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Dimitri Payet (Midfielder)

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Dimitri Payet

Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island
Squad Number: 27
Position: Midfielder
Born: 27th Mar 1987 ( Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island)
Signed: 26th Jun 2015 (£10,700,000)
Contract: 5 years (signed February 2016)
Previous Club: Marseille

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2015/16; Goal of the Season 2015/16, (runner up) 2015/16, 2016/17; Best Signing 2015/16; Most Missed 2016/17; Hackett of the Year 2016/17.

Dimitri Payet plays for West Ham and the France national team as an attacking midfielder. Born in Saint-Pierre, Reunion he moved to France in 1999 with his family where he joined Le Havre.

Having failed to shine at Le Havre (where he was charged with possessing a lack of motiivation), Payet returned to Reunion in 2003 to join AS Excelsior, where he spent the next two season before returning to France with Nantes. After just a few months in the reserves he was promoted to the first team.

Payet became a regular in the Nantes first team but handed in a transfer request when the club were relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of the 2006/07 campaign. He was snapped up by Saint Etienne in a €4million deal but initially struggled to make the team. By the time he was signed by Lille in 2011, Payet was a regular in the side.

The then French champions paid £9million for Payet in June 2011 and he enjoyed two successful season at the club before moving to Marseille in an €11million switch two years later in June 2013. His second season at the club ended with him making more assists in Europe's top five leagues than any other player - prompting West Ham to sign him for £10.7million in the summer of 2015.


 

Dimitri Payet is yet play any matches this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manchester City

0-5: Friday, 6th January

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

Manchester United

0-2: Monday, 2nd January

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

Leicester City

0-1: Saturday, 31st December

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

Swansea City

4-1: Monday, 26th December

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

Hull City

1-0: Saturday, 17th December

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 5th November

One free-kick, one assist. Got nothing out of the ref. Not a vintage performance.

Southampton

0-3: Sunday, 25th September

Drifted in and out of the game. Often fouled and his frustration earned him the booking.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 15th August

One wasted free kick was just about the sum of his efforts.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 15th May

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Even when the free-kicks aren’t going in he has a massive influence on proceedings. Ask Antonio and Reid!

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Saturday, 30th April

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Watford

3-1: Wednesday, 20th April

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 17th April

The pick of the bunch and the goal was superbly taken.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

The goal was sublime but don’t go down as easily in future – it’s not what we want to see at the Boleyn. We’re classier than that.

Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 9th April

Pulled strings all day long. Actually no. Scrub that. Another team might be watching. No he was rubbish. Nothing to see here.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

Pulled a lot of strings in the first half. Quieter in the second. I vaguely recall there may have been a free-kick in there somewhere.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Another game in which he wasn’t as dominant as he can be. Still played a part in both goals though.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

The goal was sublime but don’t go down as easily in future – it’s not what we want to see at the Boleyn. We’re classier than that.

Everton

3-2: Saturday, 5th March

Was a delight to watch up to the point where his afternoon was ended by McCarthy’s cynical challenge.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 27th February

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

Blackburn Rovers

5-1: Sunday, 21st February

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 13th February

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

Liverpool

2-1: Tuesday, 9th February

His quietest game for several weeks.

Southampton

0-1: Saturday, 6th February

Largely anonymous but did play a part in SOuthampton being reduced to ten men following Wanyama's dreadful lulnge at him.

Aston Villa

2-0: Tuesday, 2nd February

Quieter than in recent weeks but treated the fans to a few tricks once the second goal had ensured all three points were going to West Ham.

Liverpool

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

His quietest game for several weeks.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 16th January

Dear Sky. What is the point in me writing about how rubbish he is every week to keep other clubs off the scent if you go and televise our matches and show how bloody good he is? Apart from the excellent goals, the passing, the link-up play and the unheralded donkey work in tracking back and helping to break down any opposition attacks, the MOTM did nothing worthy of note and I’d certainly look elsewhere if I were French manager Didier Deschamps.

AFC Bournemouth

3-1: Tuesday, 12th January

Simply put, his stunning free kick and centre for our second goal changed the game. The match winner.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

(Replaced Valencia) Had the crowd on its feet with some of those wondrous pirouettes that makes opponents look so daft. So glad he’s back.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

(Replaced Valencia) Had the crowd on its feet with some of those wondrous pirouettes that makes opponents look so daft. So glad he’s back.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 12th December

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Manchester United

0-0: Saturday, 5th December

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Sunday, 29th November

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 7th November

Was a delight to watch up to the point where his afternoon was ended by McCarthy’s cynical challenge.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 31st October

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

Sssh! People are beginning to notice. The source of much of what was good going forward again and, as ever, a joy to watch. My other MOTM.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

Another decent game for a player who, according to those responsible for the French national team, isn’t as good as Cabaye. Part of me is glad, given our habit of seeing players come back from international duty with injuries, however that must be one hell of a squad they have over the channel.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 3rd October

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 26th September

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

Newcastle United

2-0: Monday, 14th September

Dear Sky. What is the point in me writing about how rubbish he is every week to keep other clubs off the scent if you go and televise our matches and show how bloody good he is? Apart from the excellent goals, the passing, the link-up play and the unheralded donkey work in tracking back and helping to break down any opposition attacks, the MOTM did nothing worthy of note and I’d certainly look elsewhere if I were French manager Didier Deschamps.

Liverpool

3-0: Saturday, 29th August

What a bargain. How much did they pay for Benteke?

AFC Bournemouth

3-4: Saturday, 22nd August

Only looked dangerous from dead balls.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 15th August

The pick of the bunch and the goal was superbly taken.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Pulled strings all day long. Actually no. Scrub that. Another team might be watching. No he was rubbish. Nothing to see here.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Very strong debut from the French midfielder, who was at the heart of most West Ham attacks.
Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.

Dimitri Payet did not play for West Ham during this season.