Loic Remy

 

Name: Loic Remy
Squad number: 14
Nationality: French
Born: 2nd January, 1987, Rillieux-la-Pape, France
Height: 1.83m (6ft 0ins)
Weight: 82.1kg
Previous clubs: Lyon, Lens (loan), Nice, Marseille, Queens Park Rangers
Signed: August 2013
Newcastle United debut: 31st August, 2013 v Fulham (home), Premier League
Position: Striker

 

 

Loic Remy joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers on 5th August, 2013.

 

The French international front man was unveiled to Magpies' supporters before their pre-season friendly against Braga at St. James' Park, but had to wait a further three weeks before making his debut, as a second-half substitute against Fulham.

 

Remy's first goals didn't take long to follow as he netted a brace in a 3-2 home defeat against Hull City, and he went on to score five times in as many appearances by adding to that tally at Everton and Cardiff - twice.

 

 

Early Days

Remy joined Lyon's Academy at the age of 12 and progressed up through the ranks before signing his first professional contract in October 2006.

 

Just three days later he made his professional debut as a late substitute against Saint-Etienne and earned a first start the following month as Lyon beat Sedan.

 

The front man spent the second half of the 2007/08 campaign on loan at Lens, where he scored four times in 12 appearances, before he made a permanent departure from Lyon that summer.

 

Remy joined Nice for around €8million, becoming their record signing, and stayed with the club for two full seasons before joining Marseille in August 2010. He represented L'OM in the Champions League and netted nearly a goal every other game during his 30-month spell.

 

In January 2013, Remy was on the move again, this time to England and the Premier League, where he linked up with Queens Park Rangers. Despite scoring six goals in 14 appearances, he was unable to save the London-based side from relegation.

 

 

International Career

A former France Under-20 and Under-21 international, Remy was called into Les Bleus' senior squad in March 2008 following an injury to Thierry Henry.

 

However, he had to wait until June 2009 to win his first international cap, coming off the substitutes' bench in a friendly defeat against Nigeria.

 

Remy's first senior goal came in October 2010, as France took a step closer to Euro 2012 qualification with a 2-0 victory over Romania and following his move to Newcastle he broke back into the national squad.