Yohan Cabaye
Footballer
Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye is a French international footballer who plays for English club Newcastle United in the Premier League and the French national team. He plays as a box-to-box midfielder and is described as a player who possesses "excellent vision, great ball control", and "provides technical quality". Cabaye is also known for his penalty-taking ability. Cabaye began his football career playing for hometown club Tourcoing FC at the age of five.
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Tycoon takes over at French strugglers Lille
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A colourful tycoon under whom the Formula One team Lotus went bankrupt on Thursday officially became the new owner of debt-ridden French Ligue 1 club Lille. Luxembourg-Spanish businessman Gerard Lopez, who has also been linked with a takeover of Premier League Hull City, acquired a 95-percent stake in Lille for 80 million euros ($85 million) including the club's debts. Currently a lowly 14th in Ligue 1, Lille won a league and cup double in 2011, kick-starting the careers of Eden Hazard, Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye.
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Soccer-Cabaye hopes to see silverware at the Palace
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye believes the high-flying south London side's chances of securing a berth in Europe are becoming more realistic with each passing week and the Frenchman is also targeting an FA Cup triumph. A five-game unbeaten run in December lifted Palace to fifth place at the halfway stage of the season, ahead of traditional top-four finishers Manchester United and Liverpool after 19 matches. "...hopefully we will stay around the European places, because I think that objective can become a reality," Cabaye told the club's website (www.cpfc.co.uk).
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Soccer-Pardew hails Cabaye's impact as Palace rise to sixth
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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hailed Yohan Cabaye as a player who could pull his team "out of the mire" after the midfielder struck against Southampton to send the Eagles into sixth place in the Premier League table. Cabaye, who worked under Pardew at Newcastle United, returned to England as Palace's record signing in the close season after an unsuccessful stint back in his homeland with Paris St-Germain. Cabaye scored the only goal against Southampton on Saturday and Pardew hailed the France international as someone who could single-handedly change the course of a game.
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'There Are No Words:' France, Germany Soccer Players React To Paris Attacks
Huffington Post - over 1 year
An international soccer match between France and Germany carried on Friday night despite deadly attacks across Paris, including an explosion outside the Stade de France that could be heard inside the stadium during the match. Afterward, players from both squads reacted to the tragedy. French striker Antoine Griezmann's sister was among those attending a concert at the Bataclan theater, where gunmen killed an estimated 80 people, according to reports. She escaped unharmed, Griezmann said. "Thank God my sister was able to exit the Bataclan. All my prayers go to the victims and their families," he tweeted Friday night. Grâce à Dieu ma soeur a pu sortir du Bataclan. Toutes mes prières vont aux victimes et leurs familles. #ViveLaFrance — Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) November 14, 2015 Other French players posted messages of prayer and grief after the attacks, which killed more than 120 people, according to official reports. ... pic.twitter.com/Of ...
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PSG look for boost in Ligue 1 title race
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Laurent Blanc's French champions Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to build on an encouraging display in Europe in midweek as they turn their attention back to the fight with Lyon and Marseille at the top of Ligue 1. Paris came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday and now host Toulouse at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. Toulouse will not be relishing a visit to face the champions, even if the hosts have Lucas, Serge Aurier, Thiago Motta and Yohan Cabaye on the injury list while Marco Verratti and David Luiz are both suspended.
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PSG confirm Cabaye spending spree
Byron Shire News - about 3 years
PARIS Saint Germain's spending spree continues as Yohan Cabaye joins the Ligue 1 club from Newcastle United.
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Saints squanders lead after tough week
Byron Shire News - about 3 years
WRAP: Southampton squander two-goal lead against Sunderland while Yohan Cabaye stars for Newcastle against West Ham.
