Max Gradel

Born: November 30, 1987 (age 27)

Height: 5'8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Nationality: Cote D'Ivoire flag Ivorian

Position: Winger/Forward
Team: Saint-Etienne (no. 7)
Career History
Senior2011-Saint-Etienne
International2011-Ivory Coast
Sports Mole has 65 articles about Max Gradel. Articles 1 to 40:
Saint-Etienne French midfielder Yohan Mollo celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Lorient (FCL) on March 8, 2015
Result: Metz remain rock bottom following Saint-Etienne reverse
Saint-Etienne move within a point of the top four after seeing off Ligue 1's bottom club Metz 3-2.
Mar 14, 17:53
Saint-Etienne French midfielder Yohan Mollo celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Lorient (FCL) on March 8, 2015
Result: Saint-Etienne edge past 10-man Lorient to return to winning ways
Goals from Yohan Mollo and Max Gradel in the final 15 minutes help guide Saint-Etienne to a 2-0 win over Ligue 1 strugglers Lorient.
Mar 8, 14:55
Toulouse's French Ivorian defender Jean Akpa-Akpro celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Toulouse vs Saint Etienne February 28, 2015
Result: Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro rescues Toulouse point against Saint-Etienne
Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro's 88th-minute equaliser salvages Toulouse a 1-1 draw with Saint Etienne, who are now winless in seven Ligue 1 games and 11 points off top.
Feb 28, 20:54
Saint-Etienne's Senegalese defender Mustapha Bayal Sall (R) vies with Marseille's French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac (L) during the French L1 football match on February 22, 2015
Result: Mevlut Erding dents Marseille's title hopes as Saint-Etienne come back to draw
A last-gasp equaliser from Mevlut Erding gives Saint-Etienne a 2-2 draw with travelling Marseille in Ligue 1, despite Michy Batshuayi's second-half brace.
Feb 22, 21:55
Saint-Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel celebrates with his teammates after opening the scoring during the French L1 football match AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Evian (ETGFC) on December 21, 2014
Max Gradel: 'Growth in confidence has led to good form on the pitch'
Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel reveals that his growing confidence has allowed him to enjoy this season more than others.
Feb 21, 19:51
Bordeaux's Swedish forward Isaac Kiese Thelinand Bordeaux's Gabonese midfielder Andre Biyogo Poko celebrate at the end of the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux (FCGB) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on February 15, 2015
Result: Diego Rolan wins it for Bordeaux against Saint-Etienne
Diego Rolan scores three minutes before the end of the first half as Bordeaux record a 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.
Feb 15, 15:09
Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony (R) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations quarter final football match against Algeria on February 1, 2015
Result: Ivory Coast clinch AFCON title by defeating Ghana on penalties
Ivory Coast clinch the Africa Cup of Nations title for the first time since 1992 by defeating Ghana on 9-8 penalties as keeper Boubacar Barry scores the winning kick.
Feb 8, 22:01
Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ivory Coast in Bata on February 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Goalless in Africa Cup of Nations final between Ivory Coast, Ghana
Neither team can find a breakthrough in the first 45 minutes of the Africa Cup of Nations final between the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
Feb 8, 19:46
Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony (R) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations quarter final football match against Algeria on February 1, 2015
Result: Ivory Coast see off Algeria to reach Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals
Ivory Coast reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after seeing off Algeria 3-1 in Sunday evening's quarter-final clash in Malabo.
Feb 1, 21:28
Ivory Coast's players celebrate after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group D football match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast in Malabo on January 28, 2015
Result: Ivory Coast squeeze past Cameroon to top AFCON Group D
Max Gradel scores the only goal as Ivory Coast win Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations with a nervy 1-0 win over Cameroon, who are knocked out.
Jan 28, 19:57
Ivory Coast's players celebrate after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group D football match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast in Malabo on January 28, 2015
Live Commentary: Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of the Group D Africa Cup of Nations match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
Jan 28, 17:30
Sol Bamba of Palermo in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio San Paolo on September 24, 2014
Sol Bamba: 'Max Gradel told me to join Leeds United'
Leeds United's new centre-back Sol Bamba reveals that former White Max Gradel told him that he would "love" a move to Elland Road.
