Rémy Cabella

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Rémy Cabella
Rémi Cabella crop (1).jpg
Cabella playing for France U21 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rémy Cabella[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Ajaccio, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2004 Gazélec Ajaccio
2004–2009 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Montpellier 97 (24)
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon (loan) 17 (3)
2014– Newcastle United 17 (0)
National team
2010–2012 France U21 17 (4)
2014– France 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:17, 27 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:34, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Rémy Cabella (born 8 March 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He plays as an attacking midfielder and has been described as a fast, agile and creative midfielder who can play on the wing or behind a striker.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Cabella was born to an Italian father and a Corsican mother.[4] He started his youth career at local club Gazélec Ajaccio before joining Montpellier's academy at the age of 14 and winning the 2009 Coupe Gambardella with their under-19 team.[5]

Club career[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

Cabella playing for Montpellier in the Champions League

Cabella signed a three-year professional contract with Montpellier in July 2009. He injured the cruciate ligament in his right knee during training in September and was ruled out for the season.[5]

He was sent on loan to Arles-Avignon for the 2010–11 Ligue 1 season, where he scored three goals in 17 league appearances.

Cabella signed a two-year extension to his contract in January 2012, which would keep him at the club til 2016. In a 1–0 win over Brest on 4 February 2012, Cabella struck a volley from a cross that struck the back of his teammate Geoffrey Dernis and went into the opposition's net for a goal. Cabella was credited with the assist. [6] On 11 February 2012 in a 3–0 victory over Ajaccio, Cabella scored with a right-footed shot across Ajaccio's keeper after being put away by Olivier Giroud. [7] On 20 May 2012, he won the Ligue 1 title for Montpellier HSC over PSG, for the first time in the club's history.

In May 2014, Cabella announced his intention to leave the club in the summer.[8]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 13 July 2014, Cabella signed for Newcastle United on a six-year deal.[9] He made his competitive debut on 17 August as Newcastle began the season with a 2–0 defeat at home to Manchester City, playing the full 90 minutes.[10]

International career[edit]

Cabella was named on the stand-by list for France's 2014 World Cup squad.[11] He made his international debut coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Yohan Cabaye in a 4–0 friendly match win over Norway on 27 May 2014.[12] On 6 June, Cabella replaced Clement Grenier who withdrew from the World Cup squad through injury.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 December 2014[2][14]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montpellier 2009–10 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arles-Avignon (loan) 2010–11 Ligue 1 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3
Montpellier 2011–12 Ligue 1 29 3 4 3 1 0 34 6
2012–13 Ligue 1 31 7 1 0 2 1 6[a] 0 40 8
2013–14 Ligue 1 37 14 3 0 1 0 41 14
Total 97 24 8 3 4 1 6 0 115 28
Newcastle United 2014–15 Premier League 17 0 0 0 2 0 19 0
Career total 131 27 9 3 6 1 6 0 152 31
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League.

International[edit]

As of 14 October 2014[15]
France national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Montpellier[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 14. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rémy Cabella profile". Ligue 1. 
  3. ^ Osborn, Simon (14 October 2013). "Who is Remy Cabella? Lowdown on the Manchester United target". Metro. 
  4. ^ "Remy CABELLA profile". FIFA. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Eastham, James. "Remy Cabella: 'Newcastle were interested in January - the Premier League is fantastic'". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ligue 118:00 +00:00, February 4, 2012Stade de la Mosson (2012-02-04). "Gamecast: Montpellier v Brest - French Ligue 1 - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  7. ^ Ligue 114:00 +00:00, February 11, 2012Stade de la Mosson (2012-02-11). "Gamecast: Montpellier v AC Ajaccio - French Ligue 1 - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Transfer news: Remy Cabella boost for Newcastle United". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Marshall, Anthony (13 July 2014). "United Complete Cabella Capture". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (17 August 2014). "Newcastle 0-2 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Samir Nasri misses out on France squad". ESPN FC. 13 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Giroud bags brace in stroll". ESPN FC. 27 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Holyman, Ian. "Injured Grenier out of World Cup". ESPN FC. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Rémy Cabella profile at Soccerway
  15. ^ Rémy Cabella at National-Football-Teams.com

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