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Aymeric Laporte

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Name
A. Laporte
Full name
Aymeric Laporte
Date of birth
27 May 1994 (age 26)
Birth country
France
Birth place
Agen
Nationality
France
Height
191 cm
Weight
86 kg
Position
Defender
Current team
Current transfer fee
€ 60.000.000 / Max € 60.000.000

Biography and family

Biography

Aymeric Jean Louis Gerard Alphonse Laporte; born 27 May 1994) is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Manchester City. After joining Athletic Bilbao in 2010 at the age of 16, he became only the second French player – after Bixente Lizarazu – to play for them, going on to make 220 competitive appearances for the club and score ten goals. In January 2018, he signed for Manchester City. Laporte won 51 caps for France at youth level.

Career

Club career

Athletic Bilbao

Laporte was born in Agen, Aquitaine and is of Basque descent through his great-grandparents. He started playing football and rugby at the age of five, and began his development at SU Agen Football. In 2009 he was invited to join Athletic Bilbao after being scouted, prompting debate over whether his signing met the criteria of their policy due to his tenuous links to the Basque region; by arrangement with the club, he spent a season with Aviron Bayonnais FC as he was too young to move outside France at the time. Laporte arrived in Bilbao formally in 2010, joining Athletic’s youth setup at Lezama and going on to play for its farm and reserve teams. On 28 November 2012 he was given his debut with the main squad by manager Marcelo Bielsa, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 away win against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. for the season’s UEFA Europa League. Laporte made his first La Liga appearance on 9 December 2012, appearing one minute in a 1–0 home win over Celta de Vigo. He was inserted in the starting XI the following week, helping the Lions to the same result at RCD Mallorca, and was definitely promoted to the first team shortly after, signing a new contract until 2015; on 14 January 2013, he was given the number 4 jersey previously worn by Ustaritz, and late in the month he renewed his contract, running until 2016 and with a €27.5 million release clause. Laporte became an undisputed starter under new coach Ernesto Valverde, also being deployed as left back on occasion. He scored his first goal as a professional on 28 October 2013, netting the game’s only at Getafe CF. At the end of the campaign, he was voted into the La Liga Team of the Year by the reporters of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional. In June 2015, Laporte extended his link until 2019 with a release clause of €50 million. After losing the final of the Copa del Rey to FC Barcelona, he played both legs of the year’s Supercopa de España triumph against the same opposition, Athletic’s first silverware for 31 years. On 13 June 2016, Laporte renewed his contract until 2020, with his buyout clause rising to an initial €65 million.

Manchester City

Near the end of the winter transfer window of January 2018, Laporte signed for Manchester City for a reported fee of £57 million (his contractual release clause amount and a record-breaking figure for both clubs). He was given the number 14 jersey, while Athletic immediately spent around half of the fee on Iñigo Martínez as a replacement. He made his Premier League debut the following day, playing the entire 3–0 home win against West Bromwich Albion. Laporte scored his first goal for City on 25 August 2018, equalising against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 1–1 away draw.

National career

Laporte represented France at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels, captaining each side. He was part of the under-19 team that came runners-up to Serbia in the 2013 UEFA European Championship in Lithuania, and was selected in the Team of the Tournament. On 24 March 2016, in a 2017 European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Scotland in Angers, Laporte was stretchered off with a fracture and dislocation to his right fibula and ankle, concluding his season prematurely. Previously, in October 2015, he stated that he would consider representing Spain if rejected by France for UEFA Euro 2016. In August 2016, at the behest of new national manager Julen Lopetegui, Laporte began the process of making himself eligible for Spain. A month later, he was called up to the senior France squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and the Netherlands in October, and stated he had decided not to apply for Spanish nationality with the continued aim of playing for France. He did not take part in either match.

