23 Facts About Aymeric Laporte


Aymeric Jean Louis Gerard Alphonse Laporte was born on 27 May 1994 and is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the Spain national team.


Aymeric Laporte was part of the side which won the first domestic treble in English men's football in 2019.


In 2021, after receiving Spanish citizenship and approval from FIFA to switch national teams, Aymeric Laporte was named in Spain's squad for UEFA Euro 2020.


Aymeric Laporte was born in Agen, Aquitaine, France; and he is of Basque descent through his great-grandparents.


Aymeric Laporte started playing football and rugby at the age of five, and began his development at Agen's football academy.


Aymeric Laporte arrived in Bilbao formally in 2010, joining Athletic's youth setup at Lezama, prompting debate locally over whether his signing met the criteria of their policy due to his tenuous links to the Basque region.


Aymeric Laporte went on to play for the club's youth and reserve teams.

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Aymeric Laporte became an regular starter under new coach Ernesto Valverde, being deployed as left-back on occasion.


Aymeric Laporte scored his first goal as a professional on 28 October 2013, netting the game's only at Getafe.


Aymeric Laporte was given the number 14 shirt, while Bilbao immediately spent around half of the fee on Inigo Martinez as a replacement.


Just one day after signing, Aymeric Laporte made his Manchester City and Premier League debut against West Bromwich Albion.


Aymeric Laporte went on to make 13 appearances throughout the season for City, helping them accumulate an unprecedented 100 points in a Premier League season.


Aymeric Laporte made a total of nine league appearances meaning he was eligible for a winner's medal.


Aymeric Laporte scored five goals throughout the season, including an important goal on the final day of the Premier League campaign as City romped to victory over Brighton and Hove Albion securing back-to-back league titles and the second of Laporte's career.


On 31 August 2019, Aymeric Laporte sustained an injury to his right knee, causing him to be carried off on a stretcher.


On 25 April 2021, Aymeric Laporte headed in the only goal of the game as City beat Tottenham to win their fourth straight EFL Cup.


Aymeric Laporte represented France at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels, captaining each side.


Aymeric Laporte was part of the team that came runners-up to Serbia in the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Lithuania, and was selected in the Team of the Tournament.


On 24 March 2016, in a 2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Scotland in Angers, Aymeric Laporte was stretchered off with a fracture and dislocation to his right fibula and ankle, concluding his season prematurely.


In May 2021, the Spanish Council of Ministers granted Spanish nationality to Aymeric Laporte following a process initiated on his behalf by the Royal Spanish Football Federation ; FIFA approved the change of nationality later that week, allowing him to play for Spain at the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.


Aymeric Laporte had previously claimed that "playing for Spain is out of the question" and that he would not apply for dual citizenship.


On 24 May 2021, Aymeric Laporte was included in Spain's 24-man squad for Euro 2020.


Aymeric Laporte's younger brother Leo Laporte is a footballer who plays for Deportivo Alaves.