Patrice Evra

Professional footballer Patrice Evra

Patrice Latyr Evra is a French international footballer who plays for English club Manchester United in the Premier League and the France national team. Originally an attacker, he primarily plays as a left back and is described as "the classic example of a modern full-back" who is renowned for his "pace, athleticism, and determination".
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15 May 1981
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Evra old cool head for Marseille dressing room
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Former France full-back Patrice Evra indicated Thursday he saw himself as the old cool head to stabilise Marseille after joining the club from Juventus. "I am someone who looks after the wellbeing of the dressing room," said the 81-cap, 35-year-old former Manchester United star, who has been released from the last six months of his contract with Juve. "That is my first objective," Evra told a press conference officially unveiling him.
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Wake up France! Iceland next, says Evra
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By Patrick Vignal PARIS (Reuters) - France, who have earned a reputation for leaving it late at this European Championship, would be well-advised to wake up early when they face Iceland for a place in the semi-finals, veteran defender Patrice Evra warned on Thursday. "We keep scaring ourselves, we're crazy," Evra said. "Yes, that's true," said the Juventus player, in line to win his 78th cap against Iceland.
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Man United to renew bitter Premier League rivalry with Liverpool
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Wayne Rooney plans to send Jurgen Klopp into another frustrated touchline frenzy by ruining the Liverpool manager's first taste of his club's bitter rivalry with Manchester United. Klopp has proved a volatile presence during a series of touchline rows with rival managers since taking charge earlier this season and the fiery German's antics will bear watching closely in one of the most explosive fixtures on the Premier League calendar. From the CS gas attack by a Liverpool fan on Manchester United players and staff at Anfield in 1986, to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez racially abusing United's Patrice Evra in 2011, few meetings between these ancient enemies have passed off without a notable outpouring of hatred.
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Terror is Terror, Even If the Victim Wears Hijab
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I was watching an international soccer match when I saw the news of the horrific Paris Attacks come in through various sources on Twitter. I did not catch the exact second an explosion went on near Stade de France as my livestream was a bit choppy. But soon afterwards video was shared, and I saw the moment when the ball was at the feet of French footballer, Patrice Evra. Then the horrifying details and news reports came in. There are no words. And the world mourned, Toronto mourned. We mourned for the innocent victims from all faiths and backgrounds. We also heard of the stories of heroes, who went out of their way to help others. One of the men, is Muslim. I could not pull myself away from social media for the first few hours. It was agonizing to hear the updates of the events. I had a friend, hijab-wearing woman of Arab descent, attending the match. I was concerned for her safety in the group and I was also concerned for her being an identifiable Muslim. Thank God she was saf...
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Fiorentina stay top as Roma dominate derby
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Fiorentina retained their grip on top spot in Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Sampdoria while Roma beat derby rivals Lazio by the same scoreline to maintain their title challenge. Elsewhere, Napoli stayed in the hunt after Gonzalo Higuain scored his 200th career goal, his 64th for the Azzurri, in a 1-0 home win over Udinese. Champions Juventus, meanwhile, moved up to seventh place after goals from Mario Mandzukic, Patrice Evra and Paulo Dybala secured a second successive league win for the first time this season in a 3-1 victory at Empoli, where Massimo Maccarone hit a 19th minute opener.
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Patrice Evra: I will shake hands with Luis Suarez before the Champions League final but I will make my presence felt 
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 3 years
Patrice Evra says he has no problem with Luis Suarez and will shake the Barcelona striker's hand before the Champions League final. Evra infamously snubbed Suarez in 2012.
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Tevez putting ghost of legend del Piero to rest
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
Carlos Tevez lived up to his nickname of "Apache" so well this season that he is set to be the first Juventus player to finish Serie A top scorer since Alessandro del Piero in 2008. Juventus's all-round dominance in Italy's top flight was key to their fourth consecutive scudetto, but the influence of the 31-year-old Argentinan has been felt throughout the club and not just thanks to his 20 goals. "Tevez is an extraordinary striker," said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. Teammate Patrice Evra, who played alongside Tevez at Manchester United, admitted the Argentinian was crucial in him joining the club when he made the switch from Old Trafford last season.
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Patrice Evra: Sir Alex Ferguson told me I would make a great coach one day
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 3 years
Juventus defender Patrice Evra has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson told him he would make a great coach one day during his time at Manchester United. The French left back enjoyed eight years at Old Trafford.
