CURRENT CLUB: Marseille (France)
Mathieu Valbuena is a diminutive playmaker who can play on the wing or as a #10. He has been named to the Ligue 1 Team of the Year twice (2008, 2013).
FRENCH NATIONAL TEAM
Valbuena made one substitute appearance during the 2010 World Cup when he came on against Mexico. He scored a goal against Georgia during this cycle of World Cup qualifying.
Valbuena played for Libourne before joining Marseille in 2006. He has made at least 29 Ligue 1 appearances in each of the last seasons, scoring 27 goals.