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
08 Aug 2003 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 2
13 Aug 2003 Austria Wien v Olympique Marseille W 0-1 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
23 Aug 2003 Olympique Marseille v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 4
27 Aug 2003 Olympique Marseille v Austria Wien D 0-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
31 Aug 2003 Ajaccio AC v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 5
16 Sep 2003 Real Madrid v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
17 Oct 2003 Strasbourg v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 10
25 Oct 2003 Olympique Marseille v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 11
22 Nov 2003 Lille v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 14
05 Dec 2003 Olympique Marseille v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 17
09 Dec 2003 Partizan Belgrade v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
20 Dec 2003 Olympique Marseille v Toulouse D 0-0 French Championnat 19
10 Jan 2004 Auxerre v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 20
14 Feb 2004 Le Mans v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 24
22 Feb 2004 Olympique Marseille v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 25
26 Feb 2004 Olympique Marseille v Dnipr Dnipropetrovsk D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
29 Feb 2004 Nice v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 26
11 Mar 2004 Liverpool v Olympique Marseille D 1-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
14 Mar 2004 Olympique Marseille v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 28
21 Mar 2004 Rennes v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 29
25 Mar 2004 Olympique Marseille v Liverpool W 2-1
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
28 Mar 2004 Olympique Marseille v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 30
03 Apr 2004 Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 31
08 Apr 2004 Olympique Marseille v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
14 Apr 2004 Inter Milano v Olympique Marseille D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Apr 2004 Olympique Marseille v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 32
22 Apr 2004 Newcastle United v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
25 Apr 2004 Paris St Germain v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 33
01 May 2004 Olympique Marseille v Metz D 0-0 French Championnat 34
06 May 2004 Olympique Marseille v Newcastle United W 2-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
09 May 2004 AS Monaco v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 35
12 May 2004 Olympique Marseille v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 36
19 May 2004 Olympique Marseille v Valencia L 0-2 UEFA Cup Final
23 May 2004 Olympique Marseille v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 38
07 Aug 2004 Olympique Marseille v Bordeaux W 1-0 French Championnat 1
15 Aug 2004 Olympique Marseille v Lille W 3-0 French Championnat 2
21 Aug 2004 Nice v Olympique Marseille D 1-1 French Championnat 3
28 Aug 2004 Olympique Marseille v Metz L 1-3 French Championnat 4
12 Sep 2004 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Olympique Marseille L 2-0 French Championnat 5
18 Sep 2004 Olympique Marseille v Toulouse W 1-0 French Championnat 6
22 Sep 2004 Rennes v Olympique Marseille L 1-0 French Championnat 7
25 Sep 2004 Olympique Marseille v Bastia W 1-0 French Championnat 8
02 Oct 2004 Istres v Olympique Marseille W 0-2 French Championnat 9
17 Oct 2004 Olympique Marseille v Saint Etienne D 1-1 French Championnat 10
24 Oct 2004 RC Lens v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 11
29 Oct 2004 Olympique Marseille v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 12
07 Nov 2004 Paris St Germain v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 13
13 Nov 2004 Olympique Marseille v Strasbourg W 2-0 French Championnat 14
