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Nicolas Anelka
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Anelka playin for Chelsea in 2010
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Sébastien Anelka[1]
Date o birth 14 Mairch 1979 (1979-03-14) (age 37)[2]
Place o birth Le Chesnay, Fraunce
Hicht 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playin poseetion Striker
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1983–1993 Trappes Saint-Quentin
1993–1995 Clairefontaine[4]
1995–1996 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Paris Saint-Germain 10 (1)
1997–1999 Arsenal 65 (23)
1999–2000 Real Madrid 19 (2)
2000–2002 Paris Saint-Germain 39 (10)
2001–2002 Liverpool (loan) 20 (4)
2002–2005 Manchester City 89 (37)
2005–2006 Fenerbahçe 39 (14)
2006–2008 Bolton Wanderers 53 (21)
2008–2012 Chelsea 125 (38)
2012–2013 Shanghai Shenhua 22 (3)
2013 Juventus (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 West Bromwich Albion 12 (2)
Naitional team
1997 France U20 3 (0)
1998–2010 France 69 (14)
Teams managed
2012 Shanghai Shenhua (player-coach)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anly an correct as o 10 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (French pronunciation: [ni.kɔ.la a.nɛl.ka]; born 14 March 1979) is a French fitbawer. Prior tae his retirement frae internaitional fitbaa, Anelka wis a regular member o the French naitional team an aw. Umwhile Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti haes describit him as a quick player wi guid aerial ability, technique, shuitin, an muivement aff the baw.[5]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anelka wis born in 1979 in Le Chesnay, Yvelines, tae parents who haed migratit frae Martinique in 1974. Thareefter they settled in Trappes, near Paris. His mither is a secretar in the local heich schuil.[6][7][8]

Anelka is marriet tae Barbara Tausia, a Belgian choreographer. Thegither, they hae twa sons, Kais born in 2008 an Kahil born in 2010.[9] He actit in the 2002 film Le Boulet as a fitbawer namit Nicolas. He has stated that, when he retires frae fitbaa, he wad like tae wirk in the film industry acause he haes a friend in the business.[10]

Anelka haes twa brithers, Claude an Didier.[11]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 25. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  3. "Player Profiles". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Archived frae the original on 22 December 2013. 
  4. "INF, formateur de talents" (in French). FFF. Archived frae the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  5. "Ancelotti: Anelka has it all". Chelsea FC. 31 October 2009. 
  6. "Nicolas Anelka haunts old coach as Bolton beats Arsenal". The New York Times. 26 November 2006.
  7. "One-on-One with Nicolas Anelka". FourFourTwo Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  8. "Nicolas Anelka: de Trappes à Wembley" (in French). Le Point. 20 February 1999.
  9. Chelsea: The players The Guardian, 20 May 2008; Retrieved 10 February 2009
  10. Bryant, Tom (24 October 2007). "Has a journalist ever won an international cap?". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  11. The £85m man lights Blue touchpaper The Observer, 30 November 2008

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