Patrice Evra Profile
Patrice Latyr Evra, born Dakar, Senegal, May 15, 1981. Patrice Evra started out playing for Le Club Omnisports des Ulis before he signed with Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Marsala in 1998. After spending just one season at Stadio Antonino Lombardo Angotta, Evra joined Monza for a fee of €250,000 in 1999, but the defender only made three Serie B outings for The White Reds while at Stadio Brianteo.
Following stays with Nice and Monaco, Patrice Evra was bought by Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for an estmated transfer fee of £5.5 million in the middle of the 2005-06 campaign, and the offensive oriented left wingback made his debut in a 3–1 defeat to neighbouring rivals Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium in the Premier League on the 15th of January 2006. After establishing himself in the United first team, the strong running performer went on make 379 first team appearances for The Red Devils before he signed with Italian Serie A side Juventus at the beginning of the 2014-15 season. A French international, Evra made his first senior appearance for The Blues in a 1-1 friendly fixture draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Stade de la Route de Lorient in Rennes on the 18th of August 2004, and he proceeded to appear in 81 games for his country during a distinguished international career. Patrice Evra: “When I arrived at Manchester United people asked me what excited me most. I said it was not training with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, but players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. They are the history of the club.”