Jan 27, 14:44
Ivory Coast's midfielder Max-Alain Gradel is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group D football match between Ivory Coast and Mali in Malabo on January 24, 2015
Result: Late Max Gradel goal saves Ivory Coast
A late goal from Max Gradel earns Ivory Coast a 1-1 draw against Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Jan 24, 17:56
Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony (2nd-L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Group C football match against Greece on June 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Ivory Coast 1-1 Mali - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations match between Mali and Ivory Coast.
Jan 24, 15:30
Saint-Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel celebrates with his teammates after opening the scoring during the French L1 football match AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Evian (ETGFC) on December 21, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne power past Evian TG
Saint-Etienne move level with Lyon in the Ligue 1 table courtesy of a comfortable victory over Evian TG.
Dec 21, 17:52
Saint-Etienne's Dutch forward Ricky Van Wolfswinkel celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match against Bastia on December 6, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne move into third with 1-0 win over travellers Bastia
Saint-Etienne move into third spot in the Ligue 1 table as a goal from Ricky van Wolfswinkel gives them a slender 1-0 victory over travelling Bastia.
Dec 6, 20:55
Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Renaud Cohade is congratuled by teammate St Etienne's French defender Loïc Perrin after scoring during the French L1 football match AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Lyon (OL) on November 30, 2014
Result: Lyon shocked by clinical Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne cruise to a 3-0 victory to condemn Lyon to their first defeat since August.
Nov 30, 22:02
St Etienne's Ivorian forward Max Gradel celebrates after scoring a goal during the French first division L1 football match against Lille OSC on November 1, 2014
Result: Lille, Saint-Etienne play out dramatic draw
Lille and Saint-Etienne both miss chances to win the game from the penalty spot before settling for a 1-1 draw in Ligue 1.
Nov 1, 21:01
Lorient's French Togolese forward Gilles Sunu challenges Saint-Etienne's French forward Allan Saint-Maximin during the French L1 football match between Lorient and Saint-Etienne at the Moustoir stadium in Lorient, western France, on October 18, 2014
Result: Fabien Lemoine scores late winner to guide Saint-Etienne past Lorient
Fabien Lemoine's late goal in a 1-0 victory over Lorient sends Saint-Etienne to fourth in Ligue 1.
Oct 18, 21:59
Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder celebrates after scoring a goal against Nice on October O5, 2013
Result: Wassim Ben Yedder strike seals Toulouse win
Wassim Ben Yedder scores in the first half to give Toulouse a 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.
Oct 5, 14:59
Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Fabien Lemoine is congratulated by a teammate after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lens and Saint-Etienne on September 21, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne see off Lens
Fabien Lemoine's late strike helps Saint-Etienne beat Lens in their Ligue 1 match.
Sep 21, 17:53
Rennes' French coach Philippe Montanier looks on prior to the French L1 football match Rennes vs Evian-Thonon Gaillard on August 16, 2014
Result: Missed penalty costs Saint-Etienne as Rennes earn a point
Saint-Etienne's 100% start to the Ligue 1 season ends as Rennes hang on for a point.
Aug 24, 17:52
St Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel is congratulated by his teammates Josuha Guilavogui (L) after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Nice (OGC) on April 6, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne come from behind to beat Reims
Saint-Etienne continue their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season with a 3-1 win over Reims.
Aug 17, 18:00
Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast stands on the sidelines with head coach Sabri Lamouchi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Preview: Greece vs. Ivory Coast
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Group C clash between Greece and Ivory Coast.
Jun 22, 18:57
The Ivory Coast pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Nacional on June 19, 2014
Team News: Didier Drogba misses out for Ivory Coast
Striker Didier Drogba once again finds himself on the substitutes' bench for Ivory Coast for their Group C fixture with Colombia.
Jun 19, 16:19
Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast on June 19, 2014
Live Commentary: Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast - as it happened
Live coverage of the Group C clash between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the World Cup in Brazil.
Jun 19, 16:00
St Etienne's French defender Loic Perrin celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne vs Ajaccio at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France, on May 17, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne miss out on Champions League despite final-day win
Saint-Etienne miss out on a place in the Champions League despite beating Ajaccio on the final day of the Ligue 1 season.
May 17, 22:27
Saint-Etienne's French forward Mevlut Erding celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Montpellier (MHSC) on May 4, 2014
Result: St Etienne still in Champions League hunt after Nantes win
Saint-Etienne stay in the hunt for the Champions League place after beating Nantes 3-1
May 10, 22:06
St Etienne's French midfielder Benjamin Corgnet (C) shoots and scores a goal during the French L1 football match between Evian (ETGFC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on April 26, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne win at Evian TG
Saint-Etienne beat Evian TG 2-1 in Ligue 1.
