Laurent Koscielny is a French professional football player who currently plays as a center-back for English club Arsenal and the France national team and he is the vice-captain for Arsenal.
The 32-year-old has played for clubs like Guingamp, Tours, Lorient, and Arsenal. He currently receives an annual salary of $3 million.
Laurent Koscielny was born on 10 September 1985, in Tulle, France. His father, Bernard Koscielny, is a professional club manager. He began playing football at the age of 11 joining the youth team of Tulle Corrèze.
Laurent Koscielny began his professional football career in 2004, joining the French professional club Guingamp. He was in the club for three seasons appearing in 41 games, without scoring a goal.
He further signed with the newly promoted League 1 team Lorient on 16 June 2009. His first league goal came on 7 March 2010, in a match against Olympique Marseille. His only season with the club ended up with a total of 35 appearances and 3 goals.
Koscielny again made his move to the English Premier League joining Arsenal on 7 July 2010. His official club debut was on 15 September 2010, in a match against Sunderland and his first goal for Arsenal was on 11 September 2010, in a 4–1 win against Bolton Wanderers. He still plays for the club along with Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and is the vice-captain of the team.
Koscielny has represented his French national team in several tournaments. His senior international debut came on 11 November 2011, in a friendly match against the United States. He frequently appears in major tournaments as Euro Cup and World Cup. He has won 50 caps for his country scoring a single goal. He is good friend of his teammate Benzema
French citizen Laurent Koscielny is a married man; he got married to his longterm loving girlfriend Claire Beaudouin. The couple started dating in 2011 and after four years of their relationship, the couple tied their knots on June 20, 2015, among their family and friends.
The couple together had their first daughter on 12 March 2011, Raina Koscielny. Their second son was born in 2015.
Net Worth and Endorsements
Laurent Koscielny has an estimated net worth of $12 million in 2017, including all of his properties. As of 2017, he is receiving an annual salary of $3 million from his present club Arsenal. Apart from football, he too earns massive amount from his endorsement deals with Puma. His current market value is around $25 million.