Euro Football Rumours
Bundesliga – 2017/2018
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|Pass success percentage||85,9|
|Aerial duels won per match||0,7|
|Man of the match||2|
|Tackles per match||0,5|
|Interceptions per match||0,3|
|Fouls per match||0,3|
|Offside won per match||0|
|Clearances per match||0|
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|Blocks per match||0|
|Key passes per match||1,0|
|Dribbles per match||2,6|
|Fouled per match||1,0|
|Offsides per match||0,1|
|Dispossessed per match||0,9|
|Passes per match||26,0|
|Crosses per match||0,5|
|Long balls per match||0,8|
|Through balls per match||0|
Kingsley Coman (born 13 June 1996) is a French footballer who plays as a forward or winger for Bayern Munich and the France national team. Trained at Paris Saint-Germain’s academy, Coman moved to Juventus in 2014 on the expiration of his contract, winning the Serie A and Coppa Italia in his first season in Italy. In August 2015, he transferred on loan to Bayern Munich, winning another double in his first season. he earned 39 caps and scored 11 goals in France’s youth teams, from under-16 to under-21 levels. He made his debut for the senior team in November 2015 and represented the nation at UEFA Euro 2016, in which they reached the final.
Born in Paris to parents from Guadeloupe, Coman began his career with US Sénart-Moissy in 2002, at the age of 6.
After two years with the club and the support of his father, he was scouted by Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he joined the youth academy in 2004. After nine years in the club’s youth system, Coman made his professional debut for PSG on 17 February 2013 against Sochaux, a 3–2 defeat. Coman came on as a substitute for Marco Verratti in the 87th minute. He is the youngest player to play for PSG at the age of 16 years, eight months and four days; PSG ended the season as league champions. On 3 August 2013, PSG won the Trophée des Champions, defeating Bordeaux 2–1 in Gabon. Coman played the final 16 minutes in place of Ezequiel Lavezzi.
On 7 July 2014, he signed a 5-year deal with Italian champions Juventus following the expiration of his contract with PSG. On 30 August 2014, he made his Serie A debut, starting in a 1–0 away win against Chievo, twice nearly scoring. On 15 January 2015, Coman scored his first professional goal in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia, against Hellas Verona in a 6–1 win. He was unused in the final on 20 May, a 2–1 extra-time win over Lazio. On 6 June, Coman appeared as a last-minute substitute for compatriot Patrice Evra in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final as Juventus were defeated 3–1 by Barcelona at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.
He started in the 2015 Supercoppa Italiana on 8 August at the Shanghai Stadium ahead of new signing Paulo Dybala, making way for him after an hour of the 2–0 win over Lazio. On 30 August 2015, Juventus approved a two-year loan deal for Coman to join German club Bayern Munich. Juventus manager, Max Allegri said in a press conference the same day, “Coman will be leaving the club. He wanted to go.”.
On 30 August 2015, he signed with Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Juventus for a fee of €7 million to be paid in two installments with an option to buy for a fee of an extra €21 million upon 30 April 2017, two months before the loan’s expiry. He was assigned the squad number 29. He made his debut on 12 September, replacing Arturo Vidal after 56 minutes of an eventual 2–1 Bundesliga win over FC Augsburg at the Allianz Arena. A week later, on his first start, he scored his first goal for his new club, in a 3–0 victory at Darmstadt 98. The following week, he netted again in a win of the same margin at Mainz 05. On 24 November, Coman scored his first Champions League goal in a 4–0 defeat of Olympiacos. He was runner-up to compatriot Anthony Martial of Manchester United for the 2015 Golden Boy, awarded to Europe’s best player under 21 years of age. On 12 March 2016, Coman recorded three assists in a 5–0 victory over Werder Bremen. Four days later, he came on as a 60th-minute substitute for Xabi Alonso, with Bayern trailing 0–2 in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, and assisted Thomas Müller’s 91st-minute equaliser, before scoring the final goal in extra time as Bayern won 4–2 (6–4 aggregate) against his parent club, Juventus. Coman was a 108th-minute substitute for Franck Ribéry in the 2016 DFB-Pokal final, which Bayern won against Borussia Dortmund on penalties for a double. It was his eighth club trophy before his 20th birthday.
Coman made only 25 appearances in all competitions during the season. He had problems with injuries and couldn’t force himself into the starting lineup like he did last season. Coman scored only two goals in his appearances. On 27 April 2017, it was announced that Bayern exercised their option to sign Coman, with the player signing a contract until 2020. During the season, he played a lesser role than under last season’s manager, Pep Guardiola. At the end of the season, Coman said in an interview with France Football, “I was perhaps in a position that suited me a bit better [under Guardiola]. I had fewer injuries too. I played more on the wing, and the coach asked me to take people on. That’s what I do best, it’s the essence of my game. This season [under Ancelotti], it’s a bit different, but a good player must be able to adapt to instructions and respect the choices of his coach.” In an interview with kicker on 29 May 2017, Coman said, “It was a complicated year for me. I thought about leaving Bayern.”
The 2017-18 season was an excellent one for Coman. He had played 32 matches, scored seven goals and provided another eight assists throughout all competitions until late February, when Coman suffered an ankle injury against Hertha Berlin on 24 February 2018. Coman suffered a partial tear of ligaments in his left ankle. The injury required a surgery that was performed several days later. On 19 May 2018, Coman returned from the ankle injury in the DFB-Pokal Final in Berlin in a loss against Eintracht Frankfurt. Coman came on as a substitute in the 70th minute. On 21 December 2017, Coman signed a contract extension at Bayern until 30 June 2023.
On 12 August 2018, Coman played the first competitive fixture of the season after coming on as a substitute and scored a goal in a 5–0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt as his side won the 2018 DFL-Supercup.
On 2 June 2014, aged just 17, he made his first appearance for the French under-21 team, starting in a 6–0 friendly victory against Singapore and scoring once in the match. On 5 November 2015, he was selected to the France senior squad for the first time to face Germany and England in friendlies. He made his debut eight days later at the Stade de France, coming on as a 69th-minute substitute for Anthony Martial in a 2–0 win over world champions Germany, overshadowed by shootings and explosions around the stadium. The following 29 March against Russia, in the first game at the venue since the attacks, Coman replaced Martial at half time and scored his first international goal when set up by Dimitri Payet, confirming a 4–2 win. In May 2016, Coman was named to national team manager Didier Deschamps’ 23-man France squad for UEFA Euro 2016, to be played on home soil. Following his performances throughout the tournament, as his nation reached the final, only to lose 1–0 to Portugal in extra-time, Coman was nominated for the Young Player of the Tournament Award, which ultimately went to Portugal’s Renato Sanches. Coman was one of eleven players that were put on standby for France’s squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Coman was not called up for the 2018 World Cup.
Style of play
Regarded as one of the most promising young players of his generation, Coman is a quick, talented and technically gifted winger, with good dribbling skills, vision, pace and acceleration. He is capable of playing on either flank, or even in the centre, as an offensive midfielder or as a striker. Although he is naturally right-footed, his preferred position is on the left, which allows him to beat opponents in one on one situations, cut into the centre onto his right foot, and either shoot on goal, create chances for teammates, or make attacking runs into the area. In 2015, Don Balón named him one of the 101 best young players in the world.
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