In this year of 2015, we are very pleased to welcome Sidney Govou (French pronunciation: [sidnɛ ɡɔvu]) in our team for the end of the season. The man who played the majority of his career at Olympique Lyonnais and won 7 National title with the club has decided to join our club for the last games of the 2015 PDL season.
Sidney’s goal this year is to help us progress as a club. His participation in our team is really beneficial for our young players. It will help them develop their skills and involvement in the game, thanks to his experience.
Govou is a natural winger but occasionally plays as a striker.
Sidney’s Professional career
Sidney Govou played for Lyon for over 10 years, playing a part in their 7 consecutive league title wins in the 2000s. He played in over 300 games for Lyon in all competitions. His versatility certainly helped the team progress. Govou even had the opportunity to captain the side on many occasions, replacing the departing club-legend Juninho with the armband. During the time he spent in the club, he won all seven of their league titles and aided in some victories in domestic cup competition.
Govou had the opportunity to play with Sony Anderson or Juninho in Lyon, Djibril Cissé in Panathinaikos…
2000–2010 – Lyon 292 games, 49 goals
2010–2011 – Panathinaikos 20 games, 1 goal
2011–2013 – Évian 36 games, 1 goal
Govou’s International career
At an International level, Govou has been highly succesfull and finished as the runner-up to Italy during the 2006 World Cup. He played for his country at the 2004 and 2008 Euros, and the 2006 and 2010 World Cups with several famous players such as Zinedine Zidane, Claude Makélélé, Thierry Henry, Karim Benzema, Eric Abidal, Florent Malouda, Jeremy Toulalan…
2002–2010 France 49 games, 1 goal
“I am really happy and proud to play for Miami’s official soccer team and to be a part of this”
Sidney Govou, June 1st, 2015
Ligue 1: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08
Coupe de France: 2008
Coupe de la Ligue: 2001
Trophée Des Champions: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
UEFA Champions League 73 games, 11 goals
FIFA Confederation Cup: 2003
FIFA World Cup: 2006
Govou will participate in making FC Miami City Champions progressing in the upcoming 2015 PDL season. As for now, our club is thrilled to welcome this former world-class international French player in our Patrons pool. Our fans and all the soccer enthusiasts will benefit from his experience. His expertise will be a tremendous asset to the players of the league.
Also, Govou will come to the field during our summer camp to help train our kids from the Academy.
Join us in welcoming Sidney Govou!