Steven Nzonzi
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Personal information
Full name Steven N'kemboanza Mike Nzonzi
Date of birth 15 December 1988 (1988-12-15) (age 32)
Place of birth    La Garenne-Colombes, Flag of France France
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of France Rennes
(on loan from Roma)
Number 25
Youth clubs
Flag of France Racing Paris
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of France CA Lisieux
Flag of France Caen
Flag of France Beauvais
Flag of France Amiens
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of France Amiens
Flag of England Blackburn Rovers
Flag of England Stoke City
Flag of Spain Sevilla
Flag of Italy Roma
Flag of TurkeyGalatasaray (loan)
Flag of FranceRennes (loan)
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086 00(5)
109 00(6)
090 00(6)
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010 00(0)
National team
Flag of France France U21
Flag of France France
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Steven Nkemboanza Mike Christopher Nzonzi (born 15 December 1988) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for French club Rennes, on loan from Italian club Roma, and the French national team.

He began his career with Ligue 2 side Amiens, impressing enough to earn a move to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in 2009 for £650,000. He spent three years at Ewood Park which ended with Rovers being relegated at the end of the 2011–12 season. He remained in the Premier League however, joining Stoke City for £3 million. At Stoke, Nzonzi established himself as a key member of the squad under Tony Pulis and then under Mark Hughes, where his performances during the 2014–15 earned him the Player of the Year award. He joined Spanish side Sevilla for a fee of £7 million in July 2015, and won the UEFA Europa League in his first season.

Nzonzi represented France at under-21 level. He turned down the chance to represent his ancestral DR Congo at senior international level, and was unsuccessful in his attempt to become eligible to play for England. In November 2017, he made his debut for the senior France squad, and he was part of their team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

External links

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France – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Winners

1. Lloris (c) 2. Pavard 3. Kimpembe 4. Varane 5. Umtiti 6. Pogba 7. Griezmann 8. Lemar 9. Giroud 10. Mbappé 11. Dembélé 12. Tolisso 13. Kanté 14. Matuidi 15. Nzonzi 16. Mandanda 17. Rami 18. Fekir 19. Sidibé 20. Thauvin 21. Hernández 22. Mendy 23. Areola

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