Rémy Cabella

Rémy Cabella (born 8 March 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays for Russian Premier League club FC Krasnodar and the France national team. He plays as an attacking midfielder and has been described as a fast, agile and creative offensive midfielder who can play on the wing or behind a striker.[3]

Rémy Cabella
Remy Cabella 2019.jpg
Cabella with FC Krasnodar in 2019
Personal information
Full name Rémy Cabella[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Ajaccio, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Krasnodar
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2004 Gazélec Ajaccio
2004–2009 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Montpellier 97 (24)
2010–2011Arles-Avignon (loan) 17 (3)
2014–2016 Newcastle United 31 (1)
2015–2016Marseille (loan) 34 (5)
2016–2018 Marseille 32 (3)
2017–2018Saint-Étienne (loan) 26 (7)
2018–2019 Saint-Étienne 34 (8)
2019– Krasnodar 17 (6)
National team
2010–2012 France U21 17 (4)
2011– Corsica 2 (0)
2014– France 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:32, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Cabella was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, to an Italian father and a Corsican mother.[4] He started his youth career at local club Gazélec Ajaccio before joining Montpellier's academy at the age of 14, winning the 2009 Coupe Gambardella with their under-19 team.[5]

Club careerEdit

MontpellierEdit

 
Cabella playing for Montpellier in the Champions League

Cabella signed a three-year professional contract with Montpellier in July 2009. He injured the cruciate ligament in his right knee during training in September and was ruled out for the season.[5]

He was sent on loan to Arles-Avignon for the 2010–11 Ligue 1 season, where he scored three goals in 17 league appearances.

Cabella signed a two-year extension to his contract in January 2012, which would keep him at the club til 2016. In a 1–0 win over Brest on 4 February 2012, Cabella struck a volley from a cross that struck the back of his teammate Geoffrey Dernis and went into the opposition's net for a goal. Cabella was credited with the assist.[6] On 11 February 2012, in a 3–0 victory over AC Ajaccio, Cabella scored with a right-footed shot across Ajaccio's goalkeeper after being put away by Olivier Giroud.[7] On 20 May 2012, Montpellier won the league title for the first time in its history.

In May 2014, Cabella announced his intention to leave the club in the summer.[8]

Newcastle UnitedEdit

On 13 July 2014, Cabella signed for Premier League club Newcastle United on a six-year deal, for a reported £8 million transfer fee.[9] He made his competitive debut on 17 August as Newcastle began the season with a 2–0 defeat at home to Manchester City, playing the full 90 minutes.[10] Cabella's only Newcastle goal came on 31 January 2015, opening a 3–0 win away at Hull City.[11] He was subsequently awarded Player of the Month for January by Newcastle fans.[12] During his time with Newcastle, Cabella made 34 appearances in all competitions, scoring just one goal.[13]

MarseilleEdit

On 19 August 2015, Cabella returned to France, signing with Ligue 1 side Marseille on a season-long loan as part of a deal that saw Florian Thauvin transfer to Newcastle.[14] He made his club debut on 23 August 2015, starting in the 6–0 Ligue 1 home victory over Troyes.[15] On 3 December 2015, Cabella scored his first goal for Marseille in a 1–0 win over Rennes in a Ligue 1 match before scoring one goal again 3 days later in a 2–2 draw with Montpellier in another Ligue 1 match.[16]

Although Cabella's loan spell at Marseille had ended, he spent the pre-season with the French club, appearing in some friendly matches. On 11 August 2016, Newcastle announced that Cabella's loan switch to Marseille had become permanent ahead of the 2016-2017 season.[17]

On 1 March 2017, Cabella scored two goals to level the score twice (to 2–2 and 3–3) in a 4–3 extra-time home loss to Monaco in a 2016–17 Coupe de France round of 16 match.[18]

Saint-ÉtienneEdit

On 31 August 2017, Cabella joined Saint-Étienne on a season-long loan deal.[19] On 10 September 2017, Cabella made his competitive debut for Saint-Étienne and scored in the first minute of the match, a Ligue 1 home match against Angers that ended in a 1–1 draw.[20]

On 16 August 2018, Cabella joined Saint-Étienne permanently on a four-year contract.[21] On 5 May 2019, he scored a goal and provided two assists in the 3-2 Ligue 1 away win over Monaco.[22] He was later named player of the season of Saint-Étienne.

