The “Policeman” is set to play his 100th L1 match at the Stade Louis II. A remarkable record for the OL central defender who has scored 10 goals…
In 2005-2006, the Brazilian played 36 out of 38 matches. He was forced off by injury in the 36th minute against Monaco and in the 70th minute against Nantes… for the rest, he played 34 matches in their entirety! He added 3 goals to his collection: 2 against Troyes (1 header from a Pedretti free kick and one from a long ball from Diarra) and 1 against Le Mans after the keeper cleared the ball into his back. 4 yellow cards.
In 2006-2007, he played 30 matches in their entirety. 4 buts: a header from a Juninho free kick, a goal against Lens after Malouda had flicked on a Juninho free kick; a header against Valenciennes after a Malouda cross; and a goal against PSG after Malouda had deflected a Juninho free kick. 12 yellow cards, which saw him suspended for 4 matches.
In 99 matches, he has had 7 different partners in central defence. Cacapa for 44 matches, Squillaci (21), Müller (14), Diatta (10), Essien (9), Abidal (5) and Monsoreau (2). In 6 matches he had 2 different partners. 99 matches and a total of 8,836 minutes played out of a possible 8,910!
His most accomplished match? Possibly the clash in Lens last season, which finished 1-1. He finished the match playing up front and his glancing header led to Wiltord’s equaliser.