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Govou to pass the 200-game mark

Published on the 21 December 2006 à 09:54 by R.B

Against Monaco, Sidney Govou, born on September 27 1979, should play his 200th Ligue 1 match, and all for one club… OL.

In 2006-2007, 200+ Ligue 1 matches for an outfield player who has only ever played at one club? Only Nantes’ Frédéric Da Rocha and Nicolas Savinaud have done it before Sid.

Sidney began his L1 career at Auxerre, January 15 2000, with a 2-0 defeat. He came on as a substitute, playing the last 10 minutes. He would be given his first start against Nancy en Lorraine, a 1-0 defeat. In 1999-2000, he would play 4 matches in L1: once as a starter; 3 times as a substitute. 3 losses and a draw; 127 minutes of game time.

In 2000-2001, he played 28 matchs,13 as a starter. 1,230 minutes of play. 5 goals. His first L1 goal came with the result OL 4-0 TFC. He then scored a double against Auxerre )OL 2-2 AJA, one goal in Auxerre (AJA 0-3 OL) and one against Strasbourg (OL 5-0 Strasbourg). One yellow card against PSG.

In 2001-2002, he played 29 matches, 24 as a starter. 2,106 minutes on the pitch. 10 goals; one at Lorient (Lorient 0-3 OL), one against OM (OL 4-0 OM), one against Metz (OL 4-1 Metz). One in Sochaux (Sochaux 2-1 OL), one at Auxerre (AJA 0-1 OL) and one against Lens (OL 3-1 Lens). One own goal at Sochaux. 5 yellow cards (Monaco, Marseille, Lille, Auxerre and Bordeaux).

In 2002-2003, he played 29 matches, 28 in the first 11. 2,283 minutes of play. 7 goals: in Marseille (OM 1-1 OL), in Rennes (Rennes 0-1 OL), against Bordeaux (OL 4-2 Bordeaux), against Rennes (OL 4-1 Rennes), in Auxerre (AJA 1-2 OL), against Guingamp (OL 1-4 Guingamp) and against Le Havre (OL 2-1 Le Havre). 4 yellow cards: Guingamp, Le Havre, PSG and Marseille.

In 2003-2004, he played 26 matches, 21 as a starter. 1,625 minutes on the field. 3 goals: against Nice (OL 5-0 Nice), against Le Mans (OL 2-0 Le Mans) and against Lille (OL 3-0 Lille). 4 yellow cards: Le Mans x 2 (sent off), Auxerre, Sochaux.

In 2004-2005, he played 36 matches, 35 as a starter. 2,810 playing 8 goals: in St-Etienne (ASSE 2-3 OL), Nantes (OL 2-0 Nantes), Marseille (OL 1-1 OM), against Rennes (OL 2-1 Rennes), against Istres (OL 2-1 Istres), against Ajaccio (OL 2-1 Ajaccio) and 2 goals against Bordeaux (OL 5-1 Bordeaux). 2 yellow cards: Rennes and St-Etienne.

In 2005-2006, he played 35 matches, 29 in the first 11. 2,119 minutes on the field. 5 goals: in Toulouse (TFC 0-1 OL), in Nice (Nice 1-1 OL), against Lille (OL 1-3 Lille), against OM (OL 2-1 OM) and against Le Mans (OL 8-1 Le Mans). 3 yellow cards: Auxerre, Sochaux and Nancy.

In 2006-2007, he has played 12 matches, 8 as a starter. 719 minutes of play. No goals. 2 yellow cards: Lille and Lens.

[IMG39628#R]Of his 199 L1 matches so far, Sidney has played 81 in their entirety and has been a starter 153 times. He has played 14 times against Auxerre, 13 times against Marseille, 12 times against PSG, 11 times against Sochaux, Rennes and Nantes… He has scored 38 goals: 5 goals against Auxerre, 4 against Lille, Marseille et Rennes, 3 against Bordeaux, 2 against Le Mans, Toulouse, Nice… He has received 21 yellow cards: 3 against Auxerre, 2 against Lille, Sochaux, Marseille, PSG and Le Mans… He has only been sent off once: at Le Mans after two yellows. 115 wins, 52 draws and 32 losses.
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