Philippe Mexès

  • Date of birth : 30/03/1982
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : France France
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Philippe Mexès

Philippe Mexès

Clubs: AJ Auxerre, AS Roma, AC Milan

• Born in Toulouse, Mexès joined the AJ Auxerre youth development programme and made his senior debut at the age of 17 in November 1999 against Troyes AC.

• A winner of the European U18 title with France in 2000, he was a runner-up at the U21 tournament two years later and received his first senior cap as a late substitute in a UEFA EURO 2004 qualifier against Malta.

• Formed a youthful and fruitful central defensive partnership at Auxerre with U21 partner Jean-Alain Boumsong, making 133 league appearances and scoring seven goals before a contractually complex 2004 switch to Roma; won the 2003 French Cup with Auxerre and the FIFA Confederations Cup with France a few weeks later.

• Despite becoming a regular in Luciano Spalletti's Roma side, he was not selected by Raymond Domenech for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2008 or the 2010 World Cup, but did start the first six games of Laurent Blanc's reign in autumn 2010.

• A Coppa Italia winner in 2007 and 2008, he finished as a Serie A runner-up with Roma for the fourth time in 2010, scoring his first European goal, in a 2-1 UEFA Champions League home win against CFR 1907 Cluj, later that year.

• Damaged ligaments in his left knee against Juventus in April 2011, an injury which delayed his debut for Milan – who he joined on a free transfer that summer – until October and a UEFA Champions League encounter with FC BATE Borisov.

• Helped Milan to runners-up spot in his first season and played six times in the UEFA Champions League run to the quarter-finals. Scored a memorable overhead kick the following year in the 3-1 win at RSC Anderlecht while making 25 Serie A appearances as Milan finished third. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: runner-up 2002
UEFA European Under-18 Championship: winner 2000

Last updated: 23/09/13 15.25CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/07/2016 16:56 CET
01.11.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-3MilanMilan3910
07.11.2015Italian Serie AMilanMilan0-0AtalantaAtalanta9000
06.01.2016Italian Serie AMilanMilan0-1BolognaBologna9000
07.05.2016Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-1MilanMilan9000
14.05.2016Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-3RomaRoma9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Philippe Mexès
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 30/03/1982 (32)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Milan ( ITA)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    01/07/00: Stabæk 0-2 Auxerre
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/10/97: Luxembourg 0-5 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

France U-2150
France U-1881
France U-1672

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 31/07/2014 13:32 CET