Player #821

Appearances:

18

Starts:

15

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Habib Bèye
Habib Bèye

Source: Football card #24 Habib Bèye issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Habib Bèye
Habib Bèye

Source: Football card #24 Habib Bèye issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Habib Bèye

Position

Right Back

From

2009-10

To

2011-12

IMAGE CREDIT

Habib Bèye

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

31
32
33

Division

PL
PL
PL

Appearances

18
11
6
1

Starts

15
10
5
0

Substitute

3
1
1
1

Unused

46
39
4
3

Goals

0
0
0
0

*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

Habib Bèye

Birth Date

Wednesday, 19 January 1977

Birth Place

Suresnes, Paris

Birth Country

France

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Newcastle United

From

For

£2,610,000

On

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Previous Clubs

1997-98 Paris Saint-Germain |
1998-03 RC Strasbourg Alsace |
2003-07 Olympique de Marseille, £990k |
2007-09 Newcastle United, £2.52m |

Loans Out

2011 Doncaster Rovers, 1 Nov 2011 to 1 Dec 2011, 9 (0) |

Transfer Out

To

Doncaster Rovers

For

Free

On

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Subsequent Clubs

2012 Doncaster Rovers, Free |

Habib Bèye
Habib Bèye

Source: Football card #24 Habib Bèye issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Habib Bèye
Habib Bèye

Source: Football card #24 Habib Bèye issued by Topps under the Match Attax 2009-10 series, 2009.

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Villa Career

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

2009-12 Aston Villa, £2.61m, 15 (3) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Martin O’Neill |
Gérard Houllier |
Alex McLeish |
Paul Lambert |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Wigan Athletic (h), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Hereford United (h), League Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Honours

2009-10 League Cup Runners Up |

Height

(6 ft) 1.82 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Senegal

Habib Bèye

Player #821 for Aston Villa, Habib Bèye played as a right back for the club between 2009-10 and 2011-12 making 18 appearances.

Bèye was born in Suresnes, Paris, France on 19 January 1977 and was signed by Martin O’Neill from Newcastle United for £2,610,000 in August 2009 aged 32.

O’Neill had made some odd signings during his 4 years as Villa boss but the arrival of Bèye was the pinnacle.

A huge fee relative to his ability, a long term contract for a player - like a number of others brought in by O’Neill - who was patently below the standard required to perform in top flight football.

Like other O’Neill players Bèye’s career followed a familiar pattern - a high relative fee, initial game time then a loss of faith and a transfer out and significant loss. Such was the loss on Bèye that his contract was cancelled ahead of time.

Bèye started 6 of the first 8 games of the 2009-10 season before starting 4 of the next 44.

Following O’Neill’s departure on the eve of the 2010-11 season Bèye was handed 2 starts by caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald in Villa’s UEFA Europa League campaign before late arriving permanent boss Gérard Houllier handed his fellow Frenchman 3 consecutive starts in October 2010.

Thereafter things became stranger, firstly Houllier ‘promoted’ Bèye to his bomb squad soon to be also occupied by Stephen Warnock and removed Bèye from first team consideration or training for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.

For 2011-12 with Houllier gone and Alex McLeish in his place Bèye was given a single substitute appearance in the League Cup as Villa struggled to overcome lower league Hereford United.

That 87’ replacement for Chris Herd was to prove Bèye’s final appearance for Villa aged 34.

McLeish shipped Bèye out on loan to Doncaster Rovers in November 2011 before his contract was terminated to allow him to make his move north permanent in January 2012.