8 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Nicolas Anelka’s Life

Here in this article, we will be sharing some cool and interesting facts about Nicolas Anelka. Nicolas Sebastien Anelka was born on 14th March 1979.  He was a professional footballer who was capable of playing at forward position. On the club level, Nicolas started his career with Paris Saint Germain, Arsenal and also made several appearances for Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbahce, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Shangai Shenhua, Juventus, West Bromwich Alion. He is currently playing for Mumbai City. On the international level, he stepped on the ground for his birth country France.

cool and interesting facts about Nicolas Anelka's life

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NICOLAS SÉBASTIEN ANELKA

 

  1. Received Club record high fee from Manchester United

A cool fact about him is that, he was signed up by famous English Premier League club, Manchester United for a club’s record high fee. He was offered a contract worth £13 million. This record was later broken when other highly paid players were hired by the club.

 

  1. Received Club record high fee from Bolton Wanderes

Another cool fact about Anelka is that, he was signed up by famous League club, Bolton Wanderers for a club’s record high fee. He was offered a contract of four years worth £8 million. He showed outstanding performance for the club and ended as a the club’s highest goal scorer with 10 goals.

 

  1. Winner of Premier League Golden Boot Award for the year

The most amazing fact about him is that, he is the winner of Premier League Golden Boot Award. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football. For the year he grabbed the award include 2008-09

cool and interesting facts of Nicolas Anelka's life

  1. FA Cup Top Scorer Award for the year 2008-09.

Another most interesting fact about him is that, he is the winner of FA Cup Top Scorer Award. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football. For the years he grabbed the award include 2008-09.

 

  1. Twice winner of Premier League Player of the Month Award

Another most amazing fact about him is that, he is the winner of Premier League Player of the Month Award. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football. Even interesting fact is that he has won this award not once, but twice in his career. For the months he grabbed the award include months of February 1999 and November 2008.

cool facts of Nicolas Anelka

  1. Personal facts

Some cool personal facts about him are that, he is married to a Belgian choreographer, Barbara Tausia. The couple has two sons. He was born in Yvelines. His parents migrated from Martinique. His mother is a secretary in high school. He had two brothers. He plans to join film industry after retiring from football. He got converted to Islam and took new Muslim name of Abdul Salam Bilal.

7. Honors and Titles at the Club Level

An amazing fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at club level winning cups for many clubs, while playing for Arsenal  he won 1 Premier League Title for the Year 1997-98,  1 FA Cup Title for the Year 1997-98 and 1 FA Charity Shield Title for the Year 1998. Similarly, while playing for Real Madrid he grabbed 1 UEFA Champions League Title for the year 1999-2000. Likewise, while playing for Paris Saint Germain he won UEFA Intertoto Cup Title for the year 2001. Additionally, while playing for Ferebahce he won Super Lig Title for the year 2004-05. Whereas while playing for Chelsea he owns 1 Premier League Title for the year 2009-10, 2 FA Cup Titles for the years 2008-09 and 2009-10  and Serie A Title for the year 2012-13 playing for Juventus.

 

  1. Honors and Titles at International level

Another amazing fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at international level, while playing football for his national side. He won UEFA U-18 European Football Championship Title for the Year 1997, 1 UEFA European Football Championship Title for the Year 2000 and 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Title for the year 2001.

Honors and Titles at Individual level

Another amazing fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at individual level, while playing football he won 1 French Division 1 Rookie of the Year Award for the Year 1998, 2  Premier League Player of the Month Award for the months February 1999 and  November 2008, 1 PFA Young Player of the Year Award for the Year 1999,  2 PFA Premier League Team of the Year Awards  for the Years  1998-99 and 2008-09, 1 Premier League Golden Boot Award for the year 2008-09 and FA Cup Top Scorer Award for the year 2008-09.

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