Steven N'Kemboanza Mike Christopher N'Zonzi (born 15 December 1988) is a French footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Sevilla.
N'Zonzi began his career with Ligue 2 side Amiens SC impressing enough to earn a move to English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in 2009 for £500,000. He spent three years at Ewood Park which ended with Rovers being relegated at the end of the 2011–12 season. He remained in the Premier League however joining Stoke City for £3 million. At Stoke N'Zonzi established himself as a key member of the squad under Tony Pulis and then under Mark Hughes where his performances during the 2014–15 earned him the Player of the Year award. He joined Spanish side Sevilla for a fee of £7 million in July 2015, and won the UEFA Europa League in his first season.
He has represented France at under-21 level. N'Zonzi is of Congolese descent, and has been called up to the Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team, but has yet to agree to play for them.
N'Zonzi was born in Colombes, France and began his career playing for hometown club Racing Paris. In 1999, he joined the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain playing at the Camp des Loges, the club's youth academy. While at Paris Saint-Germain, N'Zonzi, due to his height, was initially installed in the club's academy as a striker and then as an attacking midfielder. After a three-year stint at the Ligue 1 club, he moved to the Basse-Normandie region joining CA Lisieux. He later had one-year stints at both SM Caen and AS Beauvais Oise before finally settling in with Amiens SC in 2005.