Marcel Desailly

  • marcel desailly
    marceldesailly.jpg
    desailly in 2011
    personal information
    full name marcel desailly[1]
    date of birth (1968-09-07) 7 september 1968 (age 51)[2]
    place of birth accra, ghana
    height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
    playing position centre-back / defensive midfielder
    senior career*
    years team apps (gls)
    1986–1989 nantes 162 (5)
    1989–1993 marseille 137 (5)
    1993–1998 a.c. milan 156 (12)
    1998–2004 chelsea 158 (6)
    2004–2005 al-gharafa 28 (6)
    2005–2006 qatar sc 7 (0)
    total 682 (46)
    national team
    1993–2004 france 116 (3)
    * senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

    marcel desailly (born odenke abbey, french pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl dəsɑji]; born 7 september 1968) is a french former professional footballer who played as a centre back or defensive midfielder. during a successful career at club level, lasting from 1986 to 2006, desailly won several titles, including uefa champions league medals with both marseille and a.c. milan, and also played for nantes and chelsea, among others teams. at international level, he collected 116 caps between 1993 and 2004, scoring 3 goals, and was a member of the france international squads that won the 1998 world cup and euro 2000.

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Marcel Desailly
MarcelDesailly.JPG
Desailly in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marcel Desailly[1]
Date of birth (1968-09-07) 7 September 1968 (age 51)[2]
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing position Centre-back / Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Nantes 162 (5)
1989–1993 Marseille 137 (5)
1993–1998 A.C. Milan 156 (12)
1998–2004 Chelsea 158 (6)
2004–2005 Al-Gharafa 28 (6)
2005–2006 Qatar SC 7 (0)
Total 682 (46)
National team
1993–2004 France 116 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcel Desailly (born Odenke Abbey, French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl dəsɑji]; born 7 September 1968) is a French former professional footballer who played as a centre back or defensive midfielder. During a successful career at club level, lasting from 1986 to 2006, Desailly won several titles, including UEFA Champions League medals with both Marseille and A.C. Milan, and also played for Nantes and Chelsea, among others teams. At international level, he collected 116 caps between 1993 and 2004, scoring 3 goals, and was a member of the France international squads that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.