Mickaël Nelson

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Mickaël Nelson
Personal information
Full name Mickaël Nelson
Date of birth (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1997–2004 Sport Club Caillols
2004–2008 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Montpellier 1 (0)
2011–2012 SV Babelsberg 03 18 (1)
2012– FC Sete
National team
2008–2009 France U19 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2012.

Mickaël Nelson (born 2 February 1990) is a French footballer. His family hails from the island of Réunion.

Football career[edit]

In January 2008, Montpellier and Nelson agreed to a professional contract. He was given the number 13 shirt. He made his professional football debut on 12 May 2008 in a Ligue 2 match with Montpellier against FC Gueugnon coming on as a substitute in the 78th minute. Montpellier would win the match 2–1 with a late goal from Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.[1] He captained the Montpellier U-18 squad that won the 2008–09 Coupe Gambardella and the coveted Swan d'Or.[2]

He has spent time on trial at Portsmouth FC and Standard Liege[3] and signed for SV Babelsberg 03 in 2011. He was released by the Potsdam club after one season.

International career[edit]

Nelson played on the France U-19 squad. He made his debut participating in the opening match of the 2008 Sendaï Cup. He participated in the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship with the under-19 team. He played in all four of the squad's matches including the semi-final, where they suffered elimination losing 1–3 in extra time to England.


  1. ^ [1] Archived 17 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Nelson : "Finir notre cycle en beauté"" (in French). fff.fr. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mickaël Nelson: in prova al Portsmouth" (in Italian). calciomercato.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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