Michael Mancienne

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Michael Mancienne
Michael Mancienne 18-10-2008 1.jpg
Mancienne training with Chelsea in 2008
Personal information
Full name Michael Ian Mancienne[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-08) 8 January 1988 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Feltham, England
Height 1.84m [1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 3
Youth career
1993–1995 Kingstonian
1995–2006 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Chelsea 4 (0)
2006–2008 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 58 (0)
2008–2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 56 (0)
2011– Hamburger SV 40 (0)
National team
2003–2004 England U16 6 (3)
2004–2005 England U17 15 (0)
2005–2006 England U18 2 (0)
2006–2007 England U19 9 (0)
2007–2011 England U21 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2011

Michael Ian Mancienne (born 8 January 1988) is an English footballer who plays for German club Hamburger SV as a defender.

Schooled primarily as a centre back, Mancienne can also play as a defensive midfielder as well as both fullback positions as he showed during appearances for Chelsea, and multiple loan spells at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He is a former England under-21 player, having received his first call-up for the senior squad in November 2008, ahead of a friendly against Germany.

Club career[edit]


Born in Feltham, London,[1] Mancienne was spotted by Chelsea as a nine-year-old playing for Kingstonian, and debuted for the Chelsea Reserves while still at school. He signed a professional contract in January 2006, and was called onto the bench for the final match of the 2005–06 season but was unused.

He was part of Chelsea's pre-season tour of the United States in Summer 2006 and started the season again with a place on the bench; in the 2006 Community Shield against Liverpool and the first two Premier League games of the 2006–07 season against Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers. Despite this, it would be over two years before he would play a competitive game for the Blues, a fact that led him to admit he may need to move on for the sake of his career.[2]

After gaining playing time with spells on loan at Championship sides Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers, respectively (see below), he finally made his Chelsea debut on 14 February 2009, starting an FA Cup tie at Watford.[3] He made his European debut appearance 11 days later as a late substitute in a UEFA Champions League knock-out tie against Juventus, which ended 1–0 to Chelsea. On 28 February he achieved his Premier League debut in a 2–1 victory over Wigan Athletic.

At the end of the 2008–09 season, during which he made his only first team appearances to date for the club, he was voted their Young Player of the Year taking the place of Liam Mattimore.[4]

He signed a new contract with Chelsea in August 2009 that would expire in June 2013.[5]

Queens Park Rangers (loan)[edit]

Mancienne gained his first taste of league football in a loan spell at Queens Park Rangers in late 2006, when he joined them for the remainder of the 2006–07 campaign. He played most of his 28 games for the Championship side at right back, but also played a few times in his preferred centre-back position. His impressive displays made him popular with the QPR fans, who voted him runner-up in the Supporters' Young Player of the Year.[6]

After signing a new contract extension at his parent club,[7] he agreed to remain on loan at QPR for the 2007–08 season.[6]

Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)[edit]

With no playing opportunities arriving at Stamford Bridge, he again went out on loan in October 2008 when he joined promotion-chasing Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan initially until 29 December 2008.[8] His performances during this period caused Wolves to extend his loan by a further month,[9] however, the paperwork on the extension was never completed, and he was recalled by his parent club.[10]

Mancienne rejoined Wolves on a season's loan for the 2009–10 season,[11] by which time they had achieved promotion to the Premier League. He was employed at centre back and in a defensive midfield role during the campaign, helping the club to survive their first season back at the top level.

He has once again returned to Molineux for the following season, his third different spell with the Midlands club during which he made his 50th appearance for them.[12] He suffered a patella tendon injury in December that ruled him out for three months,[13] before he returned to the side for the club's final six games, as they narrowly avoided the drop.

Hamburger SV[edit]

On 31 May 2011, Mancienne signed a four-year deal at German Bundesliga club Hamburger SV for a fee in the region of £1.752 million. He was reunited with former Chelsea sporting director Frank Arnesen, officially moving on 1 July 2011, when the transfer window opened.[14] He made his debut for the club on 5 August 2011, in a 3–1 defeat at reigning champions Borussia Dortmund.

International career[edit]

Mancienne is eligible to play for the Seychelles as his father, Michael Snr, originates from there and is a former Seychelles international midfielder. He rejected the chance to play for the Seychelles national team in 2006 in favour of his native England.[15] However, in November 2008, Mancienne stated that he would play for Seychelles if he doesn't get to play for England by the time he reaches 25.[16]

On 15 November 2008, Fabio Capello surprisingly named Mancienne in the England squad to play an international friendly match against Germany in Berlin.[17] He did not appear in the game though.

Mancienne was an England regular at under-21 level since making his debut against Romania on 21 August 2007.[18] He was part of the side that reached the 2009 European Championships. However, his tournament was a disappointment as he received a red card in their opening group game against Finland.[19]

He has previously also represented England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.




  • Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2008–09


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 276. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Benammar, Emily (14 October 2008). "Chelsea set to lose England U21 star Michael Mancienne". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 12 May 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (13 February 2009). "Watford 1–3 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lamps is Player of the Year". Chelsea F.C. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "New deal for Mancienne, then to Wolves". Chelsea F.C. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Starlet returns". QPR.co.uk. 26 July 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Mancienne signs new Chelsea deal". BBC Sport. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Chelsea loan Mancienne to Wolves". BBC Sport. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mancienne to extend Wolves stay". BBC Sport. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mancienne called back by Chelsea". BBC Sport. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Wolves seal Mancienne loan deal". BBC Sport. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Michael Mancienne rejoins Wolves on loan from Chelsea". BBC Sport. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mancienne delighted with Wolves return". Eurosport. 15 March 2011. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Mancienne move agreed". Chelsea F.C. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Michael Mancienne". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  16. ^ "Mancienne picked for England friendly in Berlin". Seychelles Nation. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Mancienne gets shock England call". BBC Sport. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  18. ^ "England U21 1–1 Romania U21". BBC Sport. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  19. ^ Fletcher, Paul (15 June 2009). "England U21 2–1 Finland U21s". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 

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