Lionel Carole

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Lionel Carole
Personal information
Full name Lionel Jules Carole
Date of birth (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Montreuil, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2006 UJA Alfortville
2006–2010 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Nantes 14 (0)
2011–2013 Benfica 6 (0)
2011–2012 Sedan (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2013 Benfica B 39 (1)
2013–2015 Troyes 75 (0)
2015– Galatasaray 11 (0)
National team
2008 France U17 1 (0)
2010–2012 France U20 8 (0)
2011 France U21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 August 2012

Lionel Jules Carole (born 12 April 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray. He plays as a left back and is a French youth international having earned caps at under-17, under-20, and under-21 level.

Club career

Early career

Carole begin his football career playing for hometown club UJA Alfortville. In 2000, while playing in the club's youth academy, he suffered a debilitating injury to his right eye after a ball struck him in the face.[1] The injury almost ended the player's career, however, his doctor gave him aerodynamic protective goggles to wear while playing, similar to former Dutch international Edgar Davids.[2]

Nantes

Carole joined Nantes in 2006 and was, surprisingly, promoted to the senior team by manager Baptiste Gentili for the 2010–11 season, despite not having a professional contract.[3] He made his professional debut on 17 August 2010 in a league match against Évian appearing as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat.[4] In the team's following match against Laval, Carole started and played the entire match in a 0–0 draw.[5]

Benfica

On 14 January 2011, it was reported by the French and Portuguese media that Carole would be joining Portuguese club Benfica as a possible replacement for Fábio Coentrão with the transfer set to occur in June 2011.[6][7] The following day, Nantes chairman Waldemar Kita and manager Baptiste Gentili stated that they were informed by Carole that he would be signing a professional contract with the club. However, according to Gentili, the player informed him the next day that he would forgo signing a contract with Nantes and had already signed a pre-contract with Benfica.[8] On 25 January, Nantes confirmed that Carole had left the club to sign a five-and-a-half-year deal with Benfica. Nantes was compensated a "training fee" of €750,000 and will acquire 10% of any future fee Benfica receive for the player.[9]

Carole was assigned the number 24 shirt and made his club debut 13 March 2011 in a league match against Portimonense. He started the match, but was substituted out after halftime in the match, which ended 1–1.[10] In the team's ensuing league match away to Paços de Ferreira, Carole started again and scored an own goal for the hosts. Benfica, however, won the match 5–1.[11] The defender featured in four more league matches in the season, all starts, as Benfica finished the campaign runner-up to champions Porto.

In the 2011-12 season he was loaned to Sedan FC, acting mainly as a back-up.[12] In the 2012-2013 season he played for the Benfica B team, being an undisputed starter and playing in 39 official games in the Segunda Liga, acting as centre-back on occasions.[13]

Troyes

On 9 July 2013, it was announced that Carole would be joining French club Troyes.[14]

Galatasaray

On 11 July 2015, Carole signed a four-year contract with Turkish club Galatasaray in a €1.5 million transfer fee.[15]

International career

Carole has represented France internationally at under-17 and under-20 level. With the under-17 team, he made his youth international debut on 27 February 2008 in a friendly match against Belgium appearing as a substitute in a 0–0 draw.[16] That was his only appearance with the team. Carole, subsequently, was not called up to play international football at under-18 or under-19 level. In 2010, after performing will domestically with Nantes, he was called up represent the under-20 team in preparation for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Carole made his debut with the team on 16 November 2010 in a 1–0 victory over Montenegro.[17]

Despite still being eligible to represent France at under-20 level, on 3 February 2011, Carole was named to the under-21 team to play in a friendly match against Slovakia on 8 February.[18] He earned his first under-21 cap and start in the match against Slovakia playing the entire match in a 3–1 win.[19] Carole returned to the under-20 team in May 2011 appearing in two friendly matches against the United States. In the following month, Carole appeared in two friendly matches with the under-21 team before being summoned back to the under-20 team to participate in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his debut in the competition appearing as a substitute in the team's 3–1 group stage win over South Korea.[20]

Club statistics

As of 9 July 2013
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Nantes 2010–11 14 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2
Benfica 2010–11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Sedan 2011–12 14 0 ? 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 ?
Benfica B 2012–13 39 1 ? 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 1 ?
Career total 73 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 75 1 2

Honours

Galatasaray

Notes

  1. Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions, Taça de Portugal, Taça da Liga, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira
  2. Includes UEFA Supercup

References

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  4. "Nantes v. Évian Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Laval v. Nantes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Carole tem pré-acordo por 5 épocas" (in Portuguese). Record. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  10. "Benfica 1–1 Portimonense" (in Portuguese). ZeroZeroFootball. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  15. "Lionel Carole Galatasaray'da" (in Turkish). Galatasaray. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Score de parité (0-0)" (in French). French Football Federation. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "France v. Montenegro Match Report" (in French). French Football Federation. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "Kakuta et Varane avec les Espoirs" (in French). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "France 3–1 Slovaquie" (in French). French Football Federation. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "France 3–1 South Korea". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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