13 Facts About Mathieu Valbuena

1. On 13 June 2017, Mathieu Valbuena was signed by Fenerbahce for a €1.5 million transfer fee for three seasons.

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2. On 11 August 2015, Mathieu Valbuena returned to Ligue 1, signing a three-year contract with former club Marseille's rivals Lyon for a reported fee of €5 million.

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3. On 2 August 2014, Mathieu Valbuena signed a three-year contract with Dynamo Moscow in a reported £6 million transfer.

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4. In the club's Champions League campaign, Mathieu Valbuena failed to chart statistically in the team's first five group stage matches.

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5. In the Coupe de la Ligue, Mathieu Valbuena scored the game-winning goal in the semi-finals against Lille.

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6. In February 2010, Mathieu Valbuena returned to the starting lineup and remained a starter for the rest of the season.

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7. In June 2009, Deschamps declared that Mathieu Valbuena was not in his tactical plans and sought to place the midfielder on the transfer market.

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8. The first goal Mathieu Valbuena scored in the match was voted the Goal of the Year by the Ligue de Football Professionnel and was scored from almost 40 metres out.

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9. In the league, Mathieu Valbuena appeared in 29 matches and scored three goals.

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10. On 9 June 2006, Mathieu Valbuena signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a transfer to Olympique de Marseille.

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11. For his efforts that season, Mathieu Valbuena was named the league's Player of the Year, which led to heightened interest from several professional clubs in Ligue 2 and Ligue 1.

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12. In 2001, Mathieu Valbuena was recruited by professional club FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

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13. In 2004, Mathieu Valbuena joined Libourne Saint-Seurin in the Championnat National, the third level of French football.

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