Top Facts About Alexandre Lacazette, Ligue one Top Scorer

Sun 14 March 2021 | 18:30

Alexandre Lacazette is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League Club Arsenal and the France national team. Lacazette was the Ligue 1 top goal scorer in the 2014–15 season at his old club Lyon. Find out the top facts about Alexandre Lacazette in this article.

Alexandre Lacazette age

was 19 when he transformed from a forward into a remarkable striker. Just with a quick look at Alexandre Lacazette stats you will see that he scored numerous goals during his career. In addition to his goal scoring abilities he is well known by his speed, energy, balance and dribbling techniques. Learn all the details about Alexandre Lacazette transfer market stats in this article.

Find out the storyline of this remarkable footballer, his life before fame and how did he set foot in the road to glory and success in this article. We will start the story with Alexandre Lacazette childhood. The footballer has a quite interesting love life and we will give you all the details about

Alexandre Lacazette girlfriend

. Don’t miss Alexandre Lacazette salary details so stay tuned and keep reading.

Top Facts About Alexandre Lacazette You Probably Didn’t Know 

Lacazette was named the Ligue 1 top goal scorer he was the first footballer to score the first goal of more than one Premier League campaign due to his remarkable performance against Fulham. The football legend aimed for the net in the ninth minute of his side's clash over Fulham. Now without further adding let’s begin the story and find out the top facts about Alexandre Lacazette in the following.

Alexandre Lacazette Childhood

Let’s start with

Alexandre Lacazette childhood

. He was born on 28 May 1991, in Lyon, France. Lacazette is the youngest of four brothers. His family is originally from Guadeloupean. His family moved from eastern Caribbean country to France in order to have a better life. Thierry Henry also is from Guadeloupean island. He is highly regarded as the greatest player in the history of the Premier League. Lacazette consider him his role model. One of Lacazette brothers, Benoît played in the Swiss second division and French fourth division and he was also the coach in the Lyon futsal club.

His cousin Romuald is also a professional footballer and plays as central midfielder. As a child Lacazette dreamed of one day become a professional footballer. He was very passionate and

Alexandre Lacazette parents

were very supportive of their son. Alexandre Lacazette age was seven when he joined his local club Elan Sportif, in the 8th arrondissement of Lyon. He worked hard and completely dedicated himself to be a professional footballer. He began his youth career by serving ELCS Lyon in 1998 and at the end he made his way to the senior team. Alexandre Lacazette parents were very proud of their son but this was just the beginning.

Alexandre Lacazette Career in Lyon Fc

As we mentioned before the young footballer started his career in

Lyon Fc

. He began training at the club’s training center, Centre Tola Vologe. At the time he was compared to former Lyon striker Sonny Anderson by many coaches. The player himself confirmed it as well. As a young player, the footballer played in the club’s under-18 team and he finished in third position in the Championnat National des moins de 18 ans during the 2007–08 season.

The next season he started playing for the club’s Championnat de France Amateur (CFA) reserve team. The future top scorer scored five goals in 19 CFA matches. During the 2009–10 season, Lacazette had a great campaign in the CFA, and he scored 12 goals in 22 matches. Find out more

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Lacazette Big Break

In the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season the young star was included in the first team by manager Claude Puel. On 2 May 2010, he sat on the bench in the team’s 1–0 win against


. The French footballer made his debut for the first team in a Ligue 1 home game over


. On 3 July 2010, Lacazette signed a professional contract. The footballer had a great performance in the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He caught the attention of the Italian club Roma.

He was completely dedicated to the club following his appearance in the pre-season 2010 Emirates Cup match hours after playing in the final of the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. Social media and fellow teammates Yannis Tafer and Clément Grenier admired him for his dedication. According to

Alexandre Lacazette stats

he scored 6 goals in twelve 2010–11 CFA matches for the club's reserve team.

The footballer scored his first competitive goal for the first team on 30 October in a Ligue 1 home match over


. His goal gave the team a 2-1 lead and resulted in Lyon’s victory. In December the talented footballer scored his first European club competition goal in his whole career in Lyon's final Group B match which resulted in a 2–2 home draw over Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Alexandre Lacazette the Ligue One Player of the Year

The French footballer scored the team’s only goal in the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue Final over Paris Saint-Germain; however, the game ended in a 2–1 defeat. In 2014, Lacazette extended his contract for another 2 years. On 5 October 2014, the footballer scored his first hat trick. He scored all the goals in a 3-0 Ligue 1 home victory against Lille. On 26 April 2015, the footballer broke the Lyon record for goals scored in one season. Previously the record was held by André Guy who scored 25 Division 1 goals in 1968-69 season.

