Stephy Mavididi

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Stephy Mavididi
Stephy Mavididi 2015 (crop).jpg
Mavididi playing for Arsenal U19s in 2015
Personal information
Full name Stephy Alvaro Mavididi[1]
Date of birth (1998-05-31) 31 May 1998 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Montpellier
Number 19
Youth career
Southend United
2011–2016 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Arsenal 0 (0)
2017Charlton Athletic (loan) 5 (0)
2017–2018Preston North End (loan) 10 (0)
2018Charlton Athletic (loan) 12 (2)
2018–2019 Juventus U23 32 (6)
2018–2020 Juventus 1 (0)
2019–2020Dijon (loan) 24 (5)
2020– Montpellier 13 (4)
National team
2015 England U17 9 (1)
2015 England U18 1 (0)
2016 England U19 5 (2)
2017– England U20 3 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:19, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:50, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Stephy Alvaro Mavididi (born 31 May 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for French club Montpellier.

Club career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Born in Derby,[3] Mavididi began his career at Southend United before joining Arsenal at the age of 13.[4] He turned professional with Arsenal in July 2015.[5]

Mavididi joined Charlton Athletic on loan on 31 January 2017 until the end of the season.[6] However, following an injury in his fifth game for the club, he returned to Arsenal on 1 March 2017, having made three starts and two substitute appearances.[7]

He signed on loan for Preston North End in August 2017.[8][9][10]

On 3 January 2018, it was announced by Arsenal that Mavididi had returned to the club and was then subsequently sent on loan with Charlton Athletic.[11] In his first game of his second loan spell at Charlton he scored his first goal in professional football in a 1–0 win over Oldham Athletic.[12] In February 2018 he suffered a hamstring injury.[13]

Juventus[edit]

After eight years with Arsenal,[14] in August 2018, he signed for Italian club Juventus.[15] He was initially signed as a reserve player, having been scouted by Giorgio Chiellini's brother, but soon began training with the first team.[14] On 13 April 2019, Mavididi made his senior Juventus debut in a 2–1 away loss against S.P.A.L. in Serie A.[14][16][17] In doing so he became the first English player since David Platt in 1992 to play for Juventus.[14] Juventus won the Serie A title in his first season, but Mavididi did not receive a winner's medal as he had not played in enough matches.[14] Shortly after the championship title was confirmed, Mavididi learned that his father had died.[14]

On 29 August 2019, he joined French club Dijon on loan.[18]

Montpellier[edit]

On 30 June 2020, Mavididi joined French club Montpellier in a permanent deal worth €6.3 million.[19]

International career[edit]

Mavididi was born in England and is of Congolese descent.[20] Mavididi has played for England at under-17 youth level, representing them at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship,[5] and the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[3] He has also played for England at under-18 and under-19 levels.[21]

Although he is eligible to play for the Congo national football team, Mavididi appeared to commit himself to England in December 2020, stating “my ultimate goal is to get into England’s senior team, but for now the best pathway is the Under-21s so I want to try and get into that squad”.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 December 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2016–17[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[12] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2016–17[23] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Preston North End (loan) 2017–18[12] Championship 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2017–18[12] League One 12 2 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 15 2
Juventus U23 2018–19[24] Serie C 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 6
Juventus 2018–19[24] Serie A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019–20[24] Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dijon (loan) 2019–20[24] Ligue 1 24 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 28 8
Montpellier 2020–21[24] Ligue 1 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Career total 97 17 4 3 1 0 3 0 105 20
  1. ^ One appearance in the EFL Trophy and two in the League One play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Profile". 11v11. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Profile". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Former Southend United youngster Stephy Mavididi makes £5.7million switch to Montpellier". Echo.
  5. ^ a b "STEPHY MAVIDIDI SIGNS FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT". The Football Association. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Stephy Mavididi: Arsenal striker joins Charlton Athletic on loan". BBC Sport. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ "INJURY UPDATE: Stephy Mavididi ruled out for rest of season". Charlton Athletic F.C. 1 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Stephy Mavididi: Preston North End sign Arsenal forward on loan". BBC Sport. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Stephy Mavididi Joins PNE On Season Long Loan". Preston North End F.C. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Stephy Mavididi joins Preston North End on loan". Arsenal F.C. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Stephy Mavididi joins Charlton until end of season". Arsenal F.C. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "Games played by Stephy Mavididi in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Stephy Mavididi: Charlton loanee suffers hamstring injury". BBC Sport. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Stephy Mavididi: Juventus' English striker on winning Serie A and selfies with Ronaldo". BBC Sport. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Stephy Mavididi signs for Juventus". Arsenal F.C. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Spal Juve 2-1: gol e highlights. Floccari rinvia la festa scudetto bianconera" (in Italian). Sport.Sky.it. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Juventus miss chance to seal eighth straight title with defeat at SPAL". 13 April 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  18. ^ "STEPHY MAVIDIDI REJOINT LE DFCO EN PRÊT". dfco.fr (in French). 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  19. ^ "OFFICIAL: Stephy Mavididi joins Montpellier". JuveFC. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Stephy Mavididi, une pépite entre la RD Congo et l'Angleterre - StarAfrica". 21 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  22. ^ "Montpellier's Stephy Mavididi: 'Training with Ronaldo helped me so much' | Montpellier | The Guardian". amp.theguardian.com. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Stephy Mavididi in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  24. ^ a b c d e Stephy Mavididi at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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