Christian Negouai

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Christian Negouai
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Fort-de-France, Martinique
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1998 FC Vaulx-en-Velin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 UR Namur
1999–2001 Charleroi
2001–2005 Manchester City 6 (1)
2005 Coventry (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2006 Standard Liège
2006 Aalesund
2006–2007 FC Brussels 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christian Negouai (born 20 January 1978) is a French former professional footballer who played for Charleroi, Standard Liège and FC Brussels in Belgium, for Manchester City and Coventry in England, and for Aalesund in Norway.

Negouai was bought for £1.5 million by Manchester City from Charleroi in 2001. He made six league appearances of which two were match starts and scored once against Rotherham.[1] He also appeared for Manchester City in the UEFA Cup scoring against The New Saints F.C.[2] Negouai proved to be a versatile success for Manchester City Reserves in the Premier Reserve League, scoring nine goals in 19 games after being converted to a Centre forward from a Defensive midfielder[3] although his time at Manchester City was hampered by a serious injury which required operations on both knees restricting his appearances.[4]

Upon joining Standard Liege Negouai scored the fastest goal in Belgian League history when he struck after just 11 seconds in a 2-0 win over KVC Westerlo.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Negouai is a practising Muslim.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man City 2-1 Rotherham". BBC. 23 November 2001. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Phil Shaw (2003-08-29). "Negouai and Huckerby smooth City's advance but TNS earn credit". The Independent Newspaper. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  3. ^ Chris Bailey (2005-06-16). "Blues ready to offload Negouai". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Christian's challenge". Manchester Evening News. 2003-05-23. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Negouai in goal rush". Manchester Evening News. 2006-04-18. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  6. ^ Sam Wallace (2003-11-05). "Test forces Muslim to break Ramadan". The Telegraph Newspaper. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 

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