KrasnodarEdit

2019–20 seasonEdit

On 25 July 2019, Cabella joined Russian club FC Krasnodar for a fee of €12 million.[23] He made his debut on 3 August in a 1–1 draw at FC Zenit St Peterburg, being substituted for Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov after 58 minutes.[24] On 21 August 2019, in the first leg Champions League qualifier against Olympiacos, he suffered an ACL rupture.[25]

Cabella missed almost a year during recovery, making his return appearance for Krasnodar on 1 July 2020 in a match against FC Rostov. The 2019–20 Russian Premier League season had been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia.[26]

2020–21 seasonEdit

Cabella scored twice in Krasnodar's first league game of the season, a 3–0 victory at FC Ufa on 9 August 2020.[27]

In September, Cabella scored in each leg of Krasnodar's play-off round 4–2 aggregate win against PAOK for qualification to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.[28][29] It was the first time ever that the club had qualified for the group stage of Europe's premier knock-out competition.[30] Cabella would miss the first group stage match of the competition away to Rennes on 20 October as he was forced to self-isolate following a positive COVID-19 test.[31]

International careerEdit

France U21Edit

 
Cabella playing for France U21 in 2011

Between 2010 and 2012, Cabella played seventeen times for the France national under-21 football team, scoring four goals.

CorsicaEdit

As well as the French national side, Cabella also qualifies for the non-FIFA affiliated team of Corsica. Cabella made his Corsican début in 2011 against Bulgaria.[32] He was again called up to the Squadra Corsa in 2016, while at Marseille, to face the Basque Country.[33] Cabella started the match, playing the full 90 minutes.[34]

FranceEdit

Cabella was named on the stand-by list for France's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[35] He made his international debut coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Yohan Cabaye in a 4–0 friendly match win over Norway on 28 May 2014 at the Stade de France.[36] On 6 June, Cabella replaced the injured Franck Ribéry on France's 2014 World Cup squad.[37] France reached the quarter-finals, although Cabella did not enter the field of play.

After signing for Newcastle, Cabella picked up three more caps for France in September and October 2014, in friendly matches against Spain, Serbia, and Armenia.[38]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 17 October 2020[2][39]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arles-Avignon 2010–11 Ligue 1 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3
Montpellier 2011–12 Ligue 1 29 3 4 3 1 0 34 6
2012–13 Ligue 1 31 7 2[a] 0 2 1 6[b] 0 41 8
2013–14 Ligue 1 37 14 3 0 1 0 41 14
Total 97 24 9 3 4 1 6 0 116 28
Newcastle United 2014–15 Premier League 31 1 1 0 2 0 34 1
Marseille 2015–16 Ligue 1 34 5 4 0 1 1 6[c] 0 45 6
2016–17 Ligue 1 29 2 3 4 0 32 6
2017–18 Ligue 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 4 1
Total 66 8 7 4 1 1 7 0 81 13
Saint-Étienne 2017–18 Ligue 1 26 7 1 0 1 0 28 7
2018–19 Ligue 1 34 8 2 2 1 0 37 10
Total 60 15 3 2 2 0 0 0 65 17
Krasnodar 2019–20 Russian Premier League 9 2 0 0 3 0 12 2
2020–21 Russian Premier League 8 4 0 0 2 2 10 6
Total 17 6 0 0 0 0 5 2 22 8
Career total 288 58 21 9 9 2 18 2 336 70
  1. ^ 1 appearance in Trophée des Champions (French Supercup).
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League.
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League.

InternationalEdit

 
Cabella with Antoine Griezmann during a friendly in October 2014
As of 20 August 2015[38]
France national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 0
Total 4 0

HonoursEdit

Montpellier Youth

Montpellier

ReferencesEdit

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