|Intro||French association football player|
|Is|| Athlete |
Association football player
|Birth||16 January 1998, Kourou, Canton of Kourou, arrondissement of Cayenne, French Guiana|
Odsonne Édouard (born 16 January 1998), is a French professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Internationally, he represents the France national under-19 team.
Édouard joined the club’s youth academy in 2011. On 27 April 2016, he signed a professional contract with Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 side, after playing for their reserve team during the 2015–2016 campaign. He made his professional debut with PSG’s first-team squad as an unused substitute at the 2016 International Champions Cup. Six days after being an unused substitute, he came on in the 79th minute against Leicester, scoring a goal in his official debut. He sealed PSG’s victory by making it 4–0 in the closing minutes of their last International Champions Cup game. Paris Saint-Germain’s American and European championship resulted from this win over Leicester.
On 8 August 2016, Édouard joined Toulouse on a season-long loan. He made his debut for Toulouse on 14 August 2016 against Marseille replacing Issiaga Sylla after 74 minutes in a 0–0 away draw. Édouard scored his first professional goal on 19 November against Metz, scoring a consolation goal late in added time in a 2–1 home loss.
At the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, Édouard was crowned as the Golden Player and the top goalscorer after scoring the game-winning goal in the final against Germany.
On 30 March 2017, Édouard was suspected of having shot at a passer-by with an airsoft gun on 11 February, injuring him in the head. This resulted in him being interrogated and his loan being prematurely terminated by Toulouse. It was later revealed that his teammate, Mathieu Cafaro, had confessed and admitted to being the one who had fired the “gun”.
(Correct as of 14 January 2017)
- UEFA Youth League Runner-up: 2015–16
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2015
- UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Golden Player: 2016
- UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Top Scorer: 2016