Mikael Silvestre

Date of birth09 August 1977
Place of birthTours
NationalityFrench
Weight83 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

Silvestre started his career at Rennes before moving to Italy with Inter Milan for the 1998-99 season.

He had been a youth international and had played at Under-21 level for France but failed to establish himself as a regular at Inter Milan and Manchester United swooped to sign him in September 1999.

Silvestre made his international debut in February 2000 against Germany.

A versatile player, being able to play at centre back or left back.

He is also a danger at set-pieces with his heading ability.

Silvestre's contract at Manchester United was extended to June 2009 in August 2006.

He joined Arsenal in August 2008 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rennes 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1998
Internazionale 01 Jul 1998 10 Sep 1999
Manchester United 10 Sep 1999 20 Aug 2008
Arsenal 20 Aug 2008 30 Jun 2010
Werder Bremen 30 Aug 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1
1
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2
1999-00 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 30
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
2
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 25
5
1
2
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
1
2
2001-02 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 31
4
3
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 10
3
1
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup 5
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 34
1
2
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1
1
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 33
1
2
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2
1
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 2
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League 33
2
2
2
1
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 7
1
1
2005-06 Manchester United FA Cup 4
2005-06 Manchester United League Cup 4
1
1
2005-06 Manchester United Premier League 30
3
1
4
2005-06 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
2
2006-07 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2006-07 Manchester United League Cup 2
2006-07 Manchester United Premier League 6
8
1
2006-07 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
1
2007-08 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2007-08 Manchester United Premier League 3
2007-08 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
1
2008-09 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2008-09 Arsenal League Cup 1
2008-09 Arsenal Premier League 12
2
2
2008-09 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
1
2009-10 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2009-10 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
2009-10 Arsenal Premier League 9
3
1
2
2009-10 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
1
2010-11 Werder Bremen UEFA Champions League 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
17 Mar 1999 Inter Milano v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 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
1995-96 France Canary Tournament 2
1
1995-96 France Tourn Casale 2
1
1995-96 France Tourna de Porto 3
1
1995-96 France UEFA Under-18 2
1
1995-96 France Under-18 1
1996-97 France Toulon Under-21 3
1996-97 France UEFA Under-18 4
1996-97 France Under-20 4
1996-97 France Under-20 v Under 21 1
1996-97 France World Youth Cup 6
1997-98 France Toulon Under-21 5
1997-98 France Under-21 3
1998-99 France UEFA Under-21 5
1998-99 France Under-21 4
1999-00 France UEFA Under-21 5
2
1999-00 France Under-21 1
2000-01 France FIFA Confederations Cup 2
2000-01 France International Friendly 2
2
1
2001-02 France International Friendly 1
4
2002-03 France FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1
2002-03 France International Friendly 1
3
1
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 France International Friendly 5
1
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship 6
1
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 2
1
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup 1
2005-06 France International Friendly 1
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
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
21 Nov 1995 France v Slovakia W 6-1 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
03 Apr 1996 Egypt v France D 3-3 TOURNA DE PORTO
04 Apr 1996 France v Russia W 5-0 TOURNA DE PORTO
06 Apr 1996 Portugal v France W 2-3 TOURNA DE PORTO
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
31 Jul 1996 France v Spain W 1-0 UEFA U18 Finals final
04 Dec 1996 France v Denmark W 4-1 Under-20
30 Jan 1997 France v Belgium W 3-0 Under-20
26 Feb 1997 Italy v France D 1-1 Under-20
18 Mar 1997 France v Hungary D 1-1 Under-20
01 Apr 1997 France v Sweden W 2-1 Under-20 v Under-21
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
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
22 Jun 1997 South Africa v France W 2-4 World Youth Cup Group B
25 Jun 1997 France v Mexico W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group F
29 Jun 1997 Uruguay v France L 1-1 (6-7) World Youth Cup Quarter-final
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain L 0-2 U21
25 Feb 1998 Turkey v France W 0-1 U21
21 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 U21
14 May 1998 France v England D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
16 May 1998 France v Argentina W 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
18 May 1998 France v South Africa D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
21 May 1998 France v Portugal W 0-0 (4-1) Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
23 May 1998 France v Argentina L 0-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
18 Aug 1998 Austria v France D 2-2 U21
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Oct 1998 Russia v France L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
20 Jan 1999 France v Morocco D 2-2 U21
26 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
12 May 1999 Cameroon v France W 0-1 U21
13 May 1999 Morocco v France W 0-1 U21
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
17 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France L 3-1 U21
03 Sep 1999 Ukraine v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Armenia v France W 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
14 Nov 1999 France v Italy D 1-1 UEFA U21 Play-off
17 Nov 1999 Italy v France L 2-1 UEFA U21 Play-off
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 France v Japan W 5-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Spain v France L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal W 4-0 International Friendly
30 May 2001 Korea Republic v France W 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 France v Mexico W 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
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
27 Mar 2002 France v Scotland W 5-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France W 2-3 International Friendly
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
30 Apr 2003 France v Egypt W 5-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2003 France v Japan W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
26 Jun 2003 France v Turkey W 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
20 Aug 2003 Switzerland v France W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 France v Cyprus W 3-0 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
28 May 2004 France v Andorra W 4-0 International Friendly
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
17 Jun 2004 Croatia v France D 2-2 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
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Cyprus v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Mar 2006 France v Slovakia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 France v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
23 Jun 2006 Togo v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G


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