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Mathieu Valbuena

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Lyon  Ligue 1


Birthdate:  September 28, 1984    Birthplace:  Bruges, Gironde, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 5"    Weight:  128 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Mathieu Valbuena Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with Lyon in August of 2015.

September 21, 2016    Mathieu Valbuena News

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Valbuena snatched an assist on two crosses off the bench in Wednesday's 5-1 Ligue 1 drubbing of Montpellier.

Valbuena had a very inspiring return from injury, tallying his first assist of the season in his fourth appearance off the bench. Unfortunately, for him with a few key pieces also returning he'll stand a little chance for a regular playing time, thus, will have a very limited fantasy upside.

Mathieu Valbuena – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Ligue 1 Lyon 3000 5 10 106 34 2007 779 244 67 115
Mathieu Valbuena – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 UCL Lyon 5 5 450 0 1 11 2 49 14 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 UCL Lyon 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   Mathieu Valbuena
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2016-9Sep 27 UCL @SEV   20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Mathieu Valbuena: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 21, 2016

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Valbuena (groin) was named in the 18-man squad for Wednesday's Ligue 1 clash with Montpellier.

Valbuena wasn't a starter before the ailment but with a few key pieces still missing he'll stand a chance for the starting lineup. His fantasy upside will be very limited if sits on the bench.

September 16, 2016

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Valbuena (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's Ligue 1 clash versus Marseille, according to L'Equipe.

Coach Bruno Genesio said that Valbuena has made a significant progress but it's still too early for him to return. That probably means that the attacking midfielder may be back for at least one of the two matches next week, though, he's not guaranteed to start as he may be eased back to action.

September 13, 2016

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Valbuena will be out Wednesday versus Dynamo Zagreb because of a groin injury, reports.

Valbuena was forced to miss this weekend's league match versus Bordeaux with the injury, and he will remain sidelined for Wednesday's European debut. Lyon will also be missing several other high-profile attacking players and will be forced to cobble a side together versus the Croatians.

September 9, 2016

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Valbuena has been ruled out Saturday versus Bordeaux with a groin injury, according to

Valbuena was lined up and screaming for a start after three decent appearances off the bench. He'll have to tamper down a bit as well as his fantasy owners after picking up a groin issue which is still unclear for how long will sideline him.

August 2, 2014

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Valbuena officially signed a three-year contract with Dynamo Moscow on Saturday after transferring from Marseille.

The move is reportedly for a transfer fee of 7 million, which appears to be pretty low given the interest Valbuena has gotten since playing well for France during this summer's World Cup. A few English Premier League teams were interested in his services, but for now he'll ply his trade in Russia.

June 20, 2014

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Valbuena played well in Friday's match against Switzerland, as he scored a goal and assisted on another.

Valbuena was one of the main culprits in France's lopsided Friday outing. With France firing on all cylinders, the attacking midfielder has a chance to make some more noise when his team contests Ecuador on Wednesday.

September 30, 2013

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Valbuena scored a curling free kick in the 58th minute of Marseille's 2-0 win over Lorient on Saturday.

Valbuena's effort sublimely went around the Lorient wall and into the right corner of the goal, leaving no chance for a save to be made. The pint-sized Frenchman now has one goal and three assists in Ligue 1 this season.