Lacazette scored 27 goals and finished the 2014–15 Ligue 1 season as Ligue 1 Top Scorer. He was also voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the 2014–15 season. Following his great performance in the 2014–15 Ligue 1 season there were speculations that the talented footballer wants to sign a contract with


. on 8 August 2015 the French top scorer extended his contract until 2019. Find out more

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Lyon Fans Felt Betrayed by Lacazette

In February 2017, Lacazette announced in television show Canal Football Club that he is considering leaving Lyon in summer for another club. The footballer created several great moments for the club and scored numerous goals. Following his statement on the show the fans were very disappointed and they even called his name during games and said bad things. According to Jean-Michel Aulas, the club’s manager, Lacazette was mentally under pressure.

He never thought that the fans would take it so seriously and hate him. When other footballers like

Karim Benzema

and Samuel Umtiti left Lyon for bigger clubs like Real Madrid and


respectively the fans made the same reaction and they felt betrayed. Later the footballer stated in a press conference: “I need a switch to Arsenal, it is the club of my heart. The most important moments in my life have been here at Lyon. Now I have to move on to chase my dreams elsewhere.” More

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Lacazette Joins the Club He Always Dreamed Of

According to

Alexandre Lacazette transfer market stats

, in May 2017, it was announced that Lacazette reached an agreement with Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2017 but things didn’t work out. On 1 June 2017, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Atlético's ban on registering players for two transfer windows. The club violated FIFA rules for signing minors. On 5 July 2017, the footballer signed a five-year contract with Premier League Club Arsenal for more than €50 million with €7 million in potential bonuses.

This was the most expensive signing of

Premier League

. The record previously was held by Corentin Tolisso transfer to Bayern Munich for more than €40 million. This transfer also got ahead of the previous Arsenal record. The club paid

Real Madrid

€50 million for Mesut Özil back in 2013. Lacazette got on board with Arsenal and he was given the number 9 jersey.

Lacazette stated upon his arrival: “Throughout my childhood and thanks to Arsenal's former striker Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so that dream has been fulfilled. I like clubs with a history and the fact that the manager has been here for a while shows that it is a stable club. There are quite a few French players at the club which will make it easy to settle in.” Find out more top fact about Alexandre Lacazette in the following.

Lacazette First Trophy Win at Arsenal

On 6 August 2017, the French footballer made his debut for the club in the 2017 FA Community Shield over


. Arsenal won 4-1 on penalties. The team’s victory provided the first trophy win for Lacazette. The French footballer made remarkable appearances for the club and proved himself worthy. He managed to score in both of the team’s next home matches. Lacazette scored the second goal in a 3-0 victory against


. He also grabbed a brace for Arsenal in a 2-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion. According to Alexandre Lacazette stats he scored 17 goals just in 39 appearances.

With the goals he scored against West Brom the footballer became the first Arsenal footballer to score in his first three home league appearances. The title was previously earned by Brian Marwood in September 1988. Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager told Sky Sports about extending contract with Lacazette: “We have to have a chat about the next step with him and get his ideas and his feelings.”

He added: “As I said, I am really happy with him. He's a player that I've always liked, even when I wasn't here, because of what he brings to the team: his qualities, his ability, his work rate. So let's see. Now we are in a crucial moment. It's no time to talk about a lot of contract situations. We still have time and we will do it in the right moment.” Find out more top facts about

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Arsenal Player of the Season

Following the departure of the manager Arsène Wenger, the French footballer was often sitting on the bench under the supervision of the new manager Unai Emery. Lacazette replaced other footballers over

Manchester City

, Chelsea and West Ham United. He made his debut under Emery management in a 3-2 victory against Cardiff City on 2 September. During the game he made an assist and scored his first goal in the season. On 1 April 2019, the footballer scored the team’s second goal in a 2-0 victory against

Newcastle United

which led the team into third place and two points clear of rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United.

