Aïssa Mandi

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Aïssa Mandi
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Mandi in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-22) October 22, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2009 Reims
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Reims 129 (9)
National team
2014– Algeria 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, May 23, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aïssa Mandi (Arabic: عيسى ماندي‎; born October 22, 1991 in Châlons-en-Champagne) is an Algerian football player who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims and the Algeria national team. He plays primarily as a right-back but has also been used as a centre-back.

Mandi made his international debut for Algeria in March 2014. He was a member of the Algerian team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. As of May 2015, he has won 17 international caps.


Mandi was born in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne in Northern France to Algerian parents from Oran.[1][2] In 2009, he passed his French baccalaureat, equivalent of A-levels.


He has started to play football at the age of 8 in Stade de Reims. But, on August 20, 2010, Mandi made his professional debut as a starter for Stade de Reims in a Ligue 2 match against Le Havre.[3] In a match against Paris Saint Germain, he scored two own goals.

International career[edit]

While he was also eligible to play for France, Mandi decided to play for Algeria and made his debut for them on 5 March 2014 in a 2-0 victory over Slovenia. He was one of the revelations of the Algerian national football team during the 2014 World Cup in Brasil.


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