El Fardou Ben Nabouhane

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El Fardou Ben Nabouhane
Personal information
Full name El Fardou Ben Nabouhane
Date of birth (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Passamainty, Mayotte, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 31
Youth career
2000–2006 JS Saint-Pierroise
2006–2008 Le Havre AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008-2010 Le Havre AC 8 (1)
2010–2013 Vannes 92 (22)
2013- Veria 61 (25)
National team
2014– Comoros 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014

El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (born 10 June 1989 in Passamainty, Mayotte, France) is a Comorian footballer who currently plays for Superleague Greece side Veria.

Football career[edit]

El Fardou began his career on the overseas collectivity of Mayotte. He proceeded to move to the island of Réunion to play for the Réunion Premier League giants JS Saint-Pierroise. In 2006, he joined Le Havre.

After spending one year in the reserves, El Fardou was promoted to the senior squad. He made his professional football debut and start for Le Havre on 3 March 2008 in a Ligue 2 match against Troyes AC playing 72 minutes before being subbed out.[1] He made one more appearance that season and though he did not contribute that much, he still received a winner's medal as Le Havre were crowned Ligue 2 champions and were promoted to Ligue 1 for the 2008–09 season.

El Fardou did not see much time in Ligue 1 play early on, instead playing in the reserves. He received his first call up to the squad for their Coupe de la Ligue match against Rennes, held on 12 November 2008. In the match, which he started, he scored his first professional goal in the 15th minute contributed to Le Havre's 2–1 win over Rennes.[2] He made his Ligue 1 debut just three days later in a match against Paris Saint-Germain.

After three years playing for Ligue 2 side Vannes OC, he signed a two-year contract with the Greek Super League side Veria. He made his debut with the club, in an away draw against Platanias at August 2013. He was named Superleague's second top scorer during the 2013–14 Superleague Greece season as he scored 15 goals with Veria.[3] During his second season at Veria he scored his first season goal in a home victory against Skoda Xanthi, he also had an assist during that match as well as during the second matchday against OFI. He got injured for two weeks and he returned to the pitch as a substitute against PAS Giannina. Ben scored against Skoda Xanthi F.C. in a 2–2 away draw, while he also assisted the second goal with which Nikos Kaltsas equalized the score. On 17 January 2015, Ben scored twice against OFI in a 4–1 home victory and he was eventually named as the MVP of the 19th matchday.[4] He was also offered a three year contract extension after OFI away victory, with triple wages, but it was rejected as the player got higher demands. His contract is set to expire on 30 June 2014. On 20 April 2015 Ben also scored twice against Asteras Tripoli in a 4-0 home victory having also one assist.[5] In the second season -2014–15 Superleague Greece- with the club, he succeeded to score 10 goals and give 8 assists.

National Team

On 5 March 2014, he has made his international début with Comoros, in a friendly against Burkina Faso.[6]


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