Änis Ben-Hatira

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Änis Ben-Hatira
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Personal information
Full name Änis Ben-Hatira
Date of birth (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 10
Youth career
1994–1995 Reinickendorfer Füchse
1995–2003 Hertha BSC
2003–2006 Tennis Borussia Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Hamburger SV II 51 (16)
2007–2011 Hamburger SV 29 (3)
2009–2010 MSV Duisburg (loan) 29 (3)
2011– Hertha BSC 50 (10)
National team
2007–2008 Germany U19 8 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U21 9 (1)
2012– Tunisia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2012

Änis Ben-Hatira (born 18 July 1988) is a German-born Tunisian footballer who currently plays for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

Born in Berlin, Ben-Hatira started his football career playing for local club Reinickendorfer Füchse before moving to TeBe Berlin, where he spent most of his youth. Following a spell at Hertha BSC, he was signed by Hamburger SV.[1]

Ben-Hatira made his Bundesliga debut on 24 February 2007 against Eintracht Frankfurt, coming on as a substitute for Mehdi Mahdavikia.[2] He made his first Bundesliga start against Wolfsburg on 1 April 2007.[3] Hamburg extended his contract until 2012.[4] He joined on 1 February 2009 MSV Duisburg on a loan until 30 June 2009[5] and was for another season loaned out to MSV Duisburg.

In July 2010, Ben-Hatira joined West Ham United on trial,[6] making his debut on 28 July when he played for 64 minutes in a 2-0 win against MK Dons.[7] However, he did not sign for West Ham and remained in Hamburg for the following season. On the final day of the 2011 summer transfer window, Ben-Hatira returned to Hertha BSC.[8]

International career[edit]

After playing for several German international youth sides, Ben-Hatira was first called up for the Tunisian national football team on 21 February 2012.[9] Eight days later, he made his debut for Tunisia in a friendly match against Peru.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HSV: Ben-Hatira". Retrieved 3 January 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Hamburg SV 3 - 1 Eintracht Frankfurt". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Hamburg SV 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg". ESPNsoccernet. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ben-Hatira bis 2012 beim HSV". Bundesliga. Sport1. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Albert Streit kommt als Leihgabe zum HSV" (in German). Welt Online. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "New faces on show in West Ham win". SportingLife.com. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "MK Dons 0-2 West Ham United FT". Whufc.com. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Änis Ben-Hatira kommt vom HSV" [Änis Ben-Hatira comes from HSV]. official website (in German). Hertha BSC. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Tunisie : Nouioui et Ben Hatira convoqués" [Tunisia : Nouioui and Ben-Hatira are called up] (in French). 365 Foot. 21 February 2012. 

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