Player #911

Appearances:

14

Starts:

7

Goals:

1

Seasons:

1

Christopher Samba
Christopher Samba

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Christopher Samba

Position

Centre Back

From

2017-18

To

2017-18

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Christopher Samba

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

33

Division

CH

Appearances

14
14

Starts

7
7

Substitute

7
7

Unused

13
13

Goals

1
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Veijeany Christopher Samba

Birth Date

Wednesday, 28 March 1984

Birth Place

Créteil

Birth Country

France

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Unattached

From

For

Free

On

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Previous Clubs

FC Rouen |
2001-04 CS Sedan Ardennes, Free |
2004-07 Hertha BSC, Free |
2007-12 Blackburn Rovers, £450k |
2012-13 FC Anzhi Makhachkala, £12.6m |
2013 Queens Park Rangers, £13.5m |
2013-14 FC Anzhi Makhachkala, £10.44m |
2014-16 FC Dynamo Moscow, £9m |
2016-17 Panathinaikos Athens, Free |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Christopher Samba
Christopher Samba

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Christopher Samba

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2017-18 Aston Villa, Free, 7 (7) | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Steve Bruce |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Hull City (a), Championship

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Final Appearance

Friday, 13 April 2018

Leeds United (h), Championship

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Honours

2017-18 Play Off Finalists |

Height

(6 ft 4 in) 1.93 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Christopher Samba

Player #911 for Aston Villa, Veijeany Christopher Samba, known as Christopher Samba played as a centre back for the club during the 2017-18 Football League Championship campaign.

Samba was born in Créteil, France on 28 March 1984.

Villa had signed Samba on a free transfer as an unattached player on 20 July 2017 after his previous deal with Panathinaikos Athens had ended the previous season.

Samba made his competitive debut for Villa in the 1-1 home draw with Hull City on Saturday, 5 August 2017 at the age of 33 and he went on to make 14 appearance for Villa before playing his final game for the club as a substitute on Friday, 13 April 2018 in the 1-0 home win over Leeds United.

Samba scored his only goal for Villa in the home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, 4 November 2017.

Samba was released by Villa on 1 July 2018 aged 34 before retiring from football. A charismatic, popular and imposing figure during his time with Villa, Samba developed a good partnership with fellow veteran John Terry and proved instrumental in Villa’s climb up the Championship table and promotion challenge.