(born 8 November 1989) is a French football
who plays as a defensive midfielder
for English Championship
. Born in Zellwiller
, Schneiderlin began his career with local team RC Strasbourg
before joining Southampton in June 2008, where he has since become a regular in the starting lineup.
-born Schneiderlin moved from RC Strasbourg
on 27 June 2008, having signed a four-year contract in a deal that could rise to €1.5m, or £1.2m. He joined Southampton despite receiving an offer from local rivals Portsmouth
, and with interest from Arsenal
. He made his debut in the 2–1 defeat away to Cardiff City
and has kept his place in the first team.
The Frenchman scored his first goal for Southampton
at Bristol Rovers
on 13 April 2010, with the match finishing in a 5–1 victory.
Schneiderlin has represented France at under-16, under-17, under-18, whom he captained, and under-19 levels. On 25 May 2009, he was selected in the under-20 squad
to participate in the 2009 Mediterranean Games
. Schneiderlin featured in thee of the four matches contested as France finished in fifth place. The following year, he appeared with the under-20 team at the 2010 Toulon Tournament
. In the opening game of the tournament against Columbia U20
, Schneiderlin scored the first goal in the 34th minute, helping his side win the... Read More