Stéphane Zubar
Stéphane Zubar
Stéphane Zubar
● Stéphane Zubar (STOS)

born in Guadeloupe

Stéphane Zubar was born on Thursday, 9th October, 1986, in Pointe-à-Pitre.

The 6' 1½ (12st 11lbs) defender joined Alan Archibald's Thistle for a trial in August, 2014, whilst a Bournemouth player.

Aged 27, he made his only appearance on Wednesday, 6th August, 2014, in a 3-1 friendly win at home to Sunderland XI.

There were no goals for Stéphane in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

At September, 2023, Stéphane's club-list included Caen B, Pau, Brussels, Vaslui, Plymouth Argyle, Bournemouth, Bury, Port Vale, Partick Thistle, York City, Weymouth, Yeovil Town, Gosport Borough, Totton and Baie-Mahault.

Bio Extra

This Guadeloupean defender, the first to open the 'Z' category of the PTFC players database, is the younger brother of Ronald Zubar (Marseille, Wolves, New York Red Bulls) and cousin of Claude Dielna (Istres, Sheffield Wednesday, New England Revolution). The 27-year-old Bournemouth player had been having a tough time with injuries over the last couple of seasons, including the dreaded cruciate ligament. Although he was still a Bournemouth player, he was on the lookout for a new club in the summer of 2014 and had recently been on trial at Cambridge United of League Two. After training with Thistle for a few days, he featured in the second half of the pre-season friendly with Sunderland U-21s on 6th August 2014. With the half-time score at 1-1, he came on for the full second half, replacing Ben Richards-Everton who was also playing as a trialist centre back that evening. Around 1,000 were at Firhill on the night and seen Thistle win the match by 3 goals to 1. Alan Archibald opted for the youthful option, signing Ben Richards-Everton to terms.

Zubar began his career at Caen, but never made a first-team appearance and was released from the club after spells on loan at Championnat National club Pau and Belgian First Division club Brussels. He spent the 2009–10 season with Romanian Liga I club Vaslui, where he experienced European football after helping the club to the 2010 Cupa României Final. Zubar signed with English club Plymouth Argyle in November 2010, and moved on to AFC Bournemouth in September 2011. He was loaned out to Bury in January 2013 and to Port Vale in September 2014. He joined League Two club York City in November 2014, where he played for the rest of 2014–15. Zubar returned to York on loan in August 2015, but returned to Bournemouth after he suffered a (second) cruciate ligament injury. He joined Weymouth on non-contract terms in August 2016, before returning to full-time professional football with Yeovil Town in June 2017, but after suffering another knee injury left without making an appearance. He returned to Weymouth and helped the club to two successive promotions: winning the Southern League Premier Division South title in 2018–19 and the National League South play-offs in 2020, before joining A.F.C. Totton via Gosport Borough in October 2020.

In September 2022, Zubar returned to his home territory (Guadeloupe) to play with Sporting Club Baie-Mahault. Lovely!


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