Clément Simonin

Clément Simonin (born 1 July 1991) is a French retired footballer who last played as a defender for Concarneau.

Clément Simonin
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991
Place of birth Ploemeur, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Concarneau
Youth career
2003–2010 Lorient
2011–2012 Lander Bearcats
2013–2014 NC State Wolfpack
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Carolina Dynamo 24 (0)
2014 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 8 (0)
2015 Toronto FC II 1 (0)
2015–2016 Toronto FC 2 (0)
2015–2016Toronto FC II (loan) 11 (0)
2017–2018 Concarneau 1 (0)
2017–2018 Concarneau II 10 (0)
2019– US Bretons de Paris 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:47, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Career

Youth

Simonin was a member of FC Lorient from ages 12–19, making it to the club's reserve squad before being cut.[1] Before his 12 he played for AL Ploemeur.

College and amateur

Simonin spent the first two seasons of his college career at Lander University where he made a total of 32 and tallied two goals and three assists. He also helped lead the Bearcats to a Peach Belt Conference regular season title in 2012. After two seasons with the Bearcats, he transferred to North Carolina State University. In his first season with the Wolfpack, he made 17 appearances and finished the year with four goals and one assist. In his senior season, he made only seven appearances due to injury.

During his time in college, Simonin also played in the PDL for Carolina Dynamo and Seattle Sounders FC U-23.[2][3][4]

Professional

On 15 January 2015, Simonin was taken ninth overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC. He was one of three players selected by the Reds in the first round.[5] He ended up signing with USL affiliate club Toronto FC II on 12 March.[6] He made his professional debut for the club on 21 March against the Charleston Battery.[7] After his debut, with a rash of injuries to Toronto FC's defense, Simonin was signed to an MLS deal on 27 March.[8] He went on to make his professional Major League Soccer debut on 29 March against Real Salt Lake. He was injured in that game, and as a result has only played in one other game for Toronto FC, who declined in contract option at the end of the 2016 season.[9]

Simonin joined Concarneau in the summer 2017.[10]

As of July 1, 2018, Simonin is retired.

References

  1. Carlisle, Jeff. "Clement Simonin's long, surprising journey to Toronto". ESPN FC. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. "2012 Carolina Dynamo stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. "2013 Carolina Dynamo stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. "2014 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. "Reds make splash in MLS SuperDraft". TorontoFC.ca. Toronto FC staff. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  6. "Toronto FC II announces signing of eight players". TorontoFC.ca. Toronto FC staff. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  7. Hylton, Kamal (21 March 2015). "Match Recap: TFC II vs. Charleston".
  8. "Toronto FC Sign Clement Simonin". 27 March 2015.
  9. Press, ,Neil Davidson, The Canadian. "Toronto FC defender Clement Simonin thankful injury roller-coaster is over". www.montrealgazette.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  10. CLÉMENT SIMONIN S'ENGAGE AVEC L'US CONCARNEAU‚ newsouest.fr, 7 June 2017
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