David Hellebuyck

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David Hellebuyck
David Hellebuyck.jpg
Hellebuyck with Saint-Étienne
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-05-12) 12 May 1979 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Nantua, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1998 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Lyon 3 (0)
1999–2000 Guingamp (loan) 18 (1)
2000–2001 Lausanne-Sport 32 (1)
2001–2006 Saint-Étienne 170 (14)
2006–2007 Paris Saint-Germain 12 (1)
2007–2012 Nice 123 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Hellebuyck (born 12 May 1979) is a retired French footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Nantua, Hellebuyck began playing youth football with Lyon. He signed a three-year contract with Spanish club Atlético Madrid at age 17,[3] but the transfer was rejected by FIFA before he could play for Atlético's B team.[4] Hellebuyck eventually made his professional debut with Lyon in 1999, but his relationship with the club was strained and Guy Lacombe was able to recruit him on loan to Guingamp.[5][6]

He would also play for Lausanne-Sport, Saint-Étienne, Paris Saint-Germain and Nice, making 210 Ligue 1 appearances in total.[7] Hellebuyck ended his playing career at the end of the 2011–12 season due to a recurring knee injury.[8]

Hellebuyck won the 1997 UEFA European Under-18 Championship with France.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Hellebuyck". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Hellebuyck". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "El Atlético ficha a un júnior francés" (in Spanish). El Pais. 2 April 1997. 
  4. ^ Soler, Jaume (4 June 1997). "Problemas con el alta de Hellebuyck" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. p. 33. 
  5. ^ a b "Champions d'Europe U18 1997 – Que sont-ils devenus ?" (in French). EspoirsduFootball.com. 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Bérard, Christophe (19 September 2006). "Hellebuyck, le bon profil" (in French). Le Parisien. 
  7. ^ David Hellebuyck French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
  8. ^ "Hellebuyck «en reste là»" (in French). L'Equipe. 12 May 2012. 

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