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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sylvain Distin

Date of birth: 16.12.1977
Place of birth: Bagnolet
Height: 1,92
Nationality: France
Position: Defence - Centre Back
Foot: left
Chant: Barbra Streisand...
Supported As Youngster: P.S.G

Distin is a strong left footed centre back whose legs are starting to catch up with him, however he has still shown he is one of the best central defenders in the league with some commanding performances for Everton.

Did You Know? As he has never been called up by France Distin was approached to play in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup by the Guadeloupean Federation but rejected the advances as he didn't feel it would be beneficial for his pre-season routine with Everton. Distin was eligible through his father.

In August 2009, Everton signed Distin from Portsmouth for a fee of about £5 million on a three-year contract.

Distin wears the number 15 shirt at Everton and made his debut in a 2–1 victory over Wigan Athletic. On 17 September 2009 he scored his first goal for Everton in the UEFA Europa League against Greek team AEK Athens.

He scored his second goal for Everton in the UEFA Europa League on 16 February 2010 against Sporting CP to give Everton a 2–1 win. Distin was later sent off resulting in Sporting's goal from the penalty spot after a poor touch following an equally poor Jack Rodwell pass.

Distin scored his first league goal for the club against Liverpool on 16 January 2011, heading in from a corner at the start of the second half.

During the 2011/12 season Distin was superb and it was only his mistake that allowed Liverpool back into the game in the FA Cup semi final which tainted his season slightly.

Distin was outstanding at times during 2012-13 and proved that despite his age he was still good enough to start for Everton.

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