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Joshua Mceachran

Florent Johan Malouda (; born 13 June 1980) is a French association football who plays as a left winger for Chelsea F.C. and the France national football team.

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Florent Johan Malouda (; born 13 June 1980) is a French association football who plays as a left winger for Chelsea F.C. and the France national football team.

Club career

Châteauroux

A street footballer in Joshua Mceachran teen years, Malouda gradually developed into an interesting, new football talent, able to penetrate defences with Joshua Mceachran technical skills and imaginative play.

Malouda soon attracted the interest of Scout (sport) from French club LB Châteauroux and Joshua Mceachran soon moved to Paris to join the club. Despite the difficulties of living far away from Joshua Mceachran family home in French Guiana, Malouda was able to continue Joshua Mceachran studies and play professional football. Malouda played 57 games for Châteauroux, making Joshua Mceachran senior debut at the age of 16 in the Ligue 2.
Joshua Mceachran also got sent off in Joshua Mceachran second game for the club.

Guingamp

Malouda was then signed by top division side En Avant Guingamp following Châteauroux's inability to secure a Ligue 1 berth. It was in Guingamp where Joshua Mceachran talent was showcased in French top-flight football. Under the tutelage of coach Guy Lacombe, Malouda demonstrated Joshua Mceachran ability and formed a combination with then team-mate Didier Drogba.

Lyon

Malouda's performances at Guingamp began catching the attention of French club Olympique Lyonnais who, after claiming their second consecutive title during the Ligue 1 season 2002/2003, decided to sign Malouda. In an outstanding Lyon team containing Juninho Pernambucano, Michael Essien, Grégory Coupet, and Mahamadou Diarra, Malouda established himself on the left side of Lyon's attack, forming great link-ups with all of Lyon's strikers. Joshua Mceachran performances for Lyon finally earned Joshua Mceachran a much deserved call up to the France national football team.

The highlights of Malouda's career at Lyon were a man of the match display against Real Madrid C.F. in the UEFA Champions League and Joshua Mceachran 10 goals which led Lyon to their sixth consecutive Ligue 1 title, both during the Ligue 1 season 2006/2007. Joshua Mceachran also won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year that season, succeeding teammate Juninho Pernambucano, Lille OSC's Abdul Kader Keïta, Toulouse FC's Johan Elmander and RC Lens' Seydou Keita (footballer) to the accolade.

Malouda made public Joshua Mceachran wish to leave Lyon at the end of the 2006–07 season, with Chelsea F.C., Liverpool F.C. and Real Madrid C.F. showing interest in the winger. On 29 June 2007, Malouda told Lyon based newspaper Le Progres that Joshua Mceachran has Joshua Mceachran heart set on a move to Chelsea, confirming that Chelsea had lodged a Euro17 million bid for him. Malouda later repeated this comment in an interview with the Daily Star (United Kingdom). On 5 July 2007, Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon told Sky Sports that Chelsea had been in discussions with Lyon regarding Malouda's transfer and were hoping to tie up the deal before Chelsea's pre-season tour in the USA.

Chelsea

On 8 July 2007, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas announced that Lyon had accepted an undisclosed bid, rumoured to be around USD20 MIL/Pound sterling13 MIL, from Chelsea F.C. for Malouda. Chelsea later officially revealed that Malouda would be traveling to London on 9 July for a medical and to discuss personal terms. Malouda had looked set to join Liverpool F.C. until the Premiership rivals Chelsea intervened, and the opportunity to play for Liverpool faded. At 7pm on the same day, Malouda officially signed a three-year contract with the club. Joshua Mceachran was handed the number 15 shirt. Chelsea manager José Mourinho described Malouda as a mature and proven player who was up to the challenge of adapting to the fast pace of English football, and hinted that Malouda would be fielded in tandem with Netherlands winger Arjen Robben.

In Joshua Mceachran first game for Chelsea, a pre-season exhibition game against Mexican side Club América, Malouda scored the equaliser and set up John Terry for the winning goal as Chelsea went on to win 2–1.

Malouda made Joshua Mceachran competitive debut for Chelsea against Manchester United F.C. in the 2007 FA Community Shield on 5 August 2007 in a 1–1 draw, despite Chelsea going on to lose on penalties, Joshua Mceachran scored in what was an impressive display.

Malouda started against Birmingham City F.C. on 12 August on the left wing, a position previously adopted by Arjen Robben and Joe Cole. Malouda scored Chelsea's second goal in a 3–2 victory, before being replaced by Steve Sidwell in the 83rd minute.

