Valentin Eysseric

Valentin Eysseric (born 25 March 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Fiorentina. He plays as an attacking midfielder.

Valentin Eysseric
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Aix-en-Provence, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 92
Youth career
1999–2001 Luynes Sports
2001–2002 Aix Université
2002–2006 Luynes Sports
2006–2007 Aubagne
2007–2011 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Monaco 17 (1)
2012–2013Nice (loan) 24 (5)
2013–2017 Nice 96 (9)
2015–2016Saint-Étienne (loan) 29 (6)
2017– Fiorentina 48 (3)
2019Nantes (loan) 5 (1)
2020Verona (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2011 France U19 2 (0)
2013 France U20 5 (0)
2013–2014 France U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:01, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Club career


Eysseric began his career playing for a host of youth clubs before settling at Monaco in 2007. In June 2010, he signed a three-year élite contract, which was due to become a professional contract in June 2013, with the club. In the following season, he was a member of the Monaco under-19 team which won the 2010–11 edition of the Coupe Gambardella. He made his professional debut in Monaco's first competitive fixture of the 2011–12 campaign, a 4–1 loss to Sedan in the Coupe de la Ligue.[1] On 16 September 2011, he scored his first goal for Monaco in a 1–1 draw against Bastia.[2] On 9 December 2011, he scored his first Coupe de France goal in a 2–1 win over La Tour-Saint Clair.[3] Having established himself in the first team, Eysseric run continued before falling out of favour with manager Marco Simone and being sent to the reserves. The next season, he would make two appearances for Monaco before moving to Nice.


On 23 August 2012, Eysseric joined Ligue 1 side Nice on a loan deal, until the end of the season.[4] On 2 September 2012, he made his Ligue 1 debut against Bordeaux, a 1–1 draw. In his next appearance on 15 September 2012, he scored his first goal in a 4–2 win over Brest. At Nice, he since established himself in the first team and continued scoring goals including a winner in a 2–1 success over PSG[5] and two goals in two consecutive games in Coupe de la Ligue against Brest and Lyon. In January 2013, he signed for the club on a permanent basis, on a contract keeping him until 2017.[6] Four days before signing a permanent basis, he scored a brace in the first round of Coupe de France, as Nice win 3–2 against Metz. his first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis with a fee of 1.5 million euro, scoring his third goal, as Nice won 5–0 win against Valenciennes.

Eysseric received a straight red card for breaking the leg of Saint-Étienne player Jérémy Clément with a brutal tackle on 3 March 2013, in a Ligue 1 match which Saint-Étienne won 4–0.[7] After the match, he apologised and showed regret for his actions.[8] He also said the tackle ruined his reputation and said: "I am wrong in my head and I still feel guilty, I had no right to try this gesture and I can only apologize again for having injured him [Clément]. I saw [the images] to understand them and I have not found an explanation. But it's over. I will not look at them anymore. It's too hard. The images haunt me. Since Saturday, I've had flashes where I see the ankle of Clément completely at right angles.".[9] His tackle on Clément caused the injured player to be out for the rest of the season. This also led the Ligue 1 disciplinary committee to give Eysseric an eleven-game ban, keeping him out for the rest of the season.[10] Soon after, Eysseric told L'Équipe that he would not appeal his eleven games ban, insisting that was the disciplinary committee's decision.[11][12]

On 12 February 2017, Eysseric scored a goal and provided an assist for Anastasios Donis in a 2–2 Ligue 1 away draw against Rennes.[13]


On 9 August 2017, Eysseric signed with Serie A club Fiorentina on a four-year deal. Fiorentina paid a reported transfer fee of €4 million to Nice.[14][15]

Nantes loan

On 31 January 2019, the last day of the 2018–19 winter transfer window, Eysseric returned to France joining FC Nantes on a loan deal until the end of the season. Nantes also secured an purchase option to make the signing permanent.[16]

Hellas Verona loan

On 31 January 2020, Eysseric joined Hellas Verona on loan until 30 June 2020.[17]

International career

Eysseric is a France youth international having earned caps at under-19, France U20 and France U21 levels.

Career statistics


As of match played 22 May 2021[18]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Monaco 2011–12 Ligue 2 16120181
2012–13 101020
Total 17130201
Nice 2012–13 Ligue 1 24544289
2013–14 2932020333
2014–15 36220382
2015–16 100010
2016–17 29440334
2017–18 10002030
Total 120141244013618
Saint-Étienne (loan) 2015–16 Ligue 1 2964161398
Fiorentina 2017–18 Serie A 21120231
2018–19 800080
2019–20 300030
2020–21 16220182
Total 4834000523
Nantes (loan) 2018–19 Ligue 1 51200071
Verona (loan) 2019–20 Serie A 600060
Career total 225252551010026031


  1. "Sedan v. Monaco Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 23 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. "BASTIA VS. MONACO 1 – 1". Soccerway. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  3. "TOUR THE ST. CLAIR / AS MONACO Coupe De France – The Eighth Round" (in French). AS Monaco Official Website. 10 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  4. "Accord de principe pour Valentin Eysseric" (in French). OGC Nice Official Website. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. "EYSSERIC THE HERO AS NICE STUN PSG". Ligue 1. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  6. "Eysseric, Nice removes the option" [Eysseric, Nice lève l'option] (in French). L'Équipe. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  7. "BRANDAO FIRES ASSE THIRD, CLÉMENT WOE". Ligue 2 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  8. "Eysseric "very affected"" [Eysseric "très affecté"] (in French). L'Équipe. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  9. "Eysseric: "The images haunt me"" [Eysseric : "Les images me hantent"] (in French). L'Équipe. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  11. "Nice's Eysseric receives 11-game ban". 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  12. "Full-bodied for everyone" [Corsé pour tout le monde] (in French). L'Équipe. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  13. "Nice fight back to draw at Rennes". 12 February 2017.
  14. "Fiorentina sign Marco Benassi and Valentin Eysseric on long-term deals". ESPN FC. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  15. Dovellini, Matteo (9 August 2017). "Fiorentina, doppio colpo viola: ecco Eysseric, dal Toro arriva Benassi". la Repubblica. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  16. "Transferts - Mercato : Valentin Eysseric (Fiorentina) prêté à Nantes (off.)". France Football (in French). 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  17. "UFFICIALE: Hellas Verona, ecco Eysseric in prestito dalla Fiorentina". Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  18. Valentin Eysseric at Soccerway. Retrieved 3 June 2019.