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Anthony Knockaert

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

20/11/1991

Height

172 cm

Signed

07/01/2016

Country

France

A look at the French winger's career.

Anthony Knockaert signed a three-and-a-half year contract for Albion in January 2016, after arriving from Belgian side Standard Liege.

Knockaert began his senior professional career with Guingamp in 2009; where he helped the club win promotion into the second tier of French football in 2011.
 
He transferred to Leicester City in August 2012, signing a three-year contract with the Foxes, and helped the club reach the play-offs in his first season at the club, although they were knocked out at the semi-final stage.
 
The following season Leicester won automatic promotion, and he played an integral part in their success as they won the Championship.
 
After a season in the Premier League, Knockaert rejected a new contract at Leicester to sign for Belgian top-flight side Standard Liege; having made 82 starts and 24 substitute appearances, and scored 13 goals for the Foxes.
 
In the first half of that season, he played 20 times for Liege, scoring five goals in the Belgian Pro League, prior to his return to England with Albion.
 
Knockaert went on to score another five goals for the Seagulls, also setting up seven goals in that second half of the season, as the club came close to securing top-flight status.
 
The Frenchman was recognised for his performances during Albion's promotion-winning campaign, as the winger received the EFL Championship Player of the Season Award, following over 20 goals and assists during the current campaign.
 
Knockaert was also named Albion's Player of the Season at the club's annual awards ceremony, as he joined a long list of players to have claimed the top prize.

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