Monday, March 26, 2012

Yoann Gourcuff

Yoann Miguel Gourcuff is a French soccer player. He plays as an attacking midfielder for Olympique Lyonnais of the French Ligue 1. He first joined the club in August 2010, on a 5-year contract. He previously played for Rennes (2003-06), Milan (2006-09), and Bordeaux (2009-10). His transfer fee to his latest club is 22 million.

Gourcuff also plays for France in international competitions; he first debuted on the senior team in August 2008, and has competed in the 2010 World Cup. 

Born: July 11, 1986, in Ploemeur, France 
Height: 6'1" 
Weight: 79 kg 

Achievements/Career Highlights: 
  • named Ligue 1 Player of the Year 2008-09 
  • French Player of the Year, 2009
  • nicknamed "the next Zinadine Zidane" for his talent

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