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Mickaël Landreau
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Personal information
Full name Mickaël Vincent André-Marie Landreau
Date of birth 14 May 1979 (1979-05-14) (age 30)
Place of birth    Machecoul, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Lille OSC
Number 16
Youth career
1995–1996 FC Nantes
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1996–2006
2006–2009
2009–
FC Nantes
Paris Saint-Germain
Lille OSC
335 0(0)
114 0(0)
017 0 (0)   
National team2
2001– France 011 (0)[1]

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 17 December 2008.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 17 October 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Mickaël Vincent André-Marie Landreau (born May 14, 1979 in Machecoul) is a French professional football goalkeeper, who currently plays for French Ligue 1 side Lille OSC. He has 11 caps for the French national team.

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Landreau graduated from the FC Nantes Atlantique "Centre of Excellence" in La Jonelière. His first professional match for Nantes was a 0-0 draw against SC Bastia in 1996. Since 1996, he remained a mainstay in the Nantes starting line-up, and consistently produced excellent performances. He was selected to represent the France youth national team at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Having won two consecutive French Cup trophies in 1999 and 2000, Landreau and Nantes were crowned 2001 Ligue 1 champions. In the semi-final of the 2004 French Cup, Landreau produced several saves, but to no avail as the team could not score and were eliminated from the competition. At the end of the 2005-06 Ligue 1 season, Landreau's contract with Nantes was set to expire. He gave a press conference and announced that after thirteen years, he would leave FC Nantes to meet new challenges in a more important team. He then joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a free transfer, signing a four-years contract on 15 May 2006. 5 days after signing for Lille, he suffered a massive blow by damaging cruciate ligaments during a training session which will keep him out of action for around 6 months.

The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper and team captain was called up to the French squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup by French national team manager Raymond Domenech. He wore the number 1 shirt for France at the tournament, despite being third-choice keeper behind Fabien Barthez and Grégory Coupet. Landreau is now second choice behind Coupet even though Barthez, who had retired after the World Cup, returned to professional football in December 2006. Landreau was surprisingly not named to the French squad for Euro 2008, with Steve Mandanda and Sébastien Frey being named ahead of him.[2]

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