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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: 05/12/2016 02:43 CET
10.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageFranceFrance2-1RomaniaRomania9000
15.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageFranceFrance2-0AlbaniaAlbania9000
19.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-0FranceFrance9000
26.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16FranceFrance2-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
03.07.2016UEFA EUROQuarter-finalsFranceFrance5-2IcelandIceland7200
07.07.2016UEFA EUROSemi-finalsGermanyGermany0-2FranceFrance9000
10.07.2016UEFA EUROFinalPortugalPortugal1-0FranceFrance12000
20.08.2016English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester0-0ArsenalArsenal9000
27.08.2016English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
01.09.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly1-3FranceFrance8300
06.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1SouthamptonSouthampton9010
13.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
17.09.2016English Premier LeagueHullHull1-4ArsenalArsenal9000
24.09.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0ChelseaChelsea9000
28.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0BaselBasel9200
02.10.2016English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-1ArsenalArsenal9010
07.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance4-1BulgariaBulgaria9000
10.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands0-1FranceFrance9000
15.10.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-2SwanseaSwansea9000
19.10.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal6-0LudogoretsLudogorets9200
22.10.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough9000
29.10.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-4ArsenalArsenal9000
01.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLudogoretsLudogorets2-3ArsenalArsenal9000
06.11.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
11.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance2-1SwedenSweden9000
15.11.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance0-0Ivory CoastIvory Coast4500
19.11.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
23.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-2ParisParis9000
27.11.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1BournemouthBournemouth9000
03.12.2016English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-5ArsenalArsenal9000

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General info

  • Name: Laurent Koscielny
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/09/1985 (31)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18
    • Friendlies 2016/18

  • 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
France80
Total80

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal422
Total422
Last updated: 24/11/2016 01:08 CET