Djamal Mahamat

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Djamal Mahamat
Personal information
Full name Djamal Abdoulaye Mahamat Bindi
Date of birth (1983-04-26) 26 April 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Tripoli, Libya
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Braga
Number 22
Youth career
1998–2001 Almahalla Tripoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Salgueiros 0 (0)
2003–2004 Stade Montois 22 (0)
2004–2005 Bayonne 33 (4)
2005–2006 L'Entente 31 (0)
2006–2007 Estoril 24 (1)
2007–2008 L'Entente 0 (0)
2008–2011 Beira-Mar 68 (4)
2011– Braga 24 (0)
National team
2011– Libya 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 November 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013

Djamal Abdoulaye Mahamat Bindi جمال محمد بيندي (born 26 April 1983 in Tripoli), known as Mahamat, is a Libyan footballer who plays for S.C. Braga in Portugal, as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After an unassuming spell with S.C. Salgueiros in Portugal (no appearances), Mahamat moved to France and remained in the country for four of the five following years, playing exclusively in amateur football, namely with L'Entente SSG. In the 2006–07 season, aged 23, he made his professional debuts, appearing for and G.D. Estoril Praia in the Portuguese second division.

In November 2007, Mahamat had unsuccessful trials in England with Hartlepool United and Bradford City.[1] In the 2008 summer he returned from the French lower leagues and signed for S.C. Beira-Mar, also in the Portuguese second level. After a weak first year – 15 games – he became an undisputed first-choice for the Aveiro outfit.

Mahamat made his top flight debut on 15 August 2010, playing 90 minutes in a 0–0 home draw against U.D. Leiria, and contributing with three goals as Beira-Mar eventually retained its division status. In May 2011, just weeks after the season ended, he was purchased by fellow league side S.C. Braga, for an undisclosed fee;[2] on 1 June 2011 his transfer was confirmed, with the player signing a four-year contract[3] and reuniting with Beira-Mar boss Leonardo Jardim.

International career[edit]

Mahamat was first called up by Libya in 2010 by Marcos Paquetá. Since then, he featured regularly for the national team, helping it qualify to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, and being selected for the 23-men squad for the finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.[4]

Honours[edit]

Braga

Personal[edit]

Mahamat's father was also a footballer. He played for the Libyan national team from 1977–86.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bantams look at ex-Pools trialist". BBC Sport. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Imorou contratado por cinco épocas" [Imorou signed for five seasons] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Djamal assina por quatro épocas" [Djamal signs for four seasons] (in Portuguese). Record. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Djamal confirmado nos convocados da Líbia" [Djamal confirmed in Libya's squad] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 

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