Änis Ben-Hatira

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Änis Ben-Hatira
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
Number 17
Youth career
1994–1995 Reinickendorfer Füchse
1995–2003 Hertha BSC
2003–2006 Tennis Borussia Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Hamburger SV II 51 (16)
2007–2011 Hamburger SV 29 (3)
2009–2010 MSV Duisburg (loan) 29 (3)
2011–2016 Hertha BSC 70 (14)
2016– Eintracht Frankfurt 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Germany U19 8 (0)
2009–2010 Germany U21 9 (1)
2012– Tunisia 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2012

Änis Ben-Hatira (born 18 July 1988) is a German-born Tunisian footballer who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Club career[edit]

Born in Berlin, Ben-Hatira started his football career playing for local club Reinickendorfer Füchse before moving to TeBe Berlin, where he spent most of his youth. Following a spell at Hertha BSC, he was signed by Hamburger SV.[1]

Ben-Hatira made his Bundesliga debut on 24 February 2007 against Eintracht Frankfurt, coming on as a substitute for Mehdi Mahdavikia.[2] He made his first Bundesliga start against Wolfsburg on 1 April 2007.[3] Hamburg extended his contract until 2012.[4] He joined on 1 February 2009 MSV Duisburg on a loan until 30 June 2009[5] and was for another season loaned out to MSV Duisburg.

In July 2010, Ben-Hatira joined West Ham United on trial,[6] making his debut on 28 July when he played for 64 minutes in a 2-0 win against MK Dons.[7] However, he did not sign for West Ham and remained in Hamburg for the following season. On the final day of the 2011 summer transfer window, Ben-Hatira returned to Hertha BSC.[8]

He moved to Eintracht Frankfurt on 1 February 2016.[9]

International career[edit]

After playing for several German international youth sides, Ben-Hatira was first called up for the Tunisian national football team on 21 February 2012.[10] Eight days later, he made his debut for Tunisia in a friendly match against Peru.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HSV: Ben-Hatira". Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hamburg SV 3 - 1 Eintracht Frankfurt". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Hamburg SV 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg". ESPNsoccernet. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ben-Hatira bis 2012 beim HSV". Bundesliga. Sport1. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Albert Streit kommt als Leihgabe zum HSV" (in German). Welt Online. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "New faces on show in West Ham win". SportingLife.com. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "MK Dons 0-2 West Ham United FT". Whufc.com. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Änis Ben-Hatira kommt vom HSV" [Änis Ben-Hatira comes from HSV]. official website (in German). Hertha BSC. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Änis Ben-Hatira wechselt zu Eintracht Frankfurt" [Änis Ben-Hatira moves to Eintracht Frankfurt] (in German). Eintracht Frankfurt. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Tunisie : Nouioui et Ben Hatira convoqués" [Tunisia : Nouioui and Ben-Hatira are called up] (in French). 365 Foot. 21 February 2012. 

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