Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba

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Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba
Liassine CADAMURO.jpg
Cadamuro with Real Sociedad in 2012
Personal information
Full name Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba
Date of birth (1988-03-05) 5 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Toulouse, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Osasuna (on loan from Real Sociedad)
Number 3
Youth career
2003–2008 Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Real Sociedad B 80 (3)
2011– Real Sociedad 27 (0)
2014 Mallorca (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Osasuna (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2012– Algeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2014

Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba (born 5 March 1988) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for CA Osasuna on loan from Real Sociedad in Spain and the Algeria national team. A versatile defender, he can operate as a right back, central defender or left back.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cadamuro was born in Toulouse, France, to an Italian father and an Algerian mother, originally from Tipaza Province.[2]

Club career[edit]

Cadamuro playing for Real Sociedad B in 2013

At the age of 15, Cadamuro joined FC Sochaux-Montbéliard's youth system, going on to represent the reserve team during three seasons. In the 2008 summer, he moved to Spain and signed for Real Sociedad.

With the Basque, Cadamuro played another three years with the B-side, two in the third division and one in the fourth. He was promoted to the main squad for the 2011–12 campaign, following the arrival of countryman Philippe Montanier as team manager. On 10 September 2011 he made his La Liga debut, replacing Xabier Prieto in the 70th minute of a 2–2 home draw against FC Barcelona.[3]

Cadamuro finished his first season with Real's first team with 19 league appearances (13 starts), helping to a final 12th position. On 2 January 2013 he signed a two-year extension with the club, extending his contract until 2016.[4]

On 8 January 2014, after having been sparingly played during the first half of the campaign, Cadamuro joined Segunda División's RCD Mallorca on loan until June.[5] On 31 August, in the same predicament, he signed with another club in the category, CA Osasuna.[6]

International career[edit]

On 7 January 2012, Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodžić was in the stands to supervise Cadamuro in a league match against CA Osasuna.[7] The following day, in an interview with French website, the player stated that his intentions have always been to represent Algeria in international competition, despite also having the option to play for France and Italy.[8]

On 10 February 2012, Real Sociedad's website announced that Cadamuro was officially called up by Halilhodžić for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia.[9] Five days later the Algerian Football Federation confirmed the information,[10] and he made his debut on the 29th starting in the 2–1 win.[11]

Cadamuro was selected to the 2014 FIFA World Cup's list of 23,[12] as a reserve player. On 26 June, even though on the bench, he managed to receive a yellow card for wasting time by kicking the ball away in the last group stage match against Russia, as the nation held on to the 1–1 draw and reached the last-16.[13]



Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total
2011–12 Real Sociedad La Liga 12 0 2 0 - - 14 0
2012–13 Real Sociedad La Liga 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
Total Spain 16 0 2 0 - - 18 0
Career total 16 0 2 0 - - 18 0


  1. ^ Centrales con label de Zubieta (Stoppers made in Zubieta); Real Sociedad's official website, 25 July 2012 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Exclusif: Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba: «L’Algérie, je dis oui, bien sûr!» (Exclusive: Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba: «Algeria, i say yes, of course!»); Le Buteur, 1 September 2011 (French)
  3. ^ Sociedad peg Barca back; ESPN Soccernet, 10 September 2011
  4. ^ Walid Z. (2 January 2013). "Cadamuro-Bentaïba prolonge avec la Real Sociedad" [Cadamuro-Bentaïba extends at Real Sociedad] (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Cadamuro se marcha cedido al Mallorca (Cadamuro goes on loan to Mallorca); Marca, 8 January 2014 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Cadamuro jugará cedido en Osasuna (Cadamuro will play on loan at Osasuna); Osasuna's official website, 31 August 2014 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Cadamuro a été supervisé par Halilhodzic (Cadamuro supervised by Halilhodzic); DZFoot, 9 January 2012 (French)
  8. ^ Entretien avec... Liassine Cadamuro: «Jouer contre le Barça et le Real, un rêve devenu réalité» (Interview with... Liassine Cadamuro: «To play against Barça and Real, a dream come true»; Foot Mercato, 8 January 2012 (French)
  9. ^ Cadamuro Bentaïba convoqué face à la Gambie (Cadamuro Bentaïba selected to face Gambia); DZFoot, 10 February 2012 (French)
  10. ^ Les 24+4 convoqués face à la Gambie (24+4 for game against Gambia); DZFoot, 15 February 2012 (French)
  11. ^ Gambie – Algérie: La feuille de match officielle (Gambia – Algeria: Official match report); DZFoot, 29 February 2012 (French)
  12. ^ "Algeria World Cup 2014 squad". The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Algeria book Germany date, eliminate Russia". 26 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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