Laurent Koscielny


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Ranked: 97th in Premier League
Laurent Koscielny is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre back for English club Arsenal and the France national team. He is vice-captain of Arsenal.

Born in Tulle, Koscielny began his football career playing for a host of youth clubs before moving to Guingamp in 2003, where he quickly progressed through the youth ranks, making his professional debut the following season. After becoming frustrated at being played out of position as a right back, he joined Tours for an undisclosed fee, quickly establishing himself as the team's star player in his desired position, ultimately aiding in the club's promotion into Ligue 1, while also being named in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season. Koscielny continued his impressive performances following a €1.7 million transfer to fellow French outfit Lorient in 2009, receiving multiple plaudits for his performances, largely cultivating a reputation as a clever, agile, ball-playing defender/ His achievements and footballing potential attracted Arsenal, ultimately moving to the Premier League side for a fee of £8.45 million the following season.

Following his arrival to England, Koscielny has widely been regarded to be one of the best players in his position, as well as one of the best in the world. He has since established himself as a core component in the Arsenal first team, as well as contributing with a host of individual performances, including aiding in ending the club's nine-year trophy drought, scoring a crucial equalizer en route to winning the FA Cup in 2014. He was also crucial in further club successes that followed, winning another two FA Cups and the FA Community Shield on three occasions.

Despite having the ability to represent Poland, Koscielny instead decided to represent France, and first appeared up for the national team against Brazil in February 2011. Koscielny has since become a regular starter for the nation in every major tournament that they have appeared in, including UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while also leading France to the final of UEFA Euro 2016. He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Scotland in 2016, and has since amassed forty-nine appearances for the national side.

Prior to the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Koscielny announced that he would be retiring from international football after the competition, and thus no longer be playing for France. Description provided by Wikipedia


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my boss..we need u in defence stable with paps😎

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Merci pour cette magnifique victoire car à la maison, ils étaient tous pour Manchester United, mon mari et mes 3 enfants. J'ai pu jubiler car si Arsenal avait perdu ce match, ils ne se seraient pas gênés pour fêter la victoire. Dimanche, j'étais la plus heureuse de tes fans et de l'équipe d'Arsenal

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You can empty your pockets now

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Ce qui donne encore plus des interrogations sur le nouvel échec du PSG en Ligue des champions...

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Advise socratis not to always conceed foolish cards

Agree totally with Tariro Ndoro and glad to see also you came out of the game without injury as it was a 'hard' game!!

Boss ♥♥ Thanks for everything

The bosscienly. I got worried when was injured in the 52nd minutes thinking we are now loosing but got the streanth when treated. Wonderfull win.

The boss well done 👏👏

Amazing flying block, used body, not hand.

The mighty gunners #COYG!!!

congratulation Laurent koscienly nice job yesterday

The CIC, the commandant in chief

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Call a dog if arsenal qualifies.

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both good players

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Teach that kid next to how to control and pass accurately. Thanks Boscielny

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