Claude Makélélé

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CLAUDE MAKÉLÉLÉ

REAL LIFE
Claude Makelele (born 18 February 1973) was a French international for 13 years, and was part of the France national team which reached the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Regarded as one of the greatest ever players in his position, Makélélé has been credited with redefining the defensive midfield role in English football.

In his playing career, which ended at Paris Saint-Germain, Makélélé also played for Nantes, Marseille, Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid and Chelsea. He won league titles in France, Spain and England, as well as the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League during his time with Real Madrid.
Full name
Claude Makélélé Sinda

Date of birth
18 February 1973

Place of birth
Kinshasa, Zaire

Height
1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

Playing position
Defensive midfielder[4]
YEARS
TEAM
APP
GOALS
6FC NANTES20512
1OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE363
2RC CELTA DE VIGO865
3REAL MADRID1451
5CHELSEA2172
3PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN1181

YEARS
TEAM
APP
GOALS
13🇫🇷 FRANCE710
ITEMS
Base Version

1995

Claude Makélélé joined Nantes at the age of 18 in December 1991 and soon began to make a name for himself. He spent 6 years with the club, with the highlight being the 1994-95 title-winning campaign.

With just one defeat all season, a young Makélélé collected his first ever silverware as Nantes finished 10 points clear of second-placed Lyon. His performances for Nantes helped Makélélé progress to the French national team squad and he made his debut for France just two months later.
Mid Version

2005

Having revolutionised the defensive midfielder role in English football, Claude Makélélé was a key figure behind Chelsea’s success in the mid-2000s.

Providing solid defensive support for the team to allow Chelsea’s attackers to roam forward, Makélélé won his first Premier League title in 2004-05 and was rewarded with a place in the FIFPro World XI. The success continued the following season as Chelsea retained their Premier League crown comfortably.
Prime Version

2001

In 2000, Claude Makélélé moved from Galician club Celta Vigo to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Perhaps underappreciated at times, Makélélé’s performances in front of the back four were lauded by his teammates as the club won an impressive array of trophies during his three seasons in Madrid.

He helped Real win LaLiga in 2000-01 and 2002-03, although the UEFA Champions League win in 2001-02 was arguably the highlight of an extremely successful spell in Makélélé’s career.

 YEARRTGPOSPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHY
BASE199585RM866480827080
MID200587CDM784777778685
PRIME200190CDM805078808888
RELEASE TIMES
BASE
September 2019 – December 2019

MID
September 2019 – February 2020

PRIME
December 2019 – September 2020

MOMENT
February 2020 – September 2020


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BASE
September 2019 – September 2020

MID
September 2019 – September 2020

PRIME
December 2019 – September 2020

MOMENT
February 2020 – September 2020

BASE
September 2019 – December 2019

MID
September 2019 – February 2020

PRIME
December 2019 – September 2020

MOMENT
February 2020 – September 2020

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