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Dimitri Payet

Squad Number: 27
Position: Midfielder
Born: 27th Mar 1987 ( Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island)
Signed: 26th Jun 2015 (£10,700,000)
Contract: 5 years (signed February 2016)
Previous Club: Marseille

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2015/16; Goal of the Season 2015/16, (runner up) 2015/16, 2016/17; Best Signing 2015/16; Most Missed 2016/17; Hackett of the Year 2016/17.

Dimitri Payet plays for West Ham and the France national team as an attacking midfielder. Born in Saint-Pierre, Reunion he moved to France in 1999 with his family where he joined Le Havre.

Having failed to shine at Le Havre (where he was charged with possessing a lack of motiivation), Payet returned to Reunion in 2003 to join AS Excelsior, where he spent the next two season before returning to France with Nantes. After just a few months in the reserves he was promoted to the first team.

Payet became a regular in the Nantes first team but handed in a transfer request when the club were relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of the 2006/07 campaign. He was snapped up by Saint Etienne in a €4million deal but initially struggled to make the team. By the time he was signed by Lille in 2011, Payet was a regular in the side.

The then French champions paid £9million for Payet in June 2011 and he enjoyed two successful season at the club before moving to Marseille in an €11million switch two years later in June 2013. His second season at the club ended with him making more assists in Europe's top five leagues than any other player - prompting West Ham to sign him for £10.7million in the summer of 2015.


 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

0-5 v Manchester City (h) 6th January 2017
by Staff Writer

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

0-2 v Manchester United (h) 2nd January 2017
by Staff Writer #2

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

0-1 v Leicester City (a) 31st December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

4-1 v Swansea City (a) 26th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

1-0 v Hull City (h) 17th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Anonymous for an hour. Better in the last 30.

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 5th November 2016
by Gordon Thrower

One free-kick, one assist. Got nothing out of the ref. Not a vintage performance.

0-3 v Southampton (h) 25th September 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Drifted in and out of the game. Often fouled and his frustration earned him the booking.

1-2 v Chelsea (a) 15th August 2016
by Staff Writer

One wasted free kick was just about the sum of his efforts.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 15th May 2016
by Staff Writer

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

3-2 v Manchester United (h) 10th May 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Even when the free-kicks aren’t going in he has a massive influence on proceedings. Ask Antonio and Reid!

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 30th April 2016
by Staff Writer

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

3-1 v Watford (h) 20th April 2016
by Staff Writer

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

2-2 v Leicester City (a) 17th April 2016
by Staff Writer

The pick of the bunch and the goal was superbly taken.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 13th April 2016
by Staff Writer

The goal was sublime but don’t go down as easily in future – it’s not what we want to see at the Boleyn. We’re classier than that.

3-3 v Arsenal (h) 9th April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Pulled strings all day long. Actually no. Scrub that. Another team might be watching. No he was rubbish. Nothing to see here.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (h) 2nd April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Pulled a lot of strings in the first half. Quieter in the second. I vaguely recall there may have been a free-kick in there somewhere.

2-2 v Chelsea (a) 19th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Another game in which he wasn’t as dominant as he can be. Still played a part in both goals though.

1-1 v Manchester United (a) 13th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

The goal was sublime but don’t go down as easily in future – it’s not what we want to see at the Boleyn. We’re classier than that.

3-2 v Everton (a) 5th March 2016
by Staff Writer

Was a delight to watch up to the point where his afternoon was ended by McCarthy’s cynical challenge.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 27th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

5-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st February 2016
by Staff Writer #2

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

2-2 v Norwich City (a) 13th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

2-1 v Liverpool (h) 9th February 2016
by Staff Writer

His quietest game for several weeks.

0-1 v Southampton (a) 6th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Largely anonymous but did play a part in SOuthampton being reduced to ten men following Wanyama's dreadful lulnge at him.

2-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd February 2016
by Staff Writer

Quieter than in recent weeks but treated the fans to a few tricks once the second goal had ensured all three points were going to West Ham.

0-0 v Liverpool (a) 30th January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

His quietest game for several weeks.

1-2 v Newcastle United (a) 16th January 2016
by Staff Writer

Dear Sky. What is the point in me writing about how rubbish he is every week to keep other clubs off the scent if you go and televise our matches and show how bloody good he is? Apart from the excellent goals, the passing, the link-up play and the unheralded donkey work in tracking back and helping to break down any opposition attacks, the MOTM did nothing worthy of note and I’d certainly look elsewhere if I were French manager Didier Deschamps.

3-1 v AFC Bournemouth (a) 12th January 2016
by Staff Writer

Simply put, his stunning free kick and centre for our second goal changed the game. The match winner.

1-0 v Wolves (h) 9th January 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Valencia) Had the crowd on its feet with some of those wondrous pirouettes that makes opponents look so daft. So glad he’s back.

2-0 v Liverpool (h) 2nd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Valencia) Had the crowd on its feet with some of those wondrous pirouettes that makes opponents look so daft. So glad he’s back.

0-0 v Stoke City (h) 12th December 2015
by Staff Writer

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

0-0 v Manchester United (a) 5th December 2015
by Staff Writer

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 29th November 2015
by Staff Writer

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

1-1 v Everton (h) 7th November 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Was a delight to watch up to the point where his afternoon was ended by McCarthy’s cynical challenge.

0-2 v Watford (a) 31st October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

2-1 v Chelsea (h) 24th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Sssh! People are beginning to notice. The source of much of what was good going forward again and, as ever, a joy to watch. My other MOTM.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 17th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent game for a player who, according to those responsible for the French national team, isn’t as good as Cabaye. Part of me is glad, given our habit of seeing players come back from international duty with injuries, however that must be one hell of a squad they have over the channel.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 3rd October 2015
by Staff Writer

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

2-2 v Norwich City (h) 26th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Not quite as dominant as he has been of late but still at the heart of all our good moments. MOTM

2-0 v Newcastle United (h) 14th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Dear Sky. What is the point in me writing about how rubbish he is every week to keep other clubs off the scent if you go and televise our matches and show how bloody good he is? Apart from the excellent goals, the passing, the link-up play and the unheralded donkey work in tracking back and helping to break down any opposition attacks, the MOTM did nothing worthy of note and I’d certainly look elsewhere if I were French manager Didier Deschamps.

3-0 v Liverpool (a) 29th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

What a bargain. How much did they pay for Benteke?

3-4 v AFC Bournemouth (h) 22nd August 2015
by Staff Writer

Only looked dangerous from dead balls.

1-2 v Leicester City (h) 15th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

The pick of the bunch and the goal was superbly taken.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Pulled strings all day long. Actually no. Scrub that. Another team might be watching. No he was rubbish. Nothing to see here.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Staff Writer

Very strong debut from the French midfielder, who was at the heart of most West Ham attacks.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

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2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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