Who is Nicolas Anelka? Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (French pronunciation: [nikla anelka] was born 14 March 1979) is a former forward and manager in the French professional football league.
He was a consistent member of his country’s national team as a player, scoring key goals on numerous occasions.
He was characterized as an elegant and speedy player with good aerial ability, technique, shooting, and movement off the ball, who could play both as the main striker and as a second striker.
Nicolas Anelka started his career at PSG, but he quickly went to Arsenal. The next season, he was promoted to the first team and earned the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.
Well, 1999, he moved to Real Madrid for £22.3 million, but after failing to settle in, he returned to PSG for £20 million.
Despite regular first-team action in Paris, Anelka returned to the Premier League, initially on loan to Liverpool in January 2002 before signing for £13 million with Manchester City at the start of the 2002–03 season.
After three seasons in Manchester, he spent two seasons in Turkey with Fenerbahçe before returning to England to join Bolton Wanderers in £7 million and £8 million deals, respectively.
In January 2008, he was sold from Bolton to Chelsea for a reputed £15 million fee. He was named the Premier League’s top striker in 2009, winning the Golden Boot title. He has amassed a total transfer cost of slightly under £90 million throughout the course of his career. Shanghai Shenhua confirmed on December 12, 2011, that Anelka had agreed to join the squad during the winter transfer window.
After a season in Shanghai, Nicolas Anelka joined Juventus on a six-month loan move in 2013, before being released and signing for West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer. Following his sacking by West Brom, he became a marquee player for Mumbai City FC, where he was named player-manager in 2015.
Anelka made 69 appearances for France, winning his first international medal with the team at UEFA Euro 2000, and the FIFA Confederations Cup the following year. His international appearances were restricted due to his inability to settle at club level, but he returned to the national team for Euro 2008. He was kicked out of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa by the French Football Federation (FFF) on June 19, 2010, for “words intended towards the national coach, Raymond Domenech, that are unacceptable to the FFF, French football, and the principles they maintain.” He was effectively banned for France’s next 18 matches by the FFF two months later after failing to show up for his disciplinary hearing.
He was banned for France’s next 18 matches by the FFF two months later after failing to show up for his disciplinary hearing, thereby extinguishing his international career. Anelka later stated that the 18-match suspension had made him “die with laughter,” as he had already decided to retire from international football.
Nicolas Anelka net worth 2021
The French striker has a net worth of $22.5m.