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Nicolas Anelka

Born: March 14, 1979 (age 42)

Height: 6' 0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Le Chesnay, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Striker
Nicolas Anelka of West Bromwich Albion in action during the pre season friendly match between Puskas FC Academy and West Bromwich Albion at the Varosi Stadium on July 22, 2013
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Career History
Senior2013-2014West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole has 353 articles about Nicolas Anelka. Articles 1 to 40:
Kylian Mbappe shoots at goal for France on June 8, 2021
Nicolas Anelka urges Kylian Mbappe to leave Paris Saint-Germain
Nicolas Anelka urges Kylian Mbappe to leave Paris Saint-Germain if he wants to compete for major honours such as the Ballon d'Or.
Jul 5, 13:20
Kevin Keegan in charge of Newcastle United in September 2008
On This Day: Kevin Keegan returns to the dugout with Man City
Kevin Keegan had quit as England boss seven months earlier.
May 24, 07:56
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard pictured on January 2, 2021
Stephane Henchoz tips Steven Gerrard to become "world class" Liverpool boss
Steven Gerrard's former Liverpool teammate Stephane Henchoz expects the Rangers boss to be back at Anfield in the dugout one day.
Jan 31, 12:58
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Sheffield United in the Premier League on December 6, 2020
Brendan Rodgers: 'Jamie Vardy has plenty more goals in him'
Jamie Vardy shares 19th spot in the Premier League all-time goals list with Ian Wright and Romelu Lukaku.
Dec 14, 13:30
Argentina's Diego Maradona lifts the World Cup trophy after helping his team to the 1986 title
A look at players sent home from international duty
Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood are the latest names on a long list of players to make an early departure.
Sep 7, 17:20
French players refuse to take part in training at the 2010 World Cup after NicolasAnelka is sent home
On this day in 2010: Nicolas Anelka hit by 18-match ban after World Cup row
The striker, with Chelsea at the time, was disciplined for his part in the internal strife.
Aug 17, 08:29
Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah celebrate a goal against Crystal Palace on June 24, 2020
Nicolas Anelka urges Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah to resist Real Madrid
Former forward Nicolas Anelka says that Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah should be looking to remain at Liverpool rather than craving a move to Real Madrid.
Jul 20, 13:36
Man Utd celebrate winning the Champions League in 2008
Can you name the 2008 Champions League final squads?
On the 12th anniversary of the 2008 Champions League final, Sports Mole challenges you to name Manchester United's and Chelsea's matchday squads.
May 21, 10:30
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Arsene Wenger's 10 greatest signings for Arsenal
To mark the anniversary of Arsene Wenger's final game as Arsenal manager, Sports Mole rounds up his greatest ever signings as Gunners boss.
May 13, 10:45
Sergio Aguero scores Man City's second on September 21, 2019
Liverpool vs. Manchester City: What the stats say
Liverpool have not lost at home to City since May 2003, when Nicolas Anelka scored twice and Peter Schmeichel was in goal.
Nov 6, 11:22
Daniel Sturridge in action for Liverpool in pre-season on July 14, 2017
Daniel Sturridge happy to compete for Liverpool game time
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists that he is happy to fight for game time next season, despite being pushed out of the team by the club's front three.
Jul 28, 13:17
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Arsene Wenger reveals players he was most proud of signing
Arsene Wenger jokes that he made plenty of bad signings while in charge of Arsenal, while also opening up on the players he was "most proud of" recruiting.
Jul 17, 12:29
Nicolas Anelka for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger's top 10 Arsenal signings - #7
Sports Mole's countdown of Arsene Wenger's top 10 signings from his Arsenal career continues with number seven - Nicolas Anelka.
May 15, 08:00
Sergio Aguero watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Pep Guardiola backs Sergio Aguero to end Anfield hoodoo
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that his side have shown that they have what it takes to go to Anfield and end their poor record there.
Jan 12, 16:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka joins Roda JC as consultant
Former Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka joins Dutch outfit Roda JC as a consultant.
Feb 1, 20:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Birmingham City confirm signing of Virtus Entella left-back Cheick Keita
Birmingham City complete the signing of Virtus Entella left-back Cheick Keita for an undisclosed fee said to be in the region of £1m.
Jan 19, 19:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League clash as Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield just three days after the two sides contested the League Cup final.
Mar 1, 14:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Arsenal spurn two-goal lead at Aston Villa
Seventeen years ago today, a brace from Dion Dublin helped Aston Villa to recover from two goals down to beat Arsenal.
Dec 13, 06:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
OTD: Ton up for Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United score five
