Nordin Amrabat

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Nordin Amrabat
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Amrabat with PSV in 2010
Personal information
Full name Nordin Amrabat
Date of birth (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Naarden, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Málaga
Number 2
Youth career
HSV De Zuidvogels
Ajax
2003–2006 Huizen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Omniworld 36 (14)
2007–2008 VVV-Venlo 33 (10)
2008–2011 PSV 57 (9)
2011–2012 Kayserispor 38 (6)
2012– Galatasaray 34 (1)
2014– Málaga (loan) 42 (8)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U21 7 (0)
2011– Morocco 22 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Nordin Amrabat (born 31 March 1987) is a professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga CF, on loan from Galatasaray,[1] as a left winger.

He has played for Dutch national youth teams and has been called up for the senior national side once. However, on 1 October 2009, Amrabat announced his decision to play for Morocco.

Early years[edit]

Amrabat began his career at amateur club HSV De Zuidvogels. At a younger age he was scouted by Ajax. But after three seasons playing at Ajax he encountered growth and injury problems. As a result, he was transferred to amateur club Huizen. There he was a part of the first squad. After a good season at Huizen he joined FC Omniworld in the Dutch First Division. As a result of his creative game at Omniworld he was transferred to VVV-Venlo. Amrabat also had made his debut at the Dutch national youth team.

Career[edit]

PSV[edit]

After a few good games at Venlo, he was wanted by Feyenoord, Ajax, PSV, Utrecht, Heerenveen and Standard Liège. On 1 March 2008 it was announced that Amrabat will be joining PSV Eindhoven. On 3 March Amrabat signed for a contract of four years at PSV for reported €2.1 million. He played three years at PSV, playing 75 matches, scoring twelve goals and providing eleven assists.

Kayserispor[edit]

On 3 January 2011 Amrabat signed for Turkish club Kayserispor on a four and a half-year deal for reported €1.1 million.[citation needed] Galatasaray has shown interest in him at the beginning of the 2011–12 season. His statement at the media saying that Galatasaray is his dream team has created problems at his present club Kayserispor. There were certain rumors in the Turkish Media since mid May 2012 linking him with a move to Galatasaray. The transfer has stalled after Kayserispor has rejected the bid of Galatasaray. He played 40 matches scoring 7 Goals and Providing 14 Assists for Kayserispor.

Galatasaray[edit]

On 12 July 2012 Amrabat signed for Turkish club Galatasaray for a fee of €8.6 million on a five-year contract (€600,000 went to PSV; Kayserispor retained 10% valued €800,000).[2][3][4][5][6] He will earn €1M in 2012–13 and progressively increase to €1.4M in 2016–17. Amrabat made his Debut on 12 August 2012 in the 2012 Turkish Super Cup Final against rivals Fenerbahce coming on as a substitute player in the 70th minute as the game ended 3–2 and Galatasaray winning the title for the 12th time.[7] On 15 September 2012, Galatasaray Manager Fatih Terim allowed Amrabat to play in the first eleven of the game against Antalyaspor and scored his first goal of Galatasaray in the 2012–13 Süper Lig and provided an assist to his team mate Johan Elmander as the game ended 4–0.[8]

Málaga[edit]

On January 2014, Amrabat moved to Málaga CF in a six-month loan deal.[9] On 10 March 2014 he scored his first goal for the club, in a 2-0 away win against Osasuna.[10] In August 2014, Amrabat agreed to extend his stay in Andalusia for the full season.[11]

International[edit]

In November 2011 he decided to play for the Morocco national football team. In 11 November 2011, Amrabat made his debut with the Atlas Lions of Morocco against Uganda in a 0–1 loss in the LG Cup. Nordin Amrabat was selected to compete at the 2012 Olympic Football Tournament for the Olympic Morocco national under-23 football team He scored his first international goal on 13 November 2011 in a friendly match against Cameroon as the game ended 1–1.

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Sofyan is also a footballer, currently playing for FC Utrecht.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 April 2015.[13][14]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Omniworld 2006–07 36 14 14 36 14 14
Total 36 14 0 36 14 14
VVV-Venlo 2007–08 33 10 7 0 0 0 33 10 7
Total 33 10 7 0 0 0 33 10 7
PSV 2008–09 25 5 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 29 5 5
2009–10 26 3 5 3 1 0 4 1 0 33 5 5
2010–11 6 1 0 2 1 1 5 0 0 13 2 1
Total 57 9 9 6 2 2 12 1 0 75 12 11
Kayserispor 2010–11 14 1 6 0 0 0 14 1 6
2011–12 24 5 8 2 1 0 26 6 8
Total 38 6 14 2 1 0 40 7 14
Galatasaray 2012–13 30 1 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 3 43 1 10
2013–14 4 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 13 2 1
Total 34 1 7 5 2 0 2 0 0 15 0 4 56 3 11
Málaga (loan) 2013–14 15 2 5 15 2 5
2014–15 26 6 4 4 0 1 30 6 5
Total 41 8 9 4 0 1 45 8 10
Career total 239 48 46 17 5 3 2 0 0 27 1 4 285 54 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amrabat borsaya bildirildi". Hürriyet. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amrabat'tan 3 milyon Euro'luk fedakarlık!". NTVSPOR. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Amrabat 8 milyon euro'ya aslan". Hürriyet Newspaper. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Özel Durum Açıklaması (Genel)". Istanbul Stock Exchange. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nordin Amrabat Galatasaray'da". Galatasaray S.K. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Galatasaray complete €8.5M signing of Kayserispor winger Nordin Amrabat
  7. ^ "Turkish champ Galatasaray starts new season with trophy". Today's Zaman. 13 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lions rehearse for Manchester match with 4 goals in Antalya". Today's Zaman. 16 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Malaga reach principle agreement with Galatasaray for Nordin Amrabat". insidespanishfootball.com. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Schuster se queda sin excusas" (in Spanish). Marca. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Málaga CF and Galatasaray SK reach agreement for Nordin Amrabat to return to the Martiricos Club". Málaga's official website. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Trotse Nordin Amrabat ziet broer Sofyan bij FC Utrecht tekenen". ad.nl. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Amrabat, Nordin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Nordin Amrabat". Mackolik.com. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 

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