Habib Beye

Date of birth19 January 1977
Place of birthSuresnes, France
NationalitySenegalese
Weight78 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

He was born in France but qualifies as his father is from Senegal, and was a football international for them.

He began his career at Paris St Germain but could not break into the first team squad and moved to Strasbourg in 1998 and, although he was unable to prevent the team from being relegated from the First Division in 2000-01, he gained a French Cup winners' medal after appearing in the side that defeated Amiens to win the trophy.

A talented wing back, Habib made the squad the 2002 African Nations Cup finals but he was restricted through injury to only one appearance.Habib joined Newcastle United in August 2007 with a three-year contract.

Tenacious in defence and eager to attack, the Senegal international soon became a cult hero at Newcastle, most notably with the terrace chant (to Happy Days theme tune) of: “Sunday, Monday, Habib Beye....”

He joined Aston Villa in August 2009 with a three-year contract that was cancelled in January 2012.

After a loan spell, Habib joined Doncaster Rovers in February 2012 with a contract to June 2013 that was cancelled in July 2012.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Paris St Germain 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Strasbourg 01 Jul 1998 07 Aug 2003
Olympique Marseille 07 Aug 2003 31 Aug 2007
Newcastle United 31 Aug 2007 07 Aug 2009
Aston Villa 07 Aug 2009 31 Jan 2012
Doncaster Rovers 21 Nov 2011 30 Jan 2012 L
Doncaster Rovers 13 Feb 2012 20 Jul 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Strasbourg French Championnat 31
3
2
2001-02 Strasbourg UEFA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Strasbourg French Championnat 26
1
6
2003-04 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 17
5
4
2003-04 Olympique Marseille UEFA Champions League 3
1
2003-04 Olympique Marseille UEFA Cup 8
2
2003-04 Strasbourg French Championnat 1
2004-05 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 37
1
2
2005-06 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 25
4
1
3
2005-06 Olympique Marseille UEFA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2007-08 Newcastle United Premier League 27
2
1
5
2008-09 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2008-09 Newcastle United Premier League 22
1
3
2009-10 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
2009-10 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1
2009-10 Aston Villa Premier League 5
1
1
2009-10 Aston Villa UEFA Europa League 2
2010-11 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2010-11 Aston Villa Premier League 2
1
2010-11 Aston Villa UEFA Europa League 2
2011-12 Aston Villa League Cup
1
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup 1
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 22
2
7
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
29 Jul 2000 Paris St Germain v Strasbourg L 3-1 French Championnat 1
05 Aug 2000 Strasbourg v Lille L 0-4 French Championnat 2
12 Aug 2000 Strasbourg v AS Monaco L 1-3 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2000 Rennes v Strasbourg L 3-0 French Championnat 4
26 Aug 2000 Strasbourg v Sedan W 3-2 French Championnat 5
06 Sep 2000 Metz v Strasbourg L 1-0 French Championnat 6
09 Sep 2000 Strasbourg v Bastia L 1-4 French Championnat 7
16 Sep 2000 Troyes v Strasbourg W 0-1 French Championnat 8
23 Sep 2000 Strasbourg v Saint Etienne W 3-2 French Championnat 9
14 Oct 2000 Strasbourg v Nantes L 0-5 French Championnat 11
21 Oct 2000 Guingamp v Strasbourg L 2-1 French Championnat 12
28 Oct 2000 Strasbourg v Olympique Marseille D 1-1 French Championnat 13
04 Nov 2000 Toulouse v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 14
12 Nov 2000 Strasbourg v Bordeaux L 0-2 French Championnat 15
19 Nov 2000 Auxerre v Strasbourg W 1-2 French Championnat 16
25 Nov 2000 Strasbourg v Olympique Lyonnais L 0-3 French Championnat 17
29 Nov 2000 Lille v Strasbourg D 1-1 French Championnat 18
03 Dec 2000 AS Monaco v Strasbourg L 1-0 French Championnat 19
13 Jan 2001 Bastia v Strasbourg L 3-1 French Championnat 23
27 Jan 2001 Strasbourg v Troyes D 3-3 French Championnat 24
03 Feb 2001 Saint Etienne v Strasbourg D 3-3 French Championnat 25
07 Feb 2001 Strasbourg v RC Lens W 1-0 French Championnat 26
18 Feb 2001 Nantes v Strasbourg L 1-0 French Championnat 27
03 Mar 2001 Strasbourg v Guingamp L 0-1 French Championnat 28
17 Mar 2001 Olympique Marseille v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 29
07 Apr 2001 Strasbourg v Toulouse W 1-0 French Championnat 30
11 Apr 2001 Strasbourg v Metz L 0-1 French Championnat 22
14 Apr 2001 Bordeaux v Strasbourg L 2-1 French Championnat 31
28 Apr 2001 Strasbourg v Auxerre W 1-0 French Championnat 32
12 May 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Strasbourg L 5-0 French Championnat 33
19 May 2001 Strasbourg v Paris St Germain L 1-2 French Championnat 34
27 Sep 2001 Strasbourg v Standard Liège D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Aug 2002 Strasbourg v Ajaccio AC D 0-0 French Championnat 1
10 Aug 2002 Nice v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 2
24 Aug 2002 Bordeaux v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 4
11 Sep 2002 Strasbourg v Sedan D 0-0 French Championnat 6
14 Sep 2002 Paris St Germain v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 7
21 Sep 2002 Strasbourg v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 8
28 Sep 2002 Guingamp v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 9
05 Oct 2002 Strasbourg v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 10
19 Oct 2002 Olympique Marseille v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 11
26 Oct 2002 Strasbourg v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 12
09 Nov 2002 Strasbourg v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 14
16 Nov 2002 Nantes v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 15
23 Nov 2002 Strasbourg v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 16
30 Nov 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 17
04 Dec 2002 Strasbourg v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 18
15 Dec 2002 Auxerre v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 19
20 Dec 2002 Strasbourg v Nice D 0-0 French Championnat 20
11 Jan 2003 Le Havre v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 21
22 Jan 2003 Lille v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 23
29 Jan 2003 Sedan v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 24
01 Feb 2003 Strasbourg v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 25
05 Apr 2003 RC Lens v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 32
12 Apr 2003 Strasbourg v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 33
19 Apr 2003 AS Monaco v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 34
10 May 2003 Rennes v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 36
20 May 2003 Strasbourg v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 37
02 Aug 2003 Toulouse v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 1


