Jimmy Abdou

Born: 13/07/1984

Position: Midfielder

Squad Number: 26

Profile: Born in Martigues in the south of France, Abdou is the tireless engine in Millwall’s midfield.

He forged his name into Millwall folklore when he scored against Leeds in a League One play-off semi final in 2009 to defeat the Yorkshire club at Elland Road.

His never-say-die attitude and work rate have made him a fan favourite at The Den, culminating in him winning the club's Player of the Year award at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Abdou began his career for his hometown club Martigues. He then moved to Sedan in 2003, where he helped them to win promotion to Ligue 1 in the 2004-05 season. His first taste of English football came when Plymouth offered him a one-year deal on the back of an impressive trial at the club.

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett offered Abdou a deal after his impressive first season at Home Park and has since been regarded as one of his best signings to date.

Abdou was called up to represent his country, Comoros, in 2010 for a qualifier for The African Cup of Nations. He is also the captain of the national team.

Did you know: Abdou has played for Martigues, a club where Manchester United legend Eric Cantona also had a successful spell.

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