Marcel Desailly

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Marcel Desailly
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Desailly in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marcel Desailly[1]
Birth name Odenke Abbey
Date of birth (1968-09-07) 7 September 1968 (age 53)[2]
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Position(s) Centre-back, defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 Nantes 162 (5)
1992–1993 Marseille 47 (1)
1993–1998 AC Milan 137 (5)
1998–2004 Chelsea 158 (6)
2004–2005 Al-Gharafa 28 (6)
2005–2006 Qatar SC 7 (0)
Total 539 (23)
National team
1993–2004 France 116 (3)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcel Desailly (born Odenke Abbey; 7 September 1968) is a French former professional footballer.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[4][5][6][7][8]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nantes 1986–87 Division 1 13 0 1 0 2 0 16 0
1987–88 Division 1 11 0 1 0 12 0
1988–89 Division 1 36 1 4 0 40 1
1989–90 Division 1 36 1 3 0 39 1
1990–91 Division 1 34 1 4 0 38 1
1991–92 Division 1 32 2 1 0 33 2
Total 162 5 14 0 2 0 178 5
Marseille 1992–93 Division 1 31 1 3 0 10 1 44 2
1993–94 Division 1 16 0 0 0 16 0
Total 47 1 3 0 10 1 60 2
AC Milan 1993–94 Serie A 21 1 1 0 0 0 6 2 3 0 31 3
1994–95 Serie A 22 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 36 1
1995–96 Serie A 32 2 1 0 7 0 40 2
1996–97 Serie A 29 1 3 0 1 0 5 0 38 1
1997–98 Serie A 33 0 8 0 41 0
Total 137 5 14 0 1 0 28 2 6 0 186 7
Chelsea 1998–99 Premier League 31 0 6 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 45 1
1999–2000 Premier League 23 1 4 0 0 0 16 0 43 1
2000–01 Premier League 34 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 39 2
2001–02 Premier League 24 1 8 0 3 0 2 0 37 1
2002–03 Premier League 31 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 33 2
2003–04 Premier League 15 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 25 0
Total 158 6 22 0 5 0 35 1 2 0 222 7
Al-Gharafa 2004–05 Stars League 28 6 28 6
Qatar SC 2005–06 Stars League 7 0 7 0
Career total 539 23 53 0 6 0 75 4 8 0 681 27

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[9]
National team Year Apps Goals
France 1993 4 0
1994 7 0
1995 7 1
1996 12 0
1997 7 0
1998 13 1
1999 11 0
2000 16 0
2001 12 1
2002 13 0
2003 9 0
2004 5 0
Total 116 3
Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Desailly goal.[10]
List of international goals scored by Marcel Desailly
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 1995 Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre, France  Azerbaijan 1–0 10–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
2 25 January 1998 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France  Norway 3–3 3–3 Friendly
3 7 June 2001 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea  Brazil 2–1 2–1 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup

Honours[change | change source]

Marseille[11]

AC Milan[11][12]

Chelsea[13]

Al-Gharafa[14]

France[13]

Individual

Orders

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel" [Decree of 24 July 1998 appointing on an exceptional basis]. Official Journal of the French Republic (in French). 1998 (170). 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  2. "Marcel Desailly". Barry Hugman's Footballers.
  3. "Marcel Desailly: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. "Desailly career stats". Football Database.eu. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. "Desailly Chelsea stats". Bounder.Friardale.co.uk. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  6. "Marcel Desailly – Matches in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  7. "Desailly". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  8. "Desailly Qatar league stats". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  9. "Marcel Desailly – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  10. "Marcel Desailly". EU-football.info. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Marcel Desailly". Eurosport.com. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Marcel Desailly". acmilan.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "M. Desailly". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  14. "Qatar - List of Champions".
  15. 15.0 15.1 Christopher Davies (15 April 2003). "The Premiership elite selection 1993-2003". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  16. "1996 team of the tournament". UEFA. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  17. "Matches of FIFA XI". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  18. "UEFA Euro 2000 team of the tournament". uefa.com. UEFA. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  19. "Pele's list of the greatest". BBC Sport. 4 March 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  20. "France – Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. 8 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  21. "Marcel Desailly nel gotha del calcio mondiale, suo il Golden Foot Hublot Legends". riviera24sport.it. 6 November 2017. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.

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