Olivier Tebily

Date of birth19 December 1975
Place of birthAbidjan
NationalityIvorian
Weight83 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

Although born in the Ivory Coast, Olivier moved to France as a youngster and played his early football with Niort and Chateauroux.

In March 1999, he moved on for a spell with Sheffield United where he impressed in a central defensive role.

However his stay at Bramall Lane was to be a brief one for the following summer, he was sold to Celtic for £1.25 million.

He was a regular at Parkhead for the first half of the 1999-2000 campaign but then fell out of favour and it was only at the start of 2001-02 that he won his place back.

A defender with good distribution, he reads the game well.

Olivier made his international debut for Ivory Coast against Mali in June 1999.

Olivier's contract at Birmingham City was extended to June 2008 in August 2005.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chateauroux 01 Jul 1997 23 Mar 1999
Sheffield United 23 Mar 1999 09 Jul 1999
Celtic 09 Jul 1999 22 Mar 2002
Birmingham City 22 Mar 2002 14 Jan 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Celtic Scottish League Cup 3
1999-00 Celtic Scottish Premier League 19
4
3
1999-00 Celtic UEFA Cup 5
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish FA Cup
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish League Cup
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish Premier League 2
2
1
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 7
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
2001-02 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish Premier League 8
3
1
2002-03 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2002-03 Birmingham City Premier League 12
4
1
2003-04 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
2003-04 Birmingham City Premier League 17
10
4
2004-05 Birmingham City FA Cup
2
2004-05 Birmingham City Premier League 9
6
2
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
1
1
2005-06 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 12
4
3
2006-07 Birmingham City League Championship 5
1
1
2006-07 Birmingham City League 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
24 Mar 2002 Coventry City v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Birmingham City v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
07 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
10 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Crewe Alexandra W 3-1 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Rotherham United v Birmingham City D 2-2 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
28 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Millwall D 1-1 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
02 May 2002 Millwall v Birmingham City W 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
12 May 2002 Birmingham City v Norwich City W 1-1 (4-2) League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
18 Aug 2002 Arsenal v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Everton v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
19 Oct 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
26 Oct 2002 Birmingham City v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
05 Nov 2002 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Birmingham City L 3-0 Premier League
17 Nov 2002 Birmingham City v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Sunderland v Birmingham City W 0-1 Premier League
30 Nov 2002 Birmingham City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
07 Dec 2002 Southampton v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
15 Dec 2002 Fulham v Birmingham City W 0-1 Premier League
21 Dec 2002 Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 Premier League
16 Aug 2003 Birmingham City v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
30 Aug 2003 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 0-1 Premier League
14 Sep 2003 Birmingham City v Fulham D 2-2 Premier League
20 Sep 2003 Leeds United v Birmingham City W 0-2 Premier League
27 Sep 2003 Birmingham City v Portsmouth W 2-0 Premier League
04 Oct 2003 Manchester United v Birmingham City L 3-0 Premier League
14 Oct 2003 Birmingham City v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2003 Birmingham City v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
25 Oct 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City W 0-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2003 Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 Premier League
30 Nov 2003 Liverpool v Birmingham City L 3-1 Premier League
06 Dec 2003 Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers L 0-4 Premier League
07 Jan 2004 Tottenham Hotspur v Birmingham City L 4-1 Premier League
10 Jan 2004 Birmingham City v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
18 Jan 2004 Chelsea v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Jan 2004 Birmingham City v Wimbledon W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2004 Birmingham City v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
08 Feb 2004 Manchester City v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
11 Feb 2004 Birmingham City v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
22 Feb 2004 Aston Villa v Birmingham City D 2-2 Premier League
25 Feb 2004 Birmingham City v Sunderland L 0-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
03 Mar 2004 Birmingham City v Middlesbrough W 3-1 Premier League
06 Mar 2004 Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
13 Mar 2004 Birmingham City v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
27 Mar 2004 Birmingham City v Leeds United W 4-1 Premier League
12 Apr 2004 Portsmouth v Birmingham City L 3-1 Premier League
01 May 2004 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 0-0 Premier League
08 May 2004 Birmingham City v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
15 May 2004 Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 2004 Birmingham City v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
16 Oct 2004 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
12 Dec 2004 Aston Villa v Birmingham City W 1-2 Premier League
18 Dec 2004 Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion W 4-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2004 Birmingham City v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2004 Fulham v Birmingham City W 2-3 Premier League
01 Jan 2005 Newcastle United v Birmingham City L 2-1 Premier League
04 Jan 2005 Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 Premier League
08 Jan 2005 Birmingham City v Leeds United W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City L 3-1 Premier League
30 Jan 2005 Chelsea v Birmingham City L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 2005 Birmingham City v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
05 Feb 2005 Manchester United v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
12 Feb 2005 Birmingham City v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
26 Feb 2005 Crystal Palace v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
06 Mar 2005 West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
15 May 2005 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 2-1 Premier League
23 Aug 2005 Birmingham City v Middlesbrough L 0-3 Premier League
17 Sep 2005 Portsmouth v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 2005 Scunthorpe United v Birmingham City W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Birmingham City v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
02 Oct 2005 Arsenal v Birmingham City L 1-0 Premier League
16 Oct 2005 Birmingham City v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
22 Oct 2005 Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
10 Dec 2005 Birmingham City v Fulham W 1-0 Premier League
17 Dec 2005 Manchester City v Birmingham City L 4-1 Premier League
31 Dec 2005 Chelsea v Birmingham City L 2-0 Premier League
28 Jan 2006 Reading v Birmingham City D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2006 Liverpool v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
21 Mar 2006 Birmingham City v Liverpool L 0-7 FA Cup 6th round
26 Mar 2006 Manchester United v Birmingham City L 3-0 Premier League
01 Apr 2006 Birmingham City v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
04 Apr 2006 Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
08 Apr 2006 Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City D 1-1 Premier League
16 Apr 2006 Aston Villa v Birmingham City L 3-1 Premier League
19 Apr 2006 Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
05 Aug 2006 Birmingham City v Colchester United W 2-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2006 Sunderland v Birmingham City W 0-1 League Championship
12 Aug 2006 Stoke City v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Championship
19 Sep 2006 Birmingham City v Wrexham W 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
23 Sep 2006 Leeds United v Birmingham City L 3-2 League Championship
30 Sep 2006 Birmingham City v Leicester City D 1-1 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Birmingham City v Norwich City L 0-1 League Championship


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
1998-99 Ivory Coast Africa Cup of Nations 1
1999-00 Ivory Coast Africa Cup of Nations 2
1999-00 Ivory Coast FIFA World Cup 1
1999-00 Ivory Coast International Friendly 1
2003-04 Ivory Coast FIFA World Cup 1


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
20 Jun 1999 Ivory Coast v Mali D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
20 Nov 1999 Senegal v Ivory Coast L 3-0 International Friendly
28 Jan 2000 Cameroon v Ivory Coast L 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
31 Jan 2000 Ghana v Ivory Coast W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
23 Apr 2000 Ivory Coast v Rwanda W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
20 Jun 2004 Egypt v Ivory Coast W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3


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