Wendie Renard

Wéndèleine Thérèse Renard (born 20 July 1990) is a French football player who plays for and captains both Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais and the France women's national team. She plays as a central defender.

Wendie Renard
Wendie Renard in 2011
Wendie Renard playing for France in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Personal information
Full name Wéndèleine Thérèse Renard[1]
Date of birth 20 July 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Schœlcher, Martinique, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 3
Youth career
1997–2005 Essor-Préchotain
2005–2006 Rapid Club du Lorrain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Olympique Lyonnais 177 (63)
National team
2007–2009 France U19 17 (0)
2008–2010 France U20 7 (0)
2011– France 108[2] (20[2])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 April 2019

Early life

Renard was born in Martinique, a French island in the Lesser Antilles. She is the youngest of four daughters, and her father died of lung cancer when she was eight years old.[3] Prior to moving to the mainland, Renard played for Essor-Préchotain on her home island of Martinique.

When she was 15, Renard flew to France for a trial at Clairefontaine but was not accepted into the national training program.[3] She subsequently took the train to Lyon and, after a more successful trial, landed a spot with Olympique Lyonnais. She left Martinique to permanently live in Lyon at the age of sixteen.[3]

Club career

Renard joined Lyon in 2006 and, since the 2007–08 season, has been a regular within the starting eleven winning five consecutive league titles from 2006–2011, as well as the Challenge de France in 2008. In 2010, Renard featured in the final match of the UEFA Women's Champions League and, in the 2010–11 edition, helped Lyon win the competition. She scored the opening goal in a 2–0 win over Turbine Potsdam in the final.

International career

Renard is a former women's youth international having played at under-19 and under-20 level. She made her debut for the France women's national team at the 2011 Cyprus Cup in a match against Switzerland. Renard has since represented France in two FIFA Women's World Cups and two Olympics, and has been the team captain since September 2013.[4]

Career statistics


Statistics accurate as of 9 June 2019[5][6]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2006–07 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08 14 2 3 1 6 2 23 5
2008–09 19 2 3 0 4 0 26 2
2009–10 20 6 3 0 9 0 32 6
2010–11 20 2 3 0 9 3 32 5
2011–12 20 9 4 1 10 1 34 11
2012–13 13 3 5 2 7 3 25 8
2013–14 19 7 6 1 4 0 29 8
2014–15 21 10 4 1 4 1 29 12
2015–16 15 6 3 4 6 1 24 11
2016–17 16 6 4 0 8 2 28 8
2017–18 17 5 5 3 8 4 30 12
2018–19 17 8 4 2 9 4 30 14
Career total 213 66 48 15 82 21 343 102


(Correct as of 23 May 2015)[7][8]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2010–11 8 0
2011–12 12 3
2012–13 15 3
2013–14 20 10
2014–15 15 0
2015–16 12 2
2016–17 14 1
2017–18 3 0
2018–19 4 3
Total 101 19

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 November 2011 Stade Pierre-Aliker, Fort-de-France, Martinique  Mexico 5–0 5–0 Friendly
2 1 March 2012 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 1–2 1–2 2012 Cyprus Cup
3 31 March 2012 Stade Jules Deschaseaux, Le Havre, France  Scotland 2–0 2–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
4 19 July 2012 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France  Japan 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5 28 July 2012 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  North Korea 4–0 5–0 2012 Summer Olympics
6 3 August 2012 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Sweden 1–2 1–2 2012 Summer Olympics
7 15 July 2013 Idrottsparken, Norrköping, Sweden  Spain 0–1 0–1 Euro 2013
8 19 July 2013 Linköping Arena, Linköping, Sweden  England 3–0 3–0 Euro 2013
9 20 September 2013 Stade Robert Bobin, Bondoufle, France  Czech Republic 1–0 2–0 Friendly
10 25 October 2013 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais, France  Poland 2–0 6–0 Friendly
11 31 October 2013 Sonnensee Stadion, Ritzing, Austria  Austria 1–3 1–3 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
12 23 November 2013 Lovech Stadium, Lovech, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 0–5 0–10 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
13 0–6
14 27 November 2013 MMArena, Le Mans, France  Bulgaria 6–0 14–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
15 8–0
16 10 March 2014 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Netherlands 0–3 0–3 2014 Cyprus Cup
17 19 September 2015 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France  Brazil 1–0 2–1 Friendly
18 16 July 2016 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France  China PR 2–0 3–0 Friendly
19 1 March 2017 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States  England 1–2 1–2 2017 SheBelieves Cup
20 7 June 2019 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  South Korea 2–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
21 3–0
22 17 June 2019 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France  Nigeria 0–1 0–1
23 28 June 2019 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  United States 2–1 2–1
Correct as of 28 June 2019[2]







