The beautiful story of Frenchman Valentin Roberg, chosen with Cyprus at the age of 35!

The beautiful story of Frenchman Valentin Roberg, chosen with Cyprus at the age of 35!

Last-placed Cyprus will play for its retention in League C Group 2 of the League of Nations by challenging Greece this Saturday and Kosovo on September 27. Tied with Northern Ireland (2) points but with an unfavorable difference in head-to-head encounters, Galanolefki (blue and whites) will want to escape this 4th place synonymous with a dam to keep themselves. To do this, the selection will have to fight, and to achieve this, a very experienced rookie can be relied upon. 35 years old, Valentin Roberge will participate in his first convocation and is a member of Apollon Limassol (11 matches this season, 1 goal and 1 offer). This Montreux-born central defender is unique in that he is definitely French. Valentin Roberge then went on to live a real odyssey, training with Guingamp and then Paris Saint-Germain, leaving him without a first-team appearance in 2008.

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Aris went to Salonika in Greece where he played for a year and a half before moving on to Portugal to wear the Maritimo jersey for 3 seasons. He spent a year as a freelancer at Premier League-discovered Sunderland and experienced France and Ligue 1 in 2014/2015, making 11 appearances in a Stade de Reims jersey. After this loan in Champagne-Ardenne, he returned to Sunderland, where he did not make it into the coach’s plans before joining Cyprus and Apollon Limassol. Convincing experience for him already with 184 appearances (4 goals and 4 offers) and won the title of champion of Cyprus in 2021/2022 and the Supercup this season. After receiving a Cypriot passport and living on the Mediterranean island for more than five years, he will embark on a new adventure having played in three European competitions (Champions League, Europa League and Europa League Conference) with the team. Greek god of music, song, male beauty, and sunshine.

Valentine Roberge received a passport

Having recently acquired a Cypriot passport and making the 25-man squad of new coach Georgian Temur Ketsbaya, Valentin Roberge will write a beautiful new page in his career. Also, on social networks, the French Florian Toulemesse (36), did not fail to fool him when he called the Nea Salamis striker: “Don’t worry buddy, we have many more good years ahead of us.” This new status, Valentin Roberge has started to feel since he joined the selection in training on Monday.

Announced in a press conference Alpha NewsHe expressed his joy at wearing the Cypriot jersey: “I am very happy to be here. Thanks to the federation and coaches for making this possible. I can promise to do my best as I do with my team. Greece is a very strong opponent, but anything is possible in football. We will give everything.” A huge reward for Valentin Roberge as he bids to climb Olympus with his teammates after promising an exploit against Greece.

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