Hatem Ben Arfa

  • Date of birth : 07/03/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : France France
 
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Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa

Five times a French champion, Hatem Ben Arfa broke his leg shortly after joining Newcastle United FC in 2010 but recovered superbly in 2011/12 to warrant an international recall. Fast, skilful, penetrative and possessing an excellent left foot, he has yet to represent France at a major tournament.

• Born in the Parisian suburbs to a Tunisian father, his prodigious talent earned him a place at the celebrated Clairefontaine academy and he was recruited by Olympique Lyonnais aged 15; won the 2004 European U17 title with France on home soil, scoring three goals to become the tournament's joint top marksman.

• Made his senior debut for Lyon at 17, in August 2004, and was on the fringes of the first team for the club's title wins in 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2006/07.

• Enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2007/08, scoring six goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances and winning the French double with Lyon, though he did not play in the Coupe de France final; also won his first six senior international caps that season, the first of them on 13 October 2007 in a UEFA European Championship qualifier in the Faroe islands, which he marked with a goal in a 6-0 win.

• Left Lyon for Marseille in 2008 at a cost of €12 million and started all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage; second place in Ligue 1 in his first season was followed by another French title – and League Cup win – in his second, but a disagreement with coach Didier Deschamps triggered his departure to Newcastle.

• Missed most of his debut season in the Premier League as a result of a fracture to left fibula and tibia sustained in October 2010 against Manchester City FC; returned to fitness and form in 2011/12, scoring a couple of brilliant solo goals and helping Newcastle qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

• Scored France's consolation goal in Laurent Blanc's first game as head coach – a 2-1 defeat in Norway – but played no part in the team's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign as he recuperated from injury.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-17 Championship: winner 2004

Last updated: 15/05/12 21.52CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2014 02:01 CET
19.08.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City4-0NewcastleNewcastle6500
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-0West HamWest Ham9000
28.08.2013English League CupSecond roundMorecambeMorecambe0-2NewcastleNewcastle1902
31.08.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-0FulhamFulham9010
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2NewcastleNewcastle9010
21.09.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-3HullHull9000
30.09.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-2NewcastleNewcastle4500
05.10.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff1-2NewcastleNewcastle400
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-2LiverpoolLiverpool7800
27.10.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-1NewcastleNewcastle9001
30.10.2013English League CupFourth roundNewcastleNewcastle0-2Man. CityMan. City3900
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-1NorwichNorwich700
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-1NewcastleNewcastle3300
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-1SouthamptonSouthampton1700
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-3NewcastleNewcastle1110
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle5-1StokeStoke9001
29.12.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-1ArsenalArsenal2800
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-0NewcastleNewcastle4500
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundNewcastleNewcastle1-2CardiffCardiff9000
12.01.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-2Man. CityMan. City800
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-3NewcastleNewcastle1200
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0NewcastleNewcastle7500
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-3SunderlandSunderland9000
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-0NewcastleNewcastle6400
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-4TottenhamTottenham2700
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace3101
25.03.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-3EvertonEverton3200
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-0NewcastleNewcastle4500
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-4Man. UnitedMan. United2900
12.04.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0NewcastleNewcastle1700

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 07/03/1987 (26)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Newcastle ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    15/09/04: Lyon 2-2 Man. United
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    04/05/04: France 3-0 Northern Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France51
France U-2110
France U-1921
France U-1753
Total135

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Lyon142
Marseille110
Total252
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Marseille95
Newcastle30
Total125
Last updated: 08/01/2014 08:12 CET
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