Man City defender Gael Clichy from Arsenal - Manchester City FC

Accessibility links

Access other Manchester City products

Close



Continue to mcfc.co.uk

Continue to mcfc.co.uk
Clichy

22

Gael

Clichy

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

78%

Touches

89

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 40/51
Touches 89
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Defender
Date of birth 26 July 1985
Place of birth Toulouse, France
Height (ft) 5ft 9.5in
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 11 / 0
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 1 2
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 1
Passes 83% 76%
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0

City on Clichy:

Gael left The Emirates to join the club on 4 July 2011, following in the footsteps of four former Gunners on the playing staff in Kolo Toure, Patrick VieiraEmmanuel Adebayor and Stuart Taylor.

The last remaining member of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles' squad that went through the 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten in all 38 matches, he arrived with a justified reputation as one of the finest left-backs in Europe.

The Frenchman had played only 15 senior games for Cannes before he was spotted by Arsène Wenger's scouting network in 2003 and signed for the Gunners, making his debut on the same night as Cesc Fabregas in a League Cup tie with Rotherham.

He understudied England's Ashley Cole for a couple of seasons, and became the youngest player to win a Premier League medal in 2004 at 18 years and 10 months. After Cole left for Chelsea in 2006 he emerged as one of the mainstays of Wenger's side despite being hampered with injuries.

His pace and speed of thought, allied to an ability to get up and down the pitch in the stamina-sapping environs of the Premier League, made him one of Arsenal's most consistent defenders, while his willingness to join the attack brought a rare goal against Stoke in November, 2008. His second and only other Arsenal strike was against Leyton Orient in March, 2011.

That Clichy is alive to play top-flight football at all is a miracle, the description of the surgeon after his heart stopped for 15 seconds during a seven-hour operation as a 15-year-old.

Gael's emotional reaction to City's title-triumph in 2011/12 was one of the most memorable of many on the day as he justified his decision to move to the Sky Blues in his very first season.

Although the club's attempts to win silverware in 2012/13 ended in disappointment, Clichy's performances offered some comfort as the Toulouse-born full-back impressed in nearly all of his 28 Premier League starts.

Gael won his second Premier League title in 2013/14 and was also a Capital One Cup winner as City beat Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley.

Latest tweets: @mcfc

  • ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS: All the action and incident as #mcfc U18s put four past @OneRovers. Watch: http://t.co/2TivFoGTSG http://t.co/dD0JsR8aZ5 (1 hour ago, via TweetDeck)

  • RESULTS DAY: Some very proud young City under-18 starlets with their #gcseresults this morning... Well done, lads! http://t.co/yZMzE9M7y9 (3 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

  • CITY LIVE: One of the lucky 150 early birds last week at @mcr_central? Download your trophy photo from Facebook here: http://t.co/h9QMcLBQsM (3 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

  • SUMMERBEE VISIT: #MCFC legend makes one @StAnnsHospice patient's day. Full story: http://t.co/1d6q1FZ79Q http://t.co/ToNlxr31lV (4 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

  • CITY IN THE NEWS: Falcao to accept pay cut to join City and Negredo linked with Valencia? Thursday's grapevine: http://t.co/A3yW1U0po4 (6 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • EDIN DZEKO: @ed_dzeko has signed a new four-year deal with #MCFC. Full story: http://t.co/wZJcLkzQut
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 149: Micah on ice.
  • Join us in wishing @_alvaronegredo_9 a very happy 29th birthday today! #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 148: Safe hands
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 147: The captain takes on the ice bucket challenge...
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 146: It started with a kiss...
  • MONTAGE: #newcastlevcity #mcfc
  • TEAM NEWS: Your #mcfc starting XI for today's game... #newcastlevcity
  • THE LAST TIME: Goals from @ed_dzeko and @_alvaronegredo_9 ensure three points on Tyneside. 
What will happen tomorrow? #mcfc #newcastlevcity

This site uses cookies. By clicking allow you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Allow