Christopher Samba

Christopher Samba

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Veijeany Christopher Samba (born 28 March 1984), more commonly known as Christopher Samba, is a French-born Congolese footballer who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers.

Club career

Sedan

Born in Créteil, Val-de-Marne, Samba started his career with FC Rouen before spells at CS Sedan (he played 26 games for the reserve and four games for the first team).

Hertha BSC

Samba only made 20 appearances during his time in Germany and desired a move elsewhere. Struggling to break into the Hertha BSC first team he was invited by Mark Hughes to undertake a five-day trial at Blackburn Rovers. In total for the German club in his three years there he made approximately 28 appearances in all competitions, and he also was involved in eight Euro cup matches.

Blackburn Rovers

2006–07 season

Samba completed a transfer from Hertha BSC to Blackburn Rovers of the Premier League signing a three-and-a-half year deal for £450,000 on 25 January 2007 and took the number 21 shirt. He made his Rovers debut against Luton Town in the FA Cup Fourth Round, as a 69th minute sub for Ryan Nelsen and his Premiership debut on 31 January against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a 3–0 defeat. On 17 March, Samba scored his first goal for Blackburn against West Ham United, with a header in the 47th minute, in the 2–1 defeat at Ewood Park. He then scored his second goal for Blackburn in a 3–1 victory over Watford at Ewood Park on 18 April, playing the full 90 minutes with...
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