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Bernard Lambourde (born 11 May 1971 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a former French football defender.

Bernard Lambourde
Personal information
Full name Bernard Lambourde
Date of birth (1971-05-11) 11 May 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Cannes 13 (1)
1994–1995Angers (loan) 36 (1)
1996–1997 Bordeaux 28 (1)
1997–2001 Chelsea 40 (2)
2000Portsmouth (loan) 6 (0)
2001–2003 Bastia 23 (1)
2003 Nancy 12 (1)
2003 Al Wahda ? (?)
Total 174 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lambourde joined Chelsea in 1997, and in his first season at the club he made seven league appearances. That season Chelsea also won the 1997–98 League Cup and the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Lambourde wasn't part of the squad for either final but contributed three appearances to each of the cup runs.[1] During his spell in England at Chelsea, he is most remembered for scoring the winner in a 1-0 away victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur in February 2000.[2] He also scored twice more for Chelsea, against Middlesbrough in the league[3] and Vålerenga in the Cup Winners' Cup.[4] He was on the bench when Chelsea won both the 1998 UEFA Super Cup[5] and the 2000 FA Charity Shield.[6]

At the start of the 2000-01 season, Lambourde found himself out of favour at Chelsea. After failing to make an appearance that campaign, he joined Portsmouth on loan in September, playing 6 games. Upon his return to Chelsea he featured in just one game as a late substitute against Manchester United,[7] this proving to be his last appearance for the club.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Games played by Bernard Lambourde in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  2. ^ "Spurs haunted by Blues hoodoo". BBC. 5 February 2000. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  3. ^ Barnes, Scott (25 September 1999). "Middlesbrough fail to capitalise". London: The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  4. ^ Tongue, Steve (18 March 1999). "Flo seals Chelsea's progress". London: The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Football: Poyet's late strike lands Super Cup for Chelsea". Independent. 29 August 1998. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Chelsea capitalise on Keane's folly". Independent. 14 August 2000. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Chelsea 1 Man Utd 1". Sporting Life. 10 February 2001. Retrieved 11 March 2011.

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