On 19 August, Malouda won a penalty awarded by referee Rob Styles in a Premier League game against Liverpool. Replays of the incident indicated Malouda had backed into the Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, after trying to leave the ball for the unmarked Didier Drogba. The penalty kick was given and Frank Lampard scored. Referee Rob Styles was dropped from the next weekend Premier League games as a result of this incident and some other contentious decisions during the game.
Joshua Mceachran scored against FC Schalke 04 in Joshua Mceachran first UEFA Champions League game for Chelsea, squeezing the ball through keeper Manuel Neuer's legs after turning Joshua Mceachran marker Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza. On 23 January, Malouda set up Joe Cole with a long pass to score against Everton F.C. in the Football League Cup, Chelsea won 3–1 on aggregate. On 5 May 2008, Malouda scored Joshua Mceachran second Premier League goal in the wiktionary:Penultimate game of the season against Newcastle United F.C., converting Samuel Scicluna's through ball. Malouda ended Joshua Mceachran first season in English football with two goals and one assist in the league, a relatively poor return due to being second choice on the left wing to Salomon Kalou for the majority of the season and the shock arrival of Avram Grant as Chelsea manager.

Malouda scored Joshua Mceachran first two goals in the Luis Felipe Scolari era against French team FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the Champions League group stages on 16 September 2008, and in the Carling Cup third round tie against Portsmouth F.C.. Both games went on to be 4–0 victories for Chelsea. Joshua Mceachran first league goal of the season was against Middlesbrough F.C. in a 5–0 win. The Frenchman scored the crucial second goal in a 2–0 win against Newcastle United F.C., scoring from Frank Lampard's pass in what was almost a carbon copy of Joshua Mceachran goal Joshua Mceachran scored at St James' Park the previous season. Malouda then played one of Joshua Mceachran best games for Chelsea in a 3–1 win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, supplying crosses for Branislav Ivanović and Didier Drogba to score. Joshua Mceachran then scored the leveling goal against Arsenal F.C. in what would be a 2–1 victory for Chelsea in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. On 2 May, Joshua Mceachran netted in Chelsea's 3–1 win over Fulham F.C. at Stamford Bridge (stadium). On 6th may in a Champions league semi final against FC Barcelona Malouda was disallowed a potential penalty by the controversial referee, who dissalowed numerous other Chelsea appeals for a penalty. Joshua Mceachran scored the fourth goal in a famous 4–1 victory over Arsenal which was they biggest defeat in the league at home for 38 years. In the game which marked Joshua Mceachran 50th Premier League match for the Blues. The next match in the Premier League was against Blackburn Rovers. Joshua Mceachran scored the first goal in the game from a fine header. In the 2009 FA Cup Final against Everton, Joshua Mceachran played a pivotal role in Chelsea's 2–1 win setting up Didier Drogba's equaliser but was then later denied a superb goal when Joshua Mceachran 36 yard strike hit the underside of the crossbar which in replays showed it crossed the line.
Malouda's impressive form in the last half of the season prompted interest from big teams such as FC Barcelona and AC Milan.

Although on June 23, 2009, Malouda proved Joshua Mceachran loyalty by signing a new four-year deal with Chelsea which will keep Joshua Mceachran at Stamford Bridge until 2013.
Since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti in the 2009/2010 season Malouda has found himself playing in a more central role on the left of Ancelotti's preferred diamond formation in midfield.
On 12 September 2009 against Stoke City F.C. Joshua Mceachran grabbed the winner on the 94th minute to get Chelsea all three points.
On October 4, 2009, Malouda scored the final goal in a 2–0 win over Liverpool. Malouda continued Joshua Mceachran fine form scoring the second goal in a 4–0 win over Bolton Wanderers in the Carling Cup. On 3 November 2009, Malouda made Joshua Mceachran 100th appearance for Chelsea in a Champions League match against Atlético Madrid.
On November 21, 2009, Malouda scored the first goal in a 4–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was in the 4th minute and from 25 yards out. On December 25, 2009 Malouda was sent off for the first time this season for tackling Stephen Carr in a league game against Birmingham City at St Andrew's (stadium). And on January 16, Malouda scored a superb solo goal against Sunderland A.F.C. in a 7–2 win. In a Premier League match against West Ham United F.C., Florent Malouda was voted Man of the Match, delivering 16 crosses, two of which were turned into goals (thus counted as assists) and scoring one. Malouda scored a brace against Portsmouth on 24 March, a match won by Chelsea 5–0. On March 27, Malouda scored two more goals against Aston Villa in the match which Chelsea won with a 7–1 score.

