As a striker for Premier League club “Arsenal” and the French national football team, Alexandre Lacazette is a professional football player in France. At the age of 7, he joined the local club “Elan Sportif” and started playing. Later, he joined “Lyon” and began training at “Centre Tola Vologe.” After passing through the club’s youth program, Lacazette made his first team debut with “Lyon” in a “Ligue 1” home game in May 2010, and later that year, in July, he agreed to a three-year contract. In 2012, he contributed to Lyon’s victories in the Coupe de France and Trophée des Champions. In 2017, the year he joined “Arsenal,” he took home the “FA Community Shield.” In his club career, he has received numerous honors, including “UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year” in 2013, “UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year” in 2014, “Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer” in 2014, and other titles. He represented France at all junior levels He began his international youth career in 2006 with the France U16 team. In 2010, his team won the “UEFA European Under-19 Championship,” and he scored the game-winning goal in the championship match. June 2013 was his senior international debut.
Early Childhood & Life
On May 28, 1991, in Lyon, France, Alexandre Lacazette was born to a Guadeloupean family as the youngest of four boys.
He began playing football when he was seven years old and joined the neighborhood club “Elan Sportif” in 1998.
One of his older brothers, Benoît, has coached “Lyon Footzik Futsal” and has played in the Swiss second level and French fourth division. He is the cousin of French footballer Romuald Lacazette, who is currently with the German team Darmstadt 98.
Career of Alexandre Lacazette
In 2003, Lacazette joined the “Lyon” youth academy. He obtained his instruction at the “Centre Tola Vologe,” the club’s training facility. He participated in the club’s youth program.
On May 5, 2010, he made his first team debut at home against ‘Auxerre’ in Ligue 1. His first professional contract, a three-year one with Lyon, was inked on July 3 of that year. However, the professional contract didn’t begin until July 1, 2011, as he was still obligated by his youth contract for a more year.
On October 30, 2010, in a home ‘Ligue 1’ game against ‘Sochaux,’ he scored his first professional goal for the club’s first team, leading ‘Lyon’ to a 2-1 victory.
In a 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group B away encounter against the Portuguese club “Benfica,” he made his debut for a European club. However, his team lost the game 4–3. On December 7 of that year, in Lyon’s last Group B encounter, which finished in a 2-2 tie against Israeli club “Hapoel Tel Aviv,” he scored his first goal in a European club competition.
He contributed to his side, “Lyon,” winning both the 2012 “Trophée des champions” and the 2011–12 “Coupe de France.”
He was named to the “UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year” in 2013–2014, a distinction he also earned in 2014–2015 and 2016–17.
In September 2014, he and the team agreed to a two-year extension of his current deal, which kept him with the team until 2018. His first hat trick occurred on October 5, 2014, when “Lyon” easily defeated “Lille” 3-0 at home in Ligue 1. In December 2014, he received the “UNFP Player of the Month” trophy; he repeated as the winner in January 2015 and August 2016.
After scoring his 26th goal in a Ligue 1 match on April 26, 2015, which his side won by a score of 4-2 against “Reims,” he established a new record for “Lyon” scoring the most “Ligue 1” or “Division 1” goals in a single season for the club. André Guy previously held the record for Lyon with 25 “Division 1” goals during the 1968–1969 campaign.
He became the ‘Top Goal Scorer’ in Ligue 1 for the 2014–15 season after tallying 27 goals. In addition, he received the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year award that year.
On August 8, 2015, he agreed to a new contract with “Lyon” that would keep him with the team through 2019.
On October 29, 2016, Lyon defeated “Toulouse” 2-1 on the road to earning his 100th goal for the team.
On July 5, 2017, he transferred to “Arsenal” by agreeing to a rumored five-year contract. His transfer price is regarded as the highest ever paid to “Lyon,” with an initial sum of €53 million plus up to €7 million in hidden incentives.
On August 6, 2017, he played his first game for “Arsenal” against “Chelsea” in the “FA Community Shield.” To win the trophy, “Arsenal” defeated “Chelsea” 4-1 in a penalty shootout.
On August 11, 2017, he made his Premier League debut against Leicester City, which Arsenal won 4-3.
He maintained his exceptional play in the following two games, scoring against “Bournemouth” and “West Bromwich Albion” respectively. With this, he tied Brian Marwood’s record of scoring in each of Arsenal’s first three home league games (set in September 1988).
On April 3, 2007, he played for France’s under-16 national football team in a game against Cameroon that ended in a 2-0 victory. This was part of the “Montaigu Tournament.” Later, he participated in all of France’s national youth teams.
On May 4, 2008, Lacazette scored the second goal as France defeated the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in a group-stage match of the “UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship” that year. However, in the championship game on May 16, 2008, the France U17 squad suffered a 4-0 defeat to Spain.
On July 30, 2010, France defeated Spain 2-1 to claim its second “UEFA European Under-19 Championship” crown. In the 85th minute, Lacazette scored the game-winning goal.
By winning the 2010 “UEFA European Under-19 Championship,” France was able to qualify for the 2011 “FIFA U-20 World Cup,” and Lacazette was included in the roster of 21 French players.
Although France finished fourth in the 2011 “FIFA U-20 World Cup,” Lacazette, lvaro Vázquez, and Henrique Almeida were three of the tournament’s best scorers with five goals each. Additionally, he received the “Bronze Shoe.”
On June 5, 2013, during a friendly match against Uruguay at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, he made his senior international debut for the French national football team.
On March 29, 2015, he scored his first goal for his country while playing for France against Denmark in a friendly match that France won 2-0.
Personal Legacy & Life
This talented striker doesn’t seem to be in the mood to talk about his personal life right now. Although he has been spotted in Hampsted, London, with his girlfriend, Lacazette has largely succeeded in keeping his personal life a secret.
Alexandre Lacazette’s net worth
He is a French professional footballer who has a $19 million net worth. He allegedly signed a five-year deal with Arsenal in 2017 for an initial sum of $56.8 million plus bonuses worth up to $7.5 million.