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Dimitri Payet Biography

Florent Dimitri Payet is a French football player of Réunionnais heritage who currently plays for French club Lille in Ligue 1. His profile is that of a as an attacking midfielder and a winger. After three years of development training, moved to one of the best clubs on the island, JS Saint-Pierroise. After only a year at Saint-Pierroise, Payet was signed by professional club Le Havre in metropolitan France. He spent only a year and a half at Excelsior playing in the Réunion Premier League before being signed in January 2005 by Nantes. Payet signed a two-year amateur deal with the club, however, Nantes were given the option of terminating the contract after six months. In the 2005–06 season, Payet quickly established himself as one of the best players on the reserve team. He impressed the team with his statistics. He played in 22 matches scoring six goals. , Payet made his first professional start on 9 September 2006 in a league match against Lille. Following Nantes' relegation, Pyet moved to Saint Etienne after agreeing to a four-year contract with the club ahead of the 2007–08 season. He made his club debut on 4 August 2007 in a 1–1 draw with Monaco. He scored his first league goal for the club on 29 September 2008 in a 1–1 draw with Bordeaux netting the opener. In December 2008, he scored the game-winning goal against his former club Le Havre. On 29 August 2010, Payet scored his first professional hat-trick in a 3–1 victory over Lens. On 25 September, Payet delivered a perfect free-kick goal in the team's Derby du Rhône match against Lyon, whixch was only goal in the team's upset victory. For his performances, Payet was awarded the UNFP Player of the Month award for September. In 2011, he joined Lille on a four year contract for €9 million.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Dimitri Payet
Nationality France
Position Midfielder
Last Club West Ham
Shirt Number 27
Career
Clubs
West Ham Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Olympique Marseille Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Olympique Marseille Jan 2017 - Present
AS Saint-Étienne Aug 2007 - Jul 2011
Lille OSC Métropole Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
FC Nantes Aug 2005 - Jun 2007
AS Saint-Étienne II Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
National
France Jan 2010 - Nov 2017
Stats
Clubs
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West Ham
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016/2017 Premier League 18 2 6 2 0 1515
League Cup 3 1 0 0 0 210
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 32
2015/2016 Premier League 30 9 12 3 0 2573
FA Cup 6 3 2 1 0 503
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 57
UEFA Europa League 1 0 0 1 0 90
Total 60 15 20 7 0 4980
Olympique Marseille
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Olympique Marseille
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AS Saint-Étienne
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Lille OSC Métropole
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FC Nantes
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AS Saint-Étienne II
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National
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France
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 8 2 2 0 0 455
2016 France European Championship 7 3 2 0 0 506
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 1 0 0 0 0 61
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 2 0 0 0 0 31
Total 18 5 4 0 0 1053

Dimitri Payet Latest News & Articles

No more a transfer "window"?
No more a transfer "window"?
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5 contenders for PFA Young Player of the Year
5 contenders for PFA Young Player of the Year
We take a look at five likely contenders for winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award in England.
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 7th April 2017
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 7th April 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.
Top 10 free-kick takers in Europe
Top 10 free-kick takers in Europe
We rank the top 10 free-kick takers in Europe at the moment
EPL 2016/17: Dimitri Payet still one of league's best creators in spite of leaving in January
EPL 2016/17: Dimitri Payet still one of league's best creators in spite of leaving in January
Payet last played on 2 January and led the table until last weekend
10 footballers hated by their own fans
10 footballers hated by their own fans
Here we look at 10 footballers who were hated by the fans of the clubs they played at.
EPL 2016/17: Story of the season thus far
EPL 2016/17: Story of the season thus far
A look at how the Premier League campaign has unfolded.
EPL 2016/17: Top 5 off-field mistakes of the season so far
EPL 2016/17: Top 5 off-field mistakes of the season so far
From managerial appointments to player transfers, the list goes on.
'I used to p*** people off when I wanted' - The story of flawed genius Dimitri Payet
'I used to p*** people off when I wanted' - The story of flawed genius Dimitri Payet
The France international star is back in his homeland after a career in which he has been perhaps the greatest obstacle to its success
Transfer News and Rumours of the Day: 30th January, 2017
Transfer News and Rumours of the Day: 30th January, 2017
If today's rumours had their way, you and I would never look at the Premier League and La Liga the same way again.
There’s no loyalty in football and the Dimitri Payet saga proves it once again
There’s no loyalty in football and the Dimitri Payet saga proves it once again
Loyalty in football does not exist. It never has and it never will.
5 teams that sell their star players and still do well
5 teams that sell their star players and still do well
Some European clubs overcome the loss of players adroitly and maintain their status in their respective leagues.
Five players to replace Dimitri Payet at West Ham
Five players to replace Dimitri Payet at West Ham
Dimitri Payet's future at West Ham seems to be up in the air. Here are five possible replacements of the gifted Frenchman.
SK Power Ranking: Top 10 EPL attackers, Gameweek 22
SK Power Ranking: Top 10 EPL attackers, Gameweek 22
We take a look at the top 10 attackers in the Premier League after the completion of Gameweek 22.
Transfer Rumour: Manchester United and Arsenal make enquiries for Dimitri Payet
Transfer Rumour: Manchester United and Arsenal make enquiries for Dimitri Payet
Both the sides will have to bid in excess of 30 million to convince the Hammers to sell their star player.
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