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France overhaul Ukraine with own goal clinching Brazil spot
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
France produced a stunning comeback in their World Cup play-off against Ukraine, winning 3-0 in Paris to progress to the finals 3-2 on aggregate. Mamadou Sakho opened the scoring and two erroneous offside decisions balanced each other out as Karim Benzema scored shortly after seeing another effort disallowed. After Ukraine had Yevhen Khacheridi sent off, an unfortunate own goal by their substitute Oleg Gusev completed a remarkable turnaround for Les Bleus, who were unrecognisable from their lacklustre showing in Kiev last Friday. France started on the front foot, and they got a deserved opener in the 22nd minute. Franck Ribery’s fierce low drive was blocked, and Sakho followed up to lash home. There was controversy as Benzema was initially denied a goal, the offside flag wrongly raised when he turned a low cross in with his torso from a yard out. But he got his goal in the 34th minute when he side-footed home after an almighty scramble – though on this occasion he was shown to be o ...
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France squad to face Ukraine in World Cup playoff
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PARIS (Reuters) - France coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday named the following squad to face Ukraine in a 2014 World Cup playoff on November 15 and 19: Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda Defenders: Eric Abidal, Gael Clichy, Mathieu Debuchy, Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho, Raphael Varane Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye, Clement Grenier, Blaise Matuidi, Rio Mavuba, Samir Nasri, Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko Forwards: Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet, Loic Remy, Franck Ribery, Mathieu Valbuena (Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Ed ...
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Soccer-English premier league summaries
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Oct 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Saturday Newcastle United 2 Yohan Cabaye 23, Paul Dummett 57 Red Card: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 40Liverpool 2 Steven Gerrard 42pen, Daniel Sturridge 72 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 50,000- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, October 19 Arsenal v Norwich City (1400) Chelsea v Cardiff City (1400) Everton v Hull City (1400) Manchester United v Southampton (1400) Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion (1400) Swansea City v Sunderland (1400) West Ham United v Manchester City (1630) Sunday, October 20 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur ...
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Soccer-Lukaku shines as unbeaten Everton leap to fourth
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Sept 30 (Reuters) - A stunning first-half performance by striker Romelu Lukaku guided Everton to a 3-2 home victory over Newcastle on Monday to lift his side to fourth and maintain the Premier League's only unbeaten record. The 20-year-old Belgian, on a season-long loan from Chelsea, scored twice, set up a goal for teenager Ross Barkley and also had two efforts disallowed for offside in the first 45 minutes. Second-half goals by Yohan Cabaye after 51 minutes and Loic Remy a minute from time gave the visitors hope but they were largely outplayed. ...
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Yohan Cabaye can fulfill his World cup dreams at Newcastle, says David Ginola
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Author : Renjith Ravindran Yohan Cabaye David Ginola has said that Yohan Cabaye’s chances of playing for France in the world cup won’t be hampered if he stays at Newcastle. Cabaye was linked with a move to Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain but eventually failed to secure a move away from St. James Park. “He wants […]
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Cabaye Apologises to 'Still Angry' Newcastle Fans
NYTimes - over 3 years
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has apologised to the club's supporters for being distracted by a bid from Arsenal in the first weeks of the Premier League season.     
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Soccer-Pardew expects Cabaye to face Fulham
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Aug 29 (Reuters) - Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew expects French midfielder Yohan Cabaye to be in the squad for his side's Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday. The 27-year-old has not played for Newcastle this season following a bid from Arsenal and potential interest from Ligue 1 side Paris St Germain. "What I have said to Yohan Cabaye is I expect him to play this weekend," Pardew told reporters on Thursday. "Until another bid comes in from Arsenal that is accepted or not that will be the situation. ...
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Soccer-Newcastle accuse Arsenal of disrespect over Cabaye bid
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By Sonia Oxley MANCHESTER, England, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew accused Arsenal on Monday of being disrespectful in their bid to sign midfielder Yohan Cabaye hours before his side's Premier League opener at Manchester City. A fuming Pardew left the Frenchman out of his team for the game, which they lost 4-0, after the offer from the north London club which media reports said had been in the region of 10 million pounds ($15.67 million). "It's tough for his head to be turned on the eve of a game. ...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On 10 July 2015, Cabaye joined Premier League team Crystal Palace, on a three-year contract for a club record, but undisclosed, fee.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut away to Norwich City on 8 August, scoring the final goal of a 3–1 win. Cabaye quickly became the club's first choice penalty taker, and scored three penalties in three consecutive matches against Watford, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United. On his return to St James' Park, he had his penalty saved by Karl Darlow, in an eventual 1–0 loss.
