Karim Bellarabi

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Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi 2012.jpg
Bellarabi (center) in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Karim Bellarabi
Date of birth (1990-04-08) 8 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Youth career
0000–1998 FC Huchting
1998–2004 Werder Bremen
2004–2007 FC Oberneuland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 FC Oberneuland 7 (3)
2008–2010 Eintracht Braunschweig II 22 (11)
2008–2011 Eintracht Braunschweig 38 (8)
2011–2012 Bayer Leverkusen II 2 (0)
2011– Bayer Leverkusen 18 (1)
2013–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig (loan) 26 (3)
National team
2010–2011 Germany U20 4 (1)
2012 Germany U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 August 2013

Karim Bellarabi (born 8 April 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, as a winger.[1][2]

Early and personal life[edit]

Bellarabi was born in Berlin, West Germany,[3] to a Moroccan father and a Ghanaian mother.[4]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He grew up in Bremen, where he played youth football for local clubs FC Huchting, Werder Bremen and FC Oberneuland.[5] In 2008, Bellarabi joined the under-19 side of Eintracht Braunschweig. He made his senior debut for them during the 2008–09 season, followed by two more appearances during the 2009–10 league campaign. He finally became a regular starter during the 2010–11 3. Liga season and attracted notice due to his performance.[5][6]

After the season, he left Braunschweig for Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[7] Due to injury, Bellarabi missed most of the 2012–13 Bundesliga season.[8] In 2013, he returned from Leverkusen to Eintracht Braunschweig, by now playing in the Bundesliga as well, on a one-year loan deal.[9]

International career[edit]

Bellarabi has played youth international football for the German under-20 and under-21 teams.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellarabi, Karim" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Karim Bellarabi". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bellarabi steht auf Marokkos Wunschzettel" (in German). rp-online.de. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Le marocain Karim Bellarabi joueura avec Ghana ou le Maroc ?" (in French). Sport-Maroc.com. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Karim Bellarabi - von Null auf Hundert" (in German). dfb.de. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Braunschweigs Bellarabi: Vier Erstligisten jagen das Toptalent der 3. Liga" (in German). Sport Bild. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bayer schnappt sich Karim Bellarabi" (in German). kicker.de. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Schiebold, Christian (20 August 2013). "Karim Bellarabi kehrt zur Eintracht zurück" (in German). braunschweiger-zeitung.de. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bellarabi auf Leihbasis nach Braunschweig" (in German). bayer04.de. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nationalspieler Karim Bellarabi" (in German). dfb.de. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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