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Soccer-Juventus sign Frenchman Evra from Man United
Yahoo News - over 3 years
(Adds details, background, Evra quotes) July 21 (Reuters) - French left back Patrice Evra is leaving Manchester United after eight-and-a-half seasons to join Serie A champions Juventus, the Italian club said on Monday. Juventus will pay a further 300,000 pounds to United if they qualify for the 2015-16 Champions League. The move means the chance of Champions League football this season for Evra, who would have missed out on Europe's top club competition had he stayed at Old Trafford after their seventh-place finish in the Premier League.
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Manchester United Transfer News: Nemanja Vidic Wants to Stay, Says Mateja Kezman
Bleacher Report - about 4 years
Initial fears over Nemanja Vidic's future as a Manchester United player have been calmed by the defender's former international teammate, Mateja Kezman. The 34-year-old spoke in response to Vidic's agent, who recently said the veteran will not be renewing his contract at Old Trafford, which is due to expire at the end of the season. Eurosport's dedicated transfer account quotes Kezman: The former Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain forward appeared on talkSPORT's Alan Brazil Breakfast Show this week, where he added his two cents to the debate: I spoke to him (Vidic) a few months ago and he said then that he was waiting to see what will happen with his contract. I would give him a new contract. It’s true he’s not the player he was a few years ago, he’s a bit injury-prone, but he’s still a leader. Man United need him in the dressing room, around the young players. He’s not unhappy. He’s been there for years and would like to stay for another season. He loves t...
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New man Suarez vows to stay out of trouble
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists he has finally learnt how to keep his explosive temper and cynical instincts under control. Suarez has played a key role in Liverpool's emergence as surprise contenders for the Premier League title this season after surviving one of the darkest periods of his controversial career. The Uruguay international has played only 15 league matches this term as he had to serve the remaining half of a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in April. The season before that the 26-year-old was banned for eight matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patrice Evra
  • 2016
    Age 34
    In May 2016, Evra was named to national team manager Didier Deschamps's 23-man France squad for UEFA Euro 2016, to be played on home soil.
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  • 2015
    Age 33
    Evra scored a goal in the last match of the 2015–16 Serie A season on 14 May 2016, in a 5–0 home win over Sampdoria, as Juventus celebrated winning the league title for a fifth consecutive time since the 2011–12 season.
    On 25 November 2015, he made his 100th Champions League appearance in a 1–0 home win over Manchester City, becoming the second French player to do so after Thierry Henry.
    On 6 June 2015, Evra started for Juventus in the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final as Juventus were defeated 3–1 by Barcelona at Berlin's Olympiastadion; the match was the fifth Champions League final in which he had appeared, and the defeat meant that he became the first player to lose four Champions League finals.
  • 2014
    Age 32
    Evra played four of France's five matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in which they were eliminated in the quarter-finals by the eventual champions Germany.
    On 14 December 2014, he scored his first goal for the club, opening the scoring of a 1–1 home draw to Sampdoria.
    On 21 July 2014, Evra joined Serie A club Juventus on a two-year contract. The fee was £1.2 million, which rose to £1.5 million, after Juventus qualified for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.
    On 23 May 2014, Evra signed a new one-year contract extension that would have kept him at Manchester United until at least the summer of 2015.
    After joining Italian side Juventus in 2014, he immediately helped the club to a domestic double and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final, and won a second domestic double and the Supercoppa Italiana the following season.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    During the 2012–13 season, despite being just tall, Evra built up a reputation as an attacking threat at corners, doubling his goals tally from his previous seven years at the club with three headed goals from corners in the space of 13 games, against Newcastle United, Arsenal and Swansea City.
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  • 2011
    Age 29
    At the start of the 2011–12 season, Evra helped United win the 2011 Community Shield against Manchester City on 7 August.
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    On 21 February 2011, after weeks of negotiations, Evra signed a contract extension with Manchester United that would keep him with the club until at least the end of the 2013–14 season.
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    Evra's contract with Manchester United was also up at the end of the 2011–12 season, which led to the player being linked with a move to Real Madrid.
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  • 2010
    Age 28
    Early on during the 2010–11 season, Evra was hampered by constant inquiries about what happened at the 2010 FIFA World Cup from the French Football Federation, the French media, as well as the French government.
    On 28 February 2010, Evra captained Manchester United to a 2–1 win against Aston Villa in the 2010 Football League Cup Final.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    In December 2009, Evra was among three Manchester United players named to the FIFPro World XI for the 2009 calendar year, before being named to the UEFA Team of the Year in January 2010.
    The campaign initially began badly for him after he delivered a soft penalty shot, described by some in the media as "awful", in the team's penalty shoot-out defeat to Chelsea in the 2009 FA Community Shield.
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    For the first time in his career, Evra appeared in all 38 league matches in the 2009–10 season.
