Benoît Cheyrou

  • Date of birth : 03/05/1981
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : France France
 
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Benoît Cheyrou

Benoît Cheyrou

Clubs: LOSC Lille Métropole, AJ Auxerre, Olympique de Marseille

• Cheyrou signed for Lille as a youth and was later joined there by his elder brother Bruno; made his senior debut − in the second division − on 6 February 2000 against SC Bastia, aged 18, and won the UEFA European Under-18 title in Germany with France.

• Achieved promotion to Ligue 1 in his first season with Lille and remained at the club until 2004, making 98 top-flight appearances.

• Moved on to Auxerre, where he spent the next three seasons and played another 98 Ligue 1 matches; he also appeared regularly in European competition and helped his side win the 2005 Coupe de France.

• Followed in the footsteps of brother Bruno when he joined Marseille in 2007; proved an instant hit at Stade Vélodrome, earning a place in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season in each of his first three campaigns.

• Scored five goals in 32 appearances as Marseille won the French championship in 2009/10, finding the net in away draws at Olympique Lyonnais (5-5) and defending champions FC Girondins de Bordeaux (1-1); made his 300th Ligue 1 appearance in the opening game of 2010/11.

• Played in nine of the club's ten games as they made it to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2011/12 picking up a League Cup medal the same season. 

• Appeared 28 times in the league during he 2012/13 season, helping OM to second place and a return to the UEFA Champions League. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-18 Championship:
 winner 2000

Last updated: 26/07/13 14.53CET

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General info

  • Name: Benoît Cheyrou
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 03/05/1981 (32)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Marseille ( FRA)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    08/08/01: Parma 0-2 LOSC
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round )
    25/10/99: Scotland 0-3 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France U-2190
France U-1861
Total151

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
LOSC40
Marseille392
Total432
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Marseille202
Auxerre162
Total364
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Auxerre20
LOSC30
Total50
Last updated: 08/01/2014 05:16 CET
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