Nicolas Anelka

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Where is Nicolas Anelka now?

Often controversial, but a Premier League legend nonetheless, Nicolas Anelka retired from playing in 2015 after two seasons playing for Mumbai City who play in the Indian Super League.

Anelka was a prolific striker during his time in the Premier League and scored 20 or more goals for four of the six teams that he played for.

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During the last few years of his playing career, Anelka dipped his toe in the coaching side of the game.

His first role was in 2012 whilst playing in China for Shanghai Shenhua where he assisted compatriot Jean Tigana in a player coach capacity.

In 2015 he was appointed as player-manager for his second season at Mumbai City but left the club after failing to reach the play-offs.

After spending some time away from football, Anelka made a return in February 2017 as an advisor and talent scout at Dutch Eredivisie side Roda JC.

He joined the club because of his friendship with Swiss owner Aleksei Korotajev who is his neighbour in Dubai.

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Nicolas Anelka: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored125
Yellow Cards5
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Man City, West Bromwich Albion

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