    On 10 July 2015 he joined Crystal Palace.
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  • 2014
    Cabaye started in four of France's five matches at the 2014 World Cup, having been suspended from their third group match against Ecuador after receiving cautions against Honduras and Switzerland.
    More Details Hide Details Cabaye featured as the deepest lying of France's midfield three, playing behind PSG teammate Blaise Matuidi and either Paul Pogba or Moussa Sissoko. France impressed early in the tournament, but lost 1–0 to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals. Cabaye was born in the northern commune of Tourcoing in the department of Nord. His father, Didier, was a former football player who now works in the health care field in the city of Roubaix. At the age of 16, Cabaye's father played for professional club Lens and spent a year there training before a double leg fracture abruptly ended his career at the club. After healing, he spent time playing for amateur clubs Stade Jean-Macé and US Tourcoing. The two clubs later merged to form Tourcoing FC. Cabaye has a younger brother Geoffrey, who also plays football; he currently plies his trade with R.F.C. Tournai in the Belgian Second Division. Cabaye is married to wife Fiona who was raised in the nearby commune of Mouvaux. Together, they have three daughters. He is of Vietnamese descent through his paternal grandmother, and has stated he would like to visit the country, possibly to contribute to the development of football there. Cabaye is a devout Roman Catholic.
    On 22 August 2014, Cabaye was sent off for two bookings in a goalless draw away to Evian.
    More Details Hide Details On 17 October, Cabaye scored his first league goal since returning to France in PSG's 3–1 away win over Lens.
    On 19 April, Cabaye won his first trophy with PSG as they beat Lyon 2–1 in the 2014 Coupe de la Ligue Final.
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    On 29 January 2014, Paris Saint-Germain announced that Cabaye had joined the Ligue 1 club for an undisclosed fee, estimated around £19 million plus add-ons.
    More Details Hide Details Cabaye signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club and was allocated the number 4 shirt. On 18 February, Cabaye scored his first PSG goal in a 4–0 victory over German side Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16.
    On 29 January 2014, Newcastle accepted a £19 million offer for Cabaye from French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
    More Details Hide Details Cabaye joined, signing a three-year contract with the club.
  • 2013
    Cabaye wrote his name into Newcastle United folklore by scoring the winner in the 1–0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on 7 December 2013, their first victory there for 41 years.
    More Details Hide Details His fourth goal of the season arrived on 21 December when he scored the first goal in a comprehensive 3–0 victory at Crystal Palace, before again scoring in the 5–1 win against Stoke City the next week. In his final game Cabaye bagged a brace in a 3–1 win over fellow Premier League side West Ham United, equalling his 2012–13 goal tally in just half a season. His first goal was a shot from just inside the box after good skill and with his last kick for Newcastle, Cabaye scored a free-kick from the edge of the box.
    On 19 October 2013, Cabaye scored his second goal of the season with a 25-yard strike against Liverpool at St James' Park in a 2–2 draw.
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    On 19 August 2013, the eve of Newcastle's Premier League season opener versus Manchester City, Arsenal made a bid of £10 million for Yohan Cabaye which was rejected.
    More Details Hide Details After Newcastle lost the match 4–0, manager Alan Pardew confirmed that Cabaye had been omitted from the squad that evening because his head had been turned by the bid, which he condemned as disrespectful in both value and timing. The midfielder also refused to play for the club in their following game against West Ham United on 24 August.
    On 2 March 2013, Cabaye made his first start as captain of Newcastle against Swansea City, replacing the injured regular captain Fabricio Coloccini.
    More Details Hide Details In two home games against Southampton and Stoke City, he converted a penalty and scored a free kick goal, respectively.
    He returned by January, however, and scored the first goal in an eventual 2–1 home defeat to Reading on 19 January 2013 from another trademark free kick.
    More Details Hide Details On his second start following his return, Cabaye scored another goal with a half-volley from outside the penalty box against Aston Villa.
