Marie-Antoinette Katoto

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Marie-Antoinette Katoto
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Katoto with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018
Personal information
Full nameMarie-Antoinette Oda Katoto [1]
Date of birth (1998-11-01) 1 November 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Colombes, France
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2011 Colombes FFC
2011–2016 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015– Paris Saint-Germain 51 (48)
National team
2014 France U16 3 (5)
2015 France U17 9 (4)
2016 France U19 8 (8)
2016–2018 France U20 12 (4)
2018– France 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 13 January 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 January 2019 (UTC).

Marie-Antoinette Oda Katoto (born 1 November 1998) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the France women's national football team. [2] [3]

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Club career

Katoto began playing football for her hometown club Colombes FFC in 2005. She joined the youth section of Paris Saint-Germain in 2011. She went on to score 27 goals from 26 matches for the youth teams of Paris Saint-Germain and helped her side to win the Championnat de France National Féminine U19 in 2016. [4]

Katoto made her professional debut on 26 April 2015 against Wolfsburg in the second leg of a UEFA Women's Champions League tie. She was given a league debut by manager Farid Benstiti during the following week's 5–0 win over Rodez. She played the whole 90 minutes and netted a goal.

Katoto scored 21 goals during 2017–18 Division 1 Féminine season, finishing second in the top scorers' list behind eventual Women's Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg. On 31 May 2018, she helped her side to win the 2017-18 Coupe de France Féminine final against six-time defending champions Lyon by scoring the only goal in the match. [5]

International career

Katoto has represented France at different youth levels, accumulating 32 caps and 21 goals. She was part of the France under-19 team which won the 2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. She finished the tournament as top scorer with six goals, and was selected as the golden player. [6]

Katoto made her senior team debut on 10 November 2018, in a 3–1 friendly win over Brazil. She came on as a substitute, replacing Delphine Cascarino in the 66th minute. [7] She scored her first international goal on 19 January 2019, in a 3–1 friendly win over USA. [8] In the run up to the match, France's coach Corinne Diacre had publicly criticised Katoto's attitude and application. [9]

Career statistics

Club

As of 13th January 2019 [10]

ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals

Paris Saint-Germain

2014–15 21001031
2015–16 731020103
2016–17 761120107
2017–18 212165--2726
2018–19 141712451924
Total514898956961

International

As of 19 January 2019 [11]

National teamYearAppsGoals
France 201810
201911
Total21

Honours

Club

Paris Saint-Germain

International

Individual

References

  1. 1 2 "List of Players - England" (PDF). FIFA. 24 September 2016. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. Marie-Antoinette Katoto at Soccerway
  3. "Marie-Antoinette Katoto" (in French). footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. "Bio" (in French). fff.fr. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. "2017-18 Coupe de France féminine final" (in French). fff.fr. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  6. "Best player". uefa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. "France 3-1 Brazil" (in French). fff.fr. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. "First international goal". sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  9. "Bleues : Corinne Diacre en colère contre Marie-Antoinette Katoto" (in French). L'Equipe. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  10. "Statistics" (in French). footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. "Statistics" (in French). fff.fr. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  12. "Golden player". uefa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  13. "Top scorer". uefa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  14. "Team of the Tournament". uefa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.