Samir Nasri

  • Date of birth : 26/06/1987
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : France France
The official website for European football

Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri

Clubs: Olympique de Marseille, Arsenal FC, Manchester City FC

• Like Zinédine Zidane, Nasri was born in Marseille of Algerian ancestry; joined his home-town club in 2000 and made his Ligue 1 debut on 12 September 2004 in a 2-0 defeat at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

• Won the Ligue 1 young player of the year award in 2006/07 and, after playing for various France youth teams and scoring the winner against Spain to clinch the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2004, he received his first senior call-up while still in his teens.

• Scored his first senior international goal on his third appearance – a crucial winner in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Georgia – but played just 28 minutes at the finals in Austria and Switzerland.

• After four seasons with Marseille, Nasri moved to Arsenal FC in 2008 and scored on his Premier League debut versus West Bromwich Albion FC.

• Overlooked by coach Raymond Domenech for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but was restored by Laurent Blanc for the start of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying; at club level he contributed a career-best ten league goals in the 2010/11 season.

• Became the fourth player to leave Arsenal for Manchester City since 2009 − the others being Gaël Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Touré − when he signed for the Citizens in August 2011 for a fee reportedly in the region of €27m, winning the Premier League title in his first season.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-17 Championship:
winner 2004

Last updated: 03/07/13 18.19CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Samir Nasri
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/06/1987 (28)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Man. City ( ENG)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    16/07/05: Young Boys 2-3 Marseille
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    04/05/04: France 3-0 Northern Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

France U-2130
France U-1962
France U-1752

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. City263
UEFA Europa League
Man. City40
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 16/09/2015 01:46 CET