Saphir Taïder

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Saphir Taïder
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Taïder with Algeria in 2014
Personal information
Full name Saphir Sliti Taïder
Date of birth (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Castres, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sassuolo
Number 19
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– Internazionale 25 (1)
2014 Southampton (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Sassuolo (loan) 18 (2)
National team
2010 France U18 2 (1)
2010–2011 France U19 7 (2)
2011–2012 France U20 3 (0)
2013– Algeria 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2014.

† 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 Sassuolo on loan from Internazionale and for the Algeria national team.

Club career[edit]

France[edit]

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

Italy[edit]

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.

England and return to Italy[edit]

On 6 August 2014, Taïder joined Premier League side Southampton on a season-long loan, in exchange for Dani Osvaldo.[6] He played his only match three days later, replacing James Ward-Prowse in the 61st minute of a 1–0 home friendly defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.[7]

The loan was terminated on 1 September 2014[8] and he was immediately loaned to Serie A side Sassuolo as Southampton said that he "failed to live up to the high levels of commitment expected of Southampton players".[9] He made his debut 13 days later, replacing Simone Missiroli at half time as Sassuolo lost 7–0 to Inter at the San Siro.[10]

International career[edit]

Taïder played for France at U18, U19 and U20 level. On 26 March 2013, Taïder scored on his debut for Algeria against Benin.

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he played the entirety of Algeria's opening group match, a 2–1 defeat to Belgium.[11] He did not feature again until the Last 16, playing the first 78 minutes of a loss to Germany by the same score after extra time in Porto Alegre.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Taïder was born in France to a Tunisian father and an Algerian mother.[13]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Saphir Taider: Southampton swap Dani Osvaldo for Inter Milan star". BBC Sport. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Williams, Simon (9 August 2014). "REPORT: Southampton 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen". Southampton F.C. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Loanee Taïder returns to Inter Milan". Southampton FC. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Saphir Taider leaves Southampton". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Inter Milan 7-0 Sassuolo". BBC Sport. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (17 June 2014). "Belgium 2-1 Algeria". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Ornstein, David (1 July 2014). "Germany 2-1 Algeria". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  13. ^ [1]

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