Gigot won CSKA. What is important to know about the main character of «Spartacus» in Derby

Gigot won CSKA. What is important to know about the main character of «Spartacus» in Derby

French defender Samuel Gigot scored a brace for Spartak Moscow in the crucial Derby against CSKA. RBC has assembled five facts about the main character of the match of the sixth round of RPL, in which the «red-white» have won with the score 2:1

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Gigot was born in the French Avignon. The father was a bricklayer, his mother a nurse. The name that he inherited from his father, was a real problem for the future of football in the school. Translated from the French word gigot means «ham». But the name perfectly fits the nickname of Spartak supporters (Meat).

Favourite player

In childhood and adolescence Gigot admired Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro. «It’s incredible. I watched the cutting video replays of his game and tried to imitate», — said Gigot. The player noted that during his professional career he is in the list of the best defenders added of the Belgian Vincent Kompany, the Englishman John Terry and Brazilian Thiago Silva.


The inscription LP7 on my left wrist from Gigot connected with his childhood. He stuffed it in honor of the house located at La Placette, 7. «In my youth we decided to perpetuate the friendship and five of them fill the same tattoos», — recalled Gigot, noting that the tattoo was done in secret from father, because he was skeptical of such antics.


Gigot moved to Spartak in the summer of 2018 for €8 million and immediately became the main player of the team, distinguished themselves in the first game against the «Orenburg» (1:0). However, on 2 September, the defender got injured in the match against Zenit (0:0). Gigot faced opponent’s striker Artem Dzyuba and was replaced. On the field player defense returned 6 April 2019 in a match against CSKA (0:2).


«What I would ask, if have the opportunity to turn to God? To protect my family from all troubles. And can I have another? Then help me to win the title with Spartak! — said Gigot in an interview with the club website. Until about championship ambitions «Spartak» too early, the team is built, and updated the leaders of «Spartacus» are only just emerging. One of them becomes the Gigot.

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