Bernard Lambourde

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Bernard Lambourde
0Full Name Bernard Lambourde
0Date of Birth 11 May 1971
0Place of Birth Pointe-à-Pitre,
0Position Defender
Defensive midfielder
0Chelsea career 1997-2001
0Debut 24 September 1997
0Games (goals) 60 (3)
0Other clubs Cannes
Portsmouth (loan)
Al Wahda

Bernard Lambourde (born 11 May 1971 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French former defender and right back, who could also play in midfield, a position in which he made many of his earlier Chelsea appearances. He played for Chelsea between 1997 and 2001.


Before Chelsea

Prior to joining Chelsea, Lambourde spent six seasons in France, latterly playing for Bordeaux from whom Ruud Gullit signed Lambourde for Chelsea in the summer of 1997.

Chelsea career

Lambourde made his debut for Chelsea against reigning Premier League champions Manchester United, and helped the team to a creditable 2-2 draw. However he was sent off against Liverpool less than two weeks after his debut - just 25 minutes into the match, with Chelsea going on to lose 4-2.

Lambourde struggled to establish himself as a first team player thereafter, and with Albert Ferrer and Marcel Desailly bolstering the squad at the start of the 1998-99 season he remained a fringe player under Gianluca Vialli. Lambourde briefly went on loan to Portsmouth in his final season at Chelsea, in which he made just one substitute appearance for the club. In the summer of 2001 he was sold to French side Bastia for £300,000.

Lambourde is perhaps best remembered for scoring the winner in a 1-0 away victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the 1999-00 season. His other goals for Chelsea came against Middlesbrough in the league earlier in the same season, and against Valerenga in the previous season's Cup Winners' Cup.

After Chelsea

Lambourde played for Bastia for two seasons, and after a brief spell at Nancy he finished his career in Saudi Arabia, with Mecca-based side Al Wahda.


Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997-98 7 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
1998-99 17 0 2 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 25 1
1999-00 15 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 21 2
2000-01 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 40 2 5 0 7 0 8 1 0 0 60 3


# Season Date Year Competition Opponent Score Result Venue
11998-9918 March1999Cup Winners' CupVålerengens2-03-2Ullevaal Stadium
21999-0025 September1999Premier LeagueMiddlesbrough1-01-0Riverside Stadium
31999-005 February2000Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur1-01-0White Hart Lane
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