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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: 24/04/2014 02:01 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance0-0UruguayUruguay7500
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-1FranceFrance2700
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1BelarusBelarus2900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance3300
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundItalyItaly1-2FranceFrance7310
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance1-2GermanyGermany8610
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1GeorgiaGeorgia6612
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9000
09.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil3-0FranceFrance7000
11.08.2013French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp1-3MarseilleMarseille9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium0-0FranceFrance7400
17.08.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0ÉvianÉvian8300
24.08.2013French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes0-1MarseilleMarseille9000
01.09.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2MonacoMonaco8801
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9002
14.09.2013French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse1-1MarseilleMarseille9001
18.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMarseilleMarseille1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
21.09.2013French Ligue 1BastiaBastia0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
24.09.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne7701
28.09.2013French Ligue 1LorientLorient0-2MarseilleMarseille7610
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDortmundDortmund3-0MarseilleMarseille8100
06.10.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2ParisParis9000
11.10.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance6-0AustraliaAustralia2800
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland9000
18.10.2013French Ligue 1NiceNice1-0MarseilleMarseille9000
26.10.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-3ReimsReims7500
02.11.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1MarseilleMarseille8400
06.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli3-2MarseilleMarseille5700
10.11.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-1SochauxSochaux9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance1000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentFranceFrance3-0UkraineUkraine9001
22.11.2013French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio1-3MarseilleMarseille7300
26.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0MarseilleMarseille3200
29.11.2013French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0MontpellierMontpellier9000
03.12.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0MarseilleMarseille9000
12.01.2014French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian1-2MarseilleMarseille000
15.01.2014French League CupQuarter-finalsLyonLyon2-1MarseilleMarseille2500
21.01.2014French CupTenth roundMarseilleMarseille4-5NiceNice9000
26.01.2014French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-0MarseilleMarseille9000
29.01.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-1ValenciennesValenciennes7101
02.02.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-2ToulouseToulouse9011
08.02.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille3-0BastiaBastia7900
16.02.2014French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne1-1MarseilleMarseille7300
22.02.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-0LorientLorient9000
02.03.2014French Ligue 1ParisParis2-0MarseilleMarseille9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0NetherlandsNetherlands6300
07.03.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-1NiceNice9000
14.03.2014French Ligue 1ReimsReims1-1MarseilleMarseille9000
22.03.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-1RennesRennes9000
29.03.2014French Ligue 1SochauxSochaux1-1MarseilleMarseille6000
04.04.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille3-1AjaccioAjaccio2000
11.04.2014French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier2-3MarseilleMarseille7310
20.04.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-0LOSCLOSC7400

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General info

  • Name: Mathieu Valbuena
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 28/09/1984 (29)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 28
  • Club: Marseille ( FRA)

  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 58kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Total201
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Marseille10
Total10
Last updated: 08/01/2014 04:45 CET
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