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Association football player
|Birth||10 March 1993, Lille, France|
Alassane Alexandre Pléa (born 10 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the France national team.
Pléa made his senior debut for Lyon on 7 October 2012 in an away Ligue 1 match against Lorient, coming on as a substitute for Bafétimbi Gomis in the 90th minute; the match ended in a 1–1 draw.
On 20 October 2016, Pléa scored the only goal in the 1-0 away victory against Red Bull Salzburg in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group I match. That was Nice’s first-ever UEFA club competition away win, having previously gone 15 UEFA club competition away matches without a win. 3 days later, he scored a hat-trick in a Ligue 1 match as leaders Nice won 4-2 at Metz to maintain their advantage at the top of the table at four points.
On 20 February 2017, Pléa underwent arthroscopy of the right knee in Lyon, which would likely put him out of action for five months. Eight days earlier, he had injured his right knee during the first half of a Ligue 1 match against Rennes and had to be substituted in the 43rd minute. As of 21 February 2017, he was Nice’s top Ligue 1 scorer and was 5th in the Ligue 1 top scorers’ chart of the 2016-2017 season with 11 Ligue 1 goals.
In July 2018, Pléa joined Borussia Mönchengladbach on a five-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Nice was reported as €25 million.
Born in France, Pléa is of Malian descent. He is a France youth international having represented his nation at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He played with the under-19 team at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.
In November 2018, Pléa was called up into the senior team for the first time after the injury-enforced withdrawal of Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette for the games against Netherlands and Uruguay. He made his debut against the latter replacing Olivier Giroud in the 80th minute of a 1–0 home win.
As of match played 11 March 2020
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- As of match played 20 November 2018