Nicolas Anelka: French football career

Nicolas Anelka - a former French professional footballer who currently plays in the forward position. After completion of the playing career became a trainer. Throughout his career, he played for teams such as the "Paris Saint-Germain", "Arsenal", "Real Madrid", "Liverpool", "Manchester City", "Fenerbahce", "Bolton", "Chelsea", "Juventus "," Shanghai Shenhua "(China)," West Bromwich Albion "and" Mumbai City "(India). Between 1998 and 2010 he played in the national team of France Football, which is the Euro 2000 champion and winner of the 2001 Confederations Cup.


Nicolas Anelka was born March 14, 1979 in Versailles, France. He began his career at the club "Paris Saint-Germain," and soon moved to London "Arsenal". Over the past two seasons in the "Gunners" Anelka has been a major player in the line of attack and scored a lot of goals. In 1999 he won the Professional Footballers' Association as the best young player of the year. For two seasons in the "Arsenal" Nicolas was the champion of England, as well as the Cup and Super Cup in England.

Nicolas Anelka: French football career

Go to Madrid "Real", return to the "Paris Saint-Germain"

On the eve of the season 1999/2000 French football player Nicolas Anelka was bought by the "royal" club of 22, 4 million pounds. As part of the "cream" of the Champions League, he became the winner of 2000. In total, he spent part of their 19 matches and scored 2 goals.

After spending one season in the Spanish league, Anelka has decided to return to the "Paris Saint-Germain", who paid for his transfer of 20 million pounds. Until 2002, he played here in the first team - held 39 official matches and marked 10 goals. In 2001, Nicolas Anelka along with the team won the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In the 2001/02 season he spent six months on loan "Liverpool".

Transition and career in "Manchester City"

Despite a successful career in the Paris Club, the French striker took up a new challenge by signing an agreement with the English "Manchester City" in 2002. Guide "sky blue" paid for the striker 13 million pounds. Over three seasons Anelka played in the English Premier League and was one of the best scorers of his team. Over 89 championship game the Frenchman managed to become the author of 37 goals.

Go to "Fenerbahce", a legendary career in the "Bolton" and "Chelsea"

In 2004, Anelka signed a contract with Turkish club "Fenerbahce", where in the next season became the champion of the Turkish Super League. His career for the "yellow canaries" lasted for two seasons, for which he had scored a goal 14 times in 39 games and become a national champion.

Nicolas Anelka: French football career

In 2006, the French striker goes into "Bolton Wanderers" for 8 million pounds. As part of "trotters", he became the main star of the line of attack. For two seasons Anelka added to his stats 21 goal in 53 league games.

In January 2008, Anelka joined in the London "Chelsea" for 15 million pounds. In subsequent years, his contract paid off quickly in the advertising and sales of T-shirts. For four seasons the London club on Frenchman earned 90 million pounds. As part of "pensioners' Nicolas Anelka became the champion of the English Premier League 2009/10, two-time winner of the FA Cup (2009, 2010), winner of the Champions League 2008 and 2009 winner of the FA Cup. In total I have been here 125 matches and scored 39 goals.

The last season of his career

In season 2012/13 the French striker went to the Chinese side, signing a contract with the club money, "Shanghai Shenhua." In the second half of the season Anelka was loaned to the Italian "Juventus", which included sharply became the champion of Serie A. By the way, he became the champion of Scudetto, having on account of only two official games.

Nicolas Anelka: French football career

Careers "West Bromwich"

Striker Nicolas Anelka has signed a contract with the "Hammers" on the eve of the 2013/14 season. The main part of the club spent only one season, taking part in 14 matches and was marked by two goals. The amount of transfer transactions football was very strange and funny - a total of 500 thousand pounds.

Nicolas Anelka: French football career

"Mumbai City"

In September 2014, Nicolas Anelka went into the India Club "Mumbai City", where he subsequently became a player-coach.

A career in the national team of France

Since 1997, he started playing in the youth part of the French national team to 20 years. The following year, Anelka has been regularly called up to the national team. As part of "roosters" striker became the main striker - took part in major tournaments such as Euro 2000 and the Confederations Cup 2001, where he became the champion.