Francis Coquelin - Bio, Net Worth, Family, Age, Facts, Height, Career
Francis Joseph Coquelin is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for the Spanish club Villarreal. He is excellently known as Francis Coquelin. He made his professional debut in 2008 for the English Premier League's Arsenal, also seeing time with Lorient on loan. In 2018, he began playing for Valencia. He has also featured for Lorient, SC Freiburg, and Charlton Athletic in his career. Coquelin's youth career began in 2000 for AS du Bourny and he played for France's youth national teams. He is a France youth international having earned caps for the under-17s, under-18s, under-19s, under-20s, and under-21s. Francis has also gained a lovely fan base on his social media as he has earned more than 63.9k followers on his Instagram account.
Francis Coquelin Famous For
- Being a French professional footballer.
- For playing as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Villarreal.
What Nationality is Francis Coquelin?
Francis Coquelin stepped for the very first time into the world on 13th May 1991 in Laval, France. His real name is Francis Joseph Coquelin and his nationality is French. He came from a mixed ethnic background. Similarly, his religious belief is in the Christian religion and his race is black. Francis has celebrated his 30th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Taurus. He is the son of his father, Victor Copps, and his mother Geraldine Copps. He also has one sibling named August Coppola.
Francis Coquelin Football Career
- Francis Coquelin kicks off his football career playing for AS Laval Bourny before departing in 2005 for the biggest club in the commune, Stade Lavallois after which he played in a 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round qualification match against Israel.
- Francis joined Arsenal from Stade Lavallois following a successful trial with the club on 22nd July 2008 and played for the first team in Arsenal's pre-season matches against Barnet and Szombathelyi Haladas in the summer of 2008, and made his competitive first-team debut for Arsenal in a 6-0 win over Sheffield United on 23 September 2008.
- On 6th October 2008, he scored his first goal in an Arsenal shirt in a reserve match against Stoke City and made his first start for the first team against West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup third round on 22nd September 2009, playing 58 minutes before he was replaced by Mark Randall.
- He made a disappointing first FA Cup start in a 3-1 loss to Stoke City and was substituted in the second half for Aaron Ramsey.
- Francis opted for a move to Lorient on a loan deal that saw him play his football in France throughout the 2010-2011 season as he made his Lorient debut as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 home defeat to Nice on 14th August 2010.
- He scored his first goal in professional football as Lorient beat Rennes 2-1; he scored the winner from close range after Rennes goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez had spilled a Morgan Amalfitano long-range effort.
- He completed his loan with Lorient making 24 appearances in Ligue 1 and Sky Sports reported that Lorient manager Christian Gourcuff was keen to re-sign Coquelin as well as his Arsenal teammate Gilles Sunu on an additional year's loan.
Return to Arsenal
- Coquelin returned to Arsenal, and on 28th August 2011 after spending pre-season at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup with France and made his first-team league debut against Manchester United.
- He then made his second Premier League start for Arsenal in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur and made his UEFA Champions League debut for Arsenal in the 3-1 away defeat to Olympiacos on 6th December 2011.
- He signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal on 10th January 2012 and got his first assist for Arsenal in the 7-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers.
- He received a new squad number, moving from 39 to 22 at the start of the 2012-2013 season, and made his first start of the season in the 6-1 home win against Southampton, playing 67 minutes before being replaced by Aaron Ramsey.
- He was awarded Arsenal.com's Man of the Match for his performance in the 2-0 home loss against Schalke 04 on 25th October 2012.
- Arsenal announced on 5th July 2013 that Francis would be loaned to SC Freiburg for the 2013-2014 season as he scored his first goal at the first-team level in a 2-1 win over Slovan Liberec in the UEFA Europa League in November 2013.
- He joined Championship side Charlton Athletic on 3rd November 2014 for a month's loan and made his debut a day later coming off the bench in Charlton's 2-2 away draw with Leeds United at Elland Road.
- He was selected to start a Premier League match for the first time in 23 months as Arsenal beat West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on 28th December.
- Then he retained his place in the Arsenal team and performed impressively as the Gunners defeated champions Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on 18th January 2015.
- As well, he was selected to start in the 2015 FA Cup Final on 30th May, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium.
- He also played in the season's opening match, the 2015 FA Community Shield against Chelsea, which Arsenal won 1-0.
- He returned to training in mid-January 2016, and made his return to the first team on 30th January, playing from the start in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Burnley in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
- Coquelin signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 12th January 2017.
- Francis signed a contract with the Spanish La Liga club Valencia for a reported fee of €14 million on 11th January 2018 and scored the third goal of his career and his first for Valencia on 17 February the same year, against Malaga in the 80th minute from a corner.
- Coquelin signed for fellow Spanish club Villarreal on 12th August 2020, for a reported €13 million, on a four-year deal.
- Francis Coquelin is a France youth international having earned caps for the under-17s, under-18s, under-19s, under-20s, and under-21s.
- He played a key role in France winning the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, starting four of France's five matches.
- He skipped past three challenges and slipped a pass-through for Cedric Bakambu to score the winning goal and put France into the final in the semi-final against Croatia.
- He and former Arsenal teammate Gilles Sunu were named in France's under-20s' final 21-man squad that competed at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
- Later he received his first red card at the under-21 level in the 2-1 defeat to Slovakia; he was shown a straight red card after a challenge on Filip Kiss.
Awards and Achievements
- FA Youth Cup: 2008-2009
- FA Cup: 2014-2015, 2016-2017
- FA Community Shield: 2015
- Copa del Rey: 2018-2019
- UEFA Europa League: 2020-2021
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2010
Who is Francis Coquelin dating?
Francis Coquelin is an unmarried footballer. There is not much about his personal relation and girlfriend as he always maintains a distance in his private life and media. He's in fact got a lot going on for him career-wise, so probably he does not have much time left for relationships and all. So we can surely assume that Francis is currently living a single life. Concerning his sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is Francis Coquelin's net worth?
Francis Coquelin has a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2022 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary which is around 716,000 GBP per year. With his calm and easy-going personality, he is expected to get more popular in the coming years. In addition, his major source of income is from his football career and he is sincere in his work.
How tall is Francis Coquelin?
Francis Coquelin is 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) tall and his body weighs around 74 kg. He has dark brown hair and eye color. Moreover, his body build type is athletic.
Trivias About Francis Coquelin You Need To Know.
- He made his professional debut in 2008 for the English Premier League's Arsenal, also seeing time with Lorient on loan.
- In 2018, he began playing for Valencia.
- His youth career began in 2000 for AS du Bourny.
- He played for France's youth national teams.
- Arsene Wenger became his manager in 2008 when he joined Arsenal's senior club.