Nicolas Anelka
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Personal information
Full name Nicolas Sébastien Anelka
Date of birth 14 March 1979 (1979-03-14) (age 41)
Place of birth    Le Chesnay, Flag of France France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of India Mumbai City
Number 39
Youth clubs
1983–1993
1993–1995
1995-1996
Flag of France Trappes Saint-Quentin
Flag of France Clairefontaine
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1996–1997
1997–1999
1999–2000
2000–2002
2001–2002
2002–2004
2004–2006
2006–2008
2008–2012
2012–2013
2013
2013-2014
2014-
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of EnglandLiverpool (loan)
Flag of England Manchester City
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
Flag of England Bolton Wanderers
Flag of England Chelsea
Flag of China Shanghai Shenhua
Flag of ItalyJuventus (loan)
Flag of England West Bromwich Albion
Flag of India Mumbai City
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National team
1997
1998–2010
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Flag of France France
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Teams managed
2012 Flag of China Shanghai Shenhua (player-coach)

Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (born 14 March 1979) is an French footballer who currently plays for Mumbai City in the newly formed Indian Super League. Prior to his retirement from international football, Anelka was also a regular member of the French national team. Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has described him as a quick player with good aerial ability, technique, shooting, and movement off the ball. Anelka began his career at Paris Saint-Germain, but soon moved to Arsenal. He became a first team regular and won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award the following season. Real Madrid signed him for £22.3 million in 1999, a record fee at the time, but he did not settle in well and returned to Paris Saint-Germain in a £20 million deal. Despite regular first team football in Paris, Anelka set his eyes upon the Premier League once more; he went on loan to Liverpool in January 2002 but joined Manchester City for £13 million at the start of the 2002–03 season.

Honours

Clubs

Arsenal
Real Madrid
PSG
Fenerbahçe
Chelsea
Juventus

Country

France

Individual

  • Premier League Player of the Month (2): February 1999, November 2008
  • PFA Team of the Year (2): 1998–99, 2008–09
  • Barclays Golden Boot: 2008–09
  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 1999
  • FA Cup Top Scorer: 2008–09
  • Scored a total of more than 100 goals in the Barclays Premier League

External links

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France – UEFA Euro 2000

1. Lama 2. Candela 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Blanc 6. Djorkaeff 7. Deschamps 8. Desailly 9. Anelka 10. Zidane 11. Pirès 12. Henry 13. Wiltord 14. Micoud 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Petit 18. Leboeuf 19. Karembeu 20. Trezeguet 21. Dugarry 22. Ramé

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France – 2001 Confederations Cup

1. Ramé 2. Sagnol 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Gillet 6. Djorkaeff 7. Pirès 8. Desailly 9. Anelka 10. Carrière 11. Wiltord 12. Coupet 13. Silvestre 14. Née 15. Bréchet 16. Dacourt 17. Marlet 18. Leboeuf 19. Karembeu 20. Camara 21. Dugarry 22. Robert 23. Landreau

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France – UEFA Euro 2008

1. Mandanda 2. Boumsong 3. Abidal 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Malouda 8. Anelka 9. Benzema 10. Govou 11. Nasri 12. Henry 13. Evra 14. Clerc 15. Thuram 16. Frey 17. Squillaci 18. Gomis 19. Sagnol 20. Toulalan 21. Diarra 22. Ribéry 23. Coupet

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France – 2010 FIFA World Cup

1. Lloris 2. Sagna 3. Abidal 4. Réveillère 5. Gallas 6. Planus 7. Ribéry 8. Gourcuff 9. Cissé 10. Govou 11. Gignac 12. Henry 13. Evra 14. Toulalan 15. Malouda 16. Mandanda 17. Squillaci 18. Diarra 19. Diaby 20. Valbuena 21. Anelka 22. Clichy 23. Carrasso

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