Emmanuel Eboué

  • Date of birth : 04/06/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
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Emmanuel Eboué

Emmanuel Eboué

Clubs: ASEC Abidjan, KSK Beveren, Arsenal FC, Galatasaray SK

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2006

• Born in Abidjan, Eboué took the well-worn path from ASEC to Beveren, an established nursery club for young Ivorian talent; he made 70 top-flight appearances for the Belgian outfit, scoring four goals, and also competed in the UEFA Cup.

• Having joined Arsenal in 2004/05, he eventually replaced the injured Lauren and became a pivotal member of the Gunners' unbreachable defence in the UEFA Champions League, helping the club achieve eight successive clean sheets en route to the final against FC Barcelona in Paris.

• First capped by the Ivory Coast in September 2004 in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan, he was a runner-up at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations and an ever-present at the World Cup finals later that year.

• Increasingly deployed in midfield by Arsenal after the signing of Bacary Sagna in summer 2007, he ended the following campaign with three league goals – his best seasonal tally.

• Celebrated his 50th appearance in European club competition on Matchday 4 of the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage by helping the Gunners to a 4-1 home victory over AZ Alkmaar.

• Used sparingly in Arsenal's 2010/11 Premier League campaign and left the club in a €3.5m transfer to Galatasaray in August 2011.

Last updated: 23/08/11 17.58CET


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Emmanuel Eboué
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/06/1983 (32)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second qualifying round)
    12/08/04: Beveren 3-1 Vaduz

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 24/04/2015 17:28 CET