Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gabriel Obertan Stats

Name: Gabriel Obertan

Club: Manchester United
Number: 26
Position: WF*, SMF, SS*
Nationality: French _fra
Age: 20 (26/02/1989)

Foot: R
Side: B

Height: 186
Weight: 79

Attack: 74
Defence: 45
Balance: 80
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 88
Acceleration: 90
Response: 78
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 83
Dribble Speed: 87
Short Pass Accuracy: 71
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 75
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 71
Shot Power: 82
Shot Technique: 75
Free Kick Accuracy: 70
Curling: 79
Header: 71
Jump: 79
Technique: 82
Aggression: 86
Mentality: 77
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 71

Injury Tolerance: C
Condition/Fitness: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 5

*Tactical Dribble

United secured the signature of French starlet Gabriel Obertan on 8 July 2009, with the highly-rated forward/winger joining the Reds from Bordeaux following a four-year spell with Les Girondins. Prior to his arrival at Bordeaux, Obertan began his career with local club Paris-Pantin FC, before making the switch to Paris FC in 2002 and then Paris-Saint Germain. After spending a year at each, he moved to the famed Clairefontaine Academy in order to further his development, before being spotted by Bordeaux scouts. He joined Les Girondins in 2005 and spent his first year plying his trade in the reserves. After being offered a three-year professional contract in 2006, he was promoted to the first team at the start of the 2006/07 season and made his debut, aged 17, on 30 September 2006 against Valenciennes. He fired his first goal for the club on 22 April 2007, scoring the second in a 2-0 win over Saint-Étienne. By the end of the campaign he had racked up 17 appearances, 16 of them as a substitute. The following season, he featured in 26 matches and scored two goals, but he was still limited to mostly substitute appearances due to the abundance of strikers at manager Laurent Blanc's disposal. That trend continued into 2008/09 resulting in Obertan being loaned out to fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient for the second half of the campaign, during which time he featured 15 times, scoring once. On the international front, Obertan has progressed through the ranks for his country receiving caps at Under 16, 17, 18 and 19 levels. He is currently involved in the French under 21 squad. Obertan first pulled on the red shirt in the Carling Cup fourth round win at Barnsley in October 2009 after a back injury had delayed his debut. He impressed enough to be given a league bow (as a substitute) at Old Trafford four days later against Blackburn and became a viable attacking option from the bench thereafter. He made 13 appearances in all competitions and was a key part of the Reserves’ double-winning side. Injuries may have hampered Obertan's first season at United, but he'll undoubtedly be given more chances to shine in 2010/11.

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