On this day in 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice against Stoke City to break the 100-goal barrier at Manchester United in his final season at the club.
Nov 15, 10:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On This Day: Fernando Torres back on scoring trail with brace against Chelsea
On this day in 2010, Fernando Torres scored twice against Chelsea to continue Liverpool's Premier League resurgence and temporarily end questions over his lack of form.
Nov 7, 06:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka pays tribute to Anthony Martial
Former France international Nicolas Anelka backs 19-year-old forward Anthony Martial to enjoy a successful career with Manchester United.
Sep 29, 11:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Porto vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Champions League match between Portuguese side Porto and Premier League champions Chelsea.
Sep 28, 17:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka urges fans to "trust" Arsene Wenger
Former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka calls for fans to "trust" Arsene Wenger despite criticism over his lack of transfer activity this summer.
Sep 9, 20:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka: 'Olivier Giroud is good enough for Arsenal'
Former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka believes that Olivier Giroud is good enough to lead the line in a title-challenging team.
Sep 9, 20:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Liverpool's El-Hadji Diouf marks Anfield debut with a brace
Thirteen years ago today, El-Hadji Diouf scored twice on his home debut as Liverpool recorded a 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield.
Aug 24, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Arsenal sell Nicolas Anelka, sign Davor Suker
Sixteen years ago today, Arsenal sold Nicolas Anelka to Real Madrid for £23m and received Croatian striker Davor Suker in return.
Aug 2, 10:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Republic of Ireland international Darren O'Dea joins Mumbai City
Republic of Ireland international Darren O'Dea, a free agent after being released by Blackpool at the end of last season, joins Indian Super League outfit Mumbai City.
Jul 13, 22:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Arsenal's Ian Wright completes West Ham United move
Seventeen years ago today, Arsenal legend Ian Wright sealed a move to fellow Londoners West Ham United.
Jul 13, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka returns to Mumbai City FC as player-manager
Former Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka returns to Mumbai City FC as the Indian outfit's marquee signing.
Jul 3, 09:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Arsenal, Chelsea: Five that played for both
Following Petr Cech's switch between the two clubs, Sports Mole looks at five other players that have turned out for both Arsenal and Chelsea.
Jul 1, 12:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Second spell for Nicolas Anelka in India
Former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will reportedly join Mumbai City for a second spell later this year.
May 23, 12:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Arsene Wenger: 'Thierry Henry wrong about Olivier Giroud'
Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was wrong to criticise the current crop of Gunners, especially Olivier Giroud.
May 3, 23:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Arsenal's Marc Overmars scores Old Trafford winner
Seventeen years ago today, a winning goal from Arsenal winger Marc Overmars away at Manchester United blew open the Premier League title race.
Mar 14, 12:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka advises Paul Pogba to join Real Madrid or Chelsea
Paul Pogba should leave Juventus and join either Real Madrid or Chelsea, says Nicolas Anelka.
Feb 17, 19:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Chelsea put seven past sorry Sunderland at Stamford Bridge
On this day in 2010, Chelsea continue their charge to the Premier League title by thrashing Sunderland 7-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 16, 08:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka's move to Algeria blocked because he is 'too old'
Nicolas Anelka's move to Algeria is blocked because he is 'too old', according to league rules.
Jan 13, 05:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nicolas Anelka in talks with Algerian side NA Hussein Dey
Nicolas Anelka could be set for a move to Algeria after holding talks with NA Hussein Dey.
Jan 12, 05:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On This Day: Late David Platt header sinks Manchester United
Seventeen years ago today, David Platt scored late on to secure a 3-2 win for Arsenal over Manchester United at Highbury.
Nov 9, 10:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jermaine Pennant 'moves to Indian Super League to play for FC Pune City'
Jermaine Pennant reportedly joins Indian Super League side FC Pune City after being released by Stoke City in the summer.
Nov 6, 11:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Frank Lampard nets 100th Premier League goal
Back on this day in 2008, Frank Lampard scored the 100th Premier League goal of his career as Chelsea thrashed Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 1, 09:52

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States25292175
JapanJapan2071138
AustraliaAustralia1541635
Great BritainGreat Britain14181446
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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