Christian Nadé

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Christian Nadé
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-09-18) 18 September 1984 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Montmorency, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Annan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Troyes AC 51 (7)
2005Le Havre (loan) 17 (1)
2006–2007 Sheffield United 25 (3)
2007–2010 Hearts 83 (8)
2010 Alki Larnaca 10 (2)
2011–2013 Samut Songkhram ? (?)
2013 PTT Rayong ? (?)
2014 Dundee 13 (3)
2014–2015 Raith Rovers 27 (6)
2015–2016 Hamilton Academical 17 (2)
2016 Dumbarton 12 (7)
2016 Stranraer 6 (1)
2016 Annan Athletic (trial) 3 (0)
2017–2018 Dumbarton 35 (4)
2018–2019 Troon 29 (14)
2019– Annan Athletic 12 (3)
National team
France U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 December 2008

Christian Nadé (born 18 September 1984) is a French professional footballer who plays for Scottish League Two club Annan Athletic.

Nadé has played for clubs such as Troyes AC, Le Havre, Sheffield United and Heart of Midlothian and has also represented the France national under-21 football team.

Early life[edit]

Nadé was born and grew up in Montmorency, a northern suburb of Paris, France until his parents divorced when he was 13. He moved to England in 2006 at the age of 21.[2]

International career[edit]

Nade represented France at Under-21 level, alongside Arsenal forward Jeremie Aliadiere, Blackburn Captain Gael Givet, Liverpool strike duo Florent Sinama Pongolle and Anthony Le Tallec, future Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu.[3]

Club career[edit]

Troyes[edit]

He came through the ranks at ES Troyes AC, and made his debut for the club on 19 January 2000 against RC Strasbourg in the French Championnat. While with ES Troyes, he spent a six-month loan spell at Le Havre.

Sheffield United[edit]

He signed a three-year contract for Sheffield United on 27 June 2006[4] and scored on his debut for the club in a friendly against Rotherham United on 28 July after coming on as substitute for Rob Hulse in the 70th minute. He scored his first competitive goal for the Blades in a League Cup 2nd round tie against Bury at Bramall Lane on 19 September 2006. His first Premiership goal came on 30 December 2006 against Arsenal in a famous 1–0 win.[5] It was the last goal of 2006 in English football. On 16 July 2007 Hull City confirmed that they had agreed a fee with Sheffield United for Nadé, believed to be in the region of £550,500, and were to hold talks with the striker.[6] Due to concerns over his long-term fitness Nadé was offered an incentive-based contract, which he refused and the move subsequently broke down.[7]

Hearts[edit]

Nadé signed for SPL outfit Hearts in a three-year deal on 31 August 2007.[8] He made his debut on 3 September 2007 in a 2–0 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park and his first league goal came in a 4–2 home win over Falkirk on 6 October 2007. Neil Warnock, Nadé's manager at former club Sheffield United, declared his interest in signing the striker for Crystal Palace in June 2008.[9] His first season with the club was his most prolific as he scored five goals in total. Prior to the 2008–09 season Csaba László was appointed Hearts manager and due to injuries and fitness concerns during pre-season Nadé struggled to break into the starting line up with Jamie Mole being preferred as the lone-striker in László's newly implemented formation. However, after several appearances as a substitute he eventually established himself as first-choice striker and Mole was loaned out to Dunfermline Athletic in January for the remainder of the season. During October 2009, Nadé revealed that his club form had been affected by personal problems off the field.[10] Following a 2–0 defeat to Celtic in February 2010 he was involved in a dressing room bust-up with teammate Ian Black which resulted in the Frenchman being frozen out of the squad for approximately a month.[11] Nadé was released by Hearts at the end of the 2009–10 season.[12] This decision was disputed by Nade, who claimed he had agreed a new contract with the club.[12]

Cyprus and Thailand[edit]

On 29 July 2010 Nadé signed a 3-year contract with the Cypriot side Alki Larnaca.[13]

After a trial with TOT S.C. and Osotspa Saraburi during spring 2011, Nadé signed a contract with Thai Premier League side Samut Songkhram. He was officially unveiled in May 2011.[14] After two years at the club Nade joined PTT Rayong.[15]

