Congratulations to Christophe Lepoint who made his first team debut for Charlton on Saturday 31st January 2015
Full Name: Christophe Lepoint
Squad Number: 40
Valiant Number: 794
Manager: Guy Luzon
Ground: The Valley
Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Tier 2)
Timing: 80th minute sub for Miloš Veljković.
Position: Central midfield.
Score at introduction: 0-0
Score at completion: 1-1
Impact: Within three minutes of coming on he held the ball up in the box setting up Jordan Cousins for his goal. Sadly, despite some running around, he achieved little after that. Looked like a trier who had not had a chance to train with his new colleagues.
“He is known as someone who plays in the middle of the pitch, but his versatility gives us more options. He is a professional player with a strong mentality and can score goals.” GL on signing Lepoint.
“For me it has always been a dream to play in England now I have signed I will work hard for the team from day one and do my best. I have always watched Match of the Day and other English football. I think my style will fit well in the English Championship and I believe I have the profile to progress and perform well in this league. Naturally it will take a little bit of time for me to adapt, but I am quick learner and I will be fighting for the club from the first moment.” CL on signing
Date of Birth: 24/10/1984
Place of Birth: Brussels, Belgium
Age at Debut: 30 years, 81 days
Previous Clubs: TSV 1860 München [Germany], Willem II Tilburg [Holland], Gençlerbirliği S.K. [Turkey], A.F.C. Tubize [Belgium], Royal Excelsior Mouscron [Belgium], K.A.A. Gent [Belgium], Waasland-Beveren [Belgium] [loan].
Development: Youth player at Anderlecht, signed for TSV 1860 München in July 2003 and made his professional debut the following May.
Internationals: Belgium U19 9(2), Belgium U20 1 (2), Belgium U21 3, Belgium 2 (1).
Charlton Status: Signed a 2½ year deal with Charlton on 29/01/15. Fee undisclosed.