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