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Mousa Dembélé
Mousa Dembélé
Fulham info
Full name Mousa Sidi Yaya Dembélé
Date of birth 16 Jul 1987
Place of birth    Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
Height 5ft 10in (1.77m)
Playing position Central midfield, Support striker
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 30 (2010-2012)
Debut Man Utd (h) (22 Aug 2010)
Last Appearance Man Utd (a) (25 Aug 2012)
First goal Port Vale (h) (25 Aug 2010)
Last goal Sunderland (h) (6 May 2012)
Joined from AZ, £5 million - 18 Aug 2010
Left for Tottenham, £16.7 million - 29 Aug 2012
League apps (gls) 62 (5)
All apps (gls) 75 (7)
Other clubs Germinal Beerschot
Willem II
AZ
Tottenham
International Belgium (2006-present)
Apps (gls) 40 (5)

Mousa Dembélé is a midfielder who played for Fulham from 2010 to 2012. Initially signed as a striker and signed by Mark Hughes, he eventually acquired a central midfield role under Martin Jol and it was in this position he began to flourish. Left-footed, he usually operates on the left side of the pitch and has received much praise from critics upon moving to the Premier League. Amidst much talk of a move to a bigger club, Dembélé moved to Tottenham Hotspur on 29 August 2012 for a fee thought to be £16.7 million - a transfer record sale for Fulham.

CareerEdit

Before FulhamEdit

Fulham (2010-2012)Edit

Mousa was signed for what later turned out to be a bargain price of around $5 million from AZ Alkmaar in August 2010 by Mark Hughes. Birmingham City were reportedly also fighting for his signature at the time but ultimately he chose Fulham.

He was signed as a striker, though it became apparent that it was perhaps not his best suited position. Despite this, he got off to a strong start - scoring his first goal in a League Cup tie against Port Vale in which he scored once during a 6-0 thrashing. He then scored a brace including a 90th minute free-kick winner in the 2-1 victory over Wolves in the league a few days later. However, as the season wore on, he struggled to find the back of the net. This was not a massive problem for Fulham as his quality of play was for all to see; the only criticism was that he perhaps did not shoot as often as he should for a forward. He only scored a further two times in 2010-11, including a fantastic solo goal in the FA Cup tie against Tottenham whereby he ran from the halfway line before excecuting a fine finish.

During the summer of 2011, Mark Hughes resigned as manager of Fulham, with Martin Jol coming in to take over shortly after. This change of managers ultimately meant a change of role's in the squad for Mousa. Martin Jol is credited for moving Mousa into the midfield role where he really flourished as a Premier League player. The change in position utilised his real strengths as a footballer, especially with regards to his ability to dribble and hold up the ball in which he provided a real creative instinct in the side's midfield which had perhaps been lacking in the previous season. Although he only scored two goals in the 2011-12 season, his performances were very strong and had put himself into the shop window and transfer rumours began surfacing.

He played two matches for Fulham at the start of 2012-13 before his big money move. It was his final match against Manchester United at Old Trafford where he gave possibly his strongest performance in a Fulham shirt. After this match, rumours of moves to Man Utd themselves, and even Real Madrid surfaced, but he ultimately signed for Tottenham Hotspur a few days later for around £16.4 million - a club record sale for Fulham at the time.

After FulhamEdit

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010-11 24 3 2 1 2 1 - - 28 5
2011-12 36 2 1 0 1 0 7 0 45 2
2012-13 2 0 0 0 0 0 - - 2 0
Total 62 5 3 1 3 1 7 0 75 7

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2010-11 0 0
2011-12 6 1
2012-13 0 0
Total 6 1

