Saphir Taïder

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Saphir Taïder
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Personal information
Full name Saphir Sliti Taïder
Date of birth (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Castres, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Inter Milan
Number 21
Youth career
1998–2006 Castres FC
2006–2008 Albi
2008–2010 Grenoble
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Grenoble 26 (1)
2011–2013 Bologna 48 (3)
2013– Inter Milan 15 (1)
National team
2010 France U18 2 (1)
2010–2011 France U19 7 (2)
2011–2012 France U20 3 (0)
2013– Algeria 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Saphir Sliti Taïder (سفير سليتي تايدر, born 29 February 1992) is a French-born Algerian footballer who plays for Serie A club Internazionale and the Algeria national team.

Club career[edit]


Taïder made his professional debut with Grenoble on 15 May 2010 in a league match against Marseille.[1][2] On 5 July 2010, Taïder signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal with Grenoble.[3]


Following Grenoble's fall to the Championnat de France amateur 2, the fifth division of French football, due to financial problems in 2011, Taïder joined Italian club Bologna. On 16 January 2012, he made his first start in Serie A in the 1–1 draw against Napoli. A day later, it was announced that Taïder was signed by Juventus on a co-ownership deal for €2,425,000 in which the Dane Frederik Sørensen heading the other way for €2.5 million.[4]

On 19 August 2013, he joined Internazionale on a four-year deal for €5.5 million and the co-ownership of Diego Laxalt.[5] On 26 August 2013, he made his debut for Nerazzurri in a 2–0 home victory against Genoa, coming on as a substitute for Ricky Álvarez in the 85th minute.

International career[edit]

Taïder has been a member of France teams U18, U19 and U20. On 26 March, Taïder was called for the first time to play with Algeria against Benin, he made his debut against Benin and scored one goal.


Sliti Taïder was born in France to a Tunisian father and an Algerian mother.[6]

He is the younger brother of Tunisian international Nabil Taïder who plays for Italian club Parma.


  1. ^ "Marseille v. Grenoble Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Saphir Taider titulaire contre l’OM". Espoirs du Football. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Taïder passe pro". France Football. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Half-yearly financial report at 31 December 2011". Juventus FC. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider joins Inter Milan". BBC Sport. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  6. ^ [1]

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