Club 100: French Playmaker Dimitri Payet Becomes First Player to Reach 100 Goals and 100 Assists in Ligue 1

Club 100: French Playmaker Dimitri Payet Becomes First Player to Reach 100 Goals and 100 Assists in Ligue 1

  • Dimitri Payet reached hallowed grounds in the French top flight when he became the first player to reach 100 goals and 100 assists in Ligue 1
  • Despite Payet's remarkable individual feat, the 35-year-old playmaker was unable to prevent Marseille from suffering their first defeat of the season
  • Payet has played 476 matches in the French Ligue 1, playing 129 times for St. Etienne, 71 games for Lille, and 31 for Nantes while making 243 appearances for current club Marseille

Dimitri Payet became the first player in the history of French Ligue 1 to reach 100 goals and 100 assists following his goal against Ajaccio.

Payet, who had an 18-month spell away from the French top flight at West Ham, chalked the stunning feat in Marseille's narrow loss at home to Ajaccio.

The 35-year-old Frenchman struck from the penalty spot after 15 minutes to send the Stade Velodrome into raptures however his mammoth feat will end in defeat as Marseille threw away an early lead to lose 2-1.

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Dimitri Payet, Olympique Marseill, 100 goals, 100 assists, Ligue 1
French playmaker Dimitri Payet, 35, has become the first player to reach 100 goals and 100 assists in the history of Ligue 1. Photo credit: @OM_English
Source: Twitter

He has been involved in a staggering 212 goals (100 goals 112 assists) in 476 games in the French elite division.

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The narrow loss to Ajaccio was Marseille's maiden defeat since the start of the 2022-23 season.

Breakdown of Payet's 100 goals

The former French international scored five goals with Nantes, 19 with Saint-Étienne, bagged 18 with Lille and now 58 with Olympique de Marseille to reach a centurion of goal in the Ligue 1, as noted by 24hfootnews.

Which teams has Payet played for in the Ligue 1?

He achieved the enviable feat across 17 seasons, playing for Nantes, St Etienne, Lille and currently with Olympique Marseille.

Marseille icon Dimitri Payet struck by bottle in fierce Marseille and Lyon showdown

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the French Ligue 1 degenerated into chaos on Sunday night after Dimitry Payet was struck with a bottle as Lyon vs Marseille cracker was abandoned.

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SunSport reports that Payet was about to take a corner kick when a thug threw a filled plastic bottle which hit the former West Ham United man across his cheek.

The player took a few steps before going down the turf clutching his face as his Marseille teammates rushed in his cover while Lyon's stars pleaded with their own fans to stop.

Source: SportsBrief.com