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Encyclopedia > Mikaël Silvestre

Mikael Silvestre (born August 9, 1977 in Chambray-Les-Tours) is a French footballer, playing as a defender. He currently plays for Manchester United F.C., as well as France internationally. August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... In association football a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... First International Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Largest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Paris, France; 6 September 1995) Worst defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 19 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 11 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 6 (First in...

He began his career with the French club Rennes in the 1995/96 season. His time at the club helped build his reputation, and in the 1997/98 season was signed by Inter Milan. He made 18 league appearances for Inter, as well as 6 European Cup games. Silvestre signed for Manchester United F.C. on September 10, 1999 for £3,500,000. The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Stade Rennais Football Club is a French association football club from the city of Rennes, currently playing in Ligue 1 (the top French division) Honours French Cup Winner: 1965, 1971 Finalists : 1922, 1935 Semi-finalists : 1919, 1959, 1967, 1970, 1986, 2003 Quarter-finalists : 1918, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1934, 1952, 1989... Football Club Internazionale Milano (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Inter Milan) is an Italian football club, playing in the Serie A (first division). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Silvestre is adept as both a centre-back and a full-back, though he has stated that he prefers playing in the centre. His first season at Man Utd wasn't exceptional; replacing an injured Ronny Johnsen in the centre with Jaap Stam; but he has since improved and is now a regular first team member, being called up for France's national squad frequently. He received criticism for his performance in Euro 2004, where he gave away penalties to both England and Croatia, before France were knocked out by Greece in the quarter-finals. Ronny Johnsen (born June 10, 1969 in Sandefjord) is a Norweigan football player. ... Jaap Stam (born July 17, 1972 in Kampen, Netherlands) is a Dutch football player. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 11 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... First International Croatia 4 - 0 U.S.A. (Zagreb, Croatia; 17 October 1990) Largest win Croatia 7 - 0 Australia (Zagreb, Croatia; 6 June 1998) Worst defeat Slovakia 4 - 1 Croatia (Bratislava, Slovakia; 20 April 1994) Portugal 3 - 0 Croatia (Nottingham, England; 19 June 1996) France 3 - 0 Croatia (Saint-Denis... First International Greece 1 - 4 Italy (Athens, Greece; 7 April 1929) Largest win Greece 8 - 0 Syria (Athens, Greece; 25 November 1949) Worst defeat Greece 1 - 11 Hungary (Budapest, Hungary; 25 March 1938) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1994) Best result Round 1, 1994 European Championship Appearances 2 (First...

Silvestre's most positive attribute is his pace, and he often sets up scoring opportunities. He is also noted for his crossing and tackling abilities, though he isn't as adept at marking opposition strikers.



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