William Gallas is a French footballer who currently features for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. He is a versatile defender who can play anywhere across the backfour.
Galas is a graduate of the French Football Academy at Clairefontaine and commenced his professional football at the French second division side SM Caen in 1995. In 1997, he moved to Olympique de Marseille and played for them until the summer of 2001 when, after making 111 league appearances, he moved to Premier League giants Chelsea for a transfer fee of £6.2 million.
Gallas was a regular at Chelsea and made over 150 Premier League appearances and won back-to-back league titles with the club in 2005 and 2006. But in the summer of 2006 he was signed by Arsenal after he fell out with the club over contract negotiations. But Gallas was successful at the Emirates Stadium and was the captain for the 2007-2008 season.
However, two years later Gallas was on the move again, this time joining Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham in 2010. He scored 12 goals in 101 Premier League matches for the Gunners.
Gallas made his debut for France in 2002 and played over 84 matches for his nation before announcing his retirement in June 2011. He featured at Euro 2004, 2006 Germany World Cup and Euro 2008.