Matt Le Tissier - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Career
Matt Le Tissier is a former professional footballer who won eight caps for the England national team. He spent his entire professional club career with Southampton before turning to non-League football in 2002. His playing position was attacking midfielder. He is the second-highest ever scorer for Southampton behind Mick Channon and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 1990. He was the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the Premier League. After his retirement as a player, he became a football pundit and worked as a panelist on the Sky Sports show Soccer Saturday until August 2020. In 2011, he became honorary president of Guernsey F.C. In his retirement, he has made several posts on social media, concerning Covid-19 and the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, which were met with criticism. He is nicknamed "Le God".
What is Matt Le Tissier Known For?
- Matt Le Tissier is a former footballer who spent his career with Southampton.
- Known for his record at scoring penalty kicks – converting from the spot 47 times from 48 attempts – and is considered one of the greatest ever from the 12-yard spot.
Where is Matt Le Tissier From?
Matt Le Tissier was born with the birth name of Matthew Paul Le Tissier on 14th October 1968. He is from Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. He holds British nationality and his ethnicity is British-White. He celebrated his 53rd birthday in 2021. He has never mentioned the details about his parents' names and educational backgrounds. Only the fact is known that all of his three brothers – Mark, Kevin, and Carl – also played football, but never professionally. Mark is currently secretary of Guernsey F.C.
Matt Le Tissier Career Timeline (Football)
- Matt played youth football on the island with Vale Recreation between the ages of seven and sixteen.
- He had a trial at the English club Oxford United when he was 15.
- He signed with the team Southampton in October 1986 and made his club debut in a 4–3 defeat at Norwich City in the Football League First Division, and by the end of that season had scored six goals in 24 league games, including a hat-trick against Leicester City in the league.
- He made 19 first-team league appearances in 1987–88, failing to score, but in 1988–89, scored nine times in 28 league games.
- His highest-scoring league season was 1993–94 when he scored 25 league goals.
- In August 1995, Chelsea reportedly made a £ 10 million bid for Le Tissier which would have made him the most expensive player in English football at the time.
- He made his Premiership goals to 100 in a game against Sunderland on 2nd April 2000.
- He announced on 29 March 2002 that he would retire from playing at the season's end after limping off with a recurrence of a calf strain during a reserve team game against Charlton Athletic.
- He had a two-season-long spell with non-league side Eastleigh after he left Southampton.
- He made his debut in a 3–0 victory over Newport (IOW) in the Hampshire Senior Cup in October 2002.
- Ten years after retiring from football, he announced he had come out of retirement and signed with his hometown club Guernsey on 7th April 2013.
- He made his debut for the club on 24 April, as a substitute for Ollie McKenzie, in a 4–2 defeat in their Combined Counties League Premier Division clash with Colliers Wood United.
Matt Le Tissier International career
- Regarding his international gameplay, he has represented Guernsey's under-15 side, playing in the 1983 Muratti Vase final against Jersey U15.
- He chose to play for England.
- He was picked by the manager Terry Venables to start the ill-fated friendly match against the Republic of Ireland at Lansdowne Road, on 15 February 1995.
- In the run-up to the 1998 FIFA World Cup, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 victory for England B against Russia B at Loftus Road.
- He never played for England again after the tournament.
What did Matt Le Tissier do after his retirement?
- Matt made a cameo appearance for Southampton in Claus Lundekvam's testimonial against Celtic, on 18 July 2008.
- In 2011, he accepted the position of Honorary President of Guernsey F.C.
- In August 2016, Le Tissier and ex-Southampton teammate Francis Benali announced that they had gone into business as football agents.
- He was a long-term panelist on Sky Sports show Soccer Saturday until August 2020 when he was dropped.
- Whilst working for Sky Sports, Le Tissier claimed that he was required to wear a Black Lives Matter badge and was only told this "about a minute" before the show started.
- He controversially retweeted a post on Twitter concerning the Bucha massacre, committed during Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine, suggesting the media was lying in its coverage of the event. Following the backlash, he stepped down from his role as a Club Ambassador at Southampton on 6 April.
- On 4th May 2022, Jersey Bulls canceled an appearance of Le Tissier after he was previously announced as the special guest at their awards dinner following fan backlash.
Awards and Achievements
- Full Members' Cup runner-up: 1991–92
- Wessex Football League: 2002–03
- PFA Young Player of the Year: 1989–90
- Southampton Player of the Season: 1989–90, 1993–94, 1994–95
- Most assists in the Premier League: 1994–95
- BBC Goal of the Month: October 1993, August 1994, December 1994
- Premier League Player of the Month: December 1994, October 1996
- PFA Team of the Year: 1994–95 Premier League
- BBC Goal of the Season: 1994–95
- English Football Hall of Fame: 2013
- One Club Man Award: 2015
Who is Matt Le Tissier married to?
Matt Le Tissier is a married man to his beautiful wife, Angela Nabulsi in April 2008 in a small ceremony. They have one daughter, Ava. Today, the family is living a happy life. His sexual orientation is straight.
Previously, he was married to his childhood sweetheart Cathy. The duo is blessed with two children, Mitchell and Keeleigh. The couple divorced in 1997 and Cathy and the children moved back to Guernsey. After that, Matt had a relationship with Home and Away and Emmerdale actress, Emily Symons which does not last long, and they later split.
What is Matt Le Tissier Net Worth?
Matt Le Tissier is a retired footballer who has made a huge fortune in his professional career. Before his retirement, he played for the team, Southampton. As of 2022, Matt's net worth is estimated to have between $1 Million - $5 Million as per sources. His main source of wealth is from being a football pundit and being the president of Guernsey F.C. His annual salary is around $1 Million at present. He is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a lavish lifestyle.
Matt Le Tissier Height and Weight
At the age of 53, Matt Le Tissier still looks young and handsome. He has a tall height of 1.85 m with an average body type. His body weight consists of 80 KG. He has got a healthy body at present. His hair color is light brown and he has a pair of brown eyes.
Trivias About Matt Le Tissier You Need To Know.
- Libra is his zodiac sign.
- He is known for penalty taking who scored 161 goals for Southampton from 1986 to 2002.
- He played internationally for England from 1994 to 1997.
- He was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year in the 1989-1990 season.