Soualiho Meïté


Soualiho Meïté (born 17 March 1994) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club A.C. Milan, on loan from Torino.

Soualiho Meïté
Personal information
Full name Soualiho Meïté
Date of birth (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milan
(on loan from Torino)
Number 18
Youth career
2002–2006 Gobelins
2006–2007 Vincennes
2007–2011 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Auxerre B 30 (2)
2011–2013 Auxerre 22 (1)
2013–2016 Lille B 19 (2)
2013–2017 Lille 30 (0)
2016–2017Zulte Waregem (loan) 33 (1)
2017–2018 Monaco 2 (0)
2018Bordeaux (loan) 18 (1)
2018– Torino 82 (3)
2021– Milan (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2009 France U16 5 (0)
2010–2011 France U17 17 (1)
2012–2013 France U19 7 (0)
2013–2014 France U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:11, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 May 2014

Club career


Early career

On 14 March 2011, Meïté signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal with Auxerre. He was subsequently, promoted to the senior team by manager Laurent Fournier and assigned the number 32 shirt. Meïté made his professional debut on 20 November in a 2–1 defeat against Valenciennes appearing as a substitute.[2]

Monaco

On 17 June 2017, he was sold to Monaco for €8 million. He made his debut on 16 September.

Loan to Bordeaux

On 2 January 2018, he was loaned to Bordeaux. He scored his first goal on 15 April, in the away win against Montpellier for 3-1.[3]

Torino

On 10 July, Meïté was signed by Italian club Torino through an equal exchange with full-back Antonio Barreca, who moved to Monaco.[4] He made his debut for the Granata on 12 August during Coppa Italia against Cosenza (4-0) as a starter. He scored his first goal for the club on 26 August in a 2–2 draw against Inter Milan at San Siro.

Loan to Milan

On 14 January, Meïté signed with Milan, on loan from Torino with an option to buy.[5]

International career


Born in France, is of Ivorian descent.[6] A former France youth international, he represented his nation at under-16 and under-17 level. He played with the under-17 team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Career statistics


Club

As of match played 21 April 2021[7][8]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Other[nb 3] Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Auxerre B 2010–11 CFA 4040
2011–12 202202
2012–13 6060
Total 302000000302
Auxerre 2011–12 Ligue 1 200020
2012–13 Ligue 2 20121222
Total 221210000242
Lille 2013–14 Ligue 1 19040230
2014–15 803030140
2015–16 301040
Total 300803000410
Lille B 2013–14 CFA 2020
2014–15 8080
2015–16 CFA 2 9292
Total 192000000192
Zulte Waregem
(loan)
2015–16 Belgian First Division A 3090120
2016–17 30161100462
Total 3316100190582
Monaco 2017–18 Ligue 1 2000100030
Bordeaux (loan) 2017–18 Ligue 1 181100000191
Torino 2018–19 Serie A 35230382
2019–20 Serie A 3301060400
2020–21 Serie A 14120161
Total 823606000943
Milan (loan) 2020–21 Serie A 1201040170
Career total 2481024214019030512

Notes


Honours


Club

Zulte Waregem

References


  1. "Souahilo Meité Yahoo! Sports Profile". Yahoo!. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  2. "Valenciennes v. Auxerre Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 20 November 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  3. "Official | Bordeaux sign Soualiho Meïté on loan from Monaco | Get French Football News". www.getfootballnewsfrance.com. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. http://torinofc.it/news/10/07/2018/meit%C3%A9-al-toro_17947
  5. "Comunicato Ufficiale: Soualiho Meïté". AC Milan.
  6. Dia, 2021 01 13TransfertsUne offre de West Ham pour Boulaye; 2021. 01.13TransfertsMoussa Dembélé à l’Atlético, c’est presque fait; blessure, 2021 01 13TransfertsMilan s’intéresse toujours à Simakan malgré sa; Lyon, 2021 01 13TransfertsMercato : Islam Slimani est à. "Côte d'Ivoire : Soualiho Meïté dit non aux Eléphants".
  7. "Soualiho Meïté » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  8. "Souahilo MEïTé - Football : la fiche de Souahilo MEïTé (Monaco)". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 23 September 2017.