Giannelli Imbula

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Giannelli Imbula
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Personal information
Full name Gianelli Imbula Wanga
Date of birth (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Vilvoorde, Belgium[1]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympique de Marseille
Number 25
Youth career
1998–1999 US Argenteuil
2000–2004 Racing Club
2004–2005 Paris Saint-Germain[2]
2005–2007 Racing Club
2007–2009 Guingamp
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Guingamp 63 (2)
2013– Marseille 60 (3)
National team
2013 France U20 4 (1)
2013–2014 France U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:45, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Giannelli Imbula (born Gilbert Imbula on 12 September 1992) is a French footballer who plays as a midfielder for Olympique de Marseille. He also holds the citizenship of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3]

He made his professional debut in Ligue 2 on 16 October 2009 for Guimgamp in a game against Dijon FCO, becoming the youngest player in Ligue 2 history at 17 years, 1 month and 4 days of age.

In May 2013, he was voted best player of Ligue 2, and he joined Olympique de Marseille from En Avant de Guingamp on the 19 July.

International career[edit]

Son of Congolese parents, Imbula was born in Belgium but has grown up in France, making him eligible for any of these three countries. In 2013, he received a call up from France U21 to compete in the Toulon Tournament.[4]


  1. ^ "Taillé pour être grand". Le Télégramme. 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Gianelli Imbula on (French)
  3. ^ "45 joueurs présélectionnés pour le match RDC-Guinée Equatoriale de la CAN-Afrique du Sud 2013". 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ [1] (French)

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