Marseille Squad

Goalkeepers

 

30. Steve Mandanda (France) – 28/3/85
Signed 1/7/07 from Le Havre
27 year old Marseille captain, signed from Le Havre before the 2007/08 season. Originally a back-up to Cedric Carrasso, Mandanda soon became OM’s number 1 ‘keeper. Since 2008 he has also made 15 starts for the France senior team.

16. Brice Samba

40. Julien Fabri

 

Defenders

 

19. Laurent Abergel

26. Brice Dja Djedje

4. Lucas Mendes (Brazil)
3/7/90 – Signed 29/8/12

23. Benjamin Mendy

15. Jeremy Morel (France)
2/4/84 – Signed 20/6/11 from Lorient
Taking over the left-back duties from the much experienced Gabriel Heinze was never going to be an easy task for the former Lorient native. However, he coped well playing in 49 matches netting in the 5-4 Trophee des Champions victory over Lille. Morel’s performances continued to improve as the season progressed.

 

3. Nicolas Nkoulou (Cameroon)

27/03/90 – Signed 29/06/11 from AS Monaco
Having become a regular starter for Monaco by the age of 18, Nkoulou was soon called up to the Cameroon senior squad. Unable to prevent Monaco from being relegated in the 2010/11 season, he signed for OM and became an instant success with his confident performances and leadership skills in defence.

5. Stephane Sparagna

Baptiste Aloe

Rod Fanni

 

Midfielders

11. Romain Alessandrini

18. Morgan Amialfitano (France)

20/3/85 – Signed 9/6/11 from Lorient
After making an excellent start to his Marseille career last season including assists in victories over PSG, 3-0 and Borussia Dortmund 3-2, Amalfitano was rewarded with an international call-up in February 2012. An adventurous midfielder whose ‘hot-headedness’ maked him one of the most exciting OM players at the moment.

 

7. Benoit Cheyrou (France)

3/5/81 – Signed 22/6/07 from Auxerre for €5m
Cheyrou often plays as a deep-lying midfielder, protecting the defence and helps to work the ball forwards for the attacking players. Cheyrou has a wealth of French football and Ligue 1 experience having played for Lille, Auxerre and Marseille since turning professional in 1999. He has been almost an ever-present in the Marseille squad since signing, never playing under 46 games per season.

25. Gianelli Imbula

8. Mario Lemina

20. Jacques-Alexais Romao

14. Florian Thauvin

Momar Bangoura

Maxime Lopez

Alexander Ndoumbou

 

Strikers

10. Andre Ayew (Ghana)
17/12/89 – Signed 1/6/07
Middle of 3 sons of the legendary Abedi Pele, Andre has spent all of his professional career at Marseille having worked his way through the youth systems. Often played as a wide striker, Andre, or Dédé, scored 16 goals last season including important goals against Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan.

9. Andre-Pierre Gignac (France)

5/12/85 – Signed 21/8/10 from Toulouse for €16m
It would be fair to say that APG has never reached his peak since joining OM on 2010. The form he produced for Toulouse that saw him called up for French international duty has eluded him at the Velodrome due to injuries, falling outs and a dip in confidence. Ahead of the 2012/13 campaign Gignac has looked sharp and eager in friendlies scoring against Olympique Nimes. August Player of the Month

22. Michy Batshuayi

17. Dimitri Payet

Billel Omrani

Moudou Sougou

Saber Khalifa

 

 

Season 2011/2012

Goalkeepers

Steve Mandanda (France)

Gennaro Bracigliano (France)

Elinton Andrade (Portugal)

Defenders

Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain)

Julio Nkoulou (Cameroon)

DJimi Traore (France)

Jeremy Morel (France)

Souleymane Diawara (France)

Stephane Mbia (France)

Rod Fanni (France)

Jean-Philippe Sabo (France)

Midfielders

Alou Diarra (France)

Benoit Cheyrou (France)

Lucho Gonzalez (Argentina)

Mathieu Valbuena (France)

Morgan Amalfitano (France)

Charles Kabore (France)

Strikers

Loic Remy (France)

Andre Ayew (France)

Jordan Ayew (France)

Andre-Pierre Gignac (France)

Billel Omrani (France)

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