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Dimitri Payet

BornMarch 29, 1987

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.
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