Player #940

Appearances:

32

Starts:

28

Goals:

3

Seasons:

3

Frédéric Guilbert
Frédéric Guilbert

Source: Football card #302 Frédéric Guilbert issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Frédéric Guilbert
Frédéric Guilbert

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Frédéric Guilbert

Position

Right Back

From

2019-20

To

Current Player

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IMAGE CREDIT

Frédéric Guilbert

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

24
25
26

Division

PL
PL
PL

Appearances

32
29
2
1

Starts

28
25
2
1

Substitute

4
4
0
0

Unused

20
10
9
1

Goals

3
2
0
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Frédéric Guilbert

Birth Date

Saturday, 24 December 1994

Birth Place

Valognes

Birth Country

France

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

SM Caen

From

For

£4,500,000

On

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Previous Clubs

Stade Malherbe Caen |
2013-14 AS Cherbourg, Free |
2014-17 FC Girondins de Bordeaux |
2016-17 Stade Malherbe Caen |
2017-19 Stade Malherbe Caen |

Loans Out

2019 Stade Malherbe Caen, 1 Feb 19 to 30 Jun 19
Ligue 1, 15 (1) | 1 |

2021 RC Strasbourg Alsace, 31 Jan 21 to 30 Jun 21
Ligue 1, 13 (0) | 1 |

2021-22 RC Strasbourg Alsace, 31 Aug 21 to 30 Jun 22
Ligue 1, 28 (5) | 0 |

Transfer Out

To

Current Player

For

Current Player

On

Out on loan

Subsequent Clubs

2019 Stade Malherbe Caen (L)
2021-22 RC Strasbourg Alsace (L)

Frédéric Guilbert
Frédéric Guilbert

Source: Football card #302 Frédéric Guilbert issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Frédéric Guilbert
Frédéric Guilbert

Source: Football card #302 Frédéric Guilbert issued by Panini under the Adrenalyn XL 2020-21 series, 2020.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

🟢 2019- £4.5m, 32 | 28 (4) | 3 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Dean Smith |

First Squad Appearance

Friday, 23 August 2019

Debut Appearance

Friday, 23 August 2019

Everton (h), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Final Appearance

Current Player

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Current Player

Honours

2019-20 League Cup Runners Up |

Height

(5 ft 8 in) 1.78 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Not selected

Frédéric Guilbert

Player #940 for Aston Villa, Frédéric Guilbert, has played as a right back for the club since the 2019-20 season.

Frédéric was born in Valognes, France on 24 December 1994 and made his debut appearance in the Villa squad at the age of 24 on Friday, 23 August 2019 whilst also making his playing debut in the 2-0 home win over Everton.

Villa had signed Frédéric from SM Caen on 31 January 2019 for a fee of £4,500,000 but immediately loaned him back to his former club until 31 May 2019.

Guilbert adapted well to life in the Premier League especially for a player who the club had apparently bought expecting another season in the second tier of English football. Villa’s gain however was also Guilbert’s and he rewarded the club with 29 appearances, including Villa’s ninth League Cup final, 2 goals and 2 assists.

It was a surprise therefore that Guilbert was linked with a move away from the club given his successful first season.

The arrival of Matty Cash and the preference for the veteran Ahmed Elmohamady as back up meant Guilbert’s 2020-21 opportunities were indeed limited but happily the club did not part ways with a player who deserved to be part of their squad.

Frédéric was returned to the first team squad from the win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, 12 December 2020 but despite five squad appearances to the turn of the year he was yet to make a league appearance for the club in 2020-21.

It was however still a shock when, on 31 January 2021, Guilbert was allowed to leave Villa to join RC Strasbourg Alsace on loan to the end of the season after having not been named in the squad for Villa’s previous two games versus Burnley and Southampton.

Dean Smith revealed the thinking behind the move “We bought Matty Cash in at the start of this season because we felt he was a good-value, quality signing from the Championship who’s done ever so well, we’ve also got Elmo (Elmohamady) here and (Guilbert) probably wasn’t going to get the minutes with us having three right-backs. We want him to go out on loan, get minutes under his belt and come back here in the summer.”

Although Ahmed Elmohamady had earned the right through his historic performances and commitment to the Villa cause it was still a surprise that he was being preferred to the more dynamic Guilbert. The subsequent injury to Matty Cash proved the folly of Smith’s move as Elmohamady struggled on his return to the line up and often looked off the pace of the game. Meanwhile Guilbert’s successful, goalscoring return to Ligue 1 caused further concern amongst the Villa faithful that a potentially key member of the squad had been lost - although allegedly on a temporary basis - for no good reason whatsoever.