Alexandre Lacazette was born 28th of May 1991, in Lyon, France to Guadeloupean parents who once lived in their eastern Caribbean country and migrated to France to seek better living.
Note: The Guadeloupean Island also holds family roots of Thierry Henry, a classic footballer whom Alexandre Lazazette admired so much as a child.
Lacazette spent his early childhood time at Lyon and started playing academy football at the age of 7 with the help of his cousin and brothers who were professional footballers. Ideally, he came from a footballing household.
At age 7, he was registered to Elan Sportif youth Academy where he played for 5 years till he was 12.
Alexander Lacazette was good enough to see himself approved into the youth ranks of Lyon.
It was at Lyon he laid the foundation of his career, a ground where his dream kicked off. He remained stuck with them for years scoring 123 goals in 256 appearances for both youth and senior team.
Lacazette has spent his entire life in the city of Lyon. He has grown to be a homesick freak.
Lacazette is not alone in his family in enjoying a playing career, one of his siblings Benoit did not reach his heady heights but did play abroad in the Swiss fourth division. Two of his other brothers look after his financial affairs.
His cousin Romuald Lacazette was on Paris Saint-Germain’s books, but the midfielder never played for the first team and was snapped up by then German second-tier outfit 1860 Munich in 2015.
He was the youngest of a family of 4 boys. He saw them play the beautiful game of football and he followed suit.
Lacazette is highly ambitious to succeed at the very top. Before the season, he declared: “I can’t think that I will score more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but I want to try to reduce the gap. One day I hope to be a great striker like him.” Not a bad role model.
Lacazette scored the 85th-minute winner against Spain in the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final. France won 2-1 to claim their first U19 title since 2005, with a team featuring the likes of Gael Kakuta (Chelsea), Francis Coquelin and Gilles Sunu (both Arsenal).
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