    Evra subsequently appeared in every remaining competitive match for United, excluding an April league match against Sunderland, as the club cruised to its third consecutive Premier League title, won the Football League Cup, and reached the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final after defeating league rivals Arsenal 4–1 on aggregate in the semi-finals.
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    Evra temporarily returned to the team domestically for its home match, coincidentally, against Chelsea on 11 January 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    Despite the suspension, Evra still featured with Manchester United in December as the club participated in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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    At the hearing on 5 December, Evra was found guilty of improper conduct, and handed a four-match ban – due to start on 22 December 2008 – and a £15,000 fine.
    Evra remained free to play for United up to the date of the hearing despite the charges being made in July 2008.
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    The club later completed the double after defeating the same club on penalties in the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final.
    Evra has participated in five major international tournaments for France; the 2008, 2012 and 2016 editions of the UEFA European Football Championship, winning a runners-up medal at Euro 2016, and both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    The charges were related to an incident that occurred during the 2007–08 season when Evra had an altercation with a Chelsea groundsman during a warm-down following a match on 26 April.
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    He began the campaign appearing in United's 3–0 penalty shoot-out win over rivals Chelsea in the 2007 FA Community Shield.
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    Evra began the 2007–08 season as the first-choice left-back.
    On 10 April 2007, Evra scored the final goal in a 7–1 win over Roma in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In Evra's first full season as a Manchester United player, he struggled to consistently appear as a starter early on in the season as Ferguson preferred Evra's compatriot Mikaël Silvestre. After appearing as an unused substitute in United's first two Champions League matches, on 17 October 2006, Evra made his European debut for the club in its 3–0 group stage win over Danish club Copenhagen.
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    On 26 February, Evra appeared as a substitute in United's 4–0 win over Wigan Athletic in the 2006 Football League Cup Final.
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    Despite rumours of Monaco reaching a transfer agreement with Italian club Internazionale, on 3 January 2006, Evra revealed that he preferred to move to England to join Manchester United.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    On 21 December 2005, Evra made his final appearance with the club in a 1–0 win over Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue.
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    In April 2005, Evra confirmed that he was interested in departing the club stating "I will have a decision to make for the rest of my career If attracted clubs show concrete interest, I will think about it seriously".
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    Evra scored his only goal of the season on 8 January 2005 in the team's Round of 64 Coupe de France match against amateur club AC Seyssinet-Pariset.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Following the European Championship, with former under-21 coach Domenech now coaching the team, Evra was called up to the senior team for its friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 18 August 2004.
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    He made his senior international debut in August 2004 in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    On 24 September 2004, he signed a one-year contract extension with the club until 2008.
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    Despite missing out on playing in UEFA Euro 2004, Evra endured a tumultuous summer in which the player was linked with moves with Manchester United in England, and Juventus and Internazionale in Italy.
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    In the 2004 UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco were pitted against Portuguese contenders Porto at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
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    After appearing consistently with the team, on 24 March 2004, Evra suffered an ankle injury in the team's 4–2 first leg defeat to Spanish club Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
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  • 2003
    Age 21
    For his performances in the first half of the 2003–04 season, Evra was linked with a 2004 winter move to English club Arsenal, Italian clubs Juventus and Milan, and Spanish club Barcelona.
    Evra made his UEFA Champions League debut on 17 September 2003 in the team's opening group stage match against Dutch club PSV.
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    After the season, Marquez and Jurietti departed Monaco for Spanish club Barcelona and Bordeaux respectively, and were replaced by Gaël Givet and Hugo Ibarra, the latter joining the club on loan. In the 2003–04 league season, Deschamps installed Evra as a vice-captain and he responded by appearing in 33 matches and providing four assists.
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    On 22 March 2003, he scored his second goal of the season in a 3–0 away win over Le Havre.
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  • 2002
    Age 20
    The defender regularly appeared for the team through 2002–2004 as France attempted to qualify for both the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and the football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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    Evra was assigned the number 3 shirt and made his debut for the club in the opening match of the 2002–03 season against Troyes.
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  • 2001
    Age 19
    In the 2001–02 season, Evra switched to the number 17 shirt and was promoted to the first team on a permanent basis.
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  • 2000
    Age 18
    He was assigned the number 26 shirt and made his club debut on 7 October 2000 in the team's 7–2 defeat to Châteauroux starting in the left winger position.
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  • 1999
    Age 17
    Evra only appeared in three matches, making his debut on 29 August 1999 in a 2–1 away defeat against Alzano.
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  • 1993
    Age 11
    In 1993, he joined amateur club CSF Brétigny based in nearby Brétigny-sur-Orge.
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  • 1981
    Born on May 15, 1981.
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