Nicolas Anelka

Date of birth14 March 1979
Place of birthVersailles
NationalityFrench
Weight77 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionForward

After being brought to Arsenal by Arsene Wenger, Nicolas looked to have world-class potential and played an important role in the double success of 1997-98.

However, he failed to settle in at Highbury and left in acrimonious circumstances.

In 2001, he joined Liverpool on loan from Paris St Germain but his performance wasn't good enough to persuade manager Gerard Houllier to sign him and he moved on to Manchester City.

Nicolas joined Bolton Wanderers in August 2006 with a four-year contract that was extended to June 2011 in August 2007.

He joined Chelsea in January 2008 with a contract to June 2011 that was extended to June 2012 in June 2010.

Nicolas joined West Bromwich Albion in July 2013 with a one-year contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League
4
1997-98 Arsenal Coca-Cola League Cup 3
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 8
1
3
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 16
10
6
2
1997-98 Arsenal UEFA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
1998-99 Arsenal Premier League 34
1
17
1998-99 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 5
1
1999-00 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League
1
2000-01 Paris St Germain French Championnat 23
4
8
2000-01 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 8
1
5
2001-02 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 13
7
4
2001-02 Paris St Germain French Championnat 11
1
2
1
2001-02 Paris St Germain UEFA Cup 2
2
1
1
2002-03 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 38
14
2002-03 Manchester City Worthington Cup 2
2003-04 Manchester City Carling Cup 2
1
2003-04 Manchester City FA Cup 4
4
2003-04 Manchester City Premier League 31
1
16
1
1
2003-04 Manchester City UEFA Cup 5
4
2004-05 Manchester City Premier League 18
1
7
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers Carling Cup 1
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 35
11
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 18
10
1
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers UEFA Cup 2
2
1
2007-08 Chelsea Carling Cup 2
2007-08 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2007-08 Chelsea Premier League 10
4
1
2007-08 Chelsea UEFA Champions League
5
2008-09 Chelsea FA Cup 5
4
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 33
4
19
2008-09 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 8
4
2
2
2009-10 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2009-10 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1
2009-10 Chelsea Premier League 31
2
11
2009-10 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 6
1
3
2010-11 Chelsea Carling Cup 1
2
2010-11 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2010-11 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2010-11 Chelsea Premier League 27
5
6
1
2010-11 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 7
2
7
2011-12 Chelsea Carling Cup 1
1
2011-12 Chelsea Premier League 3
6
1
2011-12 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 2
2
2012-13 Juventus UEFA Champions League
1
2013-14 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 11
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Aug 2000 Rennes v Paris St Germain D 1-1 French Championnat 2
13 Aug 2000 Paris St Germain v Sedan W 2-1 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2000 Metz v Paris St Germain L 1-0 French Championnat 4
27 Aug 2000 Paris St Germain v Bastia W 3-1 French Championnat 5
06 Sep 2000 Troyes v Paris St Germain L 5-3 French Championnat 6
09 Sep 2000 Paris St Germain v Saint Etienne W 5-1 French Championnat 7
13 Sep 2000 Rosenborg BK v Paris St Germain L 3-1 Champions League Group F
19 Sep 2000 Paris St Germain v Helsingborgs W 4-1 Champions League Group F
23 Sep 2000 Paris St Germain v Nantes W 2-1 French Championnat 9
26 Sep 2000 Paris St Germain v Bayern München W 1-0 Champions League Group F
30 Sep 2000 Guingamp v Paris St Germain D 1-1 French Championnat 10
13 Oct 2000 Paris St Germain v Olympique Marseille W 2-0 French Championnat 11
18 Oct 2000 Bayern München v Paris St Germain L 2-0 Champions League Group F
21 Oct 2000 Toulouse v Paris St Germain W 2-3 French Championnat 12
24 Oct 2000 Paris St Germain v Rosenborg BK W 7-2 Champions League Group F
29 Oct 2000 Paris St Germain v Bordeaux L 1-2 French Championnat 13
04 Nov 2000 Auxerre v Paris St Germain L 1-0 French Championnat 14
08 Nov 2000 Helsingborgs v Paris St Germain D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
06 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Paris St Germain L 1-0 Champions League Group B
09 Dec 2000 Paris St Germain v Metz W 1-0 French Championnat 20
13 Dec 2000 Lille v Paris St Germain L 2-0 French Championnat 17
17 Dec 2000 Bastia v Paris St Germain D 1-1 French Championnat 21
21 Dec 2000 Paris St Germain v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 22
13 Jan 2001 Saint Etienne v Paris St Germain L 1-0 French Championnat 23
27 Jan 2001 Paris St Germain v RC Lens W 1-0 French Championnat 24
03 Feb 2001 Nantes v Paris St Germain L 1-0 French Championnat 25
07 Feb 2001 Paris St Germain v Guingamp L 1-3 French Championnat 26
14 Feb 2001 AC Milan v Paris St Germain D 1-1 Champions League Group B
17 Feb 2001 Olympique Marseille v Paris St Germain L 1-0 French Championnat 27
20 Feb 2001 Paris St Germain v AC Milan D 1-1 Champions League Group B
03 Mar 2001 Paris St Germain v Toulouse W 3-0 French Championnat 28
18 Mar 2001 Bordeaux v Paris St Germain L 2-0 French Championnat 29
07 Apr 2001 Paris St Germain v Auxerre W 3-0 French Championnat 30
15 Apr 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain L 2-0 French Championnat 31
28 Apr 2001 Paris St Germain v AS Monaco D 1-1 French Championnat 32
12 May 2001 Paris St Germain v Lille D 2-2 French Championnat 33
04 Aug 2001 Auxerre v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 2
11 Aug 2001 Paris St Germain v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 3
18 Aug 2001 AS Monaco v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 4
08 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 6
15 Sep 2001 Lorient v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 7
18 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v Rapid Bucuresti D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
21 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 8
25 Sep 2001 Rapid Bucuresti v Paris St Germain D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2001 Bordeaux v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 9
18 Oct 2001 Paris St Germain v Rapid Wien D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Oct 2001 Sedan v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 11
27 Oct 2001 Paris St Germain v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 12
04 Nov 2001 Troyes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 13
17 Nov 2001 Paris St Germain v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 14
06 Dec 2001 Paris St Germain v Rangers D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 Metz v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 17


