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Name: Guy Demel
Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 13/06/1981
Height:6' 2" (188cm)
Weight:13st 12lbs (88.0kg)
Clubs:Borussia Dortm, Hamburg, Arsenal
Position: Defender


Born: 13 June 1981, Orsay, France
Former clubs: Nimes Olympique, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund II, Hamburger SV

A versatile right-sided defender or midfielder who is also capable of playing at centre-back, Guy Demel has played professionally in France and Germany while also spending a year with Arsenal early in his career.

Capped more than 20 times by Ivory Coast, France-born Demel came through the ranks at Nimes Olympique before moving to Arsenal and subsequently enjoying success during a four-year spell with Borussia Dortmund.

The powerful player established himself in the Ivory Coast national side during six seasons with Hamburger SV, where he played alongside the likes of Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Rafael van der Vaart and former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.


Made his first start of the season as the Hammers crashed out of the Capital One Cup to Sheffield United on 26 August 2014.


Continued as a regular at right back over the first half of the Barclays Premier League season...Suffered a severe concussion following an accidental collision with teammate Roger Johnson and had to be substituted early in West Ham's 2-0 win at Cardiff on 11 January 2014...Returned to the team for the 0-0 draw at Chelsea on 29 January 2014...Scored his first West Ham United goal to equalise against Liverpool on 6 April. The Reds would, however, go on to win 2-1.


Started the season as first-choice right-back, being an ever-present for the opening seven Barclays Premier League games of the season before suffering a thigh injury in the 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal on 6 October 2012...Returned to action as a substitute in the 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory at Newcastle United on 11 November 2012.


Joined West Ham United on a two-year contract with the option of a third year from Hamburger SV on 31 August 2011...Appeared in the development squad's 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on 12 September 2011, only to suffer a hamstring injury...Made his first-team debut for West Ham United in a 2-0 npower Championship victory at Middlesbrough on 29 November 2011...Suffered a thigh injury in the 3-0 npower Championship defeat at Reading on 10 December 2011...Returned to first-team duty in the 4-0 npower Championship victory at Barnsley on 6 April 2012...Started five of West Ham United's closing six npower Championship fixtures...Completed his first 90 minutes in a West Ham United shirt in the 2-1 final-day victory over Hull City at the Boleyn Ground on 28 April 2012...Started both legs of the npower Championship Play-Off semi-final victory over Cardiff City, assisting Ricardo Vaz Te's goal in the second leg at the Boleyn Ground.

Guy Demel

International career

Was in the Ivory Coast squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but he did not play...Was involved as the Elephants finished as runners-up at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 2006...Appeared at the 2008 CAF Africa Cup of Nations...Was called-up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa, starting the group-stage fixtures against Brazil and Portugal...Helped Ivory Coast to qualify for the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations by holding off the challenge of Senegal over two legs.

Guy Demel

Before West Ham United

Began his professional career with Ligue 2 club Nimes Olympique, making one league appearance before being snapped up by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in 2000...Spent a single season with the Gunners before heading for German giants Borussia Dortmund, where he won the Bundesliga title and reached the UEFA Cup final in his first season at the club...Made 41 first-team appearances over four seasons at Signal Iduna Park - including one in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup - plus 27 more for Borussia Dortmund II...Signed for Hamburger SV in 2005, quickly establishing himself as a first-team regular, appearing at both right-back, on the right wing or in a central defensive midfield role...Made 199 appearances for Hamburger SV, including an impressive 52 in European competitions, scoring four goals...Finished in the top-eight of the Bundesliga in each of Demel's six seasons at Hamburger SV, helping them to compete in the UEFA Cup, UEFA Europa League and the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League.

Any other business

Has his own website here...

Season 2014 - 15

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
League 3  (2) 0 0 0
FA Cup 0  (1) 0 0 0
League Cup 1  (0) 0 0 0

Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub)
West Ham Utd 2013 - 14League 30  (2) 1
  League Cup 1  (0) 0
West Ham Utd 2012 - 13League 28  (3) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
West Ham Utd 2011 - 12League 10  (0) 0
Hamburg 2010 - 11League 19  (2) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
Hamburg 2009 - 10League 22  (4) 0
  Euro Cups 10  (1) 0
Hamburg 2008 - 09League 24  (4) 0
  Euro Cups 8  (0) 0
Hamburg 2007 - 08League 24  (2) 0
  Euro Cups 7  (2) 0
Hamburg 2006 - 07League 8  (0) 0
  Euro Cups 3  (0) 0
Hamburg 2005 - 06League 20  (2) 1
  Euro Cups 9  (1) 1
Borussia Dortm 2004 - 05League 10  (6) 0
Borussia Dortm 2003 - 04League 13  (0) 0
  Euro Cups 0  (1) 0
Borussia Dortm 2002 - 03League 0  (4) 0
  Euro Cups 0  (1) 0
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