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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: 02/05/2016 04:27 CET
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark9000
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-4BelgiumBelgium9000
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-2West HamWest Ham9000
16.08.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance9000
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0StokeStoke9000
16.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester2-5ArsenalArsenal9000
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-3OlympiacosOlympiacos5700
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0BayernBayern9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1EvertonEverton9010
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-3ArsenalArsenal9010
08.11.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1TottenhamTottenham9000
13.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance2-0GermanyGermany9000
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland2-0FranceFrance9000
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
24.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal3-0Dinamo ZagrebDinamo Zagreb9000
29.11.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1ArsenalArsenal1100
05.12.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1SunderlandSunderland9000
09.12.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageOlympiacosOlympiacos0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
13.12.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
21.12.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1Man. CityMan. City9000
26.12.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-0ArsenalArsenal9000
02.01.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0NewcastleNewcastle9010
09.01.2016English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal3-1SunderlandSunderland9000
13.01.2016English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool3-3ArsenalArsenal9000
17.01.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-0ArsenalArsenal9000
24.01.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-1ChelseaChelsea9000
30.01.2016English FA CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal2-1BurnleyBurnley9000
02.02.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
07.02.2016English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
14.02.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1LeicesterLeicester4500
20.02.2016English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal0-0HullHull9000
23.02.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ArsenalArsenal0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9000
28.02.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-2ArsenalArsenal9000
16.03.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16BarcelonaBarcelona3-1ArsenalArsenal9000
19.03.2016English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3FranceFrance9000
02.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-0WatfordWatford9000
09.04.2016English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham3-3ArsenalArsenal9010
17.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
21.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0West BromWest Brom9000
24.04.2016English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0ArsenalArsenal9000
30.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0NorwichNorwich9000

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General info

  • Name: Laurent Koscielny
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/09/1985 (30)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • 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
Arsenal372
Total372
Last updated: 29/04/2016 13:16 CET