    In November, it was announced that Cabaye needed groin surgery and would be out until February 2013.
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  • 2012
    Cabaye scored his first goal of the 2012–13 season with a neat finish in the Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland in a 1–1 draw on 21 October 2012.
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    On 6 April 2012, Cabaye assisted on both team goals, scored by Papiss Cissé, in Newcastle's 2–0 victory over Swansea City.
    More Details Hide Details On 21 April, Cabaye assisted another Papiss Cissé goal and scored two himself in a 3–0 home victory against Stoke City, lifting Newcastle into the top four in the league table.
  • 2011
    Cabaye scored his first goal for Newcastle on 22 October 2011 against Wigan Athletic.
    More Details Hide Details Four days later, he netted his second goal for the club in a 4–3 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the Football League Cup. On 17 December, in the team's 0–0 draw with Swansea City, Cabaye covered the most distance by any Newcastle player all season in the match, having traveled over. A fortnight later, Cabaye scored his third goal for Newcastle, netting the team's second goal in a 3–0 win against Manchester United after a 30-yard free kick.
    He made his league debut on 13 August 2011 in a 0–0 draw against Arsenal.
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    The transfer was confirmed on 10 June 2011, with Cabaye agreeing to a five-year deal with Newcastle.
    More Details Hide Details The transfer fee was undisclosed. Cabaye described the move to Newcastle as "fantastic" while also stating, "I have enjoyed great times with Lille, but the time is right now to test myself against the best and playing for Newcastle United in the Premier League does just that." Cabaye played his first game for Newcastle in a pre-season friendly against Conference National side Darlington after coming on as a substitute in the 12th minute. Newcastle won the game 2–0. Days before the season began, Cabaye was given the number 4 jersey which had been made available following the departure of ex-captain Kevin Nolan early in the transfer window.
    Cabaye was also instrumental in the team's advancement to the 2011 Coupe de France Final appearing in all five matches the team contested, four of them as a starter.
    More Details Hide Details In the final, Cabaye played the entire match as Lille defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 at the Stade de France. A week later, Lille clinched the Ligue 1 title by drawing 2–2 away to Paris Saint-Germain, achieving the club's first league championship since the 1953–54 season and the club's first double since the 1945–46 season. The domestic cup and league title were the first two domestic honours of Cabaye's career. Following Lille's final game of the 2010–11 season, a 3–2 win over Rennes, Lille manager Rudi Garcia confirmed that Cabaye would be departing the club to sign with Newcastle United in England, stating, "Yohan told us yesterday – first me, then the whole group before the game – that he has chosen to join Newcastle. It is a choice that I respect, although I wish he continued the adventure with us."
    In April 2011, Cabaye provided three assists in three league matches against Caen, Bordeaux, and Arles-Avignon.
    More Details Hide Details Cabaye also scored a goal in the match against the latter club. Lille went unbeaten in the three matches, which gave the club a four-point lead in the table heading into the final month of the season.
  • 2010
    After failing to score or assist on a goal in nearly two months, Cabaye provided assists for two Moussa Sow goals in a 6–3 hammering of Lorient in December 2010.
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    On 24 October 2010, Cabaye scored his first goal of the campaign in a 3–1 defeat to Marseille.
    More Details Hide Details Three days later, he scored two goals, one from open play and another from the penalty spot, in a 4–1 win over Caen in the Coupe de la Ligue.
    In the 2010–11 season, Cabaye remained a fixture in the starting eleven under Garcia, however, unlike last season, the midfielder did not play as the primary play-maker as these duties were relinquished to wing forwards Hazard and Gervinho.
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    In August 2010, Cabaye was called up to the senior team for the first time under new manager Laurent Blanc, and made his international debut on 11 August in a 2–1 friendly defeat against Norway.
    More Details Hide Details He has since earned over 40 caps and represented France at UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Cabaye began his football career playing for hometown club Tourcoing FC. He started out at the club at the age of six. Cabaye, initially, did not meet the age requirement to enter the club's youth academy, however, due to his father working at the club at the time, he was allowed entrance into the club's academy. Cabaye spent several years developing at the club and, after excelling in youth games, gained the attention of professional club Lille.
