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Nasri

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Samir

Nasri

Minutes played

15

Pass Accuracy

95%

Touches

26

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 15
Passes completed 20/21
Touches 26
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
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 22 3
Goals 3 0
Assists 7 0
Passes 90% 89%
Yellow cards 6 1
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

  • I am #NBFootball. Video coming on Wednesday. nbfootball https://t.co/dxcRpUyHCh (28 days ago, via Instagram)

  • check out the #NBBlackoutSquad. Want to join us? You can Sign up here: https://t.co/Cy0I1Rl37x" (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • I wish these had been around when i was a kid #NBBLACKOUTSQUAD https://t.co/9Fy6GTuvP0 (more than a month ago, via Instagram)

  • "Excited for the match tomorrow against Barcelona. #NBblackoutsquad coming soon ...... @nbfootball!" http://t.co/EMqIC76L8l (more than a month ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Great day, great win perfect way to prepare Barcelona http://t.co/ghomm6MF5C (more than a month ago, via Instagram)

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 376: All smiles
  • It’s #CITCWeek, so everyday 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 everyday 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?
  • Back to winning ways|

Sergio Aguero​'s 101st City goal following James Collins' own goal sealed a much-needed victory for the Blues although David Silva​ suffered a serious facial injury and was stretchered-off during the second half. #cityvwestham #mcfc #wearecity
  • Second half under-way at the Etihad Stadium with #mcfc leading 2-0. Follow the Match Centre for live coverage on #mcfc.co.uk now! #cityvwestham
  • Twenty minutes to go at the Etihad Stadium! Come on, City! #cityvwestham #mcfc #wearecity
  • Your #mcfc line-up to face West Ham. Follow live on the Match Day Centre on #mcfc.co.uk
  • All present and correct at the Etihad as we count down to kick-off. #cityvwestham #mcfc #wearecity
  • We fight to the end #together
  • Join us in wishing Joe Hart a very happy 28th birthday today! #mcfc #wearecity
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 374: Silva-tongued Spaniard
  • THE LAST TIME: A 2-0 win against West Ham
secured the @premierleague title.

What will the score be tomorrow? #cityvwestham #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 373: Gain a foothold
  • It's @aguerosergiokun16 in the middle  as the lads prepare for the visit of West Ham. #cityvwestham #mcfc #wearecity
  • On this day in 1995, a drama-packed game as #mcfc beat champions-elect Blackburn Rovers 3-2 at Ewood Park. #wearecity
  • “Obviously the only way we can change things is by starting to win football matches again." Read Milner's #cityvwestham preview on #mcfc.co.uk now.
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 372: Blue brothers
  • We are officially 121 years old today! #mcfc #wearecity
  • #TBT: Rolando Bianchi leads the goal celebrations against West Ham for City's 2007 team. #mcfc #wearecity
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 371: Balkan missile
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 370: I see you...
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 369: Keep the faith.
  • Pick yourself up after the derby disappointment by celebrating @aguerosergiokun16's 100 City goals now on #mcfc.co.uk #aguero100
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 368: Derby despair
  • @aguerosergiokun16 scores his 99th and 100th City goals but it's in vain as United win the 169th Manchester derby. #unitedvcity #mcfc
  • #mcfc trail United at the break 2-1 at Old Trafford despite taking an early lead courtesy of @aguerosergiokun16 #unitedvcity
  • Confirmed #mcfc team to take on United. Follow MCFC.co.uk for live coverage from Old Trafford. #unitedvcity
  • Ready for the derby? We're live from Old Trafford on the Match Day Centre on #mcfc.co.uk now! Come on City!
  • It's derby day! Tag your matchday photos wherever you are in the world using #wearecity!
  • “We will go into this game the way we always do and go for the win from the first minute – we have lost our last three games away after playing really well on the road this season so this would be the perfect time to get back to winning ways.” #unitedvcity #mcfc #wearecity
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 367: Keepy uppys

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