20 Nov 2004 Ajaccio AC v Olympique Marseille L 2-0 French Championnat 15
04 Dec 2004 SM Caen v Olympique Marseille W 2-3 French Championnat 17
11 Dec 2004 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre L 0-1 French Championnat 18
17 Dec 2004 Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique Marseille D 1-1 French Championnat 19
11 Jan 2005 Lille v Olympique Marseille W 1-2 French Championnat 20
16 Jan 2005 Olympique Marseille v Nice W 2-0 French Championnat 21
22 Jan 2005 Metz v Olympique Marseille W 0-1 French Championnat 22
25 Jan 2005 Olympique Marseille v FC Sochaux Montbeliard L 0-2 French Championnat 23
29 Jan 2005 Toulouse v Olympique Marseille W 1-3 French Championnat 24
05 Feb 2005 Olympique Marseille v Rennes W 3-1 French Championnat 25
19 Feb 2005 Bastia v Olympique Marseille W 0-1 French Championnat 26
27 Feb 2005 Olympique Marseille v Istres D 1-1 French Championnat 27
06 Mar 2005 Saint Etienne v Olympique Marseille L 2-0 French Championnat 28
12 Mar 2005 Olympique Marseille v RC Lens W 2-1 French Championnat 29
20 Mar 2005 AS Monaco v Olympique Marseille L 2-1 French Championnat 30
03 Apr 2005 Olympique Marseille v Paris St Germain D 1-1 French Championnat 31
09 Apr 2005 Strasbourg v Olympique Marseille L 1-0 French Championnat 32
16 Apr 2005 Olympique Marseille v Ajaccio AC L 1-2 French Championnat 33
23 Apr 2005 Nantes v Olympique Marseille D 2-2 French Championnat 34
07 May 2005 Olympique Marseille v SM Caen L 2-3 French Championnat 35
14 May 2005 Auxerre v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 35
21 May 2005 Olympique Marseille v Olympique Lyonnais L 0-1 French Championnat 37
28 May 2005 Bordeaux v Olympique Marseille D 3-3 French Championnat 38
30 Jul 2005 Olympique Marseille v Bordeaux L 0-2 French Championnat 1
06 Aug 2005 RC Lens v Olympique Marseille L 2-0 French Championnat 2
14 Aug 2005 Olympique Marseille v Olympique Lyonnais D 1-1 French Championnat 3
27 Aug 2005 Olympique Marseille v Ajaccio AC D 1-1 French Championnat 5
11 Sep 2005 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Olympique Marseille W 0-1 French Championnat 6
24 Sep 2005 Olympique Marseille v Metz W 3-1 French Championnat 9
02 Oct 2005 Nice v Olympique Marseille W 0-1 French Championnat 10
16 Oct 2005 Olympique Marseille v Paris St Germain W 1-0 French Championnat 11
23 Oct 2005 Saint Etienne v Olympique Marseille L 2-1 French Championnat 12
29 Oct 2005 Olympique Marseille v Lille D 1-1 French Championnat 13
05 Nov 2005 Le Mans v Olympique Marseille L 3-0 French Championnat 14
19 Nov 2005 Olympique Marseille v Nantes W 2-1 French Championnat 15
27 Nov 2005 Olympique Marseille v AS Monaco W 2-1 French Championnat 16
04 Dec 2005 Nancy v Olympique Marseille D 1-1 French Championnat 17
10 Dec 2005 Olympique Marseille v Auxerre W 1-0 French Championnat 18
04 Jan 2006 Olympique Marseille v RC Lens D 1-1 French Championnat 20
05 Feb 2006 Troyes v Olympique Marseille W 0-1 French Championnat 25
12 Feb 2006 Olympique Marseille v Toulouse D 0-0 French Championnat 26
15 Feb 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 UEFA Cup Round of 32 1st leg
19 Feb 2006 Metz v Olympique Marseille L 1-0 French Championnat 27
23 Feb 2006 Olympique Marseille v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup Round of 32 2nd leg
26 Feb 2006 Olympique Marseille v Nice W 1-0 French Championnat 28
12 Mar 2006 Olympique Marseille v Saint Etienne W 2-0 French Championnat 30
19 Mar 2006 Lille v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 31
25 Mar 2006 Olympique Marseille v Le Mans D 1-1 French Championnat 32
01 Apr 2006 Nantes v Olympique Marseille W 1-3 French Championnat 33
08 Apr 2006 AS Monaco v Olympique Marseille L 1-0 French Championnat 34
15 Apr 2006 Olympique Marseille v Nancy W 6-0 French Championnat 35
03 May 2006 Auxerre v Olympique Marseille W 1-2 French Championnat 36
06 May 2006 Olympique Marseille v Strasbourg D 2-2 French Championnat 37
13 May 2006 Bordeaux v Olympique Marseille D 1-1 French Championnat 38


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.