Abdelmoumene Djabou

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Abdelmoumene Djabou
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Personal information
Full name Abdelmoumene Djabou
Date of birth (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Sétif, Algeria
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
ES Sétif
Number TBA
Youth career
USM Sétif
ES Sétif
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 ES Sétif 101 (22)
2006–2007 MC El Eulma (loan) 23 (6)
2009–2010 USM El Harrach (loan) 43i (7)
2012–2015 Club Africain 68 (19)
2016– ES Sétif 10 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Algeria U20 1 (0)
2010–2011 Algeria A' 11 (3)
2010– Algeria 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 29 March 2015 (EST)

Abdelmoumene Djabou (born 31 January 1987) is an Algerian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for ES Sétif in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

An Algerian international since 2010, Djabou was a member of the Algerian teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. As of March 2015, he has won 12 international caps and scored 3 goals.

Djabou is Algeria's all-time top scorer at the FIFA World Cup with two goals, a record he shares with Salah Assad and Islam Slimani.

Club career[edit]

Djabou came through the junior ranks of his hometown club ES Sétif with the exception of one season with USM Sétif.[1] He made his senior debut during the 2004–05 season, making two league appearances. The following season, he made another two appearances. He spent the 2006–07 season on loan to MC El Eulma.

On 30 September 2008, Djabou was loaned out to Swiss club FC Sion.[2] However, after a month with the club, his paperwork had still not cleared and Djabou returned to ES Sétif.

In January 2009, Djabou was loaned out to USM El Harrach. Djabou made his début for USM El Harrach on 19 February 2009, against NA Hussein Dey coming on as a substitute in the 60th minute for Gharbi.[3] He scored his first goal for the club against his former club MC El Eulma in the 17th minute, with the end result being 2-2.[4] He scored his second goal against RC Kouba in the 1st minute, with the final result ending at 5-1.[5] He appeared in 12 games and scored 2 goals during his first loan spell at USM El Harrach. He also spent the 2009-2010 season on loan with the club, scoring 5 goals in 31 appearances.[6] On 9 June 2010, he returned to ES Sétif.[7]

On 13 June 2012, Djabou signed a two-year contract with Tunisian side Club Africain.[8]

International career[edit]

Abdelmoumene Djabou (in white) in a friendly match with Romania

On 18 September 2010, Djabou was called up to the Algerian national team by new coach Abdelhak Benchikha for a qualifier against the Central African Republic.[9]

Djabou competed for Algeria at the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan, helping the Desert Foxes reach the semi-finals.[10]

In Algeria he is commonly known as the Algeria's Messi, mainly because skillset reminding of Lionel Messi, and his small size.

He appeared twice during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, and was selected for Algeria's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals on 2 June 2014.[11] On 22 June, Djabou scored the third goal for Les Fennecs in a 4–2 World Cup group match win against South Korea.[12] He also scored the team's consolation goal in the 120th minute of a 2–1 extra time defeat by Germany in the round of 16.[13]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Algeria's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Guinea 2–0 2–2 Friendly[14]
2. 22 June 2014 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil  South Korea 3–0 4–2 2014 FIFA World Cup[12]
3. 30 June 2014 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil  Germany 1–2 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup[13]


  1. ^ Halim (12 April 2006). "Interview : Djabou Abdelmoumin (U20)". DZFoot. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "TRANSFER market WEB: football - soccer transfer news and rumors". 
  3. ^ "Fiche de Match". 
  4. ^ "Fiche de Match". 
  5. ^ "Fiche de Match". 
  6. ^ "Algeria - A. Djabou - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". 
  7. ^ Djabou revient à l'ES Sétif
  8. ^ Toufik O. (13 June 2012). "Transferts : Djabou officiellement au Club Africain" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Liste des joueurs convoqués pour le match République Cen Archived 21 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Abdelmoumene DJABOU". FIFA. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Algeria World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "South Korea 2-4 Algeria". BBC Sport. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Germany 2-1 Algeria". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Algeria vs. Guinea - 14 August 2013 - Soccerway". 

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