Nathaël Julan is confirmed dead at the age of 23.
Nathaël was best known as a French footballer (Le Havre).
RT @BBCSport: Guingamp striker Nathael Julan has died aged 23 after being involved in a car crash after training. Full story:…
Nathaël Julan
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Julan with Valenciennes in April 2019
Personal information
Full nameNathaël Julan
Date of birth(1996-07-16)16 July 1996
Place of birthMontivilliers, France
Date of death3 January 2020(2020-01-03) (aged 23)
Place of deathPordic, France
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing positionForward
Youth career
2004–2015Le Havre
Senior career*
2014–2017Le Havre B52(23)
2015–2018Le Havre39(7)
2019Valenciennes (loan)13(2)
2019Guingamp II3(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Nathaël Julan (16 July 1996 – 3 January 2020) was a French professional footballer who played as a forward. He represented Guingamp in Ligue 1, and Le Havre and Valenciennes in Ligue 2.
1 Career
2 Personal life and death
3 References
4 External links
On 30 June 2016, Julan signed his first professional contract with Le Havre, for three years. On 4 August 2017, in the first round of the Coupe de la Ligue at home to Nîmes Olympique, he scored twice in a 4–4 draw and the winning strike in the subsequent penalty shootout.
After registering three goals and an assist in 14 games over the first half of the season, Julan joined Ligue 1 club Guingamp on a 3​1⁄2-year deal on 31 January 2018. On 10 January 2019, he joined Ligue 2 side Valenciennes, until the end of the season. Eight days later on his debut, he scored to open a 1–1 draw at Châteauroux.
In the last match of his life on 30 November 2019, Julan scored both goals as Guingamp's reserves beat leaders C'Chartres 2–1 at home in the Championnat National 2.
Personal life and death
Julan was born in Montivilliers, Seine-Maritime, and he was of Guadeloupean descent.
On 3 January 2020, Julan died in a car accident in his Audi Q5 in Pordic, Brittany after leaving training.
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