11 fun facts about Alexandre Lacazette
Every few years, there comes a budding striker who rises through the ranks of Ligue 1 and is hailed as the next big thing in French football, drawing comparisons to legends of the yesteryear such as Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet, Just Fontaine, and Jean-Pierre Papin to name a few.
One such youngster was Alexandre Lacazette, who made quite a name for himself at the youth levels at Lyon and made his debut for the first team as an 18-year-old.
Born on May 28, 1991, in Lyon, France, Lacazette began his football journey at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks of Olympique Lyonnais - or Lyon as it is more commonly known - his hometown club. He made his professional debut in 2010 and soon became a key figure for Lyon, consistently finding the back of the net and setting records along the way.
In 2017, Lacazette made a significant move to Arsenal in the Premier League. With his explosive pace, clinical finishing ability, and exceptional dribbling skills, he swiftly became a fan favorite at the London club. His debut season saw him score 17 goals in all competitions, showcasing his ability to thrive in a competitive and physically demanding league.
Lacazette, however, couldn't find the same level of success at international level that he has at club level as he made a total of 16 games from 2013 to 2017, scoring three games. He hasn't appeared for France since.
GOAL takes a look at some of the most interesting fun facts about the Lyon legend.