Yohan Cabaye is a France international football player who currently features for the Premier League club Newcastle United. He plays as a midfielder and is considered as one of the best playmakers in English football.
Cabaye developed at the youth academy of Lille and made his first-team debut for the French outfit in 2004. He soon established himself in the starting lineup and earned widespread praise about his talent, technique and style of football.
Cabaye played for Lille from 2004 until 2011, scoring 31 goals in 191 league appearances. He was crucial in his side’s victory in Ligue 1 in 2010-11 and Coupe de France that same year. In the summer of 2011, Newcastle United signed the Frenchman from Lille for a undisclosed transfer fee on a five-year contract.
Cabaye initially struggled in the Premier League but then became an integral part of Alan Pardew’s side, despite struggling with injuries in the 2012-13 campaign.
Cabaye made his international debut for France against Norway in a friendly international on August 11, 2010, appearing as a substitute for Yann M’Vila. He was part of the French squad for Euro 2012 and scored his first goal for his country against Ukraine in the tournament.