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Florent Sinama Pongolle
Personal information
Full name Florent Stephane Sinama Pongolle
Date of birth October 20, 1984 (1984-10-20) (age 25)
Place of birth    Saint-Pierre, Réunion
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current club Sporting CP
Number 22
Youth career
Le Havre
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2001–2003
2003–2006
2006
2006–2008
2008–2009
2010–
Le Havre (loan)
Liverpool
Blackburn Rovers (loan)
Recreativo
Atlético Madrid
Sporting CP
41 0(7)
38 0(4)
10 0(1)
68 (22)
40 0(5)
1 0 (0)   
National team2
2002–2006
2008–
France U21
France
037 0(11)
01 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 20 December 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 1 February 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Florent Stephane Sinama Pongolle (born October 20, 1984 in Saint-Pierre, Réunion) is a French footballer who currently plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Mainly a striker who can also appear as a winger, pace and mobility are his best attributes.

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Club career

Sinama Pongolle was signed by Liverpool F.C. in 2001, along with his cousin Anthony Le Tallec, from Le Havre AC, by then manager Gérard Houllier, after impressive performances in both the European Under-16 Championship and the Under-17 World Championship. He was named player of the tournament as France won the latter competition, and would remain (as Le Tallec) two further years at Le Havre, loaned.

After his return, Sinama Pongolle appeared sporadically with the Reds, with some highlights however: coming from the bench against Olympiakos CFP and immediately equalizing for a 3–1 home win, in the club's victorious Champions League campaign (although he was left out of the squad for the final),[1] netting two goals in the third round of the 2005–06 FA Cup against Luton Town, as he helped Liverpool come from 3–1 down to a final score of 5–3, with the side finally emerging victorious in the tournament), and scoring in the 2005–06 Champions League 2–1 success at Real Betis, with a memorable chip from 20 yards.[2]

In January 2006, Sinama Pongolle was loaned to fellow Premier League side Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.[3] He scored once for the club, a 2–3 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.[4]

On August 30, 2006, Sinama Pongolle signed a one-year contract at Recreativo de Huelva,[5] with an option to sign on for a further two years. On May 4, 2007, the Andalusia outfit confirmed he signed a permanent deal until 2011, for a fee of 4 million (£2.7 m).[6] He was Recre's top goalscorer in his two seasons of play (12 and 10 respectively).

Sinama Pongolle signed a four-year contract with Atlético de Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of €10million (£8 m), on July 3, 2008.[7] Initially thought of as a backup to Diego Forlán and Sergio Agüero, he benefitted from an injury to the Uruguayan, netting four goals in his first five league appearances for the colchoneros, with braces against former side Recreativo and Getafe CF.

Later in his first season, injury and match bans to team captain Maxi Rodríguez saw him playing several games successfully at right winger, as Atlético once again finished fourth.

In the winter transfer market opening in 2010, Sinama Pongolle was transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal, for €6.500.000.[8]

International career

After his under-16 and 17 exploits, Sinama Pongolle made his under-21 debut on 21 August 2002. He was a part of the squad that participated in the 2006 European Championship, which took place from 23 May to 4 June in Portugal.[9] At the end of his four-year tenure with this category, he ranked first in caps (37) and goals (11).

Sinama Pongolle received his first senior cap on 14 October 2008, during a friendly match with Tunisia, in a 3–1 win.

Honours

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Team

Individual

Club statistics

Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Atlético Madrid 2008-09 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 5
Recreativo Huelva 2007-08 34 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 10
2006-07 34 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 35 12
Blackburn Rovers 2005-06 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Liverpool 2005-06 7 0 1 2 1 0 5 1 2 0 16 3
2004-05 16 2 1 0 4 1 4 1 0 0 25 4
2003-04 15 2 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 23 2
Le Havre 2002-03 31 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 6
2001-02 10 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 3
Total 184 39 8 3 8 2 12 2 3 0 215 46

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Simple English

Florent Sinama Pongolle
Personal information
Full name Florent Sinama Pongolle
Date of birth 20 October 1984 (1984-10-20) (age 26)
Place of birth    Saint-Pierre, Réunion
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Sporting Portugal
Number 22
Senior clubs
Years Club
2001-2003
2003-2006
2006
2006-2008
2008-2009
2010-
Le Havre
Liverpool
Blackburn Rovers (loan)
Recreativo Huelva
Atlético Madrid
Sporting Portugal
National team
2008 France

Florent Sinama Pongolle (born 20 October 1984) is a French football player. He plays for Sporting Portugal.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2001/02Le HavreDivision 21021011-123
2002/03Ligue 13152100-336
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2003/04LiverpoolPremier League152302030232
2004/05162104141254
2005/0670121051143
2005/06Blackburn RoversPremier League101000000101
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
2006/07Recreativo HuelvaLa Liga34120000003412
2007/0834100000003410
2008/09Atlético MadridLa Liga305000000305
2009/10100100
PortugalLeague Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup EuropeTotal
2009/10Sporting PortugalPortuguese Liga
CountryFrance 4173111-459
England 48552711227210
Spain 1082700000010827
Portugal 0000000000
Total 19739838212222546

International career statistics

[1]

France national team
YearAppsGoals
200810
Total10

References


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