Max Gradel

Position: Winger/Forward
Team: Saint-Etienne
Born: November 30, 1987 (age 26)
Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Nationality: Ivorian
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
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
Result: Rolland Courbis loses first game back at Montpellier HSC to Saint-Etienne
Rolland Courbis loses his first game back in charge of Montpellier as Max Gradel scores the only goal of the game to earn Saint-Etienne a 1-0 victory at Stade de la Mosson.
Dec 13, 21:30
Saint-Etienne's French coach Christophe Galtier waits before the begining of the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne vs Toulouse on September 20, 2013
Team News: Saint-Etienne make six changes for Evian TG clash
Saint-Etienne make six changes to their team to face Evian TG in Ligue 1 tonight.
Dec 7, 18:38
Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Benjamin Corgnet celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Lorient (FCL) on October 20, 2013
Result: Saint-Etienne see off Lorient
Saint-Etienne put three past Lorient in a close home win.
Oct 20, 17:55
Monaco's Belgian midfielder Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Saint Etienne on October 5, 2013
Result: Lucas Ocampos wins it late for Monaco
Monaco edge past Saint-Etienne thanks to a late Lucas Ocampos goal.
Oct 5, 17:54
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Live Commentary: Valenciennes 0-0 Saint-Etienne - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of a disappointing draw for Saint-Etienne at Valenciennes in Ligue 1.
Apr 12, 19:00
Saint-Etienne's Max Gradel in action on December 23, 2012
Max Gradel faces six months out
Max Gradel will be sidelined for up to six months after suffering a serious knee injury in training with the Ivory Coast.
Mar 28, 11:02
Max Gradel
Max Gradel to return to Leeds United?
Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel opens the door on a return to Leeds United in January.
Dec 12, 13:33
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Result: Battling Evian TG hold Saint-Etienne
Evian TG come from two goals down to hold Saint-Etienne to a dramatic draw at Parc des Sports.
Nov 17, 20:58
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Result: Saint-Etienne see off Rennes
Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Renaud Cohade earn Saint-Etienne a 2-0 win over Rennes at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Oct 26, 21:39
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Result: Toulouse 2-1 Saint-Etienne
Max Gradel's late penalty kick is not enough for Saint-Etienne, as Toulouse record a comfortable win at Stadium Municipal.
Aug 18, 21:30
Fabio Capello
Result: Russia 1-1 Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast hold Russia to a 1-1 draw in Fabio Capello's first match in charge of the European nation.
Aug 15, 18:11
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Result: Caen 1-4 Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne crush Caen 4-1 to go level on points with Lyon.
Apr 21, 20:06
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Result: Ajaccio 1-1 Saint-Etienne
Ajaccio and Saint-Etienne play out a 1-1 draw.
Apr 7, 21:14
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Result: St Etienne 2-3 Nice
A last-minute goal from Francois Clerc caps a enthralling 3-2 win for Nice at St Etienne.
Mar 31, 21:19
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Result: Saint-Etienne 0-2 Evian TG
Cedric Mongongu and Yannick Sagbo scored the goals as Evian beat Saint-Etienne 2-0 on Saturday.
Mar 3, 20:36
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Result: Saint-Etienne 4-0 Rennes
Rennes dominated possession but were beaten 4-0 by a clinical Saint-Etienne side on Sunday evening.
Feb 19, 17:57
Africa Cup of Nations
Result: Zambia 0-0 Ivory Coast (8-7 on pens)
Zambia secure the Africa Cup of Nations with a dramatic 8-7 penalty shootout win over Ivory Coast on Sunday evening.
Feb 12, 22:30
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Result: Ivory Coast 3-0 Equatorial Guinea
The Ivory Coast reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over co-hosts Equatorial Guinea.
Feb 4, 20:55
Simon Grayson
Simon Grayson: 'We're not dirty'
Simon Grayson hits back at suggestions that his Leeds United players are "dirty".
Sep 19, 16:02
Max Gradel
SImon Grayson: 'There was Championship interest in Max Gradel'
Max Gradel could have been sold to Championship clubs, according to Leeds United manager Simon Grayson.
Sep 4, 19:08
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Max Gradel completes Saint-Etienne move
Saint-Etienne complete the signing of Max Gradel from Leeds.
Aug 31, 14:27
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