Nadé agreed to sign for Scottish club East Fife in the summer of 2013, but the move collapsed because the club was unable to obtain international clearance for the move.[16][17] Upon the move breaking down, East Fife's chairman Lee Murray said that he didn't care that the striker's move to East Fife had collapsed and that he "never thought he was that great."[18]

Dundee[edit]

He then signed for another Scottish club, Dundee, in January 2014.[19] Nade made his debut for Dundee, on 25 January 2014, in a 2–0 loss against Falkirk.[20] After making four appearance, Nade scored his first goal for the club, as they beat Greenock Morton 2–0 on 1 March 2014.[21] His performances as the Dee won the Championship to return to the top tier made him hugely popular with the Dundee supporters.[22] He scored the first goal as Dundee beat Dumbarton 2–1 at Dens Park in the last game of the season to clinch the title.[23] Despite making an impression at Dundee, Nade was released upon his expiry of his contract.[24] Although released by the club, Nade remains optimistic of finding a new club.[25] Nade also stated he lost weight, quoting: "he is in better condition than I’ve [he] ever been in my [his] career."[26]

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 17 June 2014 Nadé agreed to sign for Raith Rovers.[27] He scored the winning goal in Raith's 2–1 win over Rangers in the fifth round Scottish Cup tie on 9 February 2015. It was the club's first away win against Rangers since 1959.[28]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

On 13 July 2015, Nadé joined Hamilton alongside Antons Kurakins, Gramoz Kurtaj and Nico Sumsky. He was released by the club in January 2016.[29][30]

Dumbarton[edit]

He joined Dumbarton on 31 January 2016.[31] His first goal for the club came at home in a 3–2 victory over Hibernian which he celebrated in front of the visiting fans[32] He scored his first career hat-trick in his third league game for the club, a 3–1 win over Alloa on 8 March 2016.[33] In June 2016 Sons' manager Stevie Aitken admitted a deal to keep Nade at the club was "dead".[34]

Stranraer[edit]

After leaving Dumbarton, Nadé signed for Scottish League One side Stranraer in July 2016.[35]

On 10 November 2016, Nade was released by Stranraer.[36] After leaving the blues he played as a trialist for Scottish League Two side Annan Athletic[37]

Dumbarton return[edit]

He rejoined Dumbarton on December 31, 2016,[38] and extended his deal until the summer of 2018 in May 2017.[39] He didn't appear again for the club after being charged with a number of criminal offences,[40] which he was later cleared of[41], and left the club upon expiry of his contract at the end of the season.

Troon[edit]

Nade joined Junior side Troon in July 2018[42] after a spell training on his own amidst rumours and controversy surrounding his private life. The Troon management team of Jimmy Kirkwood & Nade's former Stranraer Coach Matt Maley took a chance on the forward & their belief in him was rewarded with 14 goals in 29 appearances at Troon, which is the most prolific spell of his career to date.

Always keen to return to senior football, Nade signed for Annan Athletic on the last day of the January transfer window.

Annan Athletic[edit]

Nade returned to senior football in February 2019, joining Scottish League Two side Annan Athletic[43]

Career statistics[edit]

13:12, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe/Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield United 2006–07 25 3 1 0 2 1 - - 28 4
Heart of Midlothian 2007–08 24 4 1 0 2 1 - - 27 5
2008–09 36 2 1 1 1 0 - - 38 3
2009–10 23 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 28 2
Alki Larnaca 2010–11 10 1 2 2 - - - - 12 3
Dundee FC 2013–14 13 3 - - - - - - 13 3
Raith Rovers 2014–15 27 6 2 1 2 0 - - 31 7
Hamilton Academical 2015–16 17 2 - - - - - - 1 0
Dumbarton 2015–16 12 7 2 0 - - - - 14 7
Stranraer 2016–17 6 1 0 0 4 1 - - 12 2
Annan Athletic (Trial) 2016–17 3 0 0 0 0 0 - - 3 0
Dumbarton 2016–17 15 4 0 0 0 0 - - 15 4
2017–18 20 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 28 1
Annan Athletic 2018–19 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Total 302 43 12 3 12 3 5 0 335 52

Personal life[edit]

In October 2018 Nadé revealed that he had tried to commit suicide in 2014 following struggles with depression.[44]

References[edit]

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