Yann Gérard M'Vila (French pronunciation: [əm.vi.la]; born 29 June 1990) is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Russian club Rubin Kazan. He operates primarily as a defensive midfielder, and is described by his former club as a player who possesses "excellent defensive abilities" and "impressive physical strength", but can also play as a box-to-box midfielder, due to his impressive work rates and stamina. He is the younger brother of Yohan M'Vila.
M'Vila is a French international having played at all levels for which he was eligible. He has captained several of his age groups including the under-19 team that reached the semi-finals of the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. M'Vila also played on France teams that participated in the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He is currently playing for the senior team. M'Vila made his senior debut on 11 August 2010 in a friendly match against Norway, and was part of the French squad which reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2012.Close