Hamza Bencherif

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Hamza Bencherif
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Bencherif in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hamza Bencherif[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-02) 2 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lincoln City
Number 5
Youth career
 – Guingamp
 – Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2007 Lincoln City (loan) 12 (1)
2009–2011 Macclesfield Town 60 (16)
2011–2013 Notts County 31 (2)
2013–2014 Plymouth Argyle 9 (0)
2014 JS Kabylie 12 (0)
2014– Lincoln City 7 (4)
National team
2005–2006 Algeria U20 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:04, 10 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Hamza Bencherif (born 2 February 1988) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Lincoln City as a midfielder. Born in Paris, he has played in the Football League for several clubs and represented Algeria at youth international level.

Club career[edit]

Bencherif started his career with Nottingham Forest, but never made a first-team appearance. He was loaned out to Lincoln City in October 2007, where he made 12 appearances in Football League Two and scored one goal against Chesterfield.[2] He was released by Forest at the end of the 2008–09 season and signed a one-year contract with Macclesfield Town.[3] He became a first-team regular in the first half of the season at Moss Rose, but a broken ankle he sustained in December ended his season.[4][5] Bencherif signed a one-year extension to his contract in May 2010,[4] and scored 11 goals in 41 league games during the 2010–11 campaign.[6]

He rejected a new contract offer from Macclesfield in June 2011 to sign a two-year deal with Notts County.[7] He made 31 league appearances for the club over two seasons and scored twice before being released when his contract expired in the summer of 2013.[6][8] Bencherif signed a short-term deal with Plymouth Argyle in September,[9] and scored on his debut the next day against Cheltenham Town.[10] He was released in January 2014, having made nine appearances for the club in all competitions,[11] and moved to JS Kabylie on an 18-month contract.[12]

International career[edit]

Bencherif made seven appearances for the Algeria under-20 team.[13] A call-up to the senior side was talked about in 2009 due to his form at Macclesfield Town before a broken ankle ended his season.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 83. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lincoln 2–4 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bencherif signs for Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Hamza Bencherif signs new Macclesfield contract". BBC Sport. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Macclesfield Town expect test from young Man City side". BBC Sport. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "H. Bencherif". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Notts County sign Algerian midfielder Hamza Bencherif". BBC Sport. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Notts County: Yoann Arquin one of eight offered new contracts". BBC Sport. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Jamie Reckord and Hamza Bencherif". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cheltenham bow out on penalties". Western Daily Press. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Errington, Chris (8 January 2014). "Striker Nick Chadwick leaves Plymouth Argyle by mutual agreement". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Haouchine, Mohamed (6 January 2014). "Il est la troisième et dernière recrue du mercato de la JS Kabylie". Liberté Algérie (in French). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hamza Bencherif troisième recrue". Dépêche de Kabylie (in French). 5 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  14. ^ Galea, Chris (9 November 2010). "Bencherif eyes Algeria call". Sky Sports. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

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