Moussa Dembélé (French footballer)

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Moussa Dembélé
Moussa Dembélé Fulham.jpg
Dembélé playing for Fulham in 2015
Personal information
Full name Moussa Dembélé
Date of birth (1996-07-12) 12 July 1996 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Pontoise, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 25
Youth career
2002–2004 US Cergy Clos
2004–2012 Paris Saint-Germain
2012–2013 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Fulham 56 (15)
National team
2011–2012 France U16 14 (4)
2013 France U17 3 (0)
2013–2014 France U18 3 (1)
2014–2015 France U19 10 (5)
2015– France U20 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:59, 17 May 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:31, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Moussa Dembélé (born 12 July 1996) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Fulham.[1]

Club career

Dembélé signed for Fulham aged sixteen, in August 2012, from Paris Saint-Germain,[2] with other clubs interested in signing him.[3] He became a regular in the Fulham U18 team and won the Premier Academy League in his first season with the club.[3] He signed his first contract with Fulham in July 2013 until the summer of 2015.[3]

Dembélé was an unused substitute for the league match against Swansea City on 23 November 2013.[4] He made his Premier League debut on 30 November 2013 against West Ham United, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute for Kieran Richardson,[5] but finished the game with an injury.[6] On 30 March 2014, he started for the first time in the Premier League, as Fulham lost 3–1 at home to Everton.[7] The club ended the season with relegation to the Championship.

On 28 October 2014, in the fourth round of the League Cup, Dembélé scored his first professional goals, a brace which put Fulham 2–0 up at home against Derby County; however, the match ended in a 2–5 defeat.[8]

On 13 September 2015, Dembélé scored his first league goal for Fulham in a 2–1 win against Blackburn Rovers. He scored a brace in a 4–2 win against Reading on 24 October as Fulham overcame a 0–2 deficit to win 4–2.[9] Dembélé scored twice again in the following match a week later as Fulham beat Bristol City 4–1.[10] By the end of the calendar year, he had totalled ten goals for the season.[11]

International career

Dembélé was part of the France under-19 squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2015 European Championship, scoring in group stage victories over Ukraine and the hosts.[12]

Career statistics

As of match played 30 April 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fulham 2013–14[13] Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[14] Championship 11 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 15 2
2015–16[15] Championship 43 15 1 1 2 1 0 0 46 17
Career total 56 15 5 1 3 3 0 0 64 19

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Moussa Dembele profile". Fulham FC. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Fulham sign Moussa Dembele to possibly replace Moussa Dembele". Metro Associated Newspapers Limited. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Through The Ranks: Moussa Dembele". Fulham FC. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Fulham 1–2 Swansea City". BBC Sport. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "West Ham 3–0 Fulham". BBC Sport. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Dembélé Debut". Fulham FC. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Fulham 1–3 Everton". BBC Sport. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Fulham 2–5 Derby". BBC Sport. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Fulham 4-2 Reading". BBC. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Bristol City 1-4 Fulham". BBC. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Hafez, Shamoon (29 December 2015). "January transfer window: Vardy, Cole, Aubameyang, Robben". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Haslam, Andrew (12 July 2015). "France beat Greece to first place in Group A". UEFA. Retrieved 29 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Games played by Moussa Dembele in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Games played by Moussa Dembele in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Games played by Moussa Dembele in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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