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Nicolas Anelka

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Name Nicolas Sebastien Anelka
Date of Birthday Mar 14, 1979
Nationality France
Place of Birthday La Chesnay, France
Age 40
Height 1.85m
Position  Striker
Clubs PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Man City, Fenerbache, Bolton, Chelsea

Biography

Anelka began his career at Paris St-Germain before making a move to Arsenal as a 17-year-old
in early 1997. At Highbury, the youngster demonstrated his explosive pace and finishing ability, helping the team to the Double in 1998, scoring in the FA Cup Final. Soon, Real Madrid came calling with a £23 million offer for his services, tempting both Arsenal to accept the bid, and in his only season in Spain, he claimed the Champions League trophy, beating Valencia in the final. After just 12 months at the Bernabeu, Anelka returned to Paris with PSG before going to Liverpool on a loan. A permanent transfer didn’t work out at Anfield and so the Frenchman moved to Manchester City. After scoring 46 goals in two-and-a-half years at the City of Manchester, Anelka said farewell to the Eastlands and moved to Turkey with Fenerbahçe, where he was banging in goals on a regular basis. The 28-year-old moved to Bolton Wanderers, netting 23 times in just 60 games for the Lancashire side, before signing for Chelsea in January 2008. For France, he was an integral part of the side that lifted the 2000 European Championship.

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