Aïssa Mandi

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Aïssa Mandi
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Mandi in 2014
Personal information
Full name Aïssa Mandi[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Center 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 161 (14)
2016– Betis 95 (4)
National team
2014– Algeria 51 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:41, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:05, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Aïssa Mandi (Arabic: عيسى ماندي‎; born 22 October 1991) is a professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Algeria national team.[3] 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.[4]

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

Betis[edit]

On 30 June 2016, Mandi signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Real Betis.[6]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Mandi was born in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne in Northern France to Algerian parents from Oran.[7][8] In 2009, he passed his French baccalaureat, equivalent of A-levels.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of matches played on 26 July 2019[9]
Algeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 10 0
2015 11 0
2016 4 1
2017 11 0
2018 6 0
2019 9 0
Total 51 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first.[10]
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

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Algeria

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of players: Algeria" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 1. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ Real Betis profile
  3. ^ Así juega Aïssa Mandi‚ sevilla.eldesmarque.com, 29 June 2016
  4. ^ LFP.fr - Ligue de Football Professionnel - Ligue 2 - Saison 2010/2011 - 4ème journée - Havre AC / Stade de Reims
  5. ^ "Paris St-Germain 3-0 Reims". BBC Sport. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Real Betis signs Aïssa Mandi for the next five seasons". Real Betis. 30 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  7. ^ La Fiche de Aissa MANDI Archived September 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Aïssa Mandi at National-Football-Teams.com
  10. ^ "A. Mandi". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Algeria hold on against Senegal to win Afcon". BBC Sport. 19 July 2019.

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