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Mathieu Valbuena

30-Year-Old Midfielder     Dynamo Moscow  


France

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

August 2, 2014    Mathieu Valbuena News

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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.

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

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.

September 15, 2013

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Valbuena assisted Marseille's only goal in their 1-1 draw with Toulouse on Saturday.

Valbuena's cross set up defender Lucas Mendes to even the score of Saturday's match in the 87th minute. The tiny midfielder is in good form, having impressed for both the French national team and his club this week.

August 7, 2013

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Valbuena will open the 2013 season against newly-promoted Guingamp on Sunday.

Valbuena led Marseille to a second-place finish in Ligue 1 last season by scoring three goals and dishing out 12 assists. The pint-sized midfielder has a favorable matchup this weekend against Guingamp and will expect to start the season on a high note.

November 17, 2010

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Valbuena scored the eventual winner in Wednesday's 2-1 win over England, at Wembley Stadium.

Valbuena, who did well for the French in their build up to the World Cup, had no real role in the World Cup disaster by France. He will be a key figure for France as they bring in the new, and get out with the old players, like Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry.

May 26, 2010

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Valbuena scored France's winning goal in a friendly match against Costa Rica on Wednesday.

Valbuena came into the match as a substitute as France was level 1-1 with Costa Rica only via a Costa Rican own goal. Valbuena slotted home a set-up from Abou Diaby as France took the victory.

September 9, 2008

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Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena is ready to make an impact after coming back from a groin injury, Sky Sports reports.

The highly-rated 23-year-old midfielder, who recently shunned a move to Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg, had groin surgery in the summer. He is claiming to be 70 or 80 percent at the moment.