|Full name||Abdel Slem Billel Omrani|
|Date of birth||2 June 1993|
|Place of birth||Forbach, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
(on loan from Marseille)
|2013–||→ Arles-Avignon (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 October 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Billel Omrani (born 2 June 1993 in Forbach) is a French football player who currently plays as a striker for Arles-Avignon, on loan from Marseille . He is the younger brother of Abdelhakim Omrani who plays for Nîmes Olympique. His older sister Yasmina Omrani is an international heptathlete.
Billel Omrani joined Marseille in 2007 after stints with two amateur clubs in the Moselle area. On 19 March 2011, he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal. Omrani was, subsequently, promoted to the senior team by manager Didier Deschamps for the 2011–12 season. He was assigned the number 25 shirt and made his professional debut on 2 October in a league match against Brest. Omrani appeared as a substitute in the match, which ended 1–1.
Omrani is a France youth international having represented the nation at under-17 and under-18 level. With the former team, he played at the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. Of Algerian descent, he is also eligible to represent Algeria at international level and, in October 2011, was called up to the Algeria under-23 team to participate in friendly matches ahead of the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship. However, the report of a call-up was deemed erroneous due to a misunderstanding between the team's coach and the Algerian media with the latter assuming the coach was calling up Omrani when he was, in fact, calling up another French-born player of Algerian origin who also plays for Marseille. In February 2013, Omrani was invited by Algeria under-20 national team coach Jean-Marc Nobilo to be a member of the team for the 2013 African U-20 Championship, but Omrani declined the offer.
Omrani has recently changed preferred foot on the popular FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. He was previously right footed on older versions of the game.
- "Omrani, la famille en or". Le Républicain Lorrain. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
- Abdelhakim Omrani : « Mon choix est déjà fait, c’est l’Algérie ! » (French). La Gazette Du Fennec. Retrieved on 2013-07-02.
- "Billel Omrani, un nouveau pro à l'OM!". Le Phoceen (in French). 19 March 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Marseille v. Brest Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Mehdi Abid et Billel Omrani seront bientôt parmi nous". El Watan (in French). 1 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Billel Omrani, la 1re cible de Vahid". Algerie360 (in French). 15 September 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Walid Z. (February 10, 2013). "Omrani (OM) et Ferretti (Milan) déclinent la sélection" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- Club Profile
- Billel Omrani French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Billel Omrani at L'Équipe Football (French)