Veijeany Christopher Samba born 28 March 1984, commonly known as Christopher Samba, is a French-born Congolese footballer who plays for and captains Blackburn Rovers FC. Samba started his career with FC Rouen before spells at CS Sedan. Samba only made 20 appearances during his time in Germany and desired a move elsewhere. Struggling to break into the Hertha BSC first team he was invited by Mark Hughes to undertake a five-day trial at Blackburn Rovers. In total for the German club in his three years there he made approximately 28 appearances, and he also was involved in eight Euro cup matches. Samba completed a transfer from Hertha to Blackburn Rovers signing a three-and-a-half year deal for £450,000 in 2007, and being given the number 21 shirt, which was later changed to number 4.