A Professional Player – Gabriel Antoine Obertan
Gabriel Antoine Obertan was born on 26 February 1989. He is a French professional footballer and mainly plays as a winger, furthermore plays in attacking midfield plus as a striker. Nowadays he plays for Erzurumspor with Turkish Super Lig.
He signed for Newcastle United in August 2011 against Manchester United. Gabriel spent two seasons in Manchester formerly linking Alan Pardew plus his men in the North East. Gabriel scored his first goal towards Newcastle in 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers in February 2012. He left Newcastle by mutual consent in 2016.
Gabrial built his debut on 13 August as a half-time reserve at home to Arsenal. On 31 October 2011, he provided aid for Demba Ba, before being changed in 65th minutes, in a 3-1 over stroke city. After the match, it was told that he had an infection in his toe plus was suspended for some weeks. He reappeared to Old Trafford with Newcastle in a match against Manchester United in a 1-1 draw. On 1 February 2012 Gabriel achieved his first goal for Newcastle with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers after approaching on as a sub just four minutes earlier.
On 12 March 2012, he provided help to Ben Afra, in a 2-1 loss among Arsenal. However, he was again injured and suffered from a painful ankle that kept him out for a month. On 2 May 2012, he was back to the first team coming on as a late relief in a 2-0 win over Chelsea. He gifted the 2011-12 season with 23 rises and scoring once.