Yoann Gourcuff Bio

IMAGE TAKEN FROM : The French Football Federation
FULL NAME Yoann Gourcuff
BORNJuly 11, 1986


Yoann Miguel Gourcuff is a French international offensive midfielder who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais. He is a withdrawn striker, a talented playmaker, and an experienced distributor of the ball. He is regarded as one of the finest French players of his time. His agility and playing talents have attracted parallels to French icon Zinedine Zidane. Yoann began his career at Ligue 1 club FC Lorient, where he proved to be his father in 2001.

By joining the Rennes, Christian Gourcuff’s son. He quickly rose through the younger ranks and made it to the senior team. His individual accomplishments made him a fan favourite and a desirable commodity among club scouts, leading to his signing with AC Milan of Italy. He has also won the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year award and the French Player of the Year award for the 2009 calendar year. He signed a five-year contract with Olympique Lyonnais in August 2010.

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