Grégoire Defrel’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro French footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From France 
Type Sports 
Gender male
Birth 17 June 1991, Meudon
Age: 29 years
Height: 179
Weight: 77

André Grégoire Defrel (born 17 June 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays for Serie A side Sassuolo as a forward.



Defrel joined Parma in 2009 and made his début for the club as a substitute at the age of 19 on 22 May 2011 in the final game of the 2010–11 Serie A season in a dead rubber against Cagliari, a match that ended 1–1.


In June 2012 Cesena and Parma made a series of cashless player swaps, in which Defrel (€1.2M) and Gianluca Lapadula (€1.4M) went to Cesena whilst Andrea Rossini (€1.6M) and Nicola Del Pivo (€1.0M) went to Parma. Both clubs retained 50% registration rights. In June 2013 and June 2014 the co-ownership of Defrel was renewed. Despite Parma going bankrupted and failing to find a new buyer on 25 June 2015, Cesena submitted a bid of reported €51,000 to Lega Serie A to solve the co-ownership in favour of Cesena, despite the club not being required to do so.


On 5 August 2015, Sassuolo announced that they had signed Defrel from Cesena for an undisclosed fee. He was given the number 92 shirt.

Style of play

A fine dribbler, Defrel has been compared to compatriot Jérémy Menez.