Laurent Koscielny (born 10 September 1985) is a French footballer who plays as a defender for Arsenal and the French national team. He primarily plays as a center back but he can also play as a right back, a position where he started his career. He is described as an aggressive, strong, quick and ball-playing defender.Koscielny was born in the city of Tulle and began his football career playing for a host of amateur and youth clubs such as Brive, Tulle Corrèze and Limoges. In 2001, he moved to Brittany in northwestern France to play for professional club Guingamp.In 2007, Koscielny joined Tours for an undisclosed fee to play in the third tier of the French league in 2007 and enjoyed promotion with his new side before being named in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season the following campaign. On 16 June 2009, newly promoted Ligue 1 side Lorient signed Koscielny on a four-year contract for around €1.7 million. He quickly established himself as a starter.His performances caught the eye of Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and Arsenal confirmed the signing on 7 July 2010 and Koscielny was handed the club’s number 6 shirt. Arsenal fans voted Laurent Koscielny as Arsène Wenger’s most effective signing of 2010–11 following an impressive debut campaign. Koscielny was called up to the French national team on 4 February 2011. Prior to his call up for France, Koscielny was also eligible to play for Poland, as a result of his family roots. In the 1–1 draw against Southampton on 1 January 2013, Koscielny made his hundredth appearance for Arsenal.Laurent Koscielny the one big name in the football field today and one of the most successful defender player in the Arsenal squad he is always the squad highlight. Laurent Koscielny Played most of his career at Arsenal and looking for the trophies in 2013. Lets see what will he bring in 2014. There are huge exception from him by Arsene Wenger .
Laurent Koscielny Salary – Net Worth – Total Earnings
|Full name||Laurent Koscielny|
|Date of birth||10 September 1985 (age 28)|
|Place of birth||Tulle, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:26, 19 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:13, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Salary : 2.6 Million GBP (2012)
Wife : Claire Koscielny
National Team / Current Club : France , Arsenal
Players Age : 28 Year Old
Arsenal Appearances : 94 Matches – 6 Goals
France Appearances : 14 Matches – Nil Goals
Total Career Titles :
- Football League Cup: 2010–11 – Runner Up
- Ligue 2 Team of the Year: 2009