Eliaquim Mangala is a French defender, born on 13th February 1991, who plays for Valencia CF. Mangala began his career with Standard Liege and made his first team debut in November 2008. Having settled in to senior football in Belgium, Mangala moved to FC Porto in August 2011. He won two Primeira Liga titles whilst a Porto player and developed a reputation as one of the best defenders in Europe. In August 2014, the Frenchman left Porto to join Manchester City and became one of the most expensive defenders in history. Mangala made his debut for the French senior team in June 2013 and was named in the squad for the 2014 World Cup.