Kevin Gameiro

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Kevin Gameiro
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Kevin Gameiro (2016)
birthday May 9, 1987
place of birth SenlisFrance
size 173 cm
position Storm
Years station
AS Marly
US Chantilly
Racing Strasbourg
Years station Games (goals) 1
2005-2008 Racing Strasbourg 58 (10)
2008-2011 FC Lorient 108 (50)
2011-2013 Paris Saint-Germain 59 (19)
2013-2016 Sevilla FC 92 (39)
2016-2018 Atlético Madrid 56 (19)
2018– Valencia CF 44 (10)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2007 France U-21 4 0(1)
2010– France 13 0(3)
1 Only league games are given.
As of December 7, 2019

2 As of May 26, 2017

Kevin Gameiro (born May 9, 1987 in Senlis ) is a French football player of Portuguese descent. The striker has been under contract with the Spanish first division club Valencia CF since the 2018/19 season .



Gameiro during training with FC Lorient (2010)

Gameiro, who took his first steps in football at two amateur clubs near his birthplace, came to Racing Strasbourg at the age of 14 . At Racing he moved up to the professional squad in summer 2005. On the 6th matchday, September 10, 2005, he made his Ligue 1 debut in the game against Paris Saint-Germain . In the 60th minute, the young player came on for Haykel Guemamdia . He scored his first league goal in a 2-1 defeat against RC Lens . He scored his first competitive goal for Racing in the UEFA Cup appearance on December 14, 2005. After his team were already 0-2 down by the 79th minute, Gameiro secured the draw with two goals.

In February 2006, the attacker tore a cruciate ligament and was out until the end of the season. He had just made his way into the starting eleven, but then had to watch how relegation was certain at the end of the season. In 2006/07 he got more practice and played 16 games in Ligue 2 . After returning to France's top division, Gameiro prevailed in attack and made his national breakthrough. He only missed four of the 38 games. With his six goals he was behind Wason Rentería the second best scorer of his team. Despite his league goal, Strasbourg could not keep in the upper house, but rose again immediately as 19th. For this reason, Gameiro joined FC Lorient in the summer of 2008 , to whom this transfer was worth the highest transfer fee in the club's history (3 million euros). Under coach Christian Gourcuff , he made a leap in performance in Brittany that made him the second-best top scorer in the top division in the 2009/10 season and brought him into the senior national team. During the winter break of 2010/11, the Merlus prevented him from leaving his contract, which was valid until July 2012, but announced that he could leave Lorient in the summer of 2011 for a transfer fee of 15 million euros. The attacker accepted this and successfully campaigned for his club in the second half of the season; by February 20 he had already scored seven more goals in the championship and two in the national cup , in which FC Lorient qualified for the quarter-finals . At the end of the season Gameiro was again the second best league goal hunter with 22 goals.

In the summer of 2011 Gameiros moved to league rivals Paris Saint-Germain . Gameiro signed a four-year contract until June 30, 2015.

For the 2013/14 season Gameiro moved to the Spanish Primera División for Sevilla FC , with whom he won the UEFA Europa League that same season .

For the 2016/17 season Gameiro moved to Atlético Madrid within the Primera División . He received a four-year contract until June 30, 2020. On February 18, 2017, he was substituted on in the game against Sporting Gijón just before the end and scored a hat trick within 5 minutes.

In August 2018 he moved to league rivals FC Valencia .

National team

Gameiro already played for various junior teams in France. In 2007 he was appointed to the squad of the U20 national team for the Toulon tournament. The young French could win this. With three goals in the final against China, he was "Man of the Day". With two more goals in the course of the tournament, he won the top scorer cannon of the competition; in addition, he secured the best player's trophy through good performances. The dual citizen later refused to play for the senior national team of Portugal .

At the end of August 2010, the then national coach Laurent Blanc appointed him for the first time for the national team for the two European Championship qualifiers in September against Belarus and Bosnia-Herzegovina and switched him to Belarus shortly before the end of the game. After the attacker had played eight games in the blue dress up to November 2011, he was not taken into account again until almost five years later when Blanc's successor Didier Deschamps replaced him in the final phase for Olivier Giroud - again against Belarus during a World Cup qualifying match .



National team

  • Victory at the 2007 Toulon tournament
    • Tournament top scorer
    • Vote for the best player of the tournament

Web links

Commons : Kevin Gameiro  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Fin de Saison pour Gameiro (27. Feb. 2006)  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  2. ^ Racing Strasbourg: The 2007/2008 squad on
  3. ^ France Football of February 22, 2011, p. 8
  4. ^ Kévin Gameiro rejoint le Paris Saint Germain.
  5. Atlético Madrid: Agreement with Sevilla FC for the transfer of Kévin Gameiro , July 30, 2016, accessed July 30, 2016.
  6. Official statement | Kevin Gameiro, on August 12, 2018, accessed on August 16, 2018
  7. France Football of February 22, 2011, pp. 8/9
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