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
2000-01 Senegal FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
2001-02 Senegal FIFA World Cup 1
4
1
2002-03 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations
1
2002-03 Senegal International Friendly 1
2002-03 Senegal Joola Disaster Charity Match 1
2002-03 Senegal Nelson Mandela Challenge 1
1
2003-04 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1
2003-04 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 Senegal International Friendly
2
2004-05 Senegal FIFA World Cup 3
1
2004-05 Senegal International Friendly 1
2005-06 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2005-06 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
2
2006-07 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2006-07 Senegal International Friendly 1
2007-08 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
1
2007-08 Senegal International Friendly 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
06 May 2001 Egypt v Senegal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
14 Jul 2001 Senegal v Morocco W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
21 Jul 2001 Namibia v Senegal W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
31 Jan 2002 Senegal v Tunisia D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
06 Jun 2002 Denmark v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
08 Sep 2002 Lesotho v Senegal W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
12 Oct 2002 Senegal v Nigeria D 2-2 JOOLA DISASTER CHARITY MATCH
19 Nov 2002 South Africa v Senegal L 1-1 (1-4) NELSON MANDELA CHALLENGE
30 Apr 2003 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Japan v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2004 Burkina Faso v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2004 Kenya v Senegal W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
02 Feb 2004 Mali v Senegal D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
07 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
05 Jun 2004 Senegal v Congo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
20 Jun 2004 Togo v Senegal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
03 Jul 2004 Senegal v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
05 Sep 2004 Mali v Senegal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Senegal v Liberia W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
03 Sep 2005 Zambia v Senegal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
08 Oct 2005 Senegal v Mali W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
27 Jan 2006 Ghana v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
16 Aug 2006 Ivory Coast v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Burkina Faso v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
17 Nov 2007 Senegal v Mali W 3-2 International Friendly
16 Jan 2008 Benin v Senegal W 1-2 International Friendly
23 Jan 2008 Tunisia v Senegal D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
27 Jan 2008 Senegal v Angola L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D


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