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Alphonse Areola - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
1
 
First name:
Alphonse
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Areola
 
Playing Position:
Goalkeeper
 
Nationality:
France
 
Date of Birth:
Saturday, 27 February 1993
 
Place of Birth:
Paris, France
 
 
Player description
On Wednesday 9th September 2020 the Club announced the signing of Alphonse Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, with an option to make the deal permanent.

The goalkeeper arrived in SW6 with an enviable CV having won the World Cup with France, while he has also won domestic titles both in his homeland and Spain.

Born in Paris, Areola was signed by PSG at a young age, before spending time at the illustrious Clairefontaine football centre.

He made his senior debut for the club in their 2012/13 title winning season, in a side which featured the likes of David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Areola spent the subsequent three seasons out on loan, enjoying success with each team that he represented.

First he helped Lens win promotion from Ligue 2 and was subsequently named as the division’s best goalkeeper, before seeing Bastia to a respectable mid-table finish in Ligue 1 and a runner-up spot in the French equivalent of the League Cup.

2015/16 saw Areola move to Spain where he played a significant role in what was a fantastic year for Villarreal. In addition to finishing fourth in La Liga, they also reached the Semi-Final of the UEFA Europa League.

That form saw him return to Paris, where he soon established himself as the club’s first choice goalkeeper, going on to add two more Ligue 1 winner’s medals to his collection in 2018 and 2019.

He started 2019/20 as PSG’s first choice, before the arrival of Keylor Navas saw him move to Real Madrid on loan as part of the deal. He featured nine times during his spell at the Bernabeu, as Real won La Liga for the first time in three years.

Having represented France at every age group – during which time he collected an Under-20 World Cup winner’s medal – Areola made his debut for the senior side in 2018.

He was also a member of Les Bleus squad which was triumphant at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. br/>
Source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Paris Saint-Germain
 
Transferred in date:
Wednesday, 09 September 2020
 
Transferred in value:
Loan
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
Playing information
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