Leandro Trossard

Squad No. 11
Date of Birth December 4, 1994
Age 27
Height 172cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Waterschei
Previous Clubs KRC Genk

Leandro Trossard (born 4 December 1994) is a Belgian footballer who plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Belgian national team.

On 26 June 2019, Brighton agreed to sign Trossard, who joined on a four-year deal, becoming the club’s second signing of the summer, following Matt Clarke’s arrival from Portsmouth.  Trossard made his debut for The Seagulls on 17 August where he scored the equaliser in the 1–1 home draw against West Ham United. Earlier in the game he was denied a goal for offside by VAR. Trossard scored twice against Norwich in the 2019–20 season, one in the 2–0 home victory on 2 November 2019, and again in a crucial 1–0 away win on 4 July 2020 to help Brighton push further away from the bottom three. On 31 January 2021, Trossard scored the only goal in a 1–0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur to secure the Seagulls’ first home league win of the 2020–21 season. Trossard played in Brighton’s 1–0 away victory over defending champions Liverpool on 3 February claiming their first league win at Anfield since 1982, where he deflected Steven Alzate’s shot back onto Alzate being awarded the assist in the only goal of the game. On 14 March 2021, Trossard scored the winner in a 2–1 away win over Southampton, sealing Brighton’s first win over the Saints in Premier League history.

International career
Trossard has been called up to the Belgium national football team on multiple occasions. Roberto Martinez first named him in the Belgium squad in September 2018, again one month later when Trossard had to withdraw through injury, Trossard remained on the bench again in March 2019. He made his debut on 5 September 2020 in a Nations League game against Denmark, he substituted Dries Mertens in the 80th minute of the 2–0 away victory. On his first international start, Trossard scored his first goal for his country also adding a second in a 8–0 crushing of Belarus in a 2022 World Cup qualfier on 30 March 2021.