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Kevin-Mirrallas

Kevin Antonio Joel Gislain Mirallas y Castillo[2][3] (born 5 October 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays for Everton and the Belgium national football team. He has previously played for Lille, Saint-Étienne and Olympiacos.

Club careerEdit

Early years, Lille OSC and AS Saint- EtienneEdit

He played for his home town club Standard Liège in his youth career.[4] He then left Belgium and began his first team career in France by signing for Lille OSC and played for them since the opening of the 2004–05 season.[5] Mirallas participated in the UEFA Cup in his first season at the club. Mirallas subsequently was transferred to AS Saint-Etienne for €4,000,000, and began to make a name for himself by scoring against Lyon on his debut in the Rhone-Loire derby.

OlympiacosEdit

In June 2010 Mirallas joined Greek club Olympiacos on a one-year loan for a fee of €2.5m.[6] Mirallas made his debut in a 5–0 win against KS Besa Kavaje in the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League Qualifiers and scored his first two goals for the club in a 3–1 home win against Olympiakos Volos. Mirallas's scored in a 2–1 away loss to their greatest rivals Panathinaikos in the Derby of the eternal enemies after which his contracted was extended to four years. Olympiacos won that season's Greek Super League and Mirallas finished as the club's top scorer with 14 goals, with only Panathinaikos's Djibril Cissé scoring more league goals than him. The following season Mirallas scored his first ever hat-trick for Olympiacos in a 4–0 away win against Levadiakos F.C. and scored four in a 7–2 victory over Asteras Tripolis. Olympiacos again won the league,[7] and Mirallas was the league's top scorer with 20 goals.[8]

EvertonEdit

In August 2012, Mirallas joined English Premier League club Everton for a fee of £6m.[9] He made his debut as a second-half substitute during a 3–1 league win over Aston Villa at Villa Park in which he had a headed goal disallowed due to it being ruled offside.[10] In his first start four days later, Mirallas scored twice and provided two assists as Everton won 5–0 against Leyton Orient in the second round of the League Cup.[11] He scored his first league goal on 22 September 2012, in a 3–0 away win against Swansea City after heading in his initial effort which rebounded off the underside of the bar.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 9 December 2012.[5]
Club Division Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille Ligue 1 2004–05 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2005–06 15 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 17 1
2006–07 23 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 28 2
2007–08 35 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 6
Total 76 10 0 0 0 0 7 0 83 10
Saint-Étienne Ligue 1 2008–09 30 3 0 0 0 0 8 1 38 4
2009–10 23 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 28 1
Total 53 3 3 1 2 0 8 1 66 5
Olympiacos Superleague 2010–11 27 14 3 0 0 0 3 0 33 14
2011–12 25 20 3 0 0 0 6 0 34 20
Total 52 34 6 0 0 0 9 0 67 34
Everton Premier League 2012–13 11 1 0 0 2 2 13 3
Total 11 1 0 0 2 2 13 3
Career total 192 48 9 1 4 2 34 1 229 52

International careerEdit

Mixed Spanish/Walloon descendant Mirallas has represented Belgium at Under-17, Under-19 levels and Under-21 levels and was one of the leading figures in guiding 2007 Belgium to the semi-finals during the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

He scored twice in the 2008 Summer Olympics football tournament, once against China (2–0 victory) and once against Italy (3–2 victory).[13] He made his full international debut for Belgium in 2007 and scored his first ever international goal against Serbia in Brussels, as a Mousa Dembélé brace helped the Red Devils to a 3–2 home victory.[14]

International goalsEdit

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 August 2007 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels  Serbia 3–2 Won Euro 2008 Qualification
2 12 September 2007 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty  Kazakhstan 2–2 Drawn Euro 2008 Qualification
3 19 November 2008 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City  Luxembourg 1–1 Drawn Friendly
4 13 November 2009 Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent  Hungary 3–0 Won Friendly
5 26 May 2012 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels  Montenegro 2–2 Drawn Friendly
6. 12 October 2012 Stadium Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade  Serbia 3-0 Won 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Olympiacos

IndividualEdit

Super League Greece Top Scorer: 2011–12