Sylvain Wiltord

Date of birth10 May 1974
Place of birthNeuilly-sur-Marne
NationalityFrench
Weight78 kg
Height1.74 m
PositionForward

After scoring the Euro 2000 Final for France, Sylvain moved to Arsenal soon afterwards for £13 million. Often used in midfield rather than his preferred striking role.

Sylvain began his career at Rennes where he spent six seasons before joining Deportivo La Coruna in 1997.

He failed to gain a place in the side and left in 1998 for Bordeaux where he spent three successful seasons.

Sylvain made his international debut in February 1999 against England.

He scored the equalizing goal in the Euro 2000 Final and moved to Arsenal immediately afterwards in a £13 million deal.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rennes
Bordeaux 31 Aug 2000
Arsenal 31 Aug 2000 30 Jun 2004
Olympique Lyonnais 31 Aug 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Bordeaux UEFA Cup 1
1999-00 Bordeaux UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
6
2000-01 Arsenal League Cup 1
2000-01 Arsenal Premier League 20
7
8
2000-01 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
11
1
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 6
1
2
2001-02 Arsenal League Cup 3
4
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 23
10
10
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
2
1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 3
4
2
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 27
7
10
1
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10
2
1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Community Shield
1
2003-04 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
2003-04 Arsenal Premier League 8
4
3
2003-04 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
1
2004-05 Olympique Lyonnais French Championnat 22
3
3
2004-05 Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Champions League 1
1
2005-06 Olympique Lyonnais French Championnat 25
10
12
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
30 Sep 1997 Aston Villa v Bordeaux L 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Mar 2000 Manchester United v Bordeaux L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
07 Mar 2000 Bordeaux v Manchester United L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B


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 UEFA Under-21 4
4
3
1995-96 France Under-21 v A
1
1996-97 France Olympics 1
3
1998-99 France International Friendly
1
1998-99 France Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
1
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 3
1
2
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1
1
1
1999-00 France International Friendly 3
1
1
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 3
4
2
2000-01 France FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2
2000-01 France International Friendly 5
3
4
2001-02 France FIFA World Cup 3
2001-02 France International Friendly 4
4
2002-03 France FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
2002-03 France International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship 5
3
2003-04 France FIFA Centenary International
1
2003-04 France International Friendly 2
2
3
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship 3
2
2
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 4
1
2004-05 France International Friendly 1
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup 5
6
1
2005-06 France International Friendly 2
4
2
2006-07 France International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 France UEFA European Championship
3


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
16 Aug 1995 France v Poland W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
06 Sep 1995 France v Azerbaijan W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Oct 1995 Romania v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
15 Nov 1995 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
23 Jan 1996 France v Morocco W 1-0 U21 v A
13 Mar 1996 Germany v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
26 Mar 1996 France v Germany W 4-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 May 1996 Italy v France L 1-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
31 May 1996 France v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA U21 3rd place
20 Jul 1996 France v Australia W 2-0 Olympics Finals Group B
22 Jul 1996 France v Spain D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group B
24 Jul 1996 France v Saudi Arabia W 2-1 Olympics Finals Group B
27 Jul 1996 France v Portugal L 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 May 1999 France v World XI D 2-2 Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Jun 1999 Andorra v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 1999 Armenia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
23 Feb 2000 France v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Scotland v France W 0-2 International Friendly
28 May 2000 Croatia v France W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Morocco v France W 1-5 HASSAN II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Netherlands v France L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
02 Jul 2000 France v Italy W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Oct 2000 France v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Turkey v France W 0-4 International Friendly
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
01 Jun 2001 Australia v France L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 France v Mexico W 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
07 Jun 2001 France v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
10 Jun 2001 Japan v France W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
15 Aug 2001 France v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
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
13 Feb 2002 France v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 France v Scotland W 5-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 France v Belgium L 1-2 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France W 2-3 International Friendly
31 May 2002 France v Senegal L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 France v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
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
18 Jun 2003 France v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
20 Jun 2003 France v Japan W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
22 Jun 2003 France v New Zealand W 5-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
26 Jun 2003 France v Turkey W 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2003 France v Cameroon W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 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
20 May 2004 France v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Centenary International
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
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
26 Mar 2005 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
30 Mar 2005 Israel v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
31 May 2005 France v Hungary W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 France v Ivory Coast W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 France v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Sep 2005 Republic of Ireland v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Oct 2005 Switzerland v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Oct 2005 France v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Nov 2005 France v Costa Rica W 3-2 International Friendly
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
07 Jun 2006 France v China PR W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
18 Jun 2006 France v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
23 Jun 2006 Togo v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
27 Jun 2006 Spain v France W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 Brazil v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
09 Jul 2006 Italy v France L 1-1 (3-5) FIFA World Cup Final
16 Aug 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina v France W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Georgia v France W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2006 France v Italy W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Oct 2006 Scotland v France L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
15 Nov 2006 France v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly


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