Apr 26, 20:58
St Etienne's Mevlut Erding, Brandao, Fabien Lemoine and Benoit Tremoulinas celebrate after Erding opened the scoring during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, central easter
Team News: Mevlut Erding leads line for Saint-Etienne
Mevlut Erding is selected to start up front for Saint-Etienne's away trip to Evian TG in Ligue 1.
Apr 26, 18:27
Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Romain Hamouma challenges Rennes' Tiemoue Bakayoko during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne and Rennes at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France, on April 18, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne held to goalless draw by stubborn Rennes
Saint Etienne drop two precious points in their chase for Champions League qualification as midtable Rennes hold them to a goalless draw in Ligue 1 action.
Apr 18, 22:03
Reims' Gaetan Charbonnier celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal against Saint-Etienne during the Ligue 1 match on April 13, 2014
Result: Saint-Etienne find late equaliser
Francois Clerc scores in stoppage time to give Saint-Etienne a 2-2 draw with Reims in Ligue 1.
Apr 13, 17:54
St Etienne's Mevlut Erding, Brandao, Fabien Lemoine and Benoit Tremoulinas celebrate after Erding opened the scoring during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, central easter
Result: Saint-Etienne edge Rhone derby
Saint-Etienne pick up three vital points against rivals Lyon in a critical Rhone derby in the race for European qualification.
Mar 30, 21:58
Saint Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel vies for the ball with Sochaux's French defender Sebastien Corchia and Sochaux's French forward Roy Contout during the French L1 football match Reims vs Bastia on November 2, 2013
Max Gradel's move to West Ham United breaks down?
Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel's move to West Ham United is reportedly in doubt.
Jan 30, 23:34
Saint Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel vies for the ball with Sochaux's French defender Sebastien Corchia and Sochaux's French forward Roy Contout during the French L1 football match Reims vs Bastia on November 2, 2013
West Ham United to loan Max Gradel?
West Ham United are reportedly keen on securing the loan signing of Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel before the end of the January transfer window.
Jan 30, 14:56
Guingamp's French-Malian forward Mustapha Yatabare runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Guingamp and Marseille on August 11, 2013
Result: Guingamp, Saint-Etienne play out goalless draw
Guingamp and Saint Etienne play out a goalless draw in Ligue 1 on Saturday night.
Jan 11, 21:03
Guingamp's French-Malian forward Mustapha Yatabare runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Guingamp and Marseille on August 11, 2013
Team News: Christophe Mandanne, Mustapha Yatabare lead Guingamp line
Guingamp decide to go with two strikers as they face Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.
Jan 11, 18:23
Saint Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel vies for the ball with Sochaux's French defender Sebastien Corchia and Sochaux's French forward Roy Contout during the French L1 football match Reims vs Bastia on November 2, 2013
Brian McDermott admits possible Leeds United return for Max Gradel
Brian McDermott warns Leeds United fans not to get excited about talk of a potential return for Max Gradel.
Dec 18, 13:04
Saint Etienne's Ivorian forward Max-Alain Gradel vies for the ball with Sochaux's French defender Sebastien Corchia and Sochaux's French forward Roy Contout during the French L1 football match Reims vs Bastia on November 2, 2013
Report: Leeds United want Max Gradel back at Elland Road
Leeds United will reportedly look to bring Max Gradel back to the club in January.
Dec 17, 13:42
Saint-Etienne's French defender Francois Clerc vies for the ball with Montpellier's French mifielder Morgan Sanson and Montpellier's Ivoirian defender Siaka Tiene during the French L1 football match Montpellier vs Saint Etienne on December 13, 2013
Live Commentary: Montpellier HSC 0-1 Saint-Etienne - as it happened
Relive Rolland Courbis's first game back in charge of Montpellier as he sees his side fall to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Saint-Etienne.
Dec 14, 12:43
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TeamPGDPTS
1Paris Saint-Germain302759
2Lyon303358
3Marseille302957
4AS Monaco291453
5Saint-Etienne301352
6Bordeaux30148
7Montpellier HSC29745
8Lille30141
9Nantes30-640
10Guingamp30-939
11Rennes30-939
12Nice30-437
13Bastia30-437
14Caen30035
15Reims30-1435
16Evian TG30-1435
17Lorient30-734
18Toulouse30-1832
19Lens30-2025
20Metz30-2023