Gael Clichy is a French footballer who plays for Manchester City and theFrance national football team. His profile is that of a a left back that is also capable of playing as an offensive-minded wingback. Clichy began his football career playing for a host of amateur clubs in the Haute-Garonnedépartement such as JS Cugnaux, AS Muret, and Tournefeuille. In 2001, he moved to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region to play for professional club Cannes. Clichy made his professional debut for the club in the 2002–03 season. After three seasons with Cannes, he moved to Arsenal in England in 2003.
In Clichy's first season with the club, he was a member of the team, dubbed the Invincibles, that went undefeated in the league season. Clichy became the youngest player to win a Premier League medal. During the 2006-2007, he took over the starters' role permanently. His match record for the 2007-2008 season was thirty eight. His performances during the season earned him an appearance on theProfessional Footballers' Association (PFA) Team of the Year. Aside from the 2003–04 league title, he has also won the Community Shield and FA Cup in 2004 and 2005, while playing for Arsenal.
Clichy is a former French youth international. He made his senior international debut in September 2008 in a 2010 World Cup qualification match against Serbia. He made his first major international tournament appearance for France at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.