See also


  1. ^ "List of Players – France" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Caps and Goals
  3. ^ a b c "Life at the End of the World". The Players' Tribune. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  4. ^ Wendie Renard nommée capitaine des Bleues
  5. ^ "Wendie Renard profile" (in French). olweb.fr. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Wendie Renard" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  7. ^ RENARD Wendie, French Football Federation, accessed 20 December 2014
  8. ^ "Equipe de France A – Wendie Renard" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  9. ^ 2015 FIFPro Award
  10. ^ 2016 FIFPro Award

External links

2010 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2010 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was held at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe, Spain, on 20 May 2010. It was the first final of the competition after the rebranding from Women's Cup to the Champions League. The final saw Turbine Potsdam beat Lyon 7–6 on penalties after a 0-0 draw after extra time.

2011 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2011 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final of the second season of the UEFA Women's Champions League and was held at Fulham's Craven Cottage in London, England, on 26 May 2011.For the second year in a row, Lyon met Turbine Potsdam in the final. Unlike last year, Lyon came up with the victory as they defeated Potsdam 2–0 after goals from Wendie Renard and Lara Dickenmann. This was Lyon's first Champions League title.

2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 12th season of the UEFA Women's Champions League football tournament and the fourth since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup. The match was held at Stamford Bridge in London on 23 May 2013. Wolfsburg won the tournament, surprisingly beating Lyon 1–0 to make their first cup victory.Lyon played the final for the fourth consecutive time. It also marked the fourth time in a row that a French and a German club met in the final.

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 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 15th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the seventh season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on 26 May 2016, between German team Wolfsburg and French team Lyon.

Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4–3 on penalties (1–1 after extra time) to win their third European title.

2017 SheBelieves Cup

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup was the second edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. It took place between March 1 and 7, 2017.The four teams were ranked No. 1, 2, 3 and 5 in the FIFA Women's World rankings, thus making the tournament the most important friendly Cup of the year. The Algarve Cup ran in parallel as well as the Cyprus Cup. France won the tournament for the first time, winning two and drawing one of their games in the process.

2018 Ballon d'Or

The 2018 Ballon d'Or was the 63rd annual award ceremony recognizing the best footballer in the world for 2018. The winners were announced on 3 December 2018, and for the first time in its history, the Ballon d'Or Féminin and Kopa Trophy were awarded to the best female footballer and male under-21 footballer, respectively.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea. The top two teams, France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

FIFA Women's World Cup awards

At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.


The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English: International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 63 national players' associations. In addition, there are five candidate members and eight observers.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group G

Group G of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included Colombia, France, New Zealand and United States. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team will also advance if they are among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

List of FIFA Women's World Cup own goals

This is a list of all own goals scored during FIFA Women's World Cup matches (not including qualification games).

Nigeria and the United States have scored three own goals for their opponents, while Norway has benefited from four own goals. Of the 23 matches with own goals, the team scoring the own goal has won four times and drawn three times.The only player to score two own goals is Angie Ponce from Ecuador, scoring twice for Switzerland in 2015. She later scored Ecuador's first World Cup goals in the same match.

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.

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.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad
France squads


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