Willem Geubbels

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Willem Geubbels
Willem Geubbels (2017).jpg
Geubbels with Lyon B in 2017
Personal information
Full name Willem Davnis Louis Didier Geubbels[1]
Date of birth (2001-08-16) 16 August 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Villeurbanne, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 13
Youth career
2007–2010 ASVEL
2010–2017 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Lyon B 12 (6)
2017–2018 Lyon 2 (0)
2018– Monaco 1 (0)
National team
2016–2017 France U16 6 (6)
2017 France U17 8 (4)
2017– France U18 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:12, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2017

Willem Geubbels (born 16 August 2001) is a French footballer who plays as forward for Monaco in Ligue 1.[3]

Club career[edit]

Lyon[edit]

Geubbels started his playing career at Lyon's academy. He made his first team debut on 23 September 2017 in a 3–3 home draw against Dijon in Ligue 1. He entered the field after 84 minutes, replacing Lucas Tousart.[4] In doing so, Geubbels became the first player born in the 21st century to appear in Ligue 1, as well as the 5th youngest player ever to make a Ligue 1 debut at 16 years, one month and seven days old.[5][6][7] On 7 December, Geubbels came on for an injured Maxwel Cornet in the 45+1' minute of a 1–0 away loss to Atalanta in the Europa League.[8] In doing so, Geubbels once again became the first player born in the 21st century to appear in the UEFA Europa League as well as the youngest player ever to make a Europa League debut at 16 years and 113 days old.[9][10]

Monaco[edit]

On 19 June 2018, Geubbels signed with fellow Ligue 1 side Monaco for 20 million euros.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Geubbels was born in France to a Dutch father, and a mother of Central African Republic descent.[12] His uncles, Amos Youga and Kelly Youga, are both footballers who represented the Central African Republic national team.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 December 2018[3]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2017–18 Ligue 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Monaco 2018–19 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Willem Geubbels". AS Monaco FC. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "France - W. GEUBBELS - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Lyon vs. Dijon - 23 September 2017". Soccerway. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  5. ^ "Geubbels, premier joueur né au 21e siècle à évoluer en Ligue 1". Le Figaro (in French). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Lyon : Willem Geubbels, premier joueur né au 21e siècle à évoluer en Ligue 1". L'Équipe (in French). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  7. ^ "21st Century Boy - Lyon youngster Geubbels makes Ligue 1 history". beIN Sports. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Atalanta vs. Lyon - 7 December 2017". Soccerway. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  9. ^ "Lyon perd face à l'Atalanta Bergame et finit deuxième de son groupe". L'Équipe (in French). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  10. ^ "UEFA Europa League Statistics Handbook 2017/18" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Willem Geubbels (OL) à Monaco, c'est officiel". L'Équipe. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  12. ^ "OL : à 15 ans, Geubbels entre par la grande porte".
  13. ^ "Qui est Willem Geubbels, le nouveau phénomène de l'OL".

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