Philippe Christanval

Date of birth31 August 1978
Place of birthParis
NationalityFrench
Weight73 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre Back

One of the young hopefuls in the French squad, Philippe is a central defender who can also play as sweeper.

Powerful in the air and with good technical skills, he first came to prominence with Monaco where made his senior debut in October 1997 and was a member of the team that won the French League title in 1999-2000.

He subsequently joined Barcelona in the 2001 close season as the Catalan side sought to strengthen their squad to challenge Real Madrid for domestic supremacy.

A regular in the Under-21s for whom he won 16 caps, Philippe stepped up to win his first full cap against South Africa in October 2000.

His international performances have been restricted by the dominance of Laurent Blanc, Marcel Desailly and Frank LeBoeuf in his position.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AS Monaco 01 Jul 1997 27 Jun 2001
Barcelona 27 Jun 2001 18 Jul 2003
Olympique Marseille 18 Jul 2003 08 Sep 2005
Fulham 08 Sep 2005 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 AS Monaco UEFA Cup 1
2000-01 AS Monaco French Championnat 23
5
1
2000-01 AS Monaco UEFA Champions League 5
2001-02 Barcelona Primera Liga 26
6
2001-02 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 12
1
2
2002-03 Barcelona Primera Liga 4
1
1
2002-03 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 1
2
2003-04 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 13
2
1
2003-04 Olympique Marseille UEFA Champions League 3
2005-06 Fulham League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Fulham Premier League 7
8
4
2006-07 Fulham FA Cup 3
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 19
1
1
1
2007-08 Fulham Premier 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
16 Sep 1999 AS Monaco v St Johnstone W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
29 Jul 2000 Lille v AS Monaco D 1-1 French Championnat 1
04 Aug 2000 AS Monaco v Nantes L 2-5 French Championnat 2
12 Aug 2000 Strasbourg v AS Monaco W 1-3 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2000 AS Monaco v Guingamp W 1-0 French Championnat 4
26 Aug 2000 Rennes v AS Monaco D 1-1 French Championnat 5
05 Sep 2000 AS Monaco v Olympique Marseille L 0-2 French Championnat 6
09 Sep 2000 Sedan v AS Monaco L 1-0 French Championnat 7
12 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v AS Monaco L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
23 Sep 2000 Metz v AS Monaco W 1-3 French Championnat 9
27 Sep 2000 AS Monaco v Sturm Graz W 5-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Sep 2000 AS Monaco v Bordeaux D 2-2 French Championnat 10
13 Oct 2000 Bastia v AS Monaco W 0-2 French Championnat 11
17 Oct 2000 Sturm Graz v AS Monaco L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
21 Oct 2000 AS Monaco v Auxerre D 1-1 French Championnat 12
25 Oct 2000 AS Monaco v Galatasaray W 4-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Oct 2000 Troyes v AS Monaco L 1-0 French Championnat 13
03 Nov 2000 AS Monaco v Olympique Lyonnais L 0-2 French Championnat 14
07 Nov 2000 Rangers v AS Monaco D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
18 Nov 2000 AS Monaco v Paris St Germain W 2-0 French Championnat 16
25 Nov 2000 RC Lens v AS Monaco L 4-3 French Championnat 17
29 Nov 2000 Nantes v AS Monaco L 3-1 French Championnat 18
03 Dec 2000 AS Monaco v Strasbourg W 1-0 French Championnat 19
20 Dec 2000 Olympique Marseille v AS Monaco L 2-1 French Championnat 22
13 Jan 2001 AS Monaco v Sedan W 1-0 French Championnat 23
27 Jan 2001 Toulouse v AS Monaco L 2-1 French Championnat 24
03 Feb 2001 AS Monaco v Metz W 6-1 French Championnat 25
07 Feb 2001 Bordeaux v AS Monaco L 2-1 French Championnat 26
17 Feb 2001 AS Monaco v Bastia W 2-1 French Championnat 27


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
1996-97 France Toulon Under-21 3
1996-97 France UEFA Under-18 2
1
1996-97 France Under-18 1
1996-97 France Under-18 Tournoi de Porto 1
1
1996-97 France Under-20 1
1996-97 France World Youth Cup 2
2
1997-98 France UEFA Under-18 3
1997-98 France Under-21 3
1998-99 France UEFA Under-21 4
1
1998-99 France Under-21 4
1
1999-00 France UEFA Under-21 4
1999-00 France Under-21 1
2000-01 France International Friendly
1
2001-02 France International Friendly 1
2
2002-03 France International Friendly 1
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship 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
26 Feb 1997 Morocco v France D 0-0 U18
18 Mar 1997 France v Hungary D 1-1 Under-20
26 Mar 1997 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 U18 TOURNOI DE PORTO
27 Mar 1997 France v Russia W 2-1 U18 TOURNOI DE PORTO
11 Apr 1997 Netherlands v France W 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
07 May 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
26 May 1997 France v Croatia W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
28 May 1997 France v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
03 Jun 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-1 Toulon Under-21 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
24 Jul 1997 France v Republic of Ireland W 3-2 UEFA U18 Group B
28 Jul 1997 Switzerland v France W 0-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
31 Jul 1997 France v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA U18 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
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
09 Feb 1999 England v France L 2-1 Under-21
26 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine W 4-0 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
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
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 France v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 France v Scotland W 5-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 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


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