He gets knocked down, but he gets up again.

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The first goal he celebrated with Inter was not an ordinary one and Jonathan Biabiany perhaps thinks back to an afternoon six years ago that changed his life. On that day in 2004 in Paris, Inter scout Pierluigi Casiraghi has just arrived and he was there to watch a youth tournament which was then postponed. He decided to watch another team in provincial side Le Blanc-Mesnil. Among them was a 16-year-old of Guadeloupean origin, running at twice the speed of the others. Casiraghi left at the break, he didn’t need to watch the second half. Two weeks later, Biabiany was an Inter player. But his experience with Nerazzurri was not easy.

Jonathan is like a rocket on the flank (he runs 100 meters in less than eleven seconds), he won an Under-19 title, but was too young for Serie A. After his debut in the Coppa Italia in 2007, he was loaned to Chievo and then Modena. This was his ascendancy started. Goals, assists and the pace on the flank are worthy of his debut in Serie A, the following year with Parma and in 2010 the return to Inter followed. This second attempt was also difficult, but something shone among the adversity. There was the goal to make it 3-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup Final against TP Mazembe. In celebration, Biabiany runs to hug Davide Santon, a club youth product like him, this was the best moment of his football life.

I was able to win a FIFA Club World Cup, one of the best feelings of my life. I even got a tattoo with the cup on my arm, because I could not even imagine winning it when I was young.

It will be the only joy with Nerazzurri. A month later Biabiany, moved to Sampdoria who were relegated at the end of the season. He finds himself again in Parma, until heart arrhythmia forced him out and his contract was eventually terminated. Jonathan is used to getting up and running again. Roberto Mancini, the manager under who he made his debut, bet on him and in July 2015 he started again for the third time for Inter. Who arrived on the top of the world, starting from a pitch in the banlieu, can´t give up so easy.

Jonathan Biabiany

Jonathan Ludovic Biabiany (born 28 April 1988 in Paris) arrived at Inter in 2004 for a small amount of money. With the Nerazzurri he played 50 games and scored two goals, one of which was in 2010 at the FIFA Club World Cup Final. Now he is on loan at Sparta Prague.