Clubs: ES Troyes Aube Champagne, AS Saint-Étienne, Paris Saint-Germain
A Ligue 1 runner-up with Paris Saint-Germain FC in 2011/12, his first season at the Parc des Princes following a four-year spell with AS Saint-Étienne, Blaise Matuidi has enhanced his stature sufficiently to earn a place in Laurent Blanc's UEFA EURO 2012 squad. He provides a mix of energy and composure in central midfield.
• A graduate of the Clairefontaine academy, he launched his professional career with ES Troyes Aube Champagne in Ligue 2 and was a regular in the team, aged 18, following their promotion to the top flight in 2005.
• Remained for another season with Troyes, but following the club's relegation he was transferred to St-Étienne, by which stage he was a stalwart for France's Under-21 side.
• A rock-solid performer for Les Verts, he made 132 Ligue 1 appearances for the club over the next four seasons, several of them as team captain; made his European debut in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup, featuring prominently as St-Étienne reached the round of 16.
• Made his senior debut for France as an 80th-minute substitute in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on 7 September 2010 but played no further part on the road to Poland and Ukraine.
• Recruited by PSG as the replacement for the retired Claude Makélélé in July 2011, he made 29 appearances, scoring one goal, as the capital club finished a close second to Montpellier Hérault SC.
• Played in all but one of PSG's Ligue 1 games, scoring five goals, as they lifted the French title for the first time since 1994 and was a crucial member of the side as they made it to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
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|07.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Finland||0-1||France||17||0||0|
|11.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||France||3-1||Belarus||15||0||0|
|16.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Spain||1-1||France||90||0||0|
|06.02.2013||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||France||1-2||Germany||46||0||0|
|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||France||3-1||Georgia||81||0||0|
|26.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||France||0-1||Spain||90||0||0|
|09.06.2013||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||Brazil||3-0||France||70||0||0|
|10.09.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Belarus||2-4||France||90||0||0|
|11.10.2013||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||France||6-0||Australia||28||0||0|
|15.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||France||3-0||Finland||71||0||0|
|15.11.2013||FIFA World Cup||Play-off for Final Tournament||Ukraine||2-0||France||90||0||0|
|19.11.2013||FIFA World Cup||Play-off for Final Tournament||France||3-0||Ukraine||90||0||0|
|27.05.2014||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||France||4-0||Norway||74||0||0|
|01.06.2014||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||France||1-1||Paraguay||64||0||0|
|08.06.2014||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||France||8-0||Jamaica||72||2||0|
|15.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Final tournament - Group stage||France||3-0||Honduras||90||0||0|
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|25.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Final tournament - Group stage||Ecuador||0-0||France||67||0||0|
|30.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Round of 16||France||2-0||Nigeria||90||0||0|
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