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STEVE MANDANDA
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  • STEVE MANDANDA
  • GOALKEEPER

UPDATED 03:01 2nd August 2016

Steve Mandanda is sponsored by:
The Training & Recruitment Partnership Ltd
The Training & Recruitment Partnership Ltd
Website: www.trpltd.co.uk

Palace completed the signing of the French international shot-stopper on a three year deal from Marseille for an undisclosed fee in June 2016 whilst he was away with his national team competing at Euro 2016 alongside new Palace teammate Yohan Cabaye.

He would remain a part of the squad that finished runners-up on their own turf but didn't see any action during the competing as understudy to Hugo Lloris.

The 31-year-old made 443 appearances between the posts for L’OM during nine seasons of service at Stade Velodrome where he won one league title and three French League Cups. 

He was named Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year on four occasions including last season, and that fine form has seen him capped 22 times for Les Bleus since 2008. He has been named in three European Championship squads as well as going to the 2010 World Cup.

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his career started at Le Havre where he made his professional debut in 2005.