Steve Mandanda Biography
|Date of Birth:||1985 , March-28|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Birth Nation:||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Birth Name||Steve Mandanda Mpidi|
|Nationality||Zairian, French, and Congolese|
|Birth Place/City||Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
French professional footballer Steve Manadanda currently plays for the France national team and Marseille as a goalkeeper. He has played for France national team at five international tournaments including three UEFA European Championship (2008,2012, and 16) and two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 14). Especially his association with the club Marseille brought him a lot of fame at the international level.
Early Life And Education Of Steve Manadanda
Steve Manadanda was born on March 28, 1985, in Kinshasa, Zaire, to Brigitte Mandanda and Franck Mandanda. He grew up in his hometown Kinshasa along with his three brothers named Parfait Mandanda, Riffi Mandanda, and Over Mandanda all of them are soccer goalkeepers as well.
He belongs to multiple nationalities including Zairian, French, as well as Congolese and ethnicity wise, he is of mixed ethnical background.
Steve Manadanda's Professional Career
Steve Manadanda was interested in boxing before joining the local team ALM Évreux at the age of nine. Making his league debut with the club Le Havre in August 2005, he finished the 2005–06 season playing 30 league matches.
Manadanda later started playing for the club Marseille in summer 2007. He was, however, ruled out after his knee injury. Following his recovery, he signed a permanent four-year contract with the club on March 5, 2008. He also became the club's Player of the Season at the end of his final season at Marseille.
Manadanda later played for the Premier League club Crystal Palace from 2016 to 17. He returned to his old club Marseille on July 11, 2017, signing a three-year contract with the club for $3.5 million.
Having represented France at various youth levels, Manadanda made his full international debut playing in a 2–0 win over Ecuador in a Euro 2008 warm-up friendly. Subsequently, he became the third choice goalkeeper in the French squad for Euro 2008.
Manadanda was also the part of French national team to play in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was included in the 23-man French squad for FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Steve Manadanda's Net Worth
Through his endorsement deal with many premium companies like Addidas and his club's salary, Steve Manadanda has collected a large amount of net worth which according to some online sources is believed to be more than $2 million.
As of 2012, Manadanda's annual salary was 2.64 million EUR ($3,083,696.88).
Steve Manadanda's Personal Life And Married
Steve Manadanda is yet to be married and is also not dating anyone at present. He has managed to live a low profile life.
Manadanda enjoys spending time with his family in the city of Marseille, where he currently resides.
After having chosen to play for the French national football team rather than his birth country Congo, he has earned the nickname "Frenchie" amongst his relatives. He is also active on Instagram and Twitter.