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Mathieu Valbuena

Mathieu Valbuena

Clubs: FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin, Olympique de Marseille

• Born in south-west France, Valbuena was rejected by local club FC Girondins de Bordeaux for being too small.

• Blossomed in France's third tier at FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin, winning promotion to Ligue 2 in 2006 and being voted the National Division's player of the year; the success earned him a dream three-year contract with Marseille.

• An injury-wrecked debut season was followed by a fine 2007/08 campaign, the highlight of which was a winning goal against Liverpool FC at Anfield in a UEFA Champions League group match.

• Career took a giant step forward after a game-changing performance, and goal, as a substitute in the 2010 French League Cup final against Bordeaux; also scored freely during the run-in to Marseille's first Ligue 1 title for 18 years.

• That contribution to Marseille's double trophy success earned him a first cap for France, which he celebrated with a goal in a 2-1 win against Costa Rica; included in the 2010 World Cup squad and ended the international year with the decisive strike in a friendly versus England.

• Scored a superb 87th-minute winner against Borussia Dortmund on matchday six of the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage to secure Marseille a place in the last 16, and ended the season as a French League Cup winner for the third successive season.

• Scored three times in 37 Ligue 1 appearances in 2012/13 to help OM to second and secure a return to the UEFA Champions League. 

UEFA honours
None 

Last updated: 26/07/13 15.03CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/02/2016 02:24 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SpainSpain7500
07.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSerbiaSerbia1-1FranceFrance800
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal5800
14.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundArmeniaArmenia0-3FranceFrance1700
14.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance1-1AlbaniaAlbania8500
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SwedenSweden6800
26.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-3BrazilBrazil8201
29.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0DenmarkDenmark800
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-4BelgiumBelgium7310
13.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundAlbaniaAlbania1-0FranceFrance3100
19.07.2015Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit2-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9000
02.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9001
08.08.2015Russian Premier LeagueAnjiAnji2-3Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva8811
15.08.2015French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp0-1LyonLyon9000
22.08.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-2RennesRennes7000
29.08.2015French Ligue 1CaenCaen0-4LyonLyon8101
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance1010
07.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1SerbiaSerbia7600
12.09.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon0-0LOSCLOSC9000
16.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGentGent1-1LyonLyon9001
20.09.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1LyonLyon9000
26.09.2015French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux3-1LyonLyon5400
29.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLyonLyon0-1ValenciaValencia9000
03.10.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-0ReimsReims8000
08.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance4-0ArmeniaArmenia6301
11.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundDenmarkDenmark1-2FranceFrance1200
16.10.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1LyonLyon9000
20.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageZenitZenit3-1LyonLyon9000
23.10.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon3-0ToulouseToulouse8411
31.10.2015French Ligue 1TroyesTroyes0-1LyonLyon9000
04.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLyonLyon0-2ZenitZenit9000
08.11.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon3-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
20.11.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice3-0LyonLyon7700
24.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLyonLyon1-2GentGent9000
27.11.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon2-4MontpellierMontpellier5000
05.12.2015French Ligue 1LyonLyon0-2AngersAngers9000
17.01.2016French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne1-0LyonLyon1700
20.01.2016French CupPlay-offsChamblyChambly0-2LyonLyon7310
24.01.2016French Ligue 1LyonLyon1-1MarseilleMarseille9001
30.01.2016French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-0LyonLyon7400
03.02.2016French Ligue 1LyonLyon3-0BordeauxBordeaux6400
06.02.2016French Ligue 1AngersAngers0-3LyonLyon9001
10.02.2016French CupPlay-offsParisParis3-0LyonLyon2200

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Mathieu Valbuena
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/09/1984 (31)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Lyon ( FRA)

  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 58kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    15/07/06: Marseille 0-0 Dnipro
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/10: France 0-1 Belarus

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France40
Total40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Lyon50
Marseille373
Total423
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Marseille201
Dinamo Moskva110
Total311
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Marseille10
Total10
Last updated: 27/11/2015 17:32 CET