Tag Archives: Yohan Cabaye

The Daily Drool – Epic Bromance Month: Mathieu Debuchy & Yohan Cabaye

6 Dec

nufcfans_cabaye_debuchy_embrace_newcastle_unitedThese two have been besties since childhood starting with their youth career. They’ve played together at Lille, Newcastle and on the French National Team. (Suggested by watishista barbarossa) Continue reading

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The Daily Drool – World Cup 2014 – France: Rio Mavuba

31 May

Rio MavubaMidfielder Rio has played for Lille since 2008. Interesting fact: His birth certificate says “born at sea.” His father (who played in the 1974 World Cup for Zaire) and his mother (an Angolan national) were fleeing the Angolan Civil War and little Rio was born on a boat in international waters. The family came to France as political refugees and he became a citizen in 2004. Sadly, his mother passed away when he was 2 and his father when he was 14. He turned to football for solace. He rose through the ranks at Bordeaux & Lille (and even played a season at Villareal). While he was recruited by the DR Congo National Team, he chose to play for France. He has represented his adopted country at the U21 and senior levels.  If you want to see more of Rio (and by that I mean ALOT more), check out the Dieux de Stade calendar. He posed for the 2013 and 2014 editions (this past year with Yohan Cabaye and Olivier Giroud – here’s the Making Of video). Here’s some sneak peeks of Rio getting his pose on.

Meanwhile Back At The Ranch (Or Y’Know, Valdebebas) & International Duty

5 Feb

Entrenamiento (4)Aw! It looks like Chori is missing having one of his bromance partners around! So what’s a boy to do when both his men are off on international duty? Team up with the other point in that bromantic quartet, Calleti! Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Epic Bromance Month: Hatem Ben Arfa/Yohan Cabaye

4 Dec

Teammates on both Newcastle and the French National Team, Yohan and Hatem have double the bromancing time. How convenient! Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Yohan Cabaye

23 Jan


Midfielder Yohan left Lille this past summer (where he had been since 2004) for Newcastle in the EPL. He was a fixture on France’s youth national teams (U16, U18, U19, U20, U21) from 2001-2008 and moved up to the senior side in 2010.