    On 13 February 2010, Cabaye assisted on two goals in 3–1 win against Boulogne.
    More Details Hide Details On 18 April, he scored a penalty, another goal in open play, and assisted on one in 4–0 victory over Monaco. His goal in open play against Monaco was nominated for the Goal of the Season. In the UEFA Europa League, Cabaye scored goals against Serbian club Sevojno in the qualifying rounds and Czech club Slavia Prague in the group stage as Lille reached the knockout stage of the competition. The club was eliminated by English club Liverpool in the Round of 16. Lille finished the campaign in fourth place having lost out on qualification to the UEFA Champions League on the final match day of the season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Cabaye appeared with the team in qualifiers for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
    More Details Hide Details On 12 October 2007, he captained the team for the first time in a 4–0 qualification victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cabaye later captained the team in victories over the Czech Republic and the Netherlands in a summer tournament held in Sweden. He scored his first under-21 goal in the victory over the Dutch. On 20 August 2008, Cabaye scored his second under-21 goal in a 2–2 draw with Slovakia and converted his final under-21 goal in a 5–0 victory over Luxembourg 15 days later. Cabaye's under-21 career came to an end following the team's defeat to Germany in a two-legged playoff, which determined who would earn a berth in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Cabaye missed the two-legged tie due to injury. After failing to appear at international level for nearly two years, on 5 August 2010, Cabaye was called up to the senior team for the first time by new manager Laurent Blanc for the team's friendly match against Norway on 11 August 2010. Cabaye made his senior international debut in the match appearing as a substitute for Yann M'Vila. He was called back into the team in September for UEFA Euro 2012 qualification matches against Belarus and Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, he was forced to drop out of the selection due to injury.
    Cabaye scored his first goal of the season on 31 October 2009 in a 2–0 win over Grenoble.
    More Details Hide Details In the next five league matches, he scored five goals; four penalty conversions against Valenciennes, Lyon, Monaco, and Saint-Étienne and one from open play against Bordeaux.
    Cabaye had arguably one of the best seasons of his career in the 2009–10 season.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in 46 total matches scoring a career-high 15 goals, seven of which were penalty conversions, and assisting on ten.
  • 2007
    Cabaye returned to action in the 2007–08 season appearing in 39 matches; 37 of which were starts.
    More Details Hide Details He scored a career-high seven goals in the league and assisted on several goals, as well. Lille went undefeated in all six matches Cabaye scored in, which were against such clubs as Bordeaux, Saint-Étienne, Metz, Le Mans, Caen, and Derby du Nord rivals Lens. Against Caen, Cabaye scored a double in a 5–0 thrashing. During the season, he signed another extension agreeing to a three-year deal until 2013. Included in the extension was a release clause of €75 million. Ahead of the 2008–09 season, Puel departed the club for Lyon and Rudi Garcia was tipped to replace him. In Garcia's formation, Cabaye was paired in the midfield alongside new signing Florent Balmont who acted as a protector of Cabaye and a distributor of the ball along with defensive midfielder Rio Mavuba. Without the constant pressure of tracking back to defend, Cabaye was allowed to act as a playmaker for the talented trio of attackers Eden Hazard, Gervinho, and Pierre-Alain Frau. He appeared in 32 league matches starting them all as Lille finished in 5th place, thus returning to European competition in the next season. Cabaye scored five goals in the league and one in the Coupe de France, which came against amateur club Dunkerque in a 3–0 victory in the Round of 32.
    Cabaye consistently appeared with the team in the league and Champions League before suffering a relapse of his previous ankle injury in a league match against Le Mans in March 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He was substtituted out of the match and was subsequently rested for the rest of the season. Lille finished the season in 10th-place resulting in the club failing to qualify for European competition for the first time in three seasons.
  • 2006
    Cabaye earned his first call up to the under-21 team under coach René Girard in the team's first match following the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship against Belgium appearing as a half-time substitute for Ronald Zubar.