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12010-1122 Aug 2010PREMMan UtdHomeDrew2-2Sub on 61'
22010-1125 Aug 2010LCPort ValeHomeWon6-0Soccerball 26', Sub off 46'
32010-1128 Aug 2010PREMBlackpoolAwayDrew2-2
42010-1111 Sept 2010PREMWolvesHomeWon2-1Soccerball 49', Soccerball 90+1'
52010-1118 Sept 2010PREMBlackburnAwayDrew1-1
62010-1121 Sept 2010LCStokeAwayLost0-2Sub off 89'
72010-1116 Oct 2010PREMTottenhamHomeLost1-2Sub off 75'
82010-1123 Oct 2010PREMWest BromAwayLost1-2
92010-1130 Oct 2010PREMWiganHomeWon2-0
102010-116 Nov 2010PREMAston VillaHomeDrew1-1
112010-1110 Nov 2010PREMChelseaAwayLost0-1
122010-1113 Nov 2010PREMNewcastleAwayDrew0-0
132010-1115 Jan 2011PREMWiganAwayDrew1-1Sub on 57'
142010-1122 Jan 2011PREMStokeHomeWon2-0Sub off 75'
152010-1126 Jan 2011PREMLiverpoolAwayLost0-1
162010-1130 Jan 2011FACTottenhamHomeWon4-0Soccerball 45+3', Sub off 80'
172010-112 Feb 2011PREMNewcastleHomeWon1-0
182010-115 Feb 2011PREMAston VillaAwayDrew2-2
192010-1114 Feb 2011PREMChelseaHomeDrew0-0Sub off 83'
202010-1120 Feb 2011FACBoltonHomeLost0-1
212010-1127 Feb 2011PREMMan CityAwayDrew1-1
222010-115 Mar 2011PREMBlackburnHomeWon3-2Sub off 78'
232010-1119 Mar 2011PREMEvertonAwayLost1-2
242010-113 Apr 2011PREMBlackpoolHomeWon3-0
252010-119 Apr 2011PREMMan UtdAwayLost0-2Sub off 56'
262010-1123 Apr 2011PREMWolvesAwayDrew1-1
272010-1127 Apr 2011PREMBoltonHomeWon3-0Sub off 68'
282010-119 May 2011PREMLiverpoolHomeLost2-5Soccerball 57', Sub off 75'
292011-124 Aug 2011UELRNK SplitHomeWon2-0Sub on 76'
302011-1213 Aug 2011PREMAston VillaHomeDrew0-0Sub on 74', Yellow card 82'
312011-1218 Aug 2011UELDniproHomeWon3-0Sub on 67'
322011-1221 Aug 2011PREMWolvesAwayLost0-2Sub on 46', Yellow card 47'
332011-1225 Aug 2011UELDniproAwayLost0-1Sub off 71'
342011-1228 Aug 2011PREMNewcastleAwayLost1-2
352011-1211 Sept 2011PREMBlackburnHomeDrew1-1Sub on 46'
362011-1215 Sept 2011UELTwenteHomeDrew1-1
372011-1218 Sept 2011PREMMan CityHomeDrew2-2Sub off 87'
382011-1221 Sept 2011LCChelseaAwayDrew0-0Sub on 59'
392011-1224 Sept 2011PREMWest BromAwayDrew0-0
402011-122 Oct 2011PREMQ.P.R.HomeWon6-0Sub off 87'
412011-1215 Oct 2011PREMStokeAwayLost0-2Sub off 36'
422011-1220 Oct 2011UELWisła KrakówAwayLost0-1Red card 29'
432011-1223 Oct 2011PREMEvertonHomeLost1-3
442011-1229 Oct 2011PREMWiganAwayWon2-0Yellow card 51', Soccerball 87'
452011-126 Nov 2011PREMTottenhamHomeLost1-3
462011-1219 Nov 2011PREMSunderlandAwayDrew0-0
472011-1226 Nov 2011PREMArsenalAwayDrew1-1
482011-121 Dec 2011UELTwenteAwayLost0-1Sub off 83'
492011-125 Dec 2011PREMLiverpoolHomeWon1-0Yellow card 45'
502011-1210 Dec 2011PREMSwanseaAwayLost0-2Sub off 77'
512011-1214 Dec 2011UELOdenseHomeDrew2-2
522011-1217 Dec 2011PREMBoltonHomeWon2-0
532011-1221 Dec 2011PREMMan UtdHomeLost0-5
542011-1226 Dec 2011PREMChelseaAwayDrew1-1
552011-1231 Dec 2011PREMNorwichAwayDrew1-1
562011-122 Jan 2012PREMArsenalHomeWon2-1
572011-127 Jan 2012FACCharltonHomeWon4-0Sub off 85'
582011-1214 Jan 2012PREMBlackburnAwayLost1-3Sub off 36'
592011-124 Feb 2012PREMMan CityAwayLost0-3Yellow card 75', Sub off 85'
602011-1211 Feb 2012PREMStokeHomeWon2-1
612011-1225 Feb 2012PREMQ.P.R.AwayWon1-0Yellow card 65'
622011-124 Mar 2012PREMWolvesHomeWon5-0
632011-1210 Mar 2012PREMAston VillaAwayLost0-1
642011-1217 Mar 2012PREMSwanseaHomeLost0-3
652011-1226 Mar 2012PREMMan UtdAwayLost0-1
662011-1231 Mar 2012PREMNorwichHomeWon2-1
672011-127 Apr 2012PREMBoltonAwayWon3-0
682011-129 Apr 2012PREMChelseaHomeDrew1-1
692011-1221 Apr 2012PREMWiganHomeWon2-1
702011-1228 Apr 2012PREMEvertonAwayLost0-4
712011-121 May 2012PREMLiverpoolAwayWon1-0Sub off 87'
722011-126 May 2012PREMSunderlandHomeWon2-1Soccerball 35'
732011-1213 May 2012PREMTottenhamAwayLost0-2
742012-1318 Aug 2012PREMNorwichHomeWon5-0
752012-1325 Aug 2012PREMMan UtdAwayLost2-3

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2010-11 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Konchesky / Salcido 4. Paintsil 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. A Johnson 11. Gera 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Kamara 16. Duff 17. Riise 18. Hughes 19. Zuberbühler 20. Etuhu 21. E Johnson 22. Stoor / Guðjohnsen 23. Dempsey 24. Kakuta 25. Zamora 26. Dikgacoi 27. Greening 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Saunders 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 35. Elm 36. Dalla Valle 37. Kačaniklić 38. Etheridge 41. Bettinelli 44. Marsh-Brown 45. Smith
Manager
Flag of Wales Mark Hughes
Fulham FC
2011-12 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. JA Riise 4. Sidwell 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Pogrebnyak 8. Johnson 9.  10. Kasami 11. Ruiz 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Gecov 16. Duff 17. BH Riise 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Etuhu 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 23. Dempsey 24. Dalla Valle 25. Zamora 26. Salcido / Grygera 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 34. Donegan 35. Peniket 36. Marsh-Brown / Mesca 37. Harris 38. Etheridge 39. Arthurworrey 40. Smith 41. Bettinelli 42. Trotta 43. Pritchard 44. Joronen
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2012-13 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Riise 4. Senderos 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov 10. Petrić 11. Ruiz 12. Frimpong 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Rodallega 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 24. Dejagah 25. Tavares / Manolev 27. Riether 28. Emanuelson 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche / David 33. Enoh 35. Bettinelli 36. Mesca 37. Burn 38. Etheridge 39. Trotta 40. Smith 41. Donegan 42. Banya 43. Tankovic 44. Grimmer
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol

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