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Stéphane Mbia

Stéphane Mbia

Clubs: Stade Rennais FC, Olympique de Marseille

• Born in Yaounde, Cameroon, he attended the Kadji Football Academy in Douala before moving to France at the age of 18, joining Rennes.

• Broke into the Rennes first team during 2005/06 and went on to make 105 Ligue 1 appearances for the Brittany club before Marseille recruited him in July 2009 for a reported €12m.

• First capped at senior international level by Cameroon in November 2005, he attended the Africa Cup of Nations and the Olympic Games in 2008; two years later he followed another Africa Cup of Nations appearance by playing from start to finish in Cameroon's three matches at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

• Travelled to the World Cup as a champion of France, having won the Ligue 1 title in his debut season at OM, contributing as a midfielder and central defender with 27 appearances and two goals (scored in successive games against OGC Nice and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard); also played in the League Cup final win against FC Girondins de Bordeaux (3-1).

• Made four UEFA Champions League group stage appearances in both 2009/10 and 2010/11, adding to his nine UEFA Cup outings for Rennes.

Last updated: 04/02/11 17.43CET

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General info

  • Name: Stéphane Mbia
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 20/05/1986 (27)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Sevilla ( ESP)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Group stage)
    20/10/05: Rennes 0-2 Stuttgart

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Marseille150
Total150
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Marseille60
Rennes92
Sevilla50
Total202
Last updated: 11/04/2014 01:45 CET
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