Birth date 17 Jul 1982 (35 years)
Nationality France France
Position Forward
Team history
Stade Brestois 29 2012 - present
FC Zurich 2006 - 2012
Chaus-de-Fonds 2004 - 2006
Etoile Carouge 2003 - 2004
Grenoble Foot 38 2002 - 2003

A professional football player from France, Alexandre Alphonse plays as a striker with a lethal ability to finish. Alphonse started playing football at a local side called Saint-Leu, before making his mark at Grenoble Foot 38, in 2002. He played 20 games and scored four times, but his performance was about more than just scoring goals. The following season, Alphonse moved to Etoile Carouge where he scored 19 times in 25 games and became the darling of the lower division side.

However, scoring goals with that kind of frequency at the lower divisions rarely goes unnoticed and he moved to Chaux-de-Fonds in 2004. Spending a couple of seasons with the new side, Alphonse scored 17 goals in 37 appearances and had to remain a substitute for a significant part until he worked his way into the first eleven. Alphonse was picked up by Swiss side FC Zurich who brought him in to become their main man up front.

Alphonse didn’t disappoint and played over 165 times for the team, over a 6-year period, and scored 54 goals along the way to winning the 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2008-09 Swiss Super League titles. In 2012, Stade Brestois decided to offer him the opportunity to come back to France and play for a top-division side and Alphonse agreed! Since moving to Brest, he has played 11 times, scoring one goal.

At the international level, Alphonse had the possibility of playing for France or his parent’s home country, Guadeloupe, which is a Caribbean island under the French rule. For Alphonse, it was always going to be easier to get into the Guadeloupe first team and he chose to play for them instead, scoring once in his three caps so far.