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Jérémy Toulalan Player Profile

Jérémy Toulalan Player Profile
Jérémy Toulalan
Date of Birth:Sep 10, 1983 (Age 33)
Place of Birth:Nantes
Nationality: France
Height:184 cm.
Weight:78 Kg.
Position:Midfielder
Squad Number:-
Jeremy Toulalan - Lyon
Toulalan is not a flashy player, but as a defensive midfielder plays an essential part in the system of coach Raymond Domenech. He plays in front of the defenders and does plenty of pressing to regain possession of the ball in centre of the pitch. He does the same job at Lyon with much success.

He is not very quick, but very tough, similar to AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso, but with more technical skill. He developed his football skills at FC Nantes like Marseille boss Didier Deschamps, a player who was very similar. Do not count on Toulalan to score a goal though, that is not among his talents. He has had to play right-back and central defender this season at OL due to injuries on the defensive side. He has been proficient in central defense and he can be a solution in case of emergencies in that position. Toulalan is the player who performs the hard work in midfield and deserves a lot of credit for his energy and devotion to the team.


Did you know?

Toulalan had only played for two clubs in his all career at 27 (Nantes and Lyon). A rarity in professional football.


Awards and Honours

French Ligue 1 champion (2008)
Peace Cup winner (2007)
French Cup (2008)