Manchester City and France midfielder Samir Nasri - Manchester City FC

Accessibility links

Access other Manchester City products

Close

Continue to mcfc.co.uk

Continue to mcfc.co.uk
Nasri

8

Samir

Nasri

Minutes played

89

Pass Accuracy

85%

Touches

83

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 89
Passes completed 51/60
Touches 83
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 1
Personal
Position Midfielder
Date of birth 26 June 1987
Place of birth Marseille
Height (ft) 5ft 9in
Weight (st) 11st 11lb
International caps / goals 27 / 3
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 18 1
Goals 1 0
Assists 5 0
Passes 90% 91%
Yellow cards 4 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Nasri:

Samir Nasri became a City player when his transfer from Arsenal was completed on 24 August 2011.

Born and brought up in Marseille, Samir joined his hometown team at the age of nine and rose through their youth system before making his senior debut aged 17.

His relatively tender years were no barrier to Samir and he quickly established himself in the Marseille first team, playing in a central role behind two strikers.

He was named as Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year for 2006/07, and he made his senior international debut against Austria in March 2007 after playing for France at a succession of youth levels.

His rapid progress made it inevitable that major clubs around Europe would look in Samir’s direction, and he joined Arsenal in the summer of 2008 after appearing for France at that year’s European Championships.

Adapting to the rigours of English football proved to be no problem, and Samir made a fine start to his career at the Emirates Stadium when he scored on his Barclays Premier League debut, against West Brom in Arsenal’s opening match of the 2008/09 season.  

His first year in England saw him make 44 appearances, with seven goals, but a broken leg sustained in pre-season forced him to the sidelines for the start of the following campaign.

He nevertheless bounced back from this blow to make over 30 appearances once fully fit, including a further five goals.

The upward curve of his career continued into 2010/11, where he bagged 15 goals in all competitions and underlined his status as one of Arsenal’s major creative threats.

Equally capable either out wide or in the middle, Samir was named as the French Player of the Year for 2010.

He won the Premier League title in his first season at City, scoring one of the most crucial goals of the season in the 2-1 victory over Chelsea in March.

Samir won his second Premier League title in 2013/14 and was also a Capital One Cup winner as City beat Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley. In that match, he scored the second City goal which went to be named as the team's goal of the season at City Live in August 2014.

In all, Nasri played 46 times in his excellent 13/14 season and scored 11 goals.

Latest tweets: @samnasri19

  • Sundays with the family http://t.co/L0VUGHoY0N (22 hours ago, via Instagram)

  • Home watching the Madrid derby http://t.co/1R5fZEBTJJ (18 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Happy new year guys! Wish you all the best for 2015 http://t.co/0ZFQq0skgx (24 days ago, via Instagram)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 293: Call to arms.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 292: Looking ahead
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 291: Down and out.
  • No Wembley visit this year for the Blues... #facup #cityvboro #mcfc
  • 20 minutes to go at the Etihad on #facup Fourth Round day! #cityvboro #mcfc
  • Counting down to #facup action at the Etihad! #cityvboro is underway in just over an hour. #mcfc
  • It's the next step on the road to Wembley today as we take on Middlesbrough in the #facup Fourth Round. Can we reach our third final in five seasons? #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 290: Compétences
  • On the way home after a brilliant week #InAbuDhabi. Ready for the #facup tomorrow! #cityvboro #mcfc
  • Craig Bellamy drilled home the only goal as #mcfc beat Boro back in February 2009. What will happen tomorrow? #cityvboro
  • @fernandoreges on the #facup: "I enjoy it a lot because I like that kind of competition - the knockout element of the games." “I think it gives more emotion. Not just for our players but also for the fans." #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 289: Thirsty work
  • Take a look behind the scenes at last night's victory over Hamburg in Al-Ain... #mcfc
  • #TBT: Richard Dunne celebrates his goal against Middlesbrough with Paul Dickov back in October 2006. #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 288: Jo-Jo
  • @ed_dzeko got the all important second goal as #mcfc beat Hamburg 2-0 at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium this evening. Nice work, boys! #cityvhamburg
  • 40 minutes to go until kick-off at #cityvhamburg. Will you be watching our free live stream on mcfc.co.uk? #mcfc
  • The beautiful Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium prepares for today's game. You can watch #cityvhamburg for free on mcfc.co.uk... #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 287: Beach Boys
  • #MCFC arrive for open training in Abu Dhabi.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 286: March to the match
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 285: Not our day.
  • A bad day at the office for the champions... #cityvarsenal #mcfc
  • #mcfc put six of the best past the Gunners when we last welcomed Arsenal to the Etihad. What happens today? #cityvarsenal
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 284: Hat weather
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 283: Mind control.
  • Manuel Pellegrini is the Barclays @premierleague Manager of the Month for December after a brilliant run of results. #mcfc
  • Join us in wishing the Zab Man himself, Pablo Zabaleta. A very happy 30th birthday today! #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 282: City past and present
  • "It's a great honour for me..." #welcomebony #mcfc
  • #TBT: Joey Barton celebrates his goal against Arsenal back in August 2006. #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 281: "Gimme the camera!"
  • Matija Nastasic has joined German side Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal. Good luck, Matija! #mcfc

This site uses cookies. By clicking allow you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Allow