Manchester City and France midfielder Samir Nasri - Manchester City FC

Accessibility links

Access other Manchester City products

Nasri

8

Samir

Nasri

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

100%

Touches

97

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 77/77
Touches 97
Assists 0
Goals 1
Shots on target 1
Personal
Position Midfielder
Date of birth 26 June 1987
Place of birth Marseille
Height (ft) 5ft 9in
Weight (st) 11st 11lb
International caps / goals 27 / 3
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 30 3
Goals 9 1
Assists 9 0
Passes 91% 93%
Yellow cards 5 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Nasri:

Samir Nasri became a City player when his transfer from Arsenal was completed on 24 August 2011.

Born and brought up in Marseille, Samir joined his hometown team at the age of nine and rose through their youth system before making his senior debut aged 17.

His relatively tender years were no barrier to Samir and he quickly established himself in the Marseille first team, playing in a central role behind two strikers.

He was named as Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year for 2006/07, and he made his senior international debut against Austria in March 2007 after playing for France at a succession of youth levels.

His rapid progress made it inevitable that major clubs around Europe would look in Samir’s direction, and he joined Arsenal in the summer of 2008 after appearing for France at that year’s European Championships.

Adapting to the rigours of English football proved to be no problem, and Samir made a fine start to his career at the Emirates Stadium when he scored on his Barclays Premier League debut, against West Brom in Arsenal’s opening match of the 2008/09 season.  

His first year in England saw him make 44 appearances, with seven goals, but a broken leg sustained in pre-season forced him to the sidelines for the start of the following campaign.

He nevertheless bounced back from this blow to make over 30 appearances once fully fit, including a further five goals.

The upward curve of his career continued into 2010/11, where he bagged 15 goals in all competitions and underlined his status as one of Arsenal’s major creative threats.

Equally capable either out wide or in the middle, Samir was named as the French Player of the Year for 2010.

He won the Premier League title in his first season at City, scoring one of the most crucial goals of the season in the 2-1 victory over Chelsea in March.

Samir has made an excellent start to the 2013/14 season, forcing his way back into the reckoning for his national team after his exile which followed Euro 2012.

Latest tweets: @samnasri19

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 71: Picking sides.
  • Angelino, Kean Bryan and Ellis Plummer getting some kicking practice in before the big Cup clash... Come on City!!
  • The EDS make their way out onto the Reading pitch to warm up... Counting down to the 2nd leg of the u21s PL Cup! Come on City!!
  • Join us in wishing Joe Hart a very happy 27th birthday today! #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 70: @fernandinhooficial signs shirts before training
  • MONTAGE: City 2-2 Sunderland #cityvsunderland #mcfc
  • TEAM NEWS: Tonight's #MCFC starting XI in pictures. #cityvsunderland
  • TEAM ARRIVAL: Sergio and the lads arriving for #cityvsunderland #mcfc
  • CITY V SUNDERLAND: Counting down to kick-off! #cityvsunderland #mcfc

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

Allow