CURRENT CLUB: Saint-Etienne (France)
Max Gradel is a winger who is comfortable playing on the left or right wings. He made three substitute appearances during World Cup qualifying.
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Gradel registered his first cap with the Elephants in June 2011 and has appeared in more than 20 games since. He scored a goal against Togo during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
After starting his professional career with Leicester City, Gradel moved on to Bournemouth and Leeds United before leaving England in 2011. He scored five goals for Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 this season.