Florent Mollet

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Florent Mollet
Personal information
Full name Florent Mollet
Date of birth (1991-11-19) 19 November 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Montpellier
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Dijon 75 (4)
2015–2016 Créteil 36 (11)
2016–2018 Metz 47 (7)
2018– Montpellier 60 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2020

Florent Mollet (born 19 November 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Montpellier HSC.

He made his professional debut for Dijon in Ligue 2 in 2012, and three years later joined fellow league team Créteil. In his only season for the latter, he scored 11 goals, but the team suffered relegation and he moved on to Metz in Ligue 1. Two years later, after his club was again relegated, he moved to Montpellier.

Career[edit]

Dijon[edit]

Born in Fontaine-lès-Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Mollet began his career at local team Dijon. His first senior call-up was as an unused substitute on 20 May 2012, as his team concluded the Ligue 2 season with a 5–0 loss at Rennes.

He made his first appearance on 27 July, as the subsequent campaign began with a 1–0 win over Guingamp at the Stade Gaston Gérard. As a substitute, he scored in a penalty shootout on 7 August, as Dijon won at Châteauroux in the first round of the Coupe de la Ligue. On 11 January 2013, he scored his first goal, opening a 3–0 home win over Le Mans.[1]

Mollet totalled four goals in 36 games in his first season, but did not scored in 39 league games for the rest of his time at the club. However, he scored seven goals in four games of the 2014–15 Coupe de France, including hat-tricks in consecutive away wins at Vichy[2] (9–0) and 3 Rivières (6–1).[3] On 4 January 2015, in the last 64 of the competition away to Ligue 1 team Caen, he scored the extra-time winner in a 3–2 victory.[4]

Creteil[edit]

On 17 June 2015, Mollet and fellow midfielder Guillaume Loriot joined fellow Ligue 2 team Créteil.[5] He made his debut on 31 July, starting as they began the season with a 1–0 win at fellow Île-de-France team Red Star. He scored a career-best 11 goals in 36 games for Les Béliers who were nonetheless relegated.[6]

Metz[edit]

On 27 June 2016, Mollet was the seventh player signed by Metz ahead of their return to Ligue 1, signing a three-year deal with the club from Lorraine.[7] He made his top-flight debut on 13 August, starting and playing 70 minutes of a 3–2 home win over Lille OSC before being substituted for Ismaïla Sarr, having a 100% pass completion rate.[8] On 14 December, he scored his first goal for the club to open a 1–1 home draw against Toulouse in the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue, as his team advanced 11–10 on penalties.[9]

Having not scored at all in his first season at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, Mollet recorded his first top flight goal on 9 December 2017, opening a 1–1 home draw with Rennes.[10] He added six more over the campaign, including two in a 6–3 loss at Marseille on 2 February 2018,[11] as his team were relegated in last place.

Montpellier[edit]

On 11 July 2018, Mollet signed with Ligue 1 side Montpellier.[12] He scored on his debut on 18 August away to Amiens, opening a 2–1 win.[13] On 6 October, he was sent off in the first half of a 1–1 draw at Guingamp for sarcastically applauding the referee for booking him for a foul.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 September 2020[15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dijon 2012–13 Ligue 2 36 4 0 0 1 0 37 4
2013–14 22 0 1 0 1 0 24 0
2014–15 17 0 2 1 2 0 21 1
Total 75 4 3 1 4 0 82 5
Créteil 2015–16 Ligue 2 36 11 0 0 0 0 36 11
Metz 2016–17 Ligue 1 25 0 1 0 2 1 28 1
2017–18 22 7 2 0 2 0 26 7
Total 47 7 3 0 4 1 54 8
Montpellier 2018–19 Ligue 1 32 6 0 0 1 0 33 6
2019–20 Ligue 1 25 6 2 1 2 1 29 8
2020–21 Ligue 1 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 60 13 2 1 3 1 65 15
Career total 218 35 8 2 11 2 237 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dijon débute 2013 en écrasant Le Mans !" [Dijon start 2013 by crushing Le Mans!] (in French). Dijon Sport News. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. ^ "LE DFCO SE QUALIFIE POUR LE 8ÈME TOUR" [DIJON QUALIFY FOR THE 8TH ROUND] (in French). Dijon FCO. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. ^ Tarrisse, Christophe (7 December 2014). "Coupe de France : le DFCO élimine MOS, 6-1 (revoir les buts !)" [Coupe de France: DFCO eliminate MOS, 6–1 (see the goals again!)] (in French). Sports Bourgogne. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Résumé de match, Caen-Dijon (2-3 a.p.)" (in French). Goal.com. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Mollet (Dijon) et Loriot (Orléans) signent à Créteil" [Mollet (Dijon) and Loriot (Orléans) sign for Créteil] (in French). France Football. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Florent Mollet sur les tablettes d'Angers SCO" [Florent Mollet on Angers SCO's shortlist] (in French). Angers Info. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Transfert : Florent Mollet trois ans à Metz" [Transfer: Florent Mollet to Metz for three years]. L'Equipe (in French). 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  8. ^ "METZ ENFONCE UN PEU PLUS LILLE DANS SES DOUTES" [METZ SINK LILLE FURTHER INTO DOUBT] (in French). Football 365. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Metz élimine Toulouse de la Coupe de la Ligue au terme d'une séance de tirs au but interminable" [Metz eliminate Toulouse from the Coupe de la Ligue after a never-ending penalty shootout]. L'Equipe (in French). 14 December 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Ligue 1. Rennes arrache le nul à Metz" [Ligue 1. Rennes snatch draw at Metz]. Ouest-France (in French). 9 December 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Marseille 6-3 Metz". ESPN FC. PA Sport. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Florent Mollet à Montpellier (officiel)" [Florent Mollet to Montpellier (official)]. L'Equipe (in French). 11 July 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Skhiri strike seals points for Montpellier". Ligue 1. 18 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Football news - Jonathan Bamba brace lifts Lille closer to PSG at Ligue 1 summit". Eurosport. Reuters. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ "F. Mollet". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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