Éric Abidal

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Frenchman who was the Muslim religion is a footballer who plays as a left or central defender for FC Barcelona and the French national team, and he always gives a contribution to club and country. Éric Abidal Sylvain is a religious person, he never forgot to pray before entering the court.

Personal Information
Full name : Éric Abidal Sylvain
Date of birth : 11 September 1979 (age 32)
Place of birth : Lyon, France
Height : 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position : Defender

Club Information
Current club : Barcelona
Number : 22

Early Career  

 Olympic Lyon - FC Bracelona



Abidal was Trained at Lyon-Duchère, a team playing in the suburbs of Lyon. In the Lyon defense, he played alongside other French internationals (Grégory Coupet, François Clerc, and Anthony Reveillere) and two Brazilian internationals (Cris and Caçapa). On 17 January 2007, Abidal scored the first goal of his career in a 1-0 victory over Lyon Le Mans on a 2006-07 Coupe de la Ligue semi-final match. Barca president Joan Laporta also Mentioned That Abidal's contract would contain a € 90 million release clause, And that Lyon would receive an extra € 500,000 if Barcelona win the Champions League in any of the next four seasons.

Abidal missed the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final, played against Manchester United, due to picking up a red card in the semi-final against Chelsea. The referee deemed Abidal to have fouled fellow French International Nicolas Anelka, and denying a goal scoring opportunity, although the video Evidence Suggests That any contact was minimal.

On 5 January 2011, Abidal scored his first goal with Barcelona at the San Mames Stadium in a Copa del Rey match against Athletic Bilbao. His goal Meant That Could Barcelona advanced to the quarter-finals due to the away goals rule. On January 16, 2012, Eric signed a renewed contract keeping him at the Camp Nou until June 30, 2013.

International Career
Abidal has earned 55 caps with the French national team, after winning his debut cap on August 18, 2004. Although many injuries and disagreements with FIFA in the last few seasons, Abidal played in the French team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, starting at left back and played every minute of the tournament with the exception of the French match against Togo, where he stopped after getting two yellow cards during the two previous games.

Mikael Silvestre at left back Abidal slot filled for the game. When France and Italy forced a penalty shootout in the finals, he placed third in the French gunners and scored five goals, but because it is a penalty shootout, it's not recognized as a destination, and Abidal has not scored a goal for the French right.

He went on to become the primary choice for France coach Raymond Domenech left back in almost every UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier. Abidal was selected as a central defender in their final group game of Euro 2008 against Italy, but he acknowledged the penalty and expelled in the first half, France lost the match 2-0 and eliminated from the tournament. He played the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a central defender

On 15 March 2011, Barcelona Announced That Abidal was diagnosed with a tumor on his liver. He response to the announcement, players and fans from all over the world alike dedicated well wishes for the ill player on multiple social networking sites and sports websites. Before Their Round of 16 match in the Champions League Both Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnais players exited into the pitch wearing Animo Abidal (Strength Abidal) t-shirts along with the same message on the Santiago Bernabéu's scoreboards in show of support and solidarity. On 28 May 2011, Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 to win the Champions League Final. Abidal played the whole game.

      French League : 3
          2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
      French Super : 3
          2005, 2006, 2007

      Spanish League : 3
          2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
      Spanish Cup : 1
      Spanish Super Cup : 3
          2009, 2010, 2011
      Champions League : 2
          2008-09, 2010-11
      European Super Cup : 2
          2009, 2011
      FIFA Club World Cup : 2
          2009, 2011

      This year UEFA Team : 1
      LFP Awards : 1

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