Grégoire Defrel

Squad No. 92
Date of Birth June 17, 1991
Age 31
Height 179cm
Position Forward
Birthplace Meudon
Previous Clubs AS Roma

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

Defrel joined Parma in 2009, and made his debut 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 (€1.2 million) and Gianluca Lapadula (€1.4 million) went to Cesena, whilst Andrea Rossini (€1.6 million) and Nicola Del Pivo (€1.0 million) went to Parma. Both clubs retained 50% registration rights. In June 2013 and June 2014, Defrel’s co-ownership 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.

On 20 July 2017, Defrel re-joined former manager Eusebio Di Francesco at Roma on loan, for €5 million loan fee, with an obligation to make the transfer permanent for an additional €15 million (plus €3 million bonuses) should certain sporting targets be met. At the same time, Sassuolo signed Roma youth products Davide Frattesi and Riccardo Marchizza as part of the deal, for a total fee of €8 million.

Sampdoria (loan)
On 27 July 2018, Defrel joined Sampdoria on a season-long loan with the option to buy from Roma.

Sassuolo return (loan)
On 30 August 2019, Defrel returned to Sassuolo on a season-long loan deal.