Adel Gafaiti

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Adel Gafaiti
Personal information
Full name Adel Mohamed Nourredine Gafaiti[1]
Date of birth (1994-07-16) 16 July 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Nanterre, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Youth career
0000–2011 Nancy
2011–2012 Rangers
2012–2013 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Norwich City 0 (0)
2014Oldham Athletic (loan) 1 (0)
2016 MC Oran 1 (0)
2017 Noisy-le-Sec 7 (0)
2017 Rodéo 12 (0)
2018 Zirka Kropyvnytskyi 8 (0)
2018 Mousehole AFC
2018–2019 Yeovil Town 22 (1)
National team
2012 Algeria U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:20, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Adel Mohamed Nourredine Gafaiti (born 16 July 1994) is an Algerian footballer who plays as a centre-back most recently for Yeovil Town.

Early career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Gafaiti began his career in the youth team at Nancy before joining Rangers in 2011, for whom he also played youth team football. However, only one season at Rangers, Gafaiti was among nine players to be released upon their contract was coming to an end in the summer. It believed it was the ongoing process of the club's administration as its main factor.[3][4]

Norwich City[edit]

During summer 2012, Gafaiti moved to Premier League side Norwich City from Rangers.[5] He made 24 appearances for the Norwich City U-21 side. On 1 July 2013, he was called up to the Norwich City senior squad but so far has made no appearances.[6] Despite not making first team appearance, Gafaiti was linked a move away from Norwich City, as clubs from Europe were keen to sign him.[7]

During the January 2014 transfer window, Gafaiti moved to Football League One side Oldham Athletic joining on a season long loan.[8] He made his debut on 22 March 2014 on a 1-0 home victory against Crawley Town, coming on in added time.[9] Only just making one appearance, it announced on 22 April that Gafaiti returned to his parent club.[10] After returning to his parent club, Gafaiti signed a two-year contract with the club.[11] Gafaiti continued to be in the club's development until his release at the end of the 2015-16 season.[12]

MC Oran[edit]

After leaving Norwich City, Gafaiti returned to Algeria, signing for MC Oran.[13] Upon joining MC Oran, Gafaiti said he reflected his time in Scotland and England before returning to Algeria.[14]

Yeovil Town[edit]

In September 2018, Gafaiti returned to England to join the Endorsed Academy and signed for its partner club South West Peninsula League Division One side Mousehole AFC.[15] On 24 November 2018, Gafaiti signed for EFL League Two side Yeovil Town on a short-term contract.[16] At the end of the 2018–19 season, Gafaiti was released by Yeovil following the club's relegation from the Football League.[17]

International career[edit]

Gafaiti has chosen to represent Algeria at international level, and has been capped at the under-20 level.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 April 2019.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 2013–14[20] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[21] EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[22] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2013–14[20] EFL League One 1 0 1 0
MC Oran 2016–17[23] Ligue Professionnelle 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Noisy-le-Sec 2016–17[23] CFA 2 7 0 0 0 7 0
Rodéo 2017–18[23] Championnat National 3 12 0 0 0 12 0
Zirka Kropyvnytskyi 2017–18[23] Ukrainian Premier League 8 0 1 0 9 0
Yeovil Town 2018–19[24] EFL League Two 22 1 22 1
Career total 51 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 52 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intermediary Transactions 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019" (PDF). The FA. p. 15. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Adel Gafaiti - Fifa 14 weekly - March 28 - SoFifa - Online FIFA DB Searching SoFIFA.com". Sofifa. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Nine Kids To Leave". Rangers F.C. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Adel Gafaiti s'y sent " en famille "" (in French). Le Parisien. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Adel Gafaiti Norwich City Profile". Norwich City F.C. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  6. ^ "NORWICH CITY BEGIN USA TOUR". Norwich City F.C. 17 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Norwich in fight to keep starlet". TalkTalk Sport. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Adel Gafaiti Joins Latics". Oldham Athletic F.C. 14 March 2014. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Oldham Athletic 1-0 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Adel Gafaiti Returns To Norwich". Oldham Athletic F.C. 22 April 2014. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  11. ^ "ACADEMY TRIO AWARDED PRO DEALS". Norwich City F.C. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  12. ^ "NINE OUT-OF-CONTRACT PLAYERS TO LEAVE CITY". Norwich City F.C. 10 June 2016. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Transferts : Le MC Oran a bien entamé son mercato" (in French). DZ Foot. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Gafaïti : "Ne vous inquiétez pas, je m'imposerai !"" (in French). Liberte Algerie News. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  15. ^ ""SOMEONE LIKE YOU" – ADEL SIGNS FOR MOUSEHOLE!". Mousehole AFC. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  16. ^ "SIGNING | Gafaiti becomes a Glover". ytfc.net. Yeovil Town F.C. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Yeovil Town: Glovers release nine players after relegation from