NICOLAS ANELKA

  • As it happened: Mumbai City FC vs Atletico de Kolkata, ISL Match 52 December 7, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With its campaign in tatters after three consecutive defeats, Mumbai City FC needs to regroup quickly as it finds itself in a must-win situation against a formidable Atletico de Kolkata in an Indian Super League match on Sunday. Having just 12...
  • ISL 2014: The hits and misses as race to semis hots up December 5, 2014

    The Indian Super League's (ISL) round-robin stage is in its last lap and as the bell rings, every point is important for teams to make it to the last four and a step closer to lifting the coveted trophy on December 20. With big names on the roster and who's who...
  • As it happened: FC Pune City vs Mumbai City FC, ISL Match 48 December 3, 2014

    Languishing at the bottom of the Indian Super League table, FC Pune City and Mumbai City FC take on each other at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Wednesday, hoping to boost an outside chance for a berth in the semi-finals. In their last encounter, host Mumbai, led by their...
  • As it happened: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Mumbai City FC, ISL Match 43 November 28, 2014

    Mumbai City FC went all out when adding some big names to their squad but at the moment they can't seem to buy a goal in the Indian Super League (ISL). Mumbai have failed to score in six of their ten fixtures so far and they will be up against Delhi...
  • As it happened: Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC, ISL November 23, 2014

    After three consecutive goal-less draws, Mumbai City FC face a tough task in their search for a win as they take on table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match on Sunday. The Peter Reid-coached home side is going through a poor run of form in the last few...
  • ISL: Mumbai City FC held to a goalless draw by Kerala Blasters FC November 12, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala Blasters FC and Mumbai City FC played out an exciting 0-0 draw in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Wednesday. This was the second consecutive goalless draw for both the teams. Kerala Blasters wasted a number of chances and their inability...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters looking for a home win against in-form Mumbai City November 12, 2014

    Kochi:<b> Kerala Blasters FC take on Mumbai City FC in what is expected to be a thrilling tie in the Indian Super League on Wednesday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Both the teams come into the match after being held to goalless draws in their previous encounters. Kerala were drew...
  • ISL: Improving our defence was priority, says Mumbai FC coach November 3, 2014

    Mumbai: He sounded critical of his team's poor defending following a crushing defeat a few days back, but Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said he was delighted with his back four's performance in their Indian Super League match against Kerala Blasters. A stunning goal from Nicolas Anelka helped Mumbai City...
  • ISL 2014: Anelka helps Mumbai City FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 November 2, 2014

    Navi Mumbai: Mumbai City FC marquee footballer Nicolas Anelka scored his first goal of the Indian Super league (ISL) to help his side beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday. Anelka's goal helped Mumbai move up from the bottom spot in the points table to fifth...
  • ISL: Mumbai City FC look to bounce back against Kerala Blasters FC November 2, 2014

    After being hammered 5-1 in their previous outing, an erratic Mumbai City FC would look to put their campaign back on track when they lock horns with Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League on Sunday. Mumbai are struggling to find their rhythm and are placed second from bottom in the...
  • ISL: Disgraced Nicolas Anelka set for Mumbai City FC debut October 28, 2014

    Disgraced French striker Nicolas Anelka is set to return to action on Tuesday after serving a five-match ban for a gesture deemed to be anti-semitic and known as a "quenelle". The 35-year-old former Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid star is expected to turn out for his Indian Super League team...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC look to bounce back, take on Mumbai City FC on home turf October 28, 2014

    Humbled by a big margin in their previous outing, Chennaiyin FC have a chance to bounce back when they take on the star-studded but erratic Mumbai City FC in the 15th match of the Indian Super League on Tuesday. The Bojan Djordjic-led Chennaiyin FC were unbeaten in the competition before being...
  • Know your ISL team: Mumbai City FC October 9, 2014

    Bollywood actor and football enthusiast Ranbir Kapoor and chartered accountant Bimal Parekh joined hands to own the Mumbai City Football Club that will have Navi Mumbai's swanky DY Patil Stadium as its home for the Indian Super League. The club hired eminent English football manager, television pundit and former England defensive...
  • ISL: Five facts about the Mumbai City FC striker Nicolas Anelka October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Former French international Nicolas Anelka on Monday joined his 12th club in a much-travelled career. Here are five facts on the controversial 35-year-old striker: Anelka is making his return to football after leaving West Bromwich Albion in England over his use of the 'quenelle' gesture which many regard as being...
  • Syed Rahim Nabi realising dream of playing with football heroes in ISL October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian footballer Syed Rahim Nabi is all set to realise his dream of playing alongside his heroes, Frederik Ljungberg and Nicolas Anelka, as a team member of Mumbai City FC, one of the franchises in the Indian Super League commencing next week. "I have played football for so many years,...
  • Nicolas Anelka looking forward to a 'thrilling' ISL with Mumbai City FC September 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, who will be turning out for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League, on Monday said the mix of international stars and Indian talent will make for "thrilling matches" in the football tournament starting from October 12. "I'm pleased to join Mumbai...
  • Former Chelsea striker joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League September 15, 2014

    Nicolas Anelka has become the latest highprofile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. The 35yearold, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and...
  • ISL: Mumbai City FC in 'advanced talks' with former Chelsea striker Anelka September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nicolas Anelka could be part of the Indian Super League football tournament as Mumbai City FC's negotiations with the former France and Chelsea striker are at an "advanced" stage. The 35yearold Anelka has already been sent a contract and he is expected to decide on it very soon. "Talks are...
  • 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 seasonlong 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 antiSemitic. 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 antiSemitic or racist." He was...
  • FA charges Nicolas Anelka for antiSemitic 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 antiSemitic 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 fivegame...
  • FA to probe alleged Anelka antiSemitic gesture December 29, 2013

    London: The FA is to investigate an alleged antiSemitic gesture made by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka during Saturday's 33 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 fivemonth deal January 27, 2013

    Former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Juventus on a fivemonth deal from China's Shanghai Shenhua, the Italian club said on Saturday. Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia that the 33yearold exFrance 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 33yearold Anelka is "finishing...