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    He scored his first goal of the year on 26 August 2006 in a 3–0 victory over Bordeaux.
    More Details Hide Details On 4 November, he scored his second goal of the season in another 3–0 victory, this time against rivals Valenciennes.
    Cabaye struggled with ankle injuries in the 2006–07 campaign featuring in only five league matches in the first three months of the season.
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  • 2005
    In first round qualification for the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, Cabaye appeared in two group stage matches.
    More Details Hide Details He scored his first youth international goal on 30 September 2004 in qualification against Azerbaijan in a 3–0 victory. France later reached the tournament and Cabaye participated in the competition, which was held in Northern Ireland. Cabaye appeared in four of the five matches France contested as the nation won the competition; its 6th UEFA U-19 Championship title. In the semi-finals against Germany, he scored the game-winning goal in a 3–2 victory. In the final, France defeated England 3–1. Cabaye played the entire match and finished his under-19 career with 15 appearances and two goals. In the following season, Cabaye was called up to the under-20 team to participate in the 2006 edition of the Toulon Tournament. In the competition, he appeared in four of the five matches France contested scoring a free-kick goal in a 2–0 semi-final victory over China. France later won the competition defeating the Dutch 5–3 on penalties in the final.
    He officially made his European debut on 14 September 2005 in a Champions League group stage match against Portuguese club Benfica.
    More Details Hide Details On 2 November, he appeared as a substitute in the team's 1–0 upset victory over English club Manchester United. In the league, Cabaye scored his first professional goal in a 3–2 defeat to Auxerre on 19 November. Cabaye's successful individual season was overshadowed by the team's performance as Lille finished in the top of the table, which resulted in the club qualifying for European competition for the third consecutive season. Midway through the season, Lille and Cabaye reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension, which was to expired in June 2010.
    On 20 February 2005, he received his first-ever red card in a 1–1 draw with Metz.
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    At under-19 level, he played on the team that won the 2005 European Under-19 Football Championship.
    More Details Hide Details With the under-20 team, Cabaye played at the 2006 edition of the Toulon Tournament. At under-21 level, he served as captain of the team for a portion of his stint.
  • 2004
    He made his league debut on 7 November 2004 in a league match against Istres.
    More Details Hide Details Cabaye started the match and played over 75 minutes in a 2–0 victory. He played with the team for the rest of the campaign contributing infrequently. On 21 December, Cabaye played 120 minutes in a 4–2 penalty shootout defeat to Strasbourg in the Coupe de la Ligue. Cabaye was one of two players who converted their penalty shots for Lille.
    Cabaye was called up to the senior team for the first time under coach Claude Puel in November 2004.
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    He trained with the team in the pre-season and participated in the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup, which Lille won, appearing in four matches.
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    Ahead of the 2004–05 season, Cabaye signed his first professional contract with Lille agreeing to a three-year deal.
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    Cabaye began his football career playing for hometown club Tourcoing FC at the age of six. After seven years developing in the club's youth academy, he joined professional club Lille. Cabaye spent six years in the club's youth academy before making his professional debut in the 2004–05 season helping Lille win the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He became a regular starter in the following season and participated in the UEFA Champions League for the first time under Claude Puel. Under manager Rudi Garcia, Cabaye developed into a playmaker and had his best season to date in the 2009–10 season scoring over 15 goals from the midfield position. In the 2010–11 season, he was a part of the Lille team that won the league and cup double. Following the season, in June 2011, Cabaye joined English club Newcastle United on a five-year deal.
  • 2003
    Cabaye also played in the 2003–04 editions of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup playing in five total appearances in both competitions.
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    Cabaye developed quickly in the club's academy and, by the 2003–04 season, was playing on the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth level of French football.
    More Details Hide Details Cabaye appeared in ten matches and scored one goal in his first season with the team. In the next season, Cabaye rotated between the reserve team and the first team. He played in 15 matches and scored two goals with the reserve team helping the team finish in 2nd place in its group, which resulted in qualification to the league playoffs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    In July 1998, he signed youth papers with Lille and was inserted into the club's academy.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Born on January 14, 1986.
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