On 3 May 2019, the footballer was voted by Arsenal supporters as club's player of the season. The top scorer scored his first goal of the 2019-20 season in Arsenal's home opener which was a 2-1 win over Burnley on 17 August 2019. On 1 August 2020, the footballer was included in the FA Cup Final squad over Chelsea, which was Arsenal’s14th FA Cup victory. In September the French footballer scored three goals in three league starts and he was voted player of the month on the club’s official website. Find out more top facts about Alexandre Lacazette in the following.

Alexandre Lacazette Style of Play

Previously Lacazette played as a winger for Lyon and later transformed into a striker. In addition to his goal-scoring and finishing abilities, he has great balance, energy, dribbling skills. He also is an ambidextrous footballer, and he is capable of using both of his feet.


is a remarkable goal scorer who amazed everyone with the number of goals he had scored in his career. Several clubs are eager to have him on board. He is a remarkable player with excellent tactics who is capable of controlling the ball and win it back using his defensive skills and tackling ability.

Gérard Houllier the former footballer and manager stated in July 2017 that Alexandre Lacazette is a bit like former Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The French footballer is a hardworking and ambitious footballer who likes to make his way to the top. In an interview he stated: “I can’t think that I will score more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimović, but I want to try to reduce the gap. One day I hope to be a great striker like him.” Check out the facts about

Alexandre Lacazette personal life

and his love life in the following.

Alexandre Lacazette Cheated on his Girlfriend 

Now let’s get into the details about Alexandre Lacazette girlfriend and the footballer’s love life. Lacazette hasn’t yet confirmed his marital status and looks like the French footballer is unmarried. The French footballer has been in a long-term relationship with Manon Mogavero for the last five years. Alexandre Lacazette girlfriend works as a beauty therapist. She moved to London with Lacazette when he signed a contract with Arsenal back then. According to Alexandre Lacazette personal life recently he met a 23-year-old night club worker Funda Gedik. This news made lots of headlines and controversy on tabloids and social media.

Funda Gedik claimed that she didn’t have any idea that Lacazette wasn’t single. The footballer texted her while he was on holiday with his long-time sweetheart Manon Mogavero, last summer. Funda was devastated when the footballer told her after three months that he wasn’t single. The night club worker told a friend: “Alex went out of his way to persuade me to go out with him. He promised me the world and his devotion. It’s no surprise I fell so hard for him. He treated me like a princess. We regularly stayed at luxury hotels in London like The Sanderson.”

She added: “But then he casually confessed that he had a long-term girlfriend. I was shocked. I believed he was single. I was furious and had to hear him tell me about the girl he had been dating for five years and had moved to London with him. Alex managed to talk me round and promised there would be a future for us. He made an effort to see me almost every day. He messaged all the time — even when he was in Sardinia on holiday during last summer.” As for

Alexandre Lacazette children

he has none. Maybe in the future. Find out facts about Alexandre Lacazette net worth and salary in the following.

Alexandre Lacazette Net Worth and Salary

Now let’s get into the detail of Alexandre Lacazette salary and earnings. For a footballer who once was the premier league most expensive signing,

Alexandre Lacazette net worth

and income must be sky high. As we mentioned before Lacazette is a remarkable footballer with excellent technics. His list of titles and achievements is long with more to come. He was once named the Ligue one player of the year and Arsenal player of the season.

He scored numerous goals during his career which turned him into a tough opponent to go up against and big clubs are eager to sign a contract with him. Currently the French footballer has a contract with Arsenal. At this club

Alexandre Lacazette salary

is more than 7 million Euros per year and more than 600k Euros per month. His net worth is estimated to be more than 17 million Euros.

Alexandre Lacazette Social Media Accounts

Now let’s get into the details of

Alexandre Lacazette social media accounts

. On Instagram he is signed up by the username of


. The popular top scorer is followed by more than 3 million fans. So far he has posted more than 400 photos, which is mostly on the pitch. He recently posted a photo advocating for the black lives matter campaign and captioned: “We the players stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their color or creed.”

As for other Alexandre Lacazette social media accounts, the footballer has an account on Twitter which is available by the username of


. More than 1 million fans follow the French footballer on this platform. You can find him by the username of


on Facebook. More than 500k fans follow the footballer on this platform. You can follow Alexandre Lacazette on social media and get more updates of his daily life.

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