Eugénie Le Sommer

Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer (born 18 May 1989) is a French football player who plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais 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]

Eugénie Le Sommer
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Personal information
Full name Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer[1]
Date of birth 18 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Grasse, France
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Striker/False 9
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 9
Youth career
1994–1998 Trélissac
1998–2004 AS Guermeur
2004–2007 Lorient
2007 CNFE Clairefontaine
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stade Briochin 65 (33)
2010– Olympique Lyonnais 175 (163)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 4 (0)
2006–2008 France U19 26 (11)
2008–2009 France U20 8 (5)
2009– France 160[3] (74[3])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1:45, 22 April 2019 (UTC+1).

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]

Career

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 Lyonnais 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 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 to face Nigeria. In the match against Nigeria, with France trailing 1–2, Le Sommer equalised in the 49th minute. France won 3–2 with a late goal from Nora Coton-Pélagie, but were eliminated in the next round by North Korea. 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 their 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

Club

Eugénie Le Sommer Coupe 2018 cropped
Eugénie Le Sommer with Lyon in 2018.

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

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stade Briochin 2007–08 22 4 1 0 0 0 23 4
2008–09 21 10 3 2 0 0 24 12
2009–10 22 19 2 3 0 0 24 22
Total 65 33 6 5 0 0 71 38
Lyon 2010–11 20 17 4 6 9 5 33 28
2011–12 21 22 5 6 9 9 35 37
2012–13 20 20 6 10 9 1 35 31
2013–14 20 15 5 1 4 1 26 17
2014–15 22 29 5 4 4 5 31 38
2015–16 18 11 3 9 9 5 30 25
2016–17 19 20 0 0 9 6 28 26
2017–18 20 17 0 0 8 4 28 21
Total 160 151 28 36 61 36 249 223
Career total 225 184 34 41 61 36 320 261

International

(Correct as of 22 January 2016)[10][11][12]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2008–09 7 2
2009–10 15 5
2010–11 14 2
2011–12 18 8
2012–13 19 9
2013–14 18 9
2014–15 19 12
2015–16 6 5
Total 116 52

International goals

Honours

Club

Lyon

International

France

Individual

See also

References

  1. ^ "Goalscorers" (PDF). UEFA.com. 16 November 2009. p. 3. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ List of Players" (PDF). Fifa Data. 6 July 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Caps and goals". Fédération Française de Football (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ Kermoal, Philippe (19 February 2009). "Eugénie Le Sommer dans la cour des grandes". Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Statut pro pour ces dames". Olympique Lyonnais Féminin (in French). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  6. ^ a b c FIFA.com (1 January 1900). "Family support spurs on Le Sommer". FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  7. ^ Le Sommer ready to make history Archived 23 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ - Eugenie-LE-SOMMER - Matches Played - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Eugénie Le Sommer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ a b "La Carriere de Eugénie Le Sommer" (in French). StatsFootoFeminin. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Le Sommer FFF profile" (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Equipe de France A – Eugénie Le Sommer" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Equipe de France A – Eugénie Le Sommer". footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  14. ^ "First Women's World XI Revealed". 2015 FIFPro Award. FIFPro World Players' Union. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Las mejores futbolistas: el once mundial". 2016 FIFPro Award (in Spanish). FIFPro World Players' Union. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

External links

2009–10 Division 1 Féminine

The 2009–10 Division 1 Féminine was the 36th edition of the women's league since its re-establishment by the French Football Federation. The league began on 27 September 2009 and ended on 13 June 2010. Olympique Lyonnais were the defending champions.

On 13 June 2010, Olympique Lyonnais successfully defended their league title winning the league by one point over Juvisy. The championship was assured following the club's 5–0 victory over Montigny-le-Bretonneux on the final match day of the season. Both Lyon and Juvisy will appear in next year's UEFA Women's Champions League. Montigny-le-Bretonneux and Soyaux were relegated to the second division.

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the teams from Germany, Canada, Nigeria and France. The games were played on 26 June, 30 June and 5 July 2011. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.

2011–12 Division 1 Féminine

The 2011–12 Division 1 Féminine season was the 38th since its establishment. Lyon are the defending champions. The league schedule was announced on 31 March 2011 and the fixtures were determined on 10 June. The season began on 3 September 2011 and ended on 2 June 2012. The winter break was in effect from 11 December 2011 to 7 January 2012.

2013–14 Division 1 Féminine

The 2013–14 Division 1 Féminine season was the 40th since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions. The season began on 1 September 2013 and ended on 1 June 2014. The winter break was in effect from 23 December 2013 to 18 January 2014.

2014–15 Division 1 Féminine

The 2014–15 Division 1 Féminine season was the 41st since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions. The season began on 30 August 2014 and ended on 9 May 2015. The winter break began on 22 December 2014 and ended on 9 January 2015.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group F

Group F of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of France, England, Colombia and Mexico. Matches were played from 9 to 17 June 2015.

