32 Facts About Alexandre Lacazette

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Alexandre Lacazette was born on 28 May 1991 and is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for and is the captain of Ligue 1 club Lyon.

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Alexandre Lacazette plays mainly as a striker but has been deployed as a second striker and wide forward.

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3.

In 2017, Alexandre Lacazette was the subject of a then-club record association football transfer when he signed for Arsenal in a transfer worth up to £47.

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4.

Alexandre Lacazette made his debut for the senior side of the France national team in 2013, after he represented his nation across all youth levels.

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Alexandre Lacazette was a key contributor in France's victory in the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where he scored the match-winning goal in the final against Spain.

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6.

Alexandre Lacazette has recorded three goals in sixteen appearances for his nation.

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7.

Alexandre Lacazette was born in Lyon, to a family of Guadeloupean origin.

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8.

Alexandre Lacazette's cousin, Romuald, is a professional footballer and plays as a central midfielder.

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9.

Three days later, Alexandre Lacazette made his first team debut in a Ligue 1 home match against Auxerre.

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10.

On 3 July 2010, Alexandre Lacazette signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal.

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11.

Alexandre Lacazette drew praise from the media, alongside international teammates Yannis Tafer and Clement Grenier, for his dedication to the club after playing in the pre-season 2010 Emirates Cup match hours after playing in the final of the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

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12.

Alexandre Lacazette assisted Lyon's second goal, scored by Bafetimbi Gomis in the 85th minute.

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13.

In September 2014, Alexandre Lacazette signed a two-year extension to his contract, tying him to the club until 2018.

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14.

Amid transfer speculation from a number of Premier League clubs such as Arsenal following his break-out season, on 8 August 2015, Alexandre Lacazette signed a new deal, extending his contract with Lyon until 2019.

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15.

In early February 2017, Alexandre Lacazette reportedly revealed to television show Canal Football Club his intention to leave Olympique Lyonnais in the summer of 2017.

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16.

In May 2017, it was reported that a verbal arrangement had been reached for Alexandre Lacazette to join Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2017, but that fell through on 1 June 2017, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Atletico's ban on registering players for two transfer windows that was imposed in July 2016 by FIFA on the club for breaching FIFA rules over the signing of minors.

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17.

On 6 August 2017, Alexandre Lacazette made his first appearance for Arsenal in the 2017 FA Community Shield against Chelsea.

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18.

On 3 May 2019, Alexandre Lacazette was voted by Arsenal supporters as the club's player of the season.

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19.

On 1 August 2020, Alexandre Lacazette was selected to start in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup.

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20.

On 3 June 2022, Arsenal announced that Alexandre Lacazette would leave the club following the expiration of his contract on 30 June.

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21.

On 9 June 2022, Alexandre Lacazette returned to Lyon, signing a three-year contract with the club.

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22.

Alexandre Lacazette finished the campaign with four appearances in the tournament.

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23.

Alexandre Lacazette featured in ten of the eleven matches the team contested scoring one goal, which came against Denmark in the Tournoi de Limoges.

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24.

On 7 June 2010, Alexandre Lacazette was named to coach Smerecki's 18-man squad to participate in the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

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25.

Alexandre Lacazette made his under-20 team debut on 7 October 2010 in a friendly match against Portugal.

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26.

Alexandre Lacazette made his debut in the competition in France's first Group A match on 30 July 2011 against the host nation Colombia, appearing as a substitute.

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27.

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice in the quarterfinal win over Nigeria and one goal in the third place match against Mexico.

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28.

Alexandre Lacazette finished as the tournament's joint top scorer with 5 goals, along with Henrique Almeida and Alvaro Vazquez.

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29.

On 23 May 2013, Alexandre Lacazette received his first call-up to the senior squad following the withdrawal of Jeremy Menez through injury.

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30.

Alexandre Lacazette previously played as a winger for Lyon, before becoming a striker.

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31.

Alexandre Lacazette is a hard-working player, who presses the opposition and wins the ball back using his defensive skills and tackling ability.

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32.

Fellow Frenchman Gerard Houllier said in July 2017 that Alexandre Lacazette "is a bit like" former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

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