Layvin Kurzawa is a French professional footballer who was born on 4th September 1992 in Frejus, France. Kurzawa plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team as a left back.
Kurzawa was approached to play for the Poland national team.However, he started his youth career at just 4 years of age with Stade Raphaelois until 2005 when he joined Aix-en-Provence.
In 2007, The French defender joined Monaco which was the crucial and turning point of his career and began his senior career at Monaco in 2010, and played 96 official games for the team, scoring eight goals. Kurzawa was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for €23 million, winning a treble in his first season.
Kurzawa made his full international debut for France on 14th November 2014, replacing Lucas Digne for the last 20 minutes of a 1-1 friendly draw with Albania in Rennes. Four days later, Kurzawa made his first start, being substituted later on for Digne, in a 1-0 friendly win over Sweden in Marseille.
On 1st September 2016, Kurzawa scored his first international goal concluding a 3–1 friendly win over Italy at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari.
Kurzawa made his debut for Monaco against Lens in a Coupe de la Ligue third round match at the Stade Louis II in September 2010.
Rise to Glory
Layvin came into limelight and rose to glory when he impressed everyone and caught the French national selectors attention to get a national call up in the under-19 category.
He got the opportunity to represent France in under-20 and under-21 until he made his senior team debut in 2014.
Kurzawa spent most of his career with Monaco and established himself in the first team for the 2013–14 season, with 28 league appearances as Monaco finished runner-up to Paris Saint-Germain where he also scored five goals.
Kurzawa scored in each leg of Monaco's 7–1 aggregate win over Young Boys in the third qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.
On 27 August 2015, Kurzawa joined Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for €23 million on a five-year contract and scored his first goal for the team on 25th October, opening a 4-1 home win over Saint-Etienne.
Kurzawa scored his first career hat-trick, against RSC Anderlecht in the Champions League group phase becoming the first defender in modern Champions League history to achieve this feat in the competition.
He helped Monaco with his defending skills to lift Ligue 2 in 2012-13 season.
He was also the part of Paris Saint-Germain squad when they lifted Ligue 1 in 2015-16 and he also helped PSG to lift Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Kurzawa scored and assisted Javier Pastore as PSG won the Trophee des Champions against Lyon with a 4-1 win in Klagenfurt, Austria and he was also part of the team when they lifted the same trophy the next year.