Alexandre Lacazette was born on May 28, 1991, in Lyon, France. He was born to a family of Guadeloupean who migrated to France seeking a better life.
Lacazette spent her childhood playing football. He started football training by joining a local club, Elan Sportif, in 1988. Little Lacazette had spent five years there before finally joining the Lyon academy.
Lacazette became part of the Lyon youth team in 2003. Together with Lyon, his dream was begun. He continued to play nicely until he made it into the first team.
Lacazette made her debut in the French League One when Lyon faced Auxerre on May 5, 2010. Because he started a pretty good start, in July of the same year he signed a three-year contract with Lyon.
Even so, Lacazette still often defended Lyon’s young team for various competitions. After being considered capable, Lacazette just started his professional contract on July 1, 2011.
Lacazette himself scored his first goal in the match against Sochaux. At that time, Lyon managed to win with a score of 2-1.
The 2010/11 season, Lacazette made his first debut in European competition. At that time, Lyon flew to Portugal to visit Benfica’s headquarters. But unfortunately, Lyon had to lose with a score of 4-3. While his first goal in European competition was scored on December 7 against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the final match of Group B where both teams must be willing to share the numbers.
The 2011/12 season, Lacazette helped Lyon won the French Cup competition as well as the French Super Cup. Because he was considered to be playing well, Lacazette made it into the NFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year list in the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons.
With great achievements, Lyon gave a contract extension to the Frenchman for the next two years. On October 5, 2014, Lacazette scored his first hat trick for Lyon after they were able to overthrow Lille 3-0.
Thanks to his perfect performance, Lacazette successfully won the UNFP Player of the Month award in December 2014, January 2015, and August 2016.
He managed to score a new record with Lyon after being able to score as many as 26 goals in the League competition in one season. This happened on April 26, 2015. The previous record had been done by Andre Guy who successfully scored 25 goals in the 1968/69 season.
In the 2014/15 season, Lacazette managed to become the top scorer of the Ligue One and was chosen as the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year.
On August 8, 2015, Lacazette, again, extended his contract with Lyon until 2019. A year later, he managed to score the 100th goal for Lyon after successfully beating Toulouse’s goal in Lyon’s 2-1 win.
Seeing the extraordinary potential shown by the Gemini man, Arsenal hijacked Lacazette with a dowry of around 53 million euros. This fee became the most expensive dowry in the history of the Lyon players’ contract.
Lacazette’s move to Queen Elizabeth was not an easy choice for him. He was labeled a traitor by Lyon supporters. Many fans were feeling hurt. Following this unpleasant treatment, Lacazette only accepted and considered the response of the supporters were reasonable.
Another problem was when Lacazette turned out to be easily nostalgic. He claimed to be a little difficult to adapt because he kept thinking of good memories while still in Lyon. Lacazette himself has never lived anywhere other than Lyon.
Knowing this, the Gunners supporters could only pray and continue to support this sharp attacker.
After officially joining the London cannon on July 6, 2017, Lacazette debuted on August 6 of the same year. At that time, Arsenal faced Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Arsenal managed to win with a score of 4-1 in the penalty shootout round.
For the Premier League debut, Lacazette entered the Arsenal squad which then won 4-3 against Leicester.
Lacazette continued to play nicely and was able to give a big influence to the attacking lines of the Gunners. He was called as Thierry Henry’s twin as he had a good solution.
Not only at club level, but Lacazette also played brilliantly when performing with the French national team. Debuting with the French national team U16, Lacazette continued to push up his skill to start his first match with the senior team on June 5, 2013, in a friendly match against Uruguay.
Until now, Lacazette is still being an Arsenal’s attacker.