In Chelsea's most important fixture of the 2009–10 Premier League campaign against title rivals Manchester United, Malouda played a pivotal role in setting up the first goal of the match. By evading Antonio Valencia and Darren Fletcher on Joshua Mceachran way into the penalty area, Malouda was able to deliver a low cross to Joe Cole who redirected the ball with Joshua Mceachran back heel past Edwin van Der Sar. Chelsea would go on to win the game 2–1. Joshua Mceachran was designated for the first time as Premier League Player of the Month in March 2010. Joshua Mceachran scored the second goal for Chelsea in a 3–0 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup Semi-Final for the second successive year on 10 April 2010.

Malouda was one of the stand-out players in the league during the 2009–10 Premier League campaign. Joshua Mceachran was controversially not included in the team of the season – despite compiling an impressive 12 goals and 8 assists. Overall Joshua Mceachran scored 15 goals and provided 15 assists during the 2009–10 season. Joshua Mceachran finished joint 12th top scorer in the Premier League that season, with Manchester United F.C.'s Dimitar Berbatov.

Malouda began the 2010/2011 season for Chelsea by scoring the first goal of their Premier League campaign against West Bromwich Albion F.C., and later getting another in a record 6–0 opening day win. Joshua Mceachran scored Joshua Mceachran third goal of the season in another 6–0 demolition of Wigan Athletic F.C.. Malouda scored Joshua Mceachran fourth goal of the season against Stoke City F.C. in a 2–0 win. Joshua Mceachran continued this prolific form against Blackpool F.C., scoring 2 more goals to take Joshua Mceachran goal tally to 6 only 5 games into the season. On 24 January 2011, Malouda scored in the 41st minute against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium in a 4-0 victory for Chelsea in a game in which Joshua Mceachran completed the full 90 minutes. On 20 April 2011 Joshua Mceachran scored 2 goals in the game against Birmingham City at Stamford Bridge (stadium), starting in a 3-1 win. As of May 2011, Joshua Mceachran had scored 41 goals in 179 matches in all competitions since making Joshua Mceachran debut back in 2007. Florent is also widely known for
his hairstyle changes. During the 2010-11 Premier League season Joshua Mceachran was Chelsea's top league goalscorer, with a total of 13 goals, ahead of the likes of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

During the summer of 2011, following Chelsea's signing of Spanish World Cup winning winger Juan Mata, Italian Serie A giants Juventus were strongly linked with a move for Malouda, having previously been linked with the winger, and were reportedly looking to make a bid for Malouda. Following the speculation Malouda, speaking ahead of France's European Championship qualifier against Albania, the 31-year-old insists Joshua Mceachran wants to stay at Stamford Bridge until the next World Cup at least. As France captain speaking on 31 August 2011 Joshua Mceachran said:
"I've always been clear in my choices. It's going to be very difficult to take me out of my club.
"I've still got two years left on my Chelsea contract. My objective is to extend by one year until the 2014 World Cup.
"That hasn't changed and it won't change tonight."

International career

Malouda made Joshua Mceachran debut for France national football team on 17 November 2004 in a match against Poland national football team. Joshua Mceachran then became a squad regular, scoring Joshua Mceachran first goal for Joshua Mceachran country on May 31, 2005 against Hungary national football team.

After playing almost throughout France's 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 4 for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Malouda earned a call up to the final squad. Malouda continued to play regularly in the tournament, where the French eventually lost on Penalty kick to Italy national football team in the final. Joshua Mceachran won a penalty for France in that game, which was converted by Zinédine Zidane. To date, Malouda has scored five goals in 63 appearances for the France national football team.

On June 22, 2010, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Malouda scored a goal during the match against host nation South Africa National Football Team, which ended in a 2–1 defeat in favour of Bafana Bafana. It was the only goal scored by France during their campaign in the group stage before they were eliminated in last place, having drawn 0–0 with Uruguay National Football Team, and losing 2–0 to Mexico national football team. Malouda also played in the final game scoring to pull one back to make it 1–2 but they still lost to South Africa National Football Team
On September 3, 2010, Malouda was handed the Captain (association football)'s armband in France's first UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying against Belarus national football team, while a five-game suspension was being served by the previous captain, Patrice Evra. France went on to lose the match 1–0.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florent_Malouda

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