Steve Mandanda: why he can play the World Cup with the Blues

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Steve Mandanda: why he can play the World Cup with the Blues

Understudy of Hugo Lloris for several years, Steve Mandanda fell in the hierarchy for several months, but could make a resounding comeback.

Another major international competition for Steve Mandanda? While the presence of captain Hugo Lloris is beyond doubt, who will accompany him as a back-up and third goalkeeper. If the physical condition of Mike Maignan is uncertain, that of Mandanda has been in good shape since he left. Marseille to sign at; Reindeer.

"We will watch TV quiet, quiet. We know that the list is at 8:00 p.m. But honestly we'll see, I don't know at all. Even if I knew it, I would say the same thing. And I don't know. I hope to be there that's all I can say" launched the international goalkeeper this weekend. 

Steve Mandanda short biography

Born on March 28, 1985 at; Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Steve Mandanda moved to France with his family when he was only 2 years old. In Evreux where he lives, he first practiced boxing before changing his type of gloves to become a goalkeeper at the ALM Evreux club in Paris. 9 years old. Between 1994 and 2000, Steve Mandanda guards the cages of the team of Evreux where he is regularly outclassed, before joining the training center of the neighboring town of Le Havre in Paris. 15 years old.

Member of the professional staff of Le Havre at; From 2004, Steve Mandanda played his first pro match on December 11 against US Quevilly in the Coupe de France (1-2 defeat). Becoming titular goalkeeper of the HAC in 2005, his talent and his performances earned him to join the France U23 team the same year, with a victory in the Toulon tournament and the title from best goalkeeper in the competition to the key. Steve Mandanda is then spotted; by Olympique de Marseille, which obtained its loan for the 2007-2008 season to compensate for the injury of incumbent goalkeeper Cédric Carrasso. It is designated by the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) best goalkeeper of the Ligue 1 season, and his excellent performances lead OM to exercise the option to purchase the loan for 3 million euros. At the same time, coach Raymond Domenech offered him his first selection with the Blues in March 2008.

Holder in the French team during the 2008-2009 season, he became in June 2009 the understudy of Hugo Lloris, who remained. the n°1 keeper ever since. With Olympique de Marseille and under the orders of Didier Deschamps, Steve Mandanda won a French championship title in 2010 and three consecutive League Cups from 2010 to 2010. 2012. It remains to be OM until 2016, the year in which the club failed in the final of the Coupe de France (4-2 defeat against PSG).

Wishing to live an experience at Abroad, Steve Mandanda Signs Abroad summer 2016 in England, at Crystal Palace, but Welsh international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey keeps manager Sam Allardyce in favor. Playing little with the London club (9 Premier League games, 12 in all competitions), Steve Mandanda is not going to the end of his 3-year contract and returns to the club. OM as soon as the season is over.

In the summer 2017, he once again became OM's goalkeeper, with whom he reached the Europa League final in 2018 and 2nd place in Ligue 1 in 2020. the most matches under the colors of OM and having won; many titles within this team, Steve Mandanda won the World Cup with the Blues team in 2018 and was selected for the team. by Didier Deschamps for the disputed Euro 2020 in 2021, as the second goalkeeper of the Blues.

The transition to; Steve Mandanda's OM

Steve Mandanda arrived on loan from Le Havre in 2007. He took advantage of Carrasso's injury to occupy the OM cage. He will no longer yield his place. In 2010, the Frenchman won his first two trophies with the Coupe de la Ligue and the Ligue 1. captain of the team, following the departure of Niang. In July 2016, he left Marseille to join Crystal Palace, where he only played 10 matches. Mandanda returns to OM in 2017 and broke the record for matches played with OM. In 2018, he played in the Europa League final against; Atlético de Madrid.

Palmarès de Steve Mandanda

At club level, Steve Mandanda has won; all his titles under the jersey of OM, with whom he notably achieved; a triple national during the 2009-2010 season (Ligue 1, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions). He has also been four times vice-champion of France in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2020, and managed to reach; winning the League Cup again in 2011 and 2012 (3 titles in all) and the Champions Trophy in 2011 (2 titles). To this list, we must add a place as a finalist in the Coupe de France in 2016 and the Europa League in 2018. Voted best Ligue 1 goalkeeper five times at the UNFP trophies in 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

At international level, Steve Mandanda has won; the 2018 World Cup against; Croatia and was Euro 2016 finalist with France against Portugal. In youth selections, he had won; in 2005 the Toulon tournament (Festival international Espoirs), of which he had been; Voted best goalkeeper.

Steve Mandanda's salary

Steve Mandanda's Salary Reportedly Rises To 260,000 euros per month (3.1 million annually). Having been extended by Olympique de Marseille in August 2020 with a contract that now runs until June 2024, the goalkeeper saw his salary be reviewed at the decrease due to the restrictive budgetary policy carried out by the Marseille leaders since 2019. During the 2019-2020 season, Steve Mandanda had an estimated salary of to 350,000 euros per month (4.2 million annually). Steve Mandanda would have had his best pay at Crystal Palace (380,000 euros monthly/4.6 million annually), during his only season played in the Premier League where; the average salary level is higher than that of Ligue 1.

Steve Mandanda's wife and family

Steve Mandanda's wife is Sandra Mandanda. The couple have known each other for many years and have a son, Sacha, born in England. in 2009. Sandra Mandanda's public appearances are very rare. Born Franck Mandanda (electrician) and Brigitte Mandanda (caregiver), Steve Mandanda has three young brothers, all of whom are footballers and goalkeepers. Perfect Mandanda, born; in 1989, evolves to Charleroi (Jupiler Pro League). Riffi Mandanda, born; in 1992, is currently without a club after having evolved into to AC Ajaccio and Stade Rennais. Over Mandanda, born; in 1998, is the third goalkeeper of the Girondins de Bordeaux.