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Louisa Necib

Louisa Necib
Olympique Lyonnais and France midfielder Louisa Necib ©Svatopluk Samler

Louisa Necib

Clubs: CNFE, Montpellier HSC, Olympique Lyonnais

UEFA honours
UEFA Women's Cup:
runner-up 2010, winner 2011

• Midfielder Necib is often compared to her male counterpart Zinédine Zidane, with whom she shares technical abilities, place of birth – Marseille – and Algerian origins.

• She started her career at the National Training Centre in Clairefontaine before moving to Montpellier in 2006 aged 19. She joined Lyon a year later.

• Necib has yet to fail to win the French title with Lyon and has added one French Cup to the one she had already won with Montpellier.

• She helped Lyon reach two UEFA Women's Cup semi-finals and the inaugural UEFA Women's Champions League final in 2010, losing to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, whom they subsequently beat in London the following year.

• A UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship runner-up with France in 2005, by that stage she had already made her senior debut the previous February and played at the senior UEFA Women's EURO 2005.

• Her impressive performances in helping France reach the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals earned a shortlisting for the Golden Ball.

Last updated: 29/11/11 18.15CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Louisa Necib
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/01/1987 (28)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Lyon ( FRA)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Women's EURO 2015/17
    • UEFA Women's Champions League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (First qualifying round)
    09/08/07: Lyon 12-0 Šala
  • National team: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    28/04/04: France 2-1 Belgium

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

France WOCO267
France WU-19144

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Last updated: 28/11/2015 01:06 CET