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. 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.
|Eugénie Le Sommer|
|Full name||Eugénie Anne Claudine Le Sommer|
|Date of birth||18 May 1989|
|Place of birth||Grasse, France|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Striker/False 9|
* 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).
Le Sommer began playing football at the age of five joining the women's section of Trélissac FC. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Statistics accurate as of match played on 19 May 2018
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|23||19 September 2012||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland||Scotland||0–2||0–5||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|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|
|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|
|36||20 August 2014||József Bozsik Stadium, Budapest, Hungary||Hungary||0–1||0–4||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|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|
|48||22 September 2015||MMArena, Le Mans, France||Romania||2–0||3–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying|
|50||27 November 2015||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Albania||0–3||0–6||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|71||5 October 2018||Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France||Australia||1–0||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|
Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad