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Serge Gakpé

Serge Gakpé
Personal information
Full name Serge Gakpé
Date of birth (1987-05-07) 7 May 1987
Place of birth Bondy, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Nantes
Number 13
Youth career
1995–2001 UMS Pontault-Combault
2001–2004 AS Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 AS Monaco (res.) 38 (15)
2006–2011 AS Monaco 92 (9)
2010 Tours FC (loan) 17 (5)
2011– FC Nantes 95 (19)
2012 Standard Liège (loan) 19 (1)
National team
2002–2003 France U-16 9 (0)
2003–2004 France U-17 3 (1)
2004–2005 France U-18 10 (0)
2005–2006 France U-19 8 (0)
2007–2008 France U-21 6 (1)
2009– Togo 25 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2013

Serge Gakpé (born 7 May 1987) is a French-born Togolese football midfielder who plays for French side FC Nantes.

Playing career

Of Togolese origin, Gakpé began his career playing with his local club UMS Pontault-Combault, whom AS Monaco share a partnership with. During his time in Pontault-Combault, he regularly attended sessions at the Clairefontaine academy. After being recommended to the Ligue 1 side by Pontault-Combault and Clairefontaine officials, he agreed to join the principality-based side in 2001.

Despite not having a professional contract to his name, he joined the first-team squad following the winter break of the 2005–06 season making his professional debut in a 1–1 draw against RC Lens on 22 January 2006. Not only did he start the match, but he also scored his first professional goal, scoring it in just the 7th minute.[1] He went on to play in 13 more matches and added another goal to his tally as well.

Serge then signed his first professional contract on 4 January 2007, inking a three-year deal with the club.[2] He has since added another year to the contract, which ties him to Monaco until 2011.[3] Over the next three seasons, his playing time dramatically increased making 76 appearances and scoring 11 goals. His performances have caught the attention of several prominent European clubs such as English sides Sheffield Wednesday, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, and Spanish giants Barcelona.[4] He signed for French Ligue 2 club FC Nantes on 28 January 2011. At the end of January 2012, it was announced that Gakpé had signed for Belgian club Standard Liège on a season long loan.

International career

Even though Gakpé was born in France, he chose to play for the Togolese national team, and was called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Morocco on 6 September 2009.[5]


  1. ^ Lens v. Monaco Match Report
  2. ^ Premier contrat Pro pour Serge Gakpé
  3. ^ Mettre hors jeu les ennemis du football togolais
  4. ^ Serge Gakpé, la dernière rumeur au Barça
  5. ^ (French) Togo Football News – Gakpé choisit le Togo

External links

  • Serge Gakpe French league stats at (French)
  • Serge Gakpé at ESPN FC
  • Serge Gakpé – FIFA competition record
  • Serge Gakpé at
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