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Sylvain Distin

37-Year-Old Defender     AFC Bournemouth  Premier


Birthdate:  December 6, 1977    Birthplace:  France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  192 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed with AFC Bournemouth in July 2015 after a free transfer from Everton.

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November 18, 2015    Sylvain Distin News

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Manager Eddie Howe expressed his admirations for the professionalism of Distin in a pre-Swansea conference, AFCB reports.

The 37-year-old French is set to make his 450-th Premier League start, should he be selected in the first XI, the most by a non-UK player. He's a key defensive cog for the Cherries but his game doesn't translate into fantasy, unfortunately. He's got no major offensive stats on his tally and Bournemouth are on a bad defensive run with six straight winless Premier League games and no clean sheets in that span.

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Sylvain Distin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 1, 2015

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Distin officially signed with AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday after a free transfer from Everton.

Distin lost his starting job to John Stones last weekend and Everton had little reason to keep him around. He'll be a solid veteran contributor, though a promoted side is usually not a great place to find a good fantasy centerback.

June 22, 2015

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Distin has agreed to a contract with AFC Bournemouth, the BBC reports.

Distin lost his starting job at Everton last season to John Stones, and with his contract out, he needed to find a new club. It's unclear if he can find his younger form, but he should at least be a solid veteran presence in the dressing room and on the field.

May 22, 2015

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Distin could start Sunday against Tottenham if he can overcome an illness, manager Roberto Martinez said.

Distin hasn't featured since Jan. 6, as Phil Jagielka and John Stones have locked up the centerback positions, but Distin could be given an opportunity to play in front of the Goodison Park faithful one final time before leaving the club this summer.

January 7, 2015

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Distin suffered a groin injury during Tuesday's FA Cup match against West Ham and will be assessed ahead of Saturday's match against Everton.

John Stones is likely to get the start if Distin is unable to go, though the matchup against a high-scoring City side isn't a great one from a fantasy perspective.

October 17, 2014

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Distin is set to face Aston Villa this weekend after missing time recently with dead leg, manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday.

Distin has struggled to stay fully fit this season, but with John Stones out for 10 weeks after having ankle surgery, Distin will be thrown back into the mix against an Aston Villa attack that will welcome back Christian Benteke.

October 10, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday that he expect Distin to be fit to face Aston Villa on Oct. 18 after the international break. "Sylvain needed a bit of a rest," Martinez said. "He has played a lot of football in pre-season and he is someone who we need to manage his amount of games and his input. He is fully fit, has trained really well and is ready to fight for a place in the team."

Distin should be able to to grab his spot in the starting XI back with John Stones now sidelined for 10-to-14 weeks with an ankle injury. Nevertheless, his fantasy value is very dependent on clean sheets, something the Everton defense have struggled with this season.

October 9, 2014

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Distin (knock) has been sidelined over the last three matches by manager Roberto Martinez despite being "fully fit," the Echo reports.

Martinez is openly limiting the 36-year-old's work load this year so Distin will be available for the long haul of the season. Keeping this in mind, it would be hard to justify owning Distin when there are other options around the league that get consistent playing time.