A short biography of the football player – Nicolas Anelka


Nicolas Anelka was born on March 14, 1979 in Versailles. It is a French footballer who has the role of attacker on the pitch. For the French national selection, he is a regular starter. Carlo Ancelotti describes Anelka as a fast player with good aerial skills, good performance, shooting, ball movement.

Currently in club, Nicolas Anelka plays for Chelsea. Anelka has established herself as a productive goalscorer for Arsenal and has appeared at many big clubs across Europe.

Some clubs he has joined include Paris Saint-Germain in 1996-1997 and 2000-2002, Arsenal in 1997-1999, Real Madrid in 1999-2000, Liverpool in 2002 and Manchester City in 2002-2005. Then he played for Fenerbahçe and then Chelsea.

At the international level, Nicolas Anelka has participated many times and won his first international honors with the French team at Euro 2000. The following year, he won the Confederations Cup with the team. Anelka’s failure to stay at club level limited her international appearances; however he returned to the national team for the Euro 2008 competition.

However, Anelka is an outstanding football player and he has achieved numerous honors and awards. Among the honors with the club are Arsenal (FA Premier League: 1997-98, FA Cup: 1998, FA Charity Shield: 1998), Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League: 2000), Paris Saint-Germain (UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2001 ), Fenerbahçe (Turkish Premier Super League: 2004-05) and Chelsea (FA Cup: 2009, FA Community Shield: 2009). For the French team, his honors are the UEFA European Football Championship: 2000 and the FIFA Confederations Cup: 2001. And some of his individual honors, he won the title of Player of the Month Premier League (February 1998, November 2008), PFA Team of the Year (1999, 2009)), Barclays Golden Boot (2008-09), PFA Young Player of the Year (1999) and FA Cup Top Scorer ( 2009).

Source by Philip Folsom


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