000
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich9000
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
10.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance9000
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0HullHull9000
08.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1EvertonEverton9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal4200
29.12.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0CardiffCardiff9000
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal2-0TottenhamTottenham9000
13.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0FulhamFulham9000
24.01.2014English FA CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal4-0CoventryCoventry9000
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2ArsenalArsenal9000
02.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1ArsenalArsenal9000
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
16.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1SunderlandSunderland6710
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
16.03.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal4500
15.04.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1West HamWest Ham9000
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-3ArsenalArsenal9000

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General info

  • Name: Laurent Koscielny
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 10/09/1985 (28)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Arsenal242
Total242
Last updated: 12/03/2014 01:06 CET
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