Mathieu Debuchy is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne and the France national team.
French footballer Mathieu Debuchy currently plays for the French Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne besides making regular appearances for the France national football team. Besides being a prominent right back, he can also operate as a deep-lying playmaker.
He started his professional football journey with Ligue 1 club Lille. With them, he has achieved the French double of Ligue 1 and Coupe de France in the 2010-11 season. After playing 10 seasons for Lille, he moved to Premier League and joined Newcastle United.
Mathieu Debuchy Biography:
After playing for 18 months at St James’ Park, he joined Arsenal in 2014. He then became a regular starter at the Gunners’ squad till 2016, before joining Bordeaux on loan.
Debuchy stayed there for few months while making 9 appearances and came back to Arsenal. He made his debut for the French team in 2011 and has appeared in more than 30 matches for Les Bleus.
Mathieu Debuchy Early Career:
Debuchy started his footballing journey with the youth academy system of his native club Frétin in 1992, at the age of just seven. After a single season of training, he joined the Academy of Lille in 1993 at a tender age of just eight.
He went through a rigorous training session at the club for a decade between 1993 and 2003. Debuchy has made several appearances for the club’s youth squads during that time. He then caught the attention of first team officials during the winter break of the 2003–04 season.
Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal Career:
Debuchy signed a long-term deal with one of the English Premier League winners, Arsenal, on 17th July 2014. The club has reportedly paid around €14 million to Newcastle to get him on their side.
He has received the ‘Number 2’ shirt upon his arrival at the club. Shortly after, he made his debut for the Gunners in the FA Community Shield match against Manchester City on 10th August 2014.
Debuchy made his European competitive debut in the UEFA Champions League play-off match against Beşiktaş on 27th August 2014. He then scored his first goal for the club against Liverpool on 21st December 2014.
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Mathieu Debuchy Saint-Étienne Career:
Debuchy joined French Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Étienne on 31st January 2018. He then made his competitive debut for the club against Amiens SC on 2nd February 2018. Interestingly, he has also scored his first goal in his debut match. He then scored his first Derby du Rhône goal against Olympique Lyonnais on 25th February 2018.
Mathieu Debuchy Personal Life:
Born in Fretin, France, Mathieu Debuchy is of pure French descent through both of his parents’ side. He grew up in northern France under the guidance of his parents, Jean-Pascal Debuchy and Dominique Debuchy.
Mathieu married his long-time girlfriend Ludivine Debuchy in 2007. The couple currently has three kids together, Manon Debuchy, Lalou Debuchy, and Lukas Debuchy.
Mathieu Debuchy Net Worth:
The current net worth of Mathieu Debuchy is estimated to be around €10 million as of the end of 2018. His market value now stands at €4.5 million as of the ongoing football season of 2018-19. However, he has reached his highest market value of €15 million in August 2012.
He now gets nearly €50,000 weekly wages from his current Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne. Besides his professional income, he has also made his wealth through several of his personal endorsement deals. He is currently associated with Adidas and wears their Adidas Predator 18.1 boots.
Mathieu Debuchy Individual Awards:
With Lille, Debuchy won both the French Ligue 1 and Coupe de France in the 2010–11 season. With Arsenal, he won the FA Community Shield twice consecutively in 2014 and 2015. Besides his team success, he also has several accolades under his name. Some of the most notable individual awards that he received till now are as follows:
- UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2011–12
- UNFP Player of the Month: February 2018