Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana: The Numbers

LCFC.com takes a look at the key numbers behind Wesley Fofana’s career following his move to Leicester City on Friday.
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- Wesley Fofana’s career numbers to date are highlighted following his move from Saint-Étienne
- Fofana joined the Foxes on a five-year contract on Friday
- He becomes the Football Club’s third signing of the summer transfer window

The central defender agreed a five-year deal with the Foxes and becomes the Football Club’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Timothy Castagne from Atalanta and Cengiz Ünder, on loan, from AS Roma.

3 - The shirt number he donned at Saint-Étienne during his final season in Ligue 1. The previous three incumbents of the No.3 shirt at Leicester City were Aleksandar Tunchev, Paul Konchesky and Ben Chilwell.

26 - The amount of first team appearances he made for Saint-Étienne in all competitions since his debut in May 2019. That came in a 3-0 victory over OGC Nice in Ligue 1.

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A maiden senior goal
A maiden senior goal

A 4-1 drubbing of OGC Nice sees Fofana score his first goal as a professional, and Saint-Étienne’s fourth of the evening, following earlier strikes from Denis Bouanga (2) and Romain Hamouma.

8 - The number of clean sheets City’s new defender has kept while representing Saint-Étienne at first team level. That includes three shutouts in four appearances in 2020/21.

6,726 -  Fofana’s age, in days, at the time he made his maiden senior appearance in Ligue 1 for Sainté. He came off the bench, just 20 minutes into an important fixture versus OGC Nice.

315 - The number of minutes he has notched up in 2020/21, making three starts and one substitute appearance in four matches. Three of those have resulted in victories.

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Starting 2020/21 positively
Starting 2020/21 positively

A 2-0 success against Lorient – Saint-Étienne and Fofana’s first match of 2020/21 – came after a brace from Hamouma at Geoffroy Stadium. It was the first of four Ligue 1 outings for Fofana before his move to Leicester City.

5 - The number of clubs he has represented at youth and senior level, having played for SC Repos Vitrolles, ES Mining Basin, JS Des Pennes Mirabeau, SC Air Bel and most recently Saint-Étienne.

1 - Fofana’s first piece of silverware arrived on 27 April, 2019, when he helped Saint-Étienne’s Under-19s beat Toulouse 2-0 to win the Gambardella Cup at the Stade de France.

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