Awards and achievements

Awards
x 2 Premier League (Winner) 2018/2019, 2017/2018
x 1 Premier League (2nd Place) 2019/2020
x 1 FA Cup (Winner) 2018/2019
x 1 Copa del Rey (2nd Place) 2014/2015
x 3 League Cup (Winner) 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
x 2 Community Shield (Winner) 2019/2020, 2018/2019
x 1 Super Cup (Winner) 2015/2016
x 1 UEFA U19 Championship (2nd Place) 2013 Lithuania
x 1 Premier League Asia Trophy (2nd Place) 2019
Achievenements
x 1 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament 2013
x 1 La Liga Team of the Year 2013–14
x 1 PFA Team of the Year 2018–19 Premier League

Statistics

Club statistics
League Season Club Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
Premier League 2020/2021 Manchester City Manchester City 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
Premier League 2019/2020 Manchester City Manchester City 15 1 0 1104 1/0/0
Premier League 2018/2019 Manchester City Manchester City 35 3 3 3057 3/0/0
Premier League 2017/2018 Manchester City Manchester City 9 0 0 807 1/0/0
La Liga 2017/2018 Athletic Club Athletic Club 19 0 1 1710 5/0/0
La Liga 2016/2017 Athletic Club Athletic Club 33 2 0 2866 10/0/0
La Liga 2015/2016 Athletic Club Athletic Club 26 3 1 2213 8/1/1
La Liga 2014/2015 Athletic Club Athletic Club 33 0 0 2960 11/1/0
La Liga 2013/2014 Athletic Club Athletic Club 35 2 0 2947 5/1/0
La Liga 2012/2013 Athletic Club Athletic Club 15 0 0 1203 6/1/1
Segunda B 2012/2013 Athletic Club II Athletic Club II 8 0 0 633 1/0/0
League Season Club Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
League Cup 2020/2021 Manchester City Manchester City 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
FA Cup 2019/2020 Manchester City Manchester City 2 0 0 180 0/0/0
League Cup 2019/2020 Manchester City Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
League Cup 2018/2019 Manchester City Manchester City 1 0 0 46 0/0/0
FA Cup 2018/2019 Manchester City Manchester City 4 0 0 281 1/0/0
League Cup 2017/2018 Manchester City Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
FA Cup 2017/2018 Manchester City Manchester City 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
Copa del Rey 2017/2018 Athletic Club Athletic Club 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
Copa del Rey 2016/2017 Athletic Club Athletic Club 4 0 0 360 1/0/0
Copa del Rey 2015/2016 Athletic Club Athletic Club 5 2 0 450 1/0/0
Copa del Rey 2014/2015 Athletic Club Athletic Club 7 0 0 540 3/0/0
Copa del Rey 2013/2014 Athletic Club Athletic Club 3 0 0 270 1/0/0
Copa del Rey 2012/2013 Athletic Club Athletic Club 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
League Season Club Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
UEFA Champions League 2020/2021 Manchester City Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 Manchester City Manchester City 3 0 0 213 0/0/0
Club Friendlies 2019 Manchester City Manchester City 2 0 0 155 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2018/2019 Manchester City Manchester City 10 2 0 882 1/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2017/2018 Manchester City Manchester City 3 0 0 270 0/0/0
UEFA Europa League 2017/2018 Athletic Club Athletic Club 10 1 0 900 1/0/0
Club Friendlies 2017 Athletic Club Athletic Club 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
UEFA Europa League 2016/2017 Athletic Club Athletic Club 6 0 0 540 2/0/0
Club Friendlies 2016 Athletic Club Athletic Club 1 0 0 90 0/0/0
UEFA Europa League 2015/2016 Athletic Club Athletic Club 12 0 0 1080 2/0/0
UEFA Europa League 2014/2015 Athletic Club Athletic Club 2 0 0 180 0/0/0
UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Athletic Club Athletic Club 7 0 0 630 1/0/0
UEFA Europa League 2012/2013 Athletic Club Athletic Club 2 0 0 180 0/0/0
National statistics
League Season National team Apps Goals Assists Min. played Cards (Y/S/R)
WC Qualification Europe 2018 France France 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
Friendlies 2017 France France 0 0 0 0 0/0/0
Friendlies 2016 France France 0 0 0 0 0/0/0