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    Nicolas Anelka

    Character » appears in 29 games

    A French professional soccer manager and retired player who played as a forward.

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    Nicolas Anelka last edited by fiye on 07/29/22 05:08PM View full history

    Senior career

    1996–1997 Paris Saint-Germain

    1997–1999 Arsenal

    1999–2000 Real Madrid

    2000–2002 Paris Saint-Germain

    2001–2002 → Liverpool (loan)

    2002–2005 Manchester City

    2005–2006 Fenerbahçe

    2006–2008 Bolton Wanderers

    2008–2012 Chelsea

    2012–2013 Shanghai Shenhua

    2013 → Juventus (loan)

    2013–2014 West Bromwich Albion

    2014–2015 Mumbai City FC

    National team

    1998–2010 France

    Teams managed

    2012 Shanghai Shenhua (player-coach)

    2015 Mumbai City FC (player-manager)

    2018–2020 Lille (youth)

    2021 Hyères (sports director)

    2010 World Cup

    Anelka found himself in the middle of a scandal during the 2010 South African World Cup. During the match Mexico-France, France was losing 2-0. In the locker room, when Domenech (France's coach at the time) came up to Anelka, the two men got into a fight. The day after that, it was revealed to the press that he'd insulted the coach and had refused to excuse himself (he had told the coach "Vas te faire enculer sale fils de pute"). Because of these insults, he was sent home.

    The players didn't like the fact that Anelka was excluded, deciding to go on strike and not practice in front of 400 hundred kids.

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