Eugénie Le Sommer

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Eugénie Le Sommer
Personal information
Full nameEugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer [1]
Date of birth (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Grasse, France
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in) [2]
Playing position Striker/False 9
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyon
Number 9
Youth career
1994–1998 Trélissac
1998–2004 AS Guermeur
2004–2007 Lorient
2007 CNFE Clairefontaine
Senior career*
2007–2010 Stade Briochin 65 (33)
2010– Olympique Lyon 164 (153)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 4 (0)
2006–2008 France U19 26 (11)
2008–2009 France U20 8 (5)
2009– France 152 [3] (67 [3] )
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 5 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:53, 6 April 2018 (UTC+1).

Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer (born 18 May 1989) is a French football player who plays for French club Olympique Lyon of the Division 1 Féminine. Le Sommer plays as a creative attacking midfielder, but often plays as a second striker for the France women's national football team. She was awarded the Bronze Ball for her performance at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. [4] Le Sommer made her first major tournament appearance for her nation at UEFA Women's Euro 2009. On 30 June 2010, Le Sommer announced she would be joining the four-time defending champions Olympique Lyonnais departing her former club, Stade Briochin, after three seasons. [5]


Early life

Le Sommer is one of seven children, five girls and two boys. Her father, Thierry, was a policeman before he retired. [6] Her mother had played football in her youth. [6]


Club career

Le Sommer began playing football at the age of five joining the women's section of Trélissac FC. [7] After a four-year stint at the club, she joined AS Guermeur in the Brittany region. She later played at one of the biggest clubs in the region, FC Lorient, and earned many honors in the youth section of the club helping her youth sides win the Coupe Fédérale 16 ans in 2005 and the Mozaïc Foot Challenge in 2006, with the latter being held at the prestigious Clairefontaine academy. Le Sommer was later selected to attend CNFE Clairefontaine, the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy. After a short stint there, she joined D1 Féminine club Stade Briochin. In her debut season with Saint-Brieuc, Le Sommer appeared in all 22 league matches scoring four goals. The 2008–09 season saw her score 10 goals in 22 matches. For her efforts, she was nominated for the UNFP Female Player of the Year losing out to Olympique Lyon player Louisa Necib. Le Sommer got off to a fast start for the 2009–10 season scoring ten goals in her first seven league matches, which included a hat trick against Toulouse in a 4–5 defeat. She finished the season as the league's top scorer and was awarded the UNFP Female Player of the Year following the season.

International career

Le Sommer has been active with the women's section of the national team. She has earned caps with the women's under-17, under-19, and under-20 teams. With the under-19 team, she participated in both the 2007 and 2008 editions of the La Manga Cup, as well as both the 2007 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, as an underage player, and 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, with the latter being held on home soil. France reached the semi-finals at the 2007 finals and lost in the group stage in 2008. Le Sommer later featuring with the under-20 team at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, held in Chile. In the tournament, Le Sommer scored a team-leading four goals, which included a brace against Argentina in the final group stage match, which sent France through to the knockout rounds, where they faced Nigeria. In the match against Nigeria, with France trailing 1–2, Le Sommer converted an equaliser in the 49th minute. France later won 3–2 with a late goal from Nora Coton-Pélagie. Unfortunately, Le Sommer and France suffered elimination in the next round to North Korea. For her efforts, Le Sommer was awarded the Bronze Ball as the tournament's third best player.

On 12 February 2009, Le Sommer made her international debut in a 2–0 win over the Republic of Ireland coming on as a substitute. [8] After appearing consistently with the national team, which including scoring two goals over the course of four matches at a tournament in Cyprus, Le Sommer was selected by coach Bruno Bini to play at UEFA Women's Euro 2009, despite the player not appearing with the team during the qualification process. During the tournament, Le Sommer played in all four matches her nation contested. France reached as far as the quarterfinals losing to the Netherlands 4–5 on penalties with Le Sommer converting her penalty shot. On 23 September 2009, Le Sommer scored her third international goal against Serbia in a 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match.

She played for France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, scoring one goal, in the 2-1 loss to Japan in the semifinals. [9]

Le Sommer was a striker for France at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She scored against England on 9 June 2015 in France's opening 1-0 victory. She also scored 2 of France's goals in there 3-0 victory over South Korea in the quarterfinal. [6]

She played in France's 2016 Olympic campaign, scoring two goals in the group stage, one against Colombia and one against New Zealand. [9]

Career statistics


Eugénie Le Sommer with Lyon in 2018.

