Aïssa Mandi

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Aïssa Mandi
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Mandi in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Betis
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2009 Reims
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Reims II 8 (1)
2009–2016 Reims 172 (14)
2016– Betis 12 (1)
National team
2014– Algeria 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2016

Aïssa Mandi (Arabic: عيسى ماندي‎‎; born 22 October 1991) is an Algerian football player who currently plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Algeria national team.[1] Mainly a right back, he can also play as a central defender.

Mandi made his international debut for Algeria in March 2014. He was a member of the Algerian team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Club career[edit]

Reims[edit]

Mandi started to play football at the age of 8 at Stade de Reims. On 20 August 2010, he made his professional debut as a starter for the club in a Ligue 2 match against Le Havre AC.[2]

On 5 April 2014, he scored two own goals in a match against Paris Saint Germain.[3]

Betis[edit]

On 30 June 2016, Mandi signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Real Betis.[4]

International career[edit]

While he was also eligible to play for France, Mandi decided to play for Algeria and made his debut for them on 5 March 2014 in a 2-0 victory over Slovenia. He was one of the revelations of the Algerian national football team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Mandi scored his first goal for Algeria in a 3-3 away draw to Ethiopia during qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2016 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Ethiopia 2–2 3–3 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Personal life[edit]

Mandi was born in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne in Northern France to Algerian parents from Oran.[6][7] In 2009, he passed his French baccalaureat, equivalent of A-levels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Así juega Aïssa Mandi‚ sevilla.eldesmarque.com, 29 June 2016
  2. ^ LFP.fr - Ligue de Football Professionnel - Ligue 2 - Saison 2010/2011 - 4ème journée - Havre AC / Stade de Reims
  3. ^ "Paris St-Germain 3-0 Reims". BBC Sport. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Real Betis signs Aïssa Mandi for the next five seasons". Real Betis. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "A. Mandi". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  6. ^ La Fiche de Aissa MANDI Archived September 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Youcef K (April 2, 2012). "Mandi : "Je veux jouer pour l'équipe d'Algérie"" (in French). Le Buteur. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 

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