Matt Le Tissier
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Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier (born 14 October 1968) is an English former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfieder for Southampton and England.   A creative and technically gifted attacking midfielder, with an eye for goal.

Youth Career

Played youth football on the island of Guernsey with Vale Recreation until he was sixteen. Had a trial at Oxford United aged 15 but failed to impress. Signing for Southampton on YTS forms in 1985.

Southampton

Signed his first professional contract in October 1986, making his first team debut against Norwich City in the same month. Scored his first two goals in a League Cup match against Manchester United in November 1986, the game was to be Ron Atkinson's last in charge of United. Voted the 1989-90 PFA Young Player of the Year, finishing the season with 20 goals as Southampton finished seventh in the league. Le Tissier often finish the season in double figures scoring spectacular goals. Many big clubs in England and overseas were interested in signing Le Tissier, particularly Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, but he choise to stay with Southampton. Scored a last-minute penalty in April 2000 which brought his goal tally to 100 Premiership goals. This made him only the sixth player and first midfielder to achieve this. It was fitting that perhaps Southampton's greatest player scored the last goal in the final competitive match played at The Dell in May 2001, this was also his last goal for Southampton. His final competitive game came against West Ham in January 2002. Announced in March 2002 that he would retire from playing at the end of season. Le Tissier finished his Southampton career scoring 161 goals in 443 appearances converting 47 of the 48 penalties that he took at club level.

After Southampton

Following Southampton, he played two season's with non-league club Eastleigh, making his debut against Newport (IOW) in October 2002. Began working as a Sky Sports pundit and is a regular panelist on the show Soccer Saturday. Signed with his hometown club Guernsey ten years after he played his last game for Eastleigh, he made one appearance due to not being able to play on Saturday's due to media commitments. became an honorary president of Guernsey F.C. in 2011.

International

Eligible for any of the Home Nations teams as a Channel Islander. Opted to play for England and won 8 caps in his career, many people think this should have been more. Scored a hat-trick for England B against Russia B but failed to make the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad. [post_title] => Matt Le Tissier [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => matt-le-tissier [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-16 10:41:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-16 10:41:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://football-wonderkids.co.uk/?post_type=wpcm_player&p=11526 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => wpcm_player [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )
Matt Le Tissier

Squad

Keepers

Kingsley Latham
18 years old
Neal Osborn
18 years old

Right Backs

Connor Langan
18 years old
Kieran Freeman
17 years old

Left Backs

Javen Siu
17 years old
Benjamin Cull
18 years old

Centre Backs

Oliver Gardner
17 years old
Christoph Klarer
17 years old
Ben Rowthorn
18 years old

Def. Midfielders

Harry Hamblin
17 years old
Aaron O'Driscoll
18 years old

Midfielders

Thomas O'Connor
18 years old
Harrison Davis
18 years old
Rugare Musendo
18 years old

Right Wingers

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15 years old
Siph Mdlalose
18 years old

Att. Midfielders

Will Smallbone
17 years old

Forwards

Jonathan Afolabi
17 years old
Michael Obafemi
17 years old
Harlem Hale
17 years old

Keepers

Harry Lewis
19 years old

Right Backs

Yan Valery
18 years old
Richard Bakary
19 years old

Centre Backs

Alfie Jones
19 years old
Will Wood
20 years old
Ollie Cook
19 years old

Midfielders

Jake Flannigan
21 years old
Armani Little
20 years old
Callum Slattery
18 years old

Right Wingers

Tyreke Johnson
18 years old
19 years old
Nathan Tella
18 years old

Left Wingers

Harley Willard
19 years old

Forwards

Ryan Seager
21 years old
Dan N'Lundulu
18 years old

Keepers

Alex Cull
17 years old
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17 years old
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17 years old

Left Backs

Jake Vokins
17 years old

Left Backs

Matt Targett
21 years old

Centre Backs

Jan Bednarek
21 years old

Def. Midfielders

Midfielders

Jake Hesketh
21 years old
Harrison Reed
22 years old

Right Wingers

23 years old

Left Wingers

20 years old

Forwards

21 years old

Att. Midfielders

Matt Le Tissier
48 years old

Southampton Legends

 

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