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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: 03/10/2014 01:20 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-1FranceFrance2700
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1BelarusBelarus2900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance3300
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1GeorgiaGeorgia6612
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9002
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance1000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentFranceFrance3-0UkraineUkraine9001
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-0HondurasHonduras7800
20.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-5FranceFrance8211
30.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16FranceFrance2-0NigeriaNigeria9001
04.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsFranceFrance0-1GermanyGermany8500
10.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-2Spartak MoskvaSpartak Moskva2200
13.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueUfaUfa0-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva7702
17.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueArsenal TulaArsenal Tula1-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9002
21.08.2014UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-2OmoniaOmonia9001
24.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva2-0UralUral7000
31.08.2014Russian Premier LeagueKrasnodarKrasnodar0-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva6810
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SpainSpain7501
07.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSerbiaSerbia1-1FranceFrance800
13.09.2014Russian Premier LeagueZenitZenit3-2Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva9011
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageDinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva1-0PSVPSV000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Mathieu Valbuena
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/09/1984 (29)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Dinamo Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 58kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15
    • 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
Marseille373
Total373
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Marseille201
Dinamo Moskva30
Total231
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Marseille10
Total10
Last updated: 03/10/2014 01:20 CET
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