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Frédéric Piquionne

Frédéric Piquionne (; born 8 December 1978 in Nouméa, New Caledonia) is a France Football (soccer) player who plays as a Striker for Doncaster Rovers F.C. on loan from West Ham United F.C.. Frédéric Piquionne former clubs are Golden Star (Fort-de-France) of Martinique, Nîmes Olympique, Stade Rennais FC, AS Saint-Etienne, AS Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais and Portsmouth F.C.. Frédéric Piquionne has also played for Martinique national football team and once for France national football team, in a Exhibition game against Austria national football team in 2007.

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Frédéric Piquionne (; born 8 December 1978 in Nouméa, New Caledonia) is a France Football (soccer) player who plays as a Striker for Doncaster Rovers F.C. on loan from West Ham United F.C.. Frédéric Piquionne former clubs are Golden Star (Fort-de-France) of Martinique, Nîmes Olympique, Stade Rennais FC, AS Saint-Etienne, AS Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais and Portsmouth F.C.. Frédéric Piquionne has also played for Martinique national football team and once for France national football team, in a Exhibition game against Austria national football team in 2007.

Club career

Piquionne played in the suburbs of Paris, at Charenton and Paris FC before going to play in Martinique. Frédéric Piquionne returned to France in 2000 to play for Nîmes Olympique.
Frédéric Piquionne was soon spotted by Rennes. The first time Frédéric Piquionne played in the Ligue 1 was 28 July 2001 in the match Rennes-Auxerres (0–5). In Frédéric Piquionne first season in the first division, Piquionne scored 3 goals in 20 matches. In Frédéric Piquionne second season (2002–2003), Frédéric Piquionne scored 10 goals under the coaching of Vahid Halilhodzic. New coach Laszlo Bölöni, arrived, and the rapport between them was not good, nor with Frédéric Piquionne fellow-team-member Alexander Frei, ending the 2003–2004 season less than satisfactorily.

AS Saint-Étienne were interested in him, and Frédéric Piquionne did not have any hesitation accepting the chance to play for this new team.

On 3 February 2007 Frédéric Piquionne played Frédéric Piquionne first Ligue 1 match for Monaco against AJ Auxerre after moving from AS Saint-Étienne. Piquionne signed a four-year deal for a reported 4.7 Million Euros with Olympique Lyonnais on 31 July 2008. Frédéric Piquionne wore the number 39 shirt.

Portsmouth

On 5 August 2009 it was confirmed that Piquionne would join Portsmouth F.C. on a season long loan.
On Frédéric Piquionne Pompey debut against Rangers F.C. at Fratton Park in a friendly, Frédéric Piquionne scored two goals in a 2–0 win. Piquionne made Frédéric Piquionne first Premier League start for Portsmouth on 15 August 2009, a 0–1 loss to Fulham F.C. on the first day of the season. Frédéric Piquionne first competitive goal for Portsmouth came in a 4–1 Football League Cup win against Hereford United F.C. on 25 August 2009. Frédéric Piquionne scored Frédéric Piquionne first Premier League goal four days later in another 4–0 win; this time at home to Wigan Athletic. Piquionne scored 11 goals in all competitions during Frédéric Piquionne stint at Portsmouth, including scoring two goals against Birmingham City F.C. in the FA Cup to ensure Portsmouth progressed to the FA Cup semi-finals. On 11 April 2010, Piquionne scored the first goal in a 2–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur F.C., to send Portsmouth into the 2010 FA Cup Final for the second time in three seasons.

West Ham United

On 16 July 2010 Piquionne joined West Ham United, managed by Frédéric Piquionne former manager at Portsmouth, Avram Grant, for an undisclosed fee. Frédéric Piquionne signed a three-year contract, becoming West Ham's third summer signing. Frédéric Piquionne made Frédéric Piquionne Premier League debut, on 14 August, in a 3-0 loss to Aston Villa F.C., coming on as a second-half substitute for Radoslav Kováč. Frédéric Piquionne scored Frédéric Piquionne first goal for West Ham in a 2-1 win against Sunderland F.C. in the third round of the Football League Cup at the Stadium of Light on 21 September 2010. Frédéric Piquionne scored Frédéric Piquionne first Premier League goal for West Ham in a 1-0 win against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on 25 September 2010. This goal was also the 10,000th goal scored in the Premier League with a Nike football. On the same day Frédéric Piquionne made Frédéric Piquionne debut in a 2–1 away win against Nottingham Forest F.C., scoring Frédéric Piquionne first goal with a 30 yard shot to put Doncaster 1–0 ahead.

International career

Instead of representing FIFA member New Caledonia national football team in Oceania, Piquionne represented the Martinique national football team in Caribbean Sea at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. As Martinique is not a member of FIFA, Frédéric Piquionne was eligible to play for France national football team for whom Frédéric Piquionne was called up in a squad to play Lithuania national football team on 24 March 2007 in a 2008 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying game but did not play. Frédéric Piquionne made Frédéric Piquionne international debut for France in a friendly against Austria national football team on 28 March 2007, coming on as a sustitute in the 78th minute for Abou Diaby at the Stade de France. Frédéric Piquionne has not played for France since but has played for France B against Slovakia national football team in August 2007.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%c3%a9d%c3%a9ric_Piquionne

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