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Eric Abidal Biography

Éric Sylvain Abidal is a French professional footballer, who plays for FC Barcelona as a left or central defender. In his career, he played mainly for Lyon and Barcelona, winning 22 major titles the two teams combined, including two Champions League trophies with the latter. . He started his professional career with AS Monaco FC, making his Ligue 1 debut on 16 September 2000 in a 3–0 home win against Toulouse FC. bidal transferred to fellow Ligue 1 club Lille OSC for 2002–03 and Subsequently, he returned to his native region and joined Olympique Lyonnais. During his later years in France, where he won three consecutive national championships – of the seven the team won. On 10 November 2004 Abidal scored the first goal of his career, in a 2–3 loss at former club Lille for the season's Coupe de la Ligueround-of-32. On 29 June 2007, Abidal signed a four-year contract with FC Barcelona for €15 million. Abidal made his La Liga debut on 26 August 2007 in a 0–0 away draw against Racing de Santander. On 18 January 2012 Abidal scored his second goal for Barcelona, also in the domestic cup, helping the visitors come from behind to win it 2–1 at Real Madrid. A French international in the 2000s, Abidal represented the nation in two World Cups – finishing second in 2006 – and Euro 2008.

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5 signings that could win Manchester City the Premier League
5 signings that could win Manchester City the Premier League
Here are the 5 players who solve problem positions, add depth and provide firepower for Pep Guardiola's City to win the league next season.
FC Barcelona Legends to face Real Madrid Legends in Lebanon
FC Barcelona Legends to face Real Madrid Legends in Lebanon
Barcelona Legends will also face off against Manchester United Legends later in the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo's injury helped Portugal win Euro 2016 says former Barcelona star Eric Abidal
Cristiano Ronaldo's injury helped Portugal win Euro 2016 says former Barcelona star Eric Abidal
Eric Abidal made some controversial comments about Cristiano Ronaldo in a recent interview
5 of the most emotional moments in football
5 of the most emotional moments in football
Sometimes, it is not just about winning.
5 famous footballers who changed their religions
5 famous footballers who changed their religions
The list features a former Ballon d'Or winner and a Bayern Munich superstar.
Eric Abidal slams Cristiano Ronaldo for comments against teammates
Eric Abidal slams Cristiano Ronaldo for comments against teammates
Ronaldo had made unwanted comments after the game against Atletico Madrid
10 greatest comebacks made by footballers
10 greatest comebacks made by footballers
“And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” These words from Thomas Wayne would go on to serve as the biggest piec ...
Benzema is Real Madrid's best player and can play for Barcelona, insists Eric Abidal
Benzema is Real Madrid's best player and can play for Barcelona, insists Eric Abidal
Abidal tips Barcelona to win Sunday's derby 3-1
Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, "Lionel Messi should move to PSG"
Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, "Lionel Messi should move to PSG"
The man who beat cancer twice, Eric Abidal has speculated that if anyhow his former teammate Lionel Messi was planning a Camp Nou exit, then the best club he would probably fit into will be PSG. The ex-Barcelona star who was with the club for six years has also backed up any critics against his ex-teammate Lionel Messi.
Messi will not betray Barcelona, insists former teammate Eric Abidal
Messi will not betray Barcelona, insists former teammate Eric Abidal
Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has expressed his firm faith in Lionel Messi and believes that the Argentine will not betray the Catalan side.
5 footballers who came back from life-threatening illnesses
5 footballers who came back from life-threatening illnesses
Fabrice Muamba (L) and Stiliyan Petrov never played again after making a recovery “Some people believe football is a matter of life and deat ...
2014: A look back – The ten greatest footballers who retired
2014: A look back – The ten greatest footballers who retired
The year 2014 was a pretty awesome one for the beautiful game – brilliant all round action in the top South American and European leagues sandwi ...
Eric Abidal rubbishes rumours of cancer relapse
Eric Abidal rubbishes rumours of cancer relapse
Barcelona: Still among the best
Barcelona: Still among the best
Barcelona might not be as strong as they were a couple of years ago, but they are still among the top 3 teams in Europe. Here we analyze the same.
AS Monaco - The next European powerhouse from Ligue 1?
AS Monaco - The next European powerhouse from Ligue 1?
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