Christian Negouai

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Christian Negouai
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth Fort-de-France, Martinique
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1998 FC Vaulx-en-Velin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 UR Namur
1999–2001 Charleroi
2001–2005 Manchester City 6 (1)
2005Coventry (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2006 Standard Liège
2006 Aalesund
2006–2007 FC Brussels 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christian Negouai (born 20 January 1978) is a French former professional footballer who played for Charleroi, Standard Liège and FC Brussels in Belgium, for Manchester City and Coventry in England, and for Aalesund in Norway.

Negouai was bought for £1.5 million by Manchester City from Charleroi in 2001. He made six league appearances of which two were match starts and scored once against Rotherham.[1] He also appeared for Manchester City in the UEFA Cup scoring against The New Saints F.C.[2] Negouai proved to be a versatile success for Manchester City Reserves in the Premier Reserve League, scoring nine goals in 19 games after being converted to a Centre forward from a Defensive midfielder[3] although his time at Manchester City was hampered by a serious injury which required operations on both knees restricting his appearances.[4] According to Duncan Alexander, as of January 2019 he remains the only player to be sent off on their one and only Premier League appearance.[5]

Upon joining Standard Liege Negouai scored the fastest goal in Belgian League history when he struck after just 11 seconds in a 2-0 win over KVC Westerlo.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Negouai is a practising Muslim.[7]


  1. ^ "Man City 2-1 Rotherham". BBC. 23 November 2001. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  2. ^ Phil Shaw (29 August 2003). "Negouai and Huckerby smooth City's advance but TNS earn credit". The Independent Newspaper. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  3. ^ Chris Bailey (16 June 2005). "Blues ready to offload Negouai". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Christian's challenge". Manchester Evening News. 23 May 2003. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
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  6. ^ "Negouai in goal rush". Manchester Evening News. 18 April 2006. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  7. ^ Sam Wallace (5 November 2003). "Test forces Muslim to break Ramadan". The Telegraph Newspaper. Retrieved 5 June 2008.

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