Gueïda Fofana

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Gueïda Fofana
birthday May 16, 1991
place of birth Le HavreFrance
size 182 cm
position Defensive Midfield
Years station
1998-2001 Mont-Gaillard
2001-2009 Le Havre AC
Years station Games (goals) 1
2009-2011 Le Havre AC 64 (4)
2011-2017 Olympique Lyon 104 (9)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2006-2007 France U-16 13 (2)
2007-2008 France U-17 18 (4)
2008-2009 France U18 9 (0)
2009-2010 France U-19 13 (1)
2010–2012 France U-20 17 (2)
2012 France U-21 2 (1)
1 Only league games are given.
As of January 18, 2017

2 As of January 18, 2017

Gueïda Fofana [ ɡejda fɔfana ] (born May 16, 1991 in Le Havre ) is a former French football player who was among other things for Olympique Lyon in the defensive midfield .

Club career

Le Havre AC

He started playing football at Mont-Gaillard, but soon moved to Le Havre AC . There he went through all youth teams. Fofana made his competitive debut on August 18, 2009 in the away defeat against FC Tours . He was substituted on in the 77th minute. During the season he secured a regular place in the defensive midfield. He scored his first goal in a 1-0 home win against AC Ajaccio on November 27, 2009. In the 2010/11 season he was one of the top performers of his club in Ligue 2 . He sometimes helped out in defense. At the end of the season there were three goals and three assists.

Olympique Lyon

Strong performances at Le Havre and participation in the U-20 World Cup quickly brought him into the focus of larger clubs. For the 2011/2012 season he moved to the top French club Olympique Lyon for a transfer fee of 1.8 million euros and signed a contract until the summer of 2015. At Lyon he mainly had short appearances, but also played the UEFA Champions League . Fofana went into the 2012/13 season as the undisputed regular at Lyon. Since the club only qualified for the UEFA Europa League , it was used here for the first time. On October 4, 2012, in the second group game of the Europa League against Hapoel Ironi Kirjat Schmona , Fofana scored two goals and shot his team to a 3-4 victory. These were his first goals for Lyon, but also his first goals on an international package at club level.

On January 18, 2017, Fofana's club Lyon announced that they would end his career with immediate effect due to ongoing injury problems.

National team

Fofana went through all the junior national teams of France and took part in several youth tournaments. With the U-19 he won the U-19 European Football Championship in 2010 .

Style of play

Fofana was considered flexible on the defensive. He impressed with high athletic skills and can have high duel rates. He went robustly in duels and was technically well-trained. Due to his size, he was considered to be weak in the ball, but makes up for this with his enormous ability to anticipate.



National team

U-19 European Football Championship : 2010 U-20 World Football Championship 2011: fourth place

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Lyon gets Fofana, accessed on September 1, 2011
  2. ^ Lyon: Fofana ends career., January 18, 2017, accessed on January 18, 2017 .
  3. GUEIDA FOFANA: "JE NE PEUX PLUS JOUER"., January 18, 2017, accessed January 18, 2017 (French).
  4. Gueïda Fofana , accessed on 22 June 2008 (French).