Statistics accurate as of match played on 19 May 2018 [10]

Stade Briochin 2007–082241000234
2008–09 211032002412
2009–10 221923002422
Lyon 2010–11 201746953328
2011–12 212256993537
2012–13 2020610913531
2013–14 201551412617
2014–15 222954453138
2015–16 181139953025
2016–17 192000962826
2017-18 201700842821
Career total22518434416136320261


(Correct as of 22 January 2016) [10] [11] [12]
National teamSeasonAppsGoals
France 2008–0972
2009–10 155
2010–11 142
2011–12 188
2012–13 199
2013–14 189
2014–15 1912
2015–16 65

International goals

15 March 2009 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Scotland 2–02–0 2009 Cyprus Cup
210 March 2009 Makario Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  South Africa 1–03–22009 Cyprus Cup
323 September 2009 Stadion NK Inter Zaprešić, Zaprešić, Croatia   Croatia 0–50–7 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
427 March 2010 Stade de la Libération, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France   Northern Ireland 3–06–02011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
531 March 2010 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 0–30–42011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
620 June 2010 Stade Léo Lagrange, Besançon, France  Croatia 2–03–02011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
723 June 2010 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 0–40–62011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
819 November 2010 Stade Jean Bouin, Angers, France  Poland 1–05–0 Friendly
97 March 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  New Zealand 3–15–2 2011 Cyprus Cup
1014 September 2011 Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona, Israel   Israel 0–40–5 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
1122 September 2011 Turner's Cross, Cork, Republic of Ireland   Republic of Ireland 0–31–3UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
1222 October 2011 Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, Wales   Wales 1–21–4UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
1316 November 2011 Stade René Serge Nabajoth, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe   Uruguay 5–08–0Friendly
1615 February 2012 Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France  Netherlands 1–12–1Friendly
171 March 2012 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 0–11–2 2012 Cyprus Cup
184 July 2012Stade de la Source, Orléans, France  Romania 2–06–0Friendly
206 August 2012 Wembley Stadium, London, England   Japan 1–21–2 2012 Summer Olympics
2115 September 2012 Stade du Roudourou, Guingamp, France  Republic of Ireland 2–04–0UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
2319 September 2012 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland   Scotland 0–20–5UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
2524 October 2012 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands   Netherlands 1–11–1Friendly
266 March 2013 Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine, France  Brazil 1–12–2Friendly
2712 July 2013 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden   Russia 3–03–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
2818 July 2013 Arena Linköping, Linköping, Sweden  England 1–03–0UEFA Women's Euro 2013
2925 October 2013 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France  Poland 1–06–0Friendly
3123 November 2013 Lovech Stadium, Lovech, Bulgaria   Bulgaria 0–100–10 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3228 November 2013 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Bulgaria 2–014–02015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3620 August 2014József Bozsik Stadium, Budapest, Hungary   Hungary 0–10–42015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3822 November 2014 Stade Francis Le Basser, Laval, France  New Zealand 1–02–1Friendly
3926 November 2014 Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France  Brazil 1–02–0Friendly
408 February 2015 Stade du Moustoir, Lorient, France  United States 1–02–0Friendly
414 March 2015Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal   Portugal 0–10–1 2015 Algarve Cup
426 March 2015Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Denmark 1–04–12015 Algarve Cup
439 March 2015Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Japan 1–21–32015 Algarve Cup
449 April 2015 Stade Robert Bobin, Bondoufle, France  Canada 1–01–0Friendly
459 June 2015 Moncton Stadium, Moncton, Canada   England 1–01–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
4617 June 2015 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada  Mexico 0–30–52015 FIFA Women's World Cup
4822 September 2015 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Romania 2–03–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
5027 November 2015 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania   Albania 0–30–6 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
521 December 2015 Katerini Stadium, Katerini, Greece   Greece 0–30–3UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
533 June 2016 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France  Greece 1–01–0UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
543 August 2016 Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil  Colombia 2–04–0 Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
559 August 2016 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil  New Zealand 0–10–3Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
5620 September 2016 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France  Albania 3–06–0UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
5826 November 2016 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Spain 1–01–0Friendly
597 March 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  United States 0–20–3 2017 SheBelieves Cup
607 April 2017 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands  Netherlands 0–21–2Friendly
6118 July 2017 Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands  Iceland 1–01–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
6218 September 2017 Stade de l'Épopée, Calais, France   Spain 2-03-1Friendly
6323 October 2017 Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims, France   Ghana 5-08-0Friendly
Correct as of 01 March 2017 [13]








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  15. 2016 FIFPro Award