Nicolas Anelka

  • EPL Team Preview: West Bromwich seek stability with Irvine at the helm August 15, 2014

    West Bromwich: After a chaotic year marred by managerial changes, Nicolas Anelka's controversial "quenelle" salute and a season-long relegation battle, West Bromwich Albion will hoping for a much more serene campaign in the Premier League this time round. It's been a busy summer at the Hawthorns, with a vast turnover of...
  • West Brom sack Anelka for gross misconduct March 15, 2014

    London: West Bromwich Albion have given French striker Nicolas Anelka notice they are terminating his contract for gross misconduct, the Premier League club said in a statement on Friday. Anelka, who was given a five-match ban by the FA following his controversial 'quenelle' salute during a match on December 28, had...
  • Anelka and FA accept five-match ban March 14, 2014

    London: Nicolas Anelka has decided not to appeal against the five-match ban imposed on the West Bromwich Albion striker for his controversial 'quenelle' gesture, the FA said on Thursday. The 34-year-old French forward was suspended for his goal celebration during a Premier League match against West Ham United. Anelka had until Thursday...
  • Nicolas Anelka handed five-match ban for 'quenelle' salute: FA February 27, 2014

    West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined 80,000 pounds for making an alleged anti-Semitic gesture in a match in December, the Football Association said on Thursday. The Frenchman, who made a "quenelle" salute after scoring in a 3-3 draw against West Ham United on...
  • Nicolas Anelka denies FA racism charge over gesture January 24, 2014

    London: West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka will face an English Football Association disciplinary hearing after formally denying a racism charge for celebrating a goal with a gesture deemed anti-Semitic. Anelka repeatedly has insisted that his use of the gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has been...
  • Nicolas Anelka calls on English FA to drop race charge January 22, 2014

    London: A statement on Nicolas Anelka's Facebook page quotes the West Bromwich Albion striker as challenging the English Football Association's charge for a racially aggravated gesture. Anelka wrote: "I ask the English FA to kindly lift the charges alleged against me. And I repeat, I am not anti-Semitic or racist." He was...
  • FA charges Nicolas Anelka for anti-Semitic gesture January 22, 2014

    London: West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka was charged by the English Football Association on Tuesday for performing a gesture considered to be anti-Semitic while he was celebrating a goal. The former French national team play has until Thursday to respond to the charge and is facing a minimum five-game...
  • FA to probe alleged Anelka anti-Semitic gesture December 29, 2013

    London: The FA is to investigate an alleged anti-Semitic gesture made by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka during Saturday's 3-3 Premier League draw at West Ham United. An FA spokesman said his organisation would be launching a probe after Anelka's actions provoked widespread criticism. The former France striker celebrated the...
  • Anelka considering retirement following death of agent August 23, 2013

    London: West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke has said striker Nicolas Anelka has told him that he is considering retiring following the death of his agent. The Frenchman had already been excused from his team's Premier League game against Everton on Saturday on compassionate grounds after learning that Eric Manasse had...
  • Nicolas Anelka targets two trophies with Juventus March 19, 2013

    Rome: Former French international Nicolas Anelka hopes he could end the season with the Italian league title and the Champions League trophy with Juventus. The former Chelsea striker joined the Turin giants in January and is hungry for honours, reports Xinhua. "I'd like to end my career here as that would...
  • Nicolas Anelka joins Juventus on five-month deal January 27, 2013

    Former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Juventus on a five-month deal from China's Shanghai Shenhua, the Italian club said on Saturday. Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia that the 33-year-old ex-France international would help solve an "emergency" situation in attack. "It can be...
  • Redknapp hopes to entice Anelka back to EPL at QPR December 21, 2012

    London: Queens Park Rangers is targeting former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in the January transfer window. The former France international left the English Premier League a year ago for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, but QPR manager Harry Redknapp hopes to entice him back. Redknapp claims the 33-year-old Anelka is "finishing...
  • Drogba, Anelka future at Shanghai in doubt December 18, 2012

    Shanghai: The China careers of former Chelsea strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka are in doubt amid reports of unpaid wages at the end of a tumultuous year at Shanghai Shenhua. Local media have reported Frenchman Anelka's management is in talks with the Chinese Super League club to forgo the...
  • FIFA reject Drogba's special loan request November 22, 2012

    FIFA have refused Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba permission to leave China's Shanghai Shenhua on loan before the January transfer window. FIFA said they had received a request to be registered outside an open registration period from the former Chelsea forward, whose season in the Chinese Super League is over. The...
  • Hiddink to pair Anelka and Drogba at Chelsea February 18, 2009

    New Delhi: 'The Goose' has given a few interesting indications as to the changes he will enforce over the coming weeks. The Times reports that Chelsea manager Guss Hiddink paired strikers Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba together for a ten-a-side game in training on. The Frenchman and the Ivorian were rarely used...
  • Scolari-Anelka feud rocks Chelsea January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sun, that most mischievous of British tabloids, claims that Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari became embroiled in a heated row with Nicolas Anelka ahead of last Sunday's clash with Manchester United. The French forward supposedly expressed his dissatisfaction at being benched for the Blues' previous two outings, against...
  • Anelka questions Drogba's coin-throwing actions November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has questioned the wisdom of his front-line rival Didier Drogba over the now infamous coin-throwing incident. For his actions against Burnley in the Carling Cup nine days ago, when he launched a coin towards the away supporters at Stamford Bridge, Drogba received a violent conduct...
  • Anelka: More goals, more titles November 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Chelsea forward Nicolas Anelka has targetted a record breaking season in blue after netting his first Pensioners hat-trick at the weekend. The Frenchman made a subdued start to life at Stamford Bridge after his £15 million move from Bolton Wanderers last January. The ex-PSG man was the Trotters' main source...