Cédric Anselin

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Cédric Anselin
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-07-24) 24 July 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Bordeaux 9 (0)
1997–1998Lille (loan) 14 (1)
1999Norwich City (loan) 7 (1)
1999–2001 Norwich City 19 (0)
2001–2002 Ross County 11 (0)
2002–2004 Oriente Petrolero
2004 Mildenhall Town
2004–2005 Cambridge United 2 (0)
2005 Gravesend & Northfleet
King's Lynn
Dereham Town
Lowestoft Town
Total 62 (2)
Teams managed
2018–2020 Norwich United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Cédric Anselin (born 24 July 1977) is a French former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.[1] He was a French under-21 international. He subsequently managed Norwich United from 2018 to 2020.


Anselin was born in Lens, Pas-de-Calais. He began his career in his native France with Bordeaux and Lille. While with Bordeaux, he played in the 1996 UEFA Cup Final alongside, among others, Zinedine Zidane and Bixente Lizarazu.

Anselin joined English club Norwich City on loan towards the end of the 1998-99 season and signed permanently for a fee of £250,000 in the summer of 1999. He found it difficult to settle at Carrow Road due in part to the language barrier, and the club agreed to release him in the summer of 2001. He scored one goal during his spell at Norwich, his strike coming in a 4–2 win over Oxford United.[2]

He spent the majority of the 2001–02 season with the Scottish club Ross County before his career took him to the Bolivian team Oriente Petrolero. He returned to England, briefly playing with Cambridge United before moving into non-league football. A brief spell at King's Lynn was followed by a move further down the league pyramid to Dereham Town late in 2007. He then signed a contract with Lowestoft Town. On 25 August 2009, he joined the coaching team of Norwich United.[3] He also made a brief 45-minute appearance against a Norwich City XI in a July 2010 preseason friendly. He left the club in June 2020.[4]


  1. ^ Cédric Anselin at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ "Oxford 2 Norwich 4". Sporting Life. 24 April 1999. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  3. ^ Norwich United: Anselin joins management team, 16 September 2009
  4. ^ Former Canary quits managerial role Pink 'Un, 14 June 2020
  • Canary Citizens by Mark Davage, John Eastwood, Kevin Platt, published by Jarrold Publishing, (2001), ISBN 0-7117-2020-7

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