2016–17 Division 1 Féminine

The 2016–17 Division 1 Féminine season was the 43rd edition since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions, having won the title in each of the past ten seasons. The season began on 11 September 2016.

Lyon won the season, making it their 15th (and 11th straight) title.

2017–18 Division 1 Féminine

The 2017–18 Division 1 Féminine season was the 44th edition since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions, having won the title in each of the past eleven seasons. The season began on 3 September 2017 and ended on 27 May 2018. Lyon won their 16th (12th straight) title.

2018 SheBelieves Cup

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup was the third edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Germany, England, France, and hosts United States, it began on March 1 and ended on March 7, 2018, broadly running in parallel with the 2018 Algarve Cup, 2018 Turkish Women’s Cup, and the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.The United States won the tournament.

2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 17th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the ninth season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, on 24 May 2018, between German side Wolfsburg and French side Lyon. This was the last time that a host city for the Women's Champions League final is automatically assigned by which city won the bid to host the men's Champions League final.

Lyon won the match 4–1 after extra time, following a scoreless opening 90 minutes; Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder opened the scoring in the 93rd minute, before goals from Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg and Camille Abily sealed the win for Lyon, their third UEFA Women's Champions League title in a row (the first team to do so) and their record fifth overall.

Division 1 Féminine

The Championnat de France de Football Féminin, primarily referred to as the Division 1 Féminine and shortened as D1F, is the highest division of women's football in France. The league is the female equivalent to the men's Ligue 1 and is contested by 12 clubs. Seasons run from September to June, with teams playing 22 games each totaling 132 games in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended after the second week in December before returning in the third week of January. The Division 1 Féminine is ranked the best women's league in Europe according to UEFA 2018-2019 women’s association club coefficients.

List of Olympique Lyonnais Féminin seasons

This is a list of seasons played by 4-times European champion and 15-times French champion Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, a women's football club. The team was created in 1970 and was FC Lyon's women's section for over three decades before switching to Olympique Lyonnais starting from the 2004–05 season.

Nora Coton-Pélagie

Nora Coton-Pélagie (born 22 April 1988 in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Marseille of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as an attacking midfielder and is a former women's youth international having played at all levels. Coton-Pélagie played at both the 2006 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship and 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where she formed excellent partnerships with current senior internationals Eugénie Le Sommer and Marie-Laure Delie. She is the daughter of Bruno Coton-Pélagie, who is currently the manager of Championnat de France amateur 2 club FC Les Lilas.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlɛ̃pik ljɔnɛ]; commonly referred to as Olympique Lyon, Lyon, or simply OL) is a French women's football club based in Lyon. It is the most successful club in the history of Division 1 Féminine with fourteen league titles as Olympique Lyonnais and four league titles as FC Lyon before the acquisition. The club has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. Lyon currently plays in the Division 1 Féminine and are the defending champions, having won the league for thirteen consecutive seasons.

Since the 2010s, Lyon has often been named the strongest women's team in the world, and has been cited as a model for the development of women's football, both in economic and in cultural terms. The team has won six Champions League titles including a record four successive titles from 2016 to 2019, as well as 13 consecutive domestic league titles from 2007 to 2019.

SheBelieves Cup

The SheBelieves Cup is an invitational women's association football tournament held in the United States in late February or early March. In its first three years (2016, 2017 and 2018), it was contested by the same four teams: the United States, England, France, and Germany. In 2019 the tournament line up changed for the first time to Brazil, England, Japan and the United States.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group C

Group C of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of England, France, Russia and Spain. Matches were staged in Linköping and Norrköping from 12–18 July 2013.

France won the group and advanced to the knockout stage along with group runners-up Spain. Russia finished in third place with an equal number of points as Group A's Denmark, but the Russian team was eliminated in a drawing of lots to determine which of the two teams would advance as one of the best third-placed teams. England finished bottom of the group and so was also eliminated from the tournament.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 statistics

These are the statistics for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, which took place in Sweden.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group C

Group C of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Austria, France, Iceland and Switzerland. The matches were played from 18 to 26 July 2017.

UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award

The UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award (previously known as the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award) is an association football award given to the female footballer that is considered the best player playing for a football club in Europe during the previous season. The award was announced in 2013, two years after the creation of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, the equivalent award for male footballers.Nadine Angerer, Lena Goeßling, and Lotta Schelin made the shortlist for the inaugural year, with Nadine Angerer being selected as the winner on 5 September 2013 during the round of 32 and 16 draws for the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 March 2009 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Scotland 2–0 2–0 2009 Cyprus Cup
2 10 March 2009 Makario Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  South Africa 1–0 3–2 2009 Cyprus Cup
3 23 September 2009 Stadion NK Inter Zaprešić, Zaprešić, Croatia  Croatia 0–5 0–7 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
4 27 March 2010 Stade de la Libération, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France  Northern Ireland 3–0 6–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5 31 March 2010 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 0–3 0–4 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
6 20 June 2010 Stade Léo Lagrange, Besançon, France  Croatia 2–0 3–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
7 23 June 2010 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 0–4 0–6 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
8 19 November 2010 Stade Jean Bouin, Angers, France  Poland 1–0 5–0 Friendly
9 7 March 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  New Zealand 3–1 5–2 2011 Cyprus Cup
10 14 September 2011 Ness Ziona Stadium, Ness Ziona, Israel  Israel 0–4 0–5 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
11 22 September 2011 Turner's Cross, Cork, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 0–3 1–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
12 22 October 2011 Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, Wales  Wales 1–2 1–4 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
13 16 November 2011 Stade René Serge Nabajoth, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe  Uruguay 5–0 8–0 Friendly
14 7–0
15 8–0
16 15 February 2012 Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France  Netherlands 1–1 2–1 Friendly
17 1 March 2012 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 0–1 1–2 2012 Cyprus Cup
18 4 July 2012 Stade de la Source, Orléans, France  Romania 2–0 6–0 Friendly
19 4–0
20 6 August 2012 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Japan 1–2 1–2 2012 Summer Olympics
21 15 September 2012 Stade du Roudourou, Guingamp, France  Republic of Ireland 2–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
22 3–0
23 19 September 2012 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland  Scotland 0–2 0–5 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
24 0–3
25 24 October 2012 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–1 1–1 Friendly
26 6 March 2013 Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine, France  Brazil 1–1 2–2 Friendly
27 12 July 2013 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden  Russia 3–0 3–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
28 18 July 2013 Arena Linköping, Linköping, Sweden  England 1–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
29 25 October 2013 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France  Poland 1–0 6–0 Friendly
30 3–0
31 23 November 2013 Lovech Stadium, Lovech, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 0–10 0–10 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
32 28 November 2013 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Bulgaria 2–0 14–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
33 7–0
34 10–0
35 14–0
36 20 August 2014 József Bozsik Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 0–1 0–4 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
37 0–2
38 22 November 2014 Stade Francis Le Basser, Laval, France  New Zealand 1–0 2–1 Friendly
39 26 November 2014 Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France  Brazil 1–0 2–0 Friendly
40 8 February 2015 Stade du Moustoir, Lorient, France  United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly
41 4 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Portugal 0–1 0–1 2015 Algarve Cup
42 6 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Denmark 1–0 4–1 2015 Algarve Cup
43 9 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Japan 1–2 1–3 2015 Algarve Cup
44 9 April 2015 Stade Robert Bobin, Bondoufle, France  Canada 1–0 1–0 Friendly
45 9 June 2015 Moncton Stadium, Moncton, Canada  England 1–0 1–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
46 17 June 2015 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada  Mexico 0–3 0–5 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
47 0–4
48 22 September 2015 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Romania 2–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
49 3–0
50 27 November 2015 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Albania 0–3 0–6 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
51 0–6
52 1 December 2015 Katerini Stadium, Katerini, Greece  Greece 0–3 0–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
53 3 June 2016 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France  Greece 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
54 3 August 2016 Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil  Colombia 2–0 4–0 Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
55 9 August 2016 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil  New Zealand 0–1 0–3 Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
56 20 September 2016 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France  Albania 3–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
57 5–0
58 26 November 2016 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Spain 1–0 1–0 Friendly
59 7 March 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  United States 0–2 0–3 2017 SheBelieves Cup
60 7 April 2017 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands  Netherlands 0–2 1–2 Friendly
61 18 July 2017 Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands  Iceland 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
62 18 September 2017 Stade de l'Épopée, Calais, France  Spain 2–0 3–1 Friendly
63 23 October 2017 Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims, France  Ghana 5–0 8–0 Friendly
64 6–0
65 4 March 2018 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, United States  United States 1–1 1–1 2018 SheBelieves Cup
66 7 March 2018 Exploria Stadium, Orlando, United States  Germany 2–0 3–0
67 6 April 2018 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Nigeria 1–0 8–0 Friendly
68 9 April 2018 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France  Canada 1–0 1–0
69 1 September 2018 Stade Crédit Agricole de la Licorne, Amiens, France  Mexico 3–0 4–0
70 4–0
71 5 October 2018 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France  Australia 1–0 2–0
72 2–0
73 9 October 2018 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, France  Cameroon 3–0 6–0
74 4 April 2019 Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps, Auxerre, France  Japan 2–1 3–1
75 7 June 2019 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  South Korea 1–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
76 12 June 2019 Allianz Riviera, Nice, France  Norway 2–1 2–1
Correct as of 9 June 2019[13]
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