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Layvin Kurzawa
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Kurzawa with Paris Saint-Germain in 2019
Personal information
Full name Layvin Marc Kurzawa
Date of birth 4 September 1992 (1992-09-04) (age 29)
Place of birth Fréjus, France
Height 1.82 m
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current club Paris Saint-Germain
Number 20
Youth career
1996–2005 Stade Raphaëlois
2005–2007 Aix-en-Provence
2007–2010 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Monaco B 30 (5)
2010–2015 Monaco 75 (6)
2015– Paris Saint-Germain 106 (10)
National team
2010–2011 France U19 8 (0)
2013 France U20 2 (0)
2013–2014 France U21 5 (3)
2014– France 13 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

Layvin Marc Kurzawa (born 4 September 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team.

Kurzawa began his career at Monaco in 2010, and played 96 official games for the team, scoring eight goals. In 2015, he transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for €23 million.

Kurzawa made his senior international debut for France in 2014.

Club career

Monaco

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Kurzawa playing for Monaco in 2014

Kurzawa was born in Fréjus, France. He made his professional debut on 22 September 2010 in a Coupe de la Ligue third round match against Lens at the Stade Louis II. He started the match and played 65 minutes before being substituted in a 1–0 victory. Three days later he made his Ligue 1 debut, starting in a 1–2 defeat at Lorient. Kurzawa played four more league matches, all of them starts, as the season ended with relegation to Ligue 2; he was sent off on 1 May 2011 in a 1–1 draw at Saint-Étienne. He made four appearances as they returned to the top flight at the first attempt as champions.

Kurzawa established himself in the first team for the 2013–14 season, with 28 league appearances as Monaco finished runner-up to Paris Saint-Germain. He also scored five goals, the first of his professional career confirming a 2–0 win at Guingamp on 14 December 2013.

He 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.

Paris Saint-Germain

On 27 August 2015, Kurzawa joined Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for €23 million on a five-year contract. He made his debut on 11 September, coming on for Maxwell in the 67th minute of an eventual 2–2 draw with Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes. He scored his first goal for the team from the capital on 25 October, opening a 4–1 home win over Saint-Étienne when set up by Marco Verratti.

Kurzawa scored and assisted Javier Pastore on 6 August 2016 as PSG won the Trophée des Champions against Lyon with a 4–1 win in Klagenfurt, Austria. Six days later, he recorded the team's first league goal of the new season, the game's only against Bastia. On 8 March 2017, he scored an own goal in a 6–1 loss to Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League; as Unai Emery's team squandered a 4–0 advantage from the first leg.

On 31 October 2017, Kurzawa scored his first career hat-trick against Anderlecht in the Champions League group phase. Kurzawa became the first defender in modern Champions League history to achieve this feat in the competition.

On 29 June 2020, Kurzawa signed a four-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.

On 13 September, Kurzawa was one of many players involved in a brawl in Le Classique, which resulted in five red cards. Kurzawa was given a six match suspension for his actions.

International career

Kurzawa was born to a Guadeloupean father, and a Polish mother, and was approached to play for the Poland national team.

He was a French youth international and has earned caps with the under-19 team. On 14 October 2014, during the final leg of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs against Sweden, Kurzawa celebrated a goal for France by mocking the Swedish players with a salute. Shortly after, Sweden scored a goal and won the game 4–1, thus eliminating France from the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Sweden went on to win the tournament and the whole team celebrated by using Kurzawa's way of mocking.

On 14 November 2014, he made his full international debut, replacing Lucas Digne for the last 20 minutes of a 1–1 friendly draw with Albania in Rennes. Four days later, he made his first start, in a 1–0 friendly win over Sweden in Marseille, being substituted later on for Digne.

Kurzawa scored his first international goal on 1 September 2016, concluding a 3–1 friendly win over Italy at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monaco B 2010–11 CFA 11 1 11 1
2011–12 CFA 8 0 8 0
2011–12 CFA 11 4 11 4
Total 30 5 30 5
Monaco 2010–11 Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2011–12 Ligue 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 Ligue 2 8 0 1 0 3 0 12 0
2013–14 Ligue 1 28 5 1 0 0 0 29 5
2014–15 Ligue 1 27 0 2 0 2 0 8 0 39 0
2015–16 Ligue 1 3 1 3 2 6 3
Total 75 6 4 0 6 0 11 2 96 8
Paris Saint-Germain 2015–16 Ligue 1 16 3 4 0 4 0 1 0 25 3
2016–17 Ligue 1 18 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 26 3
2017–18 Ligue 1 20 2 1 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 28 5
2018–19 Ligue 1 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
2019–20 Ligue 1 14 1 5 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 25 1
2020–21 Ligue 1 19 1 2 0 5 0 1 0 27 1
Total 106 10 15 0 7 0 21 3 3 1 152 14
Career total 211 21 19 0 13 0 32 6 2 1 278 27

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2014 2 0
2016 4 1
2017 5 0
2019 2 0
Total 13 1
As of match played 25 March 2019. France score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kurzawa goal.
List of international goals scored by Layvin Kurzawa
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 1 September 2016 Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy 3  Italy 3–1 3–1 Friendly

Honours

Club

Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain

Individual

  • Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2013–14
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