2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July


197.0 cm
Date of Birth 15 December 1988
International Caps
International Goals

For a long time, Steven Nzonzi suffered from a low profile in his native France, having left for England at a young age. Despite turning heads with Blackburn and Stoke City, it was his move to Sevilla in 2015 that finally boosted his reputation back home, even if fierce competition for midfield berths in the France squad delayed his maiden international call-up.

Didier Deschamps finally brought him into the fold last November, with Nzonzi kicking off his France career in a 2-0 defeat of Wales and a 2-2 draw with Germany. Having seen the technically-gifted and powerful midfielder up close, Deschamps opted to include him in his travelling party for Russia 2018.