Man City defender Gael Clichy from Arsenal - Manchester City FC

Accessibility links

Access other Manchester City products

Close

Continue to mcfc.co.uk

Continue to mcfc.co.uk
Clichy

22

Gael

Clichy

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

64%

Touches

60

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 21/33
Touches 60
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Defender
Date of birth 26 July 1985
Place of birth Toulouse, France
Height (ft) 5ft 9.5in
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 11 / 0
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 28 3
Goals 1 0
Assists 4 1
Passes 82% 79%
Yellow cards 3 1
Red cards 0 1

City on Clichy:

Gael left The Emirates to join the club on 4 July 2011, following in the footsteps of four former Gunners on the playing staff in Kolo Toure, Patrick VieiraEmmanuel Adebayor and Stuart Taylor.

The last remaining member of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles' squad that went through the 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten in all 38 matches, he arrived with a justified reputation as one of the finest left-backs in Europe.

The Frenchman had played only 15 senior games for Cannes before he was spotted by Arsène Wenger's scouting network in 2003 and signed for the Gunners, making his debut on the same night as Cesc Fabregas in a League Cup tie with Rotherham.

He understudied England's Ashley Cole for a couple of seasons, and became the youngest player to win a Premier League medal in 2004 at 18 years and 10 months. After Cole left for Chelsea in 2006 he emerged as one of the mainstays of Wenger's side despite being hampered with injuries.

His pace and speed of thought, allied to an ability to get up and down the pitch in the stamina-sapping environs of the Premier League, made him one of Arsenal's most consistent defenders, while his willingness to join the attack brought a rare goal against Stoke in November, 2008. His second and only other Arsenal strike was against Leyton Orient in March, 2011.

That Clichy is alive to play top-flight football at all is a miracle, the description of the surgeon after his heart stopped for 15 seconds during a seven-hour operation as a 15-year-old.

Gael's emotional reaction to City's title-triumph in 2011/12 was one of the most memorable of many on the day as he justified his decision to move to the Sky Blues in his very first season.

Although the club's attempts to win silverware in 2012/13 ended in disappointment, Clichy's performances offered some comfort as the Toulouse-born full-back impressed in nearly all of his 28 Premier League starts.

Gael 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.

Latest tweets: @mcfc

  • Enjoy #cityvvilla all over again - but this time, set to music with City Beats: http://t.co/0G9GJN255e #mcfc http://t.co/2cKRUWyo7j (2 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

  • Second leg highlights from the FA Youth Cup final between #MCFC and @ChelseaFC now on CityTV: http://t.co/Ns1NU26qut http://t.co/rwdnwnoZHG (4 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

  • Fancy playing on the Academy Stadium pitch?Register now for the Etihad Campus tournament http://t.co/OFa9ADlWrj #mcfc http://t.co/U46Qz2xUOn (5 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

  • "He's still there.. oh, and here's Flitcroft!" Maine Road Mania: http://t.co/YT1t3wQQQT https://t.co/3zDJgk7IFQ (6 hours ago, via Twitter Web Client)

  • Which team is *your* City team? Looking back on City v Spurs in 1994. Read: http://t.co/YT1t3wQQQT #mcfc http://t.co/oJXpjrV1j0 (6 hours ago, via TweetDeck)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • Maine Road Mania!

We're looking back on October 1994's 5-2 win over Spurs on mcfc.co.uk now and asking... Which games and teams made you fall in love with City?
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 382: Determined to come back stronger
  • Good luck to the #mcfc u18s in the #fayc Final Second Leg tonight! #together
  • Saturday's game brought a mixture of emotions for our supporters. Check out our gallery of fan shots from #cityvvilla on #mcfc.co.uk now. #WeAreCity
  • Congrats to Frank Lampard who picked up a @PFA merit award at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday evening. Lampard and Liverpool veteran Steven Gerrard were jointly recognised for their long contributions to the game. #mcfc
  • Be a fly on the wall at Saturday’s thriller with the Villa with Tunnel Cam, showing now on #mcfc.co.uk.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 381: Balance of power
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 380: Ferna saves the day!
  • A five-goal thriller against the Villa! #cityvvilla #mcfc
  • What a game! #cityvvilla #mcfc
  • All set to go at the Etihad! Come on, City! #mcfc #cityvvilla
  • Here's your #mcfc line-up to face Aston Villa. For live coverage, stats and more, follow the Match Day Centre on #mcfc.co.uk #cityvvilla
  • All present and correct at the Etihad Stadium. Team news announced shortly on #mcfc.co.uk. #cityvvilla
  • THE LAST TIME: #mcfc edged towards the @premierleague title with a 4-0 thumping of Aston Villa. What happens today? #cityvvilla
  • We fight to the end #together
  • It’s #CITCWeek, so every day we’ll be celebrating some of the fantastic events organised by our Club Foundation…

In December the players sprinkled a touch of Seasonal cheer to hundreds of children on their annual visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 379: Chomping at the bit.
  • Manuel Pellegrini confirms Wilfried Bony and James Milner are fit for #cityvvilla but @samnasri8, @vincentkompany and Gael Clichy are set to miss out. Preview on #mcfc.co.uk now.
  • James Milner looks ahead to tomorrow’s clash with his old club Aston Villa as #mcfc aim to go second in the @premierleague. "We've got to pull together, play the way we can and give the fans something to smile about again.” #cityvvilla
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 378: James and the giant leap
  • There's an exclusive, behind-the-scenes gallery of shots from today's training session now on #mcfc.co.uk!
  • It’s #CITCWeek, so every day we’ll be celebrating some of the fantastic events organised by our Club Foundation…

Back in October CITC announced it was enhancing its disability sport provision for young people in Manchester, thanks to the support from BT Sport’s The Supporters Club and the Premier League. #mcfc
  • It's #stgeorgesday and we're celebrating all things City and England! Check out #mcfc.co.uk for a countdown of our most-capped Three Lions.
  • A firm fan favourite during his time at the club. Check out the CityTV documentary Made in Brazil: Elano showing now on #mcfc.co.uk
  • #TBT: Ali Benarbia celebrates scoring against Aston Villa with the Maine Road faithful in 2002. #mcfc #wearecity
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 377: Picking up the pace.
  • Wilfried Bony and @21lvaoficial took part in training today at the CFA. Look-out for team news ahead of #cityvvilla on #mcfc.co.uk later this week.
  • It’s #CITCWeek, so every day we’ll be celebrating some of the fantastic events organised by our Club Foundation…

Today we put the spotlight on Walking Football, an initiative that gets the over 50s back out onto the pitch where they can enjoy a range of health and social benefits.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 376: All smiles
  • It’s #CITCWeek, so every day we’ll be celebrating some of the fantastic events organised by our Club Foundation…

Back in August, ten City in the Community participants were given a VIP experience.
Our girls were given an exclusive tour of Wembley, put up in a hotel overnight and were treated to a football master class with skipper Vincent Kompany.
  • It’s #CITCWeek, so every day we’ll be celebrating some of the fantastic events organised by our Club Foundation... Back in August, a group of young footballers enjoyed the surprise of a lifetime when three City stars joined them on the pitch for a training session.

The local youngsters from New Mills Junior Football Club and City girls took a trip to the Premier League champions to practice their skills at a free soccer school organised by CITC.

They were unaware that they were soon to be joined by Samir Nasri Fernando and Karim Rekik. #mcfc #wearecity
  • #cityvwestham #mcfc #wearecity
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 375: Who's the daddy?

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

Allow