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Paris St Germain 01 Jul 1995 06 Mar 1997
Arsenal 06 Mar 1997 20 Aug 1999
Real Madrid 20 Aug 1999 22 Jul 2000
Paris St Germain 22 Jul 2000 16 Jul 2002
Liverpool 24 Dec 2001 12 May 2002 L
Manchester City 16 Jul 2002 31 Jan 2005
Fenerbahce 31 Jan 2005 24 Aug 2006
Bolton Wanderers 24 Aug 2006 11 Jan 2008
Chelsea 11 Jan 2008 01 Jan 2012
Shanghai Shenhua 01 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2013
Juventus 26 Jan 2013 31 May 2013 L
West Bromwich Albion 04 Jul 2013 28 Mar 2014

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 France Canary Tournament 3
5
1995-96 France Tourn Casale 3
1
1995-96 France UEFA Under-18 1
1
1995-96 France Under-18 1
1
1996-97 France Toulon Under-21 3
2
2
1996-97 France UEFA Under-18 5
3
4
1996-97 France Under-18 3
1
1
1996-97 France Under-20 2
2
1996-97 France World Youth Cup 1
2
1997-98 France International 1
1997-98 France UEFA Under-18 3
3
1998-99 France International 1
1
2
1998-99 France Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial 1
1
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
1998-99 France UEFA Under-21 1
1
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1
1
1
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 4
2
2000-01 France Childrens Charity
1
1
2000-01 France FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 France International 3
2001-02 France International 1
1
2005-06 France International 2
1
2006-07 France International 1
2
2006-07 France UEFA European Championship 3
1
3
2007-08 France International 4
3
2007-08 France UEFA European Championship 4
2
1
2008-09 France FIFA World Cup
2
1
2008-09 France International 4
2009-10 France FIFA World Cup 8
2
2009-10 France International 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Sep 1995 Germany v France L 2-0 TOURN CASALE
14 Sep 1995 France v Spain W 5-0 TOURN CASALE
16 Sep 1995 Italy v France L 2-1 TOURN CASALE
10 Oct 1995 Romania v France W 1-4 UEFA U18
23 Nov 1995 France v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA U18
29 Jan 1996 Denmark v France W 2-3 CANARY TOURNAMENT
31 Jan 1996 Canary Islands v France W 2-4 CANARY TOURNAMENT
02 Feb 1996 Spain v France D 1-1 CANARY TOURNAMENT
28 Feb 1996 France v England D 1-1 U18
23 Jul 1996 France v Hungary W 2-1 UEFA U18 Finals Group A
25 Jul 1996 France v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA U18 Finals Group A
27 Jul 1996 France v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA U18 Finals Group A
21 Aug 1996 France v Israel W 1-0 U18
03 Sep 1996 Italy v France L 2-0 U18
05 Sep 1996 France v Spain D 0-0 U18
07 Sep 1996 France v Austria W 2-0 U18
07 Oct 1996 France v Latvia W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
09 Oct 1996 France v Faroe Islands W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
11 Oct 1996 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 2
04 Dec 1996 France v Denmark W 4-1 Under-20
27 Jan 1997 Canary Islands v France W 0-1 Under-20
11 Apr 1997 Netherlands v France W 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
07 May 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
26 May 1997 France v Croatia W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
28 May 1997 France v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
01 Jun 1997 France v Morocco W 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
03 Jun 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
05 Jun 1997 France v Portugal W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Final
17 Jun 1997 France v Brazil L 0-3 World Youth Cup Group B
19 Jun 1997 Korea Republic v France W 2-4 World Youth Cup Group B
29 Jun 1997 Uruguay v France D 1-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
11 Oct 1997 France v Scotland W 5-1 UEFA U18 Group 6
13 Oct 1997 France v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 6
15 Oct 1997 France v Denmark W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 6
22 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 International
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1998 Russia v France W 2-3 European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 France v Andorra W 2-0 European Championship Group 4
20 Jan 1999 France v Morocco W 1-0 International
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International
27 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine D 0-0 European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 2-0 European Championship Group 4
30 May 1999 France v World XI D 2-2 Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia L 2-3 European Championship Group 4
09 Jun 1999 Andorra v France W 0-1 European Championship Group 4
04 Sep 1999 Ukraine v France D 0-0 European Championship Group 4
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Morocco v France W 1-5 HASSAN II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark W 3-0 European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France W 1-2 European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Netherlands v France L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 France v Spain W 2-1 European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal W 2-1 European Championship Finals semi-final
16 Aug 2000 France v World XI W 5-1 Childrens Charity
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany W 1-0 International
30 May 2001 Korea Republic v France W 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Jun 2001 Australia v France L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 France v Mexico W 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
07 Jun 2001 France v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
10 Jun 2001 Japan v France W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 International
09 Nov 2005 France v Costa Rica W 3-2 International
01 Mar 2006 France v Slovakia L 1-2 International
11 Oct 2006 France v Faroe Islands W 5-0 European Championship Group B
15 Nov 2006 France v Greece W 1-0 International
07 Feb 2007 France v Argentina L 0-1 International
24 Mar 2007 Lithuania v France W 0-1 European Championship Group B
28 Mar 2007 France v Austria W 1-0 International
02 Jun 2007 France v Ukraine W 2-0 European Championship Group B
06 Jun 2007 France v Georgia W 1-0 European Championship Group B
22 Aug 2007 Slovakia v France W 0-1 International
08 Sep 2007 Italy v France D 0-0 European Championship Group B
12 Sep 2007 France v Scotland L 0-1 European Championship Group B
13 Oct 2007 Faroe Islands v France W 0-6 European Championship Group B
16 Nov 2007 France v Morocco D 2-2 International
06 Feb 2008 Spain v France L 1-0 International
26 Mar 2008 France v England W 1-0 International
27 May 2008 France v Ecuador W 2-0 International
31 May 2008 France v Paraguay D 0-0 International
03 Jun 2008 France v Colombia W 1-0 International
09 Jun 2008 France v Romania D 0-0 European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands L 1-4 European Championship Finals Group C
17 Jun 2008 France v Italy L 0-2 European Championship Finals Group C
06 Sep 2008 Austria v France L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 Sep 2008 France v Serbia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
19 Nov 2008 France v Uruguay D 0-0 International
11 Feb 2009 France v Argentina L 0-2 International
02 Jun 2009 France v Nigeria L 0-1 International
05 Jun 2009 France v Turkey W 1-0 International
12 Aug 2009 Faroe Islands v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
05 Sep 2009 France v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
09 Sep 2009 Serbia v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 Oct 2009 France v Faroe Islands W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Nov 2009 Republic of Ireland v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
18 Nov 2009 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
03 Mar 2010 France v Spain L 0-2 International
26 May 2010 France v Costa Rica W 2-1 International
30 May 2010 Tunisia v France D 1-1 International
04 Jun 2010 France v China PR L 0-1 International
11 Jun 2010 Uruguay v France D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
17 Jun 2010 France v Mexico L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.