Claude Makelele

Date of birth18 February 1973
Place of birthKinshasa
NationalityFrench
Weight70 kg
Height1.74 m
PositionMidfielder

This experienced defensive midfield player made his full international debut for France in July 1995 but it was not until the 2000-01 campaign that he began to feature regularly in the squad.

At club level, his career began at Nantes where he was a member of the team that won the French League title in 1994-95.

He subsequently spent a season at Marseille before moving to Spain where he initially played for Celta Vigo.

Some fine performances earned him a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2000 and he won a Primera Liga championship medal in his first season with the club.

Claude joined Chelsea in August 2003 in a four-year deal for a reported £16million fee.

An experienced, intelligent and highly effective defensive midfielder, Claude is extremely popular with the Chelsea faithful and has played a significant role in their recent successes.

His Chelsea contract was extended to June 2009 in August 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nantes 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1997
Olympique Marseille 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Celta Vigo 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 2000
Real Madrid 01 Jul 2000 31 Aug 2003
Chelsea 31 Aug 2003 21 Jul 2008
Paris St Germain 21 Jul 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 4
2000-01 Real Madrid Primera Liga 32
1
7
2000-01 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 14
1
2
2001-02 Real Madrid Primera Liga 31
8
1
2001-02 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 13
1
2002-03 Real Madrid Primera Liga 29
6
2002-03 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 11
1
2003-04 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 26
4
2
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 11
3
2004-05 Chelsea League Cup 4
1
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 36
1
6
2004-05 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 10
1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2005-06 Chelsea Premier League 29
2
7
2005-06 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 6
1
2006-07 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Chelsea League Cup 6
1
2006-07 Chelsea Premier League 26
3
1
5
2006-07 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 8
1
1
2007-08 Chelsea FA Cup 1
2007-08 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Chelsea Premier League 15
3
1
2007-08 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 12
1
2
2008-09 Paris St Germain UEFA Cup 1


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
20 Oct 1998 Celta Vigo v Aston Villa L 0-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 1998 Aston Villa v Celta Vigo W 1-3
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
24 Nov 1998 Celta Vigo v Liverpool W 3-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
08 Dec 1998 Liverpool v Celta Vigo W 0-1
Agg: 1-4
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 France UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
1993-94 France Under-18 1
1993-94 France Under-21 1
1994-95 France UEFA Under-21 5
1994-95 France Under-21 1
1995-96 France International Friendly 1
1995-96 France UEFA Under-21 7
1
1995-96 France Under-21 v A 1
1996-97 France International Friendly 1
1996-97 France Olympics 3
1997-98 France International Friendly
1
1998-99 France B International 2
1999-00 France B International 2
2000-01 France International Friendly 2
4
2001-02 France FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 France International Friendly 1
5
2002-03 France International Friendly 3
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 France FIFA Centenary International 1
2003-04 France International Friendly 3
1
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship 5
1
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup 10
2
2005-06 France International Friendly 5
1
2006-07 France International Friendly 2
2006-07 France UEFA European Championship 6
2007-08 France International Friendly 5
1
2007-08 France UEFA European Championship 8
2


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
21 Aug 1993 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
07 Sep 1993 Finland v France W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
12 Oct 1993 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
16 Nov 1993 France v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
08 Dec 1993 France v Denmark L 1-2 U18
16 Feb 1994 France v Poland W 3-1 U21
15 Apr 1994 France v Italy L 0-0 (3-5) UEFA U21 Semi-final
20 Apr 1994 France v Spain L 1-2 UEFA U21 3rd place
06 Sep 1994 Slovakia v France W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
07 Oct 1994 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
15 Nov 1994 Poland v France W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 1
13 Dec 1994 Azerbaijan v France W 0-5 UEFA U21 Group 1
17 Jan 1995 Netherlands v France W 1-2 U21
28 Mar 1995 Israel v France D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
22 Jul 1995 Norway v France D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 1995 France v Poland W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
06 Sep 1995 France v Azerbaijan W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Oct 1995 Romania v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
15 Nov 1995 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
23 Jan 1996 France v Morocco W 1-0 U21 v A
13 Mar 1996 Germany v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 May 1996 Italy v France L 1-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
31 May 1996 France v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA U21 3rd place
20 Jul 1996 France v Australia W 2-0 Olympics Finals Group B
22 Jul 1996 France v Spain D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group B
27 Jul 1996 France v Portugal L 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
02 Apr 1997 France v Sweden W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1998 France v Norway D 3-3 International Friendly
19 Jan 1999 France v Croatia W 2-0 B INTER
02 Jun 1999 France v Germany W 2-1 B INTER
01 Sep 1999 Germany v France W 1-3 B INTER
22 Feb 2000 Belgium v France D 1-1 B INTER
04 Oct 2000 France v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Turkey v France W 0-4 International Friendly
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Spain v France L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal W 4-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Chile v France L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 France v Algeria W 4-1 International Friendly
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 France v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 France v Scotland W 5-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France W 2-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
21 Aug 2002 Tunisia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Cyprus v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Oct 2002 France v Slovenia W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Oct 2002 Malta v France W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Nov 2002 France v Serbia and Montenegro W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 France v Czech Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 France v Malta W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 Apr 2003 Israel v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Sep 2003 France v Cyprus W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 2003 Germany v France W 0-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Belgium v France W 0-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Netherlands v France D 0-0 International Friendly
20 May 2004 France v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Centenary International
06 Jun 2004 France v Ukraine W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 France v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Switzerland v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
25 Jun 2004 France v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
04 Sep 2004 France v Israel D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Aug 2005 France v Ivory Coast W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 France v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Sep 2005 Republic of Ireland v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Oct 2005 Switzerland v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2006 France v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2006 France v China PR W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
18 Jun 2006 France v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
23 Jun 2006 Togo v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
27 Jun 2006 Spain v France W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 Brazil v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
09 Jul 2006 Italy v France L 1-1 (3-5) FIFA World Cup Final
02 Sep 2006 Georgia v France W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2006 France v Italy W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Oct 2006 Scotland v France L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
15 Nov 2006 France v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 France v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Lithuania v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
02 Jun 2007 France v Ukraine W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Jun 2007 France v Georgia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
22 Aug 2007 Slovakia v France W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Italy v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
12 Sep 2007 France v Scotland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
13 Oct 2007 Faroe Islands v France W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group B
17 Oct 2007 France v Lithuania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
16 Nov 2007 France v Morocco D 2-2 International Friendly
21 Nov 2007 Ukraine v France D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
26 Mar 2008 France v England W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2008 France v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2008 France v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
17 Jun 2008 France v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C


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