André-Pierre Gignac

  • Date of birth : 05/12/1985
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : France France
 
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André-Pierre Gignac

André-Pierre Gignac

Clubs: FC Lorient, Pau FC (loan), Toulouse FC, Olympique de Marseille

• Gignac played youth football with his home-town club FC Martigues before moving to Brittany and turning professional with Lorient, for whom he made his debut, in Ligue 2, in August 2004.

• Was on loan at Pau when Lorient secured promotion to Ligue 1 in 2006 but returned to the club and played a leading role in the top flight the following season, scoring nine goals, including a hat-trick against local rivals FC Nantes (3-1).

• Involved in a tug-of-war transfer between LOSC Lille Métropole and Toulouse in summer 2007 before eventually joining the latter; made his debut in a UEFA Champions League qualifier against Liverpool FC but he and club endured a difficult season, narrowly avoiding relegation.

• Exploded into life in 2008/09, following the sale of rival striker Johan Elmander and the arrival of coach Alain Casanova, finishing as the Ligue 1 top scorer with a 24-goal haul which helped Toulouse to a fourth-place finish; rewarded with his first cap for France – against Lithuania on 1 April 2009 (1-0).

• After scoring just eight goals in 2009/10 − and appearing in France's FIFA World Cup misadventure in South Africa − he left Toulouse for Marseille; took time to settle but distinguished himself with a UEFA Champions League hat-trick in a record-breaking 7-0 win at MŠK Žilina.

• Failed to find his top form in 20011/12 scoring just one Ligue 1 goal, but hit his straps the folloing season, registering 13 times in the league to fire the side to second in the table and a return to the UEFA Champions League. 

UEFA honours
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General info

  • Name: André-Pierre Gignac
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/12/1985 (30)
  • Country: France
  • Club: Tigres ( MEX)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    15/08/07: Toulouse 0-1 Liverpool

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France30
Total30

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Marseille143
Toulouse20
Total163
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Toulouse104
Marseille63
Total167
Last updated: 27/06/2016 01:06 CET