Stéphane Zubar

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Stéphane Zubar
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Zubar as a Caen player in 2008
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Zubar[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-09) 9 October 1986 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Bournemouth
Youth career
2003–2006 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Caen 0 (0)
2007 Pau (loan) 10 (0)
2008 Brussels (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2010 Vaslui 35 (1)
2010–2011 Plymouth Argyle 33 (2)
2011– Bournemouth 24 (0)
2013 Bury (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2011– Guadeloupe 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:54, 6 May 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:58, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Stéphane Zubar (born 9 October 1986) is a footballer who plays for Bournemouth as a defender, having previously played for Caen, Pau, Brussels, Vaslui and Plymouth Argyle. He has been capped by Guadeloupe at international level.

Career[edit]

Born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe,[3] Zubar can play as a right back and a centre back.[4] He began his career with Caen,[5] following in the footsteps of his older brother Ronald who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Ajaccio. He spent time on loan with Pau in 2007 and Brussels in 2008,[6][7] but did not make a first team appearance for Caen.[8]

Zubar was transferred to Vaslui in 2009 where he made his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Steaua București on 27 February 2009 and also helping the club finish third in Liga I and reach the final of the Cupa României during the 2009–10 season, where Zubar was not used in the substitute bench, only to lose to Cluj 5–4 on penalties in the final.[9]

Move to England[edit]

He joined Plymouth Argyle on a trial during the summer of 2010.[10] His trial at Plymouth was successful and signed for club after international clearance was granted on 16 November 2010.[11] 4 days after 20 November 2010 signing on Zubar made his debut in a Plymouth shirt as Plymouth lost 2–1 to Brentford. On 28 December 2010, Zubar scored his first goal in England as Plymouth drew 1–1 with Notts County. 7 days after scoring his first goal, Zubar scored his second goal for Plymouth in a 3–2 win over Bristol Rovers on 4 January 2011. On 11 January 2012, Zubar received a red card after a second bookable offence in a 3–2 loss against Huddersfield Town. At the end of the 2010–11 season, Zubar was the only player to be offered a new contract by a club, which he signed in July.[12][13] He had his contract with the club terminated at the end of August, citing personal reasons.[14]

A month later, he joined Bournemouth on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract with the option for a second, having spent time with the club on trial.[15] On 24 September 2011, Zubar made his debut for Bournemouth in a 2–1 loss against Hartlepool United. On 12 November 2011, Zubar scored his first goal for Bournemouth in a FA Cup as they drew 3–3 against Gillingham. Since joining Bournemouth, Zubar has gone on to be an important and reliable member of the squad. His impressive performance for the club which led manager Lee Bradbury offering him a new contract which on 23 February 2012, Zubar signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the club.[16]

He signed for Bury FC on loan on 24 January 2013.

International career[edit]

Zubar made his international debut for Guadeloupe at the 2011 Gold Cup.[4][17]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Ronald, is also a professional footballer who currently plays for Ajaccio.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cups Continental games Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
SC Vaslui 09-10 26 1 3 0 4 0 33 1
08-09 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 35 1 3 0 4 0 42 1
Last updated 17 May 2010[18]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/11/2010 and 30/11/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. November 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stéphane Zubar". UEFA. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Stéphane Zubar". L'Équipe. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Defender Stephane Zubar rejoins Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stephane Zubar". Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Les derniers mouvements". L'Équipe (in French). 31 January 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "S.Zubar au FC Brussels". L'Équipe (in French). 31 January 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "S. Zubar signe en Roumanie". L'Équipe (in French). 15 February 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stephane set to sign". Plymouth Argyle. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign defender Stephane Zubar". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pilgrims complete Zubar deal". Sky Sports. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Plymouth Argyle release nine first-team players". BBC Sport. pp. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Defender Stephane Zubar rejoins Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Stephane Zubar leaves Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Bournemouth sign defender Stephane Zubar". BBC Sport. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Zubar pens new Cherries deal". Sky Sports. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Plymouth Argyle's Stephane Zubar suffers penalty woe". Western Morning News. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Stephane Zubar". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

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