Éric Abidal

  • Date of birth : 11/09/1979
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : France France
 
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Éric Abidal

Éric Abidal

Clubs: AS Monaco FC, LOSC Lille Métropole, Olympique Lyonnais, FC Barcelona

• Born in Lyon, he made his debut in the French top flight for Monaco in September 2000; headed north to join Lille in 2002 and made 62 league appearances over the next two seasons.

• Left Lille in 2004 to join Lyon and made his debut for France that same summer in Raymond Domenech's first game in charge (1-1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina).

• Played no part in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying but started six of France's seven matches at the finals, where Les Bleus lost in the showpiece to Italy on penalties; was also a regular at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Won Ligue 1 in each of his three seasons at Lyon, making 76 appearances, before joining Barcelona for €15m in June 2007.

• Helped Barça to the treble in 2008/09 but missed the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey showpieces through suspension.

• Returned from a liver tumour, diagnosed the previous month, in time for a late appearance in the 2011 UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid CF; though not captain for the final, he was the first Barcelona player to lift the trophy at Wembley after victory against Manchester United FC.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2011
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2009, 2011
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2007

Last updated: 02/07/13 21.30CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 31/07/2014 09:42 CET
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelarusBelarus2-4FranceFrance9000
11.10.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance6-0AustraliaAustralia4600
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance9000

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General info

  • Name: Éric Abidal
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/09/1979 (34)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Olympiacos ( GRE)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    20/09/00: Monaco 0-1 Rangers
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/09/06: Georgia 0-3 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France170
Total170

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Lyon200
Monaco10
Barcelona370
Total580
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona20
Total20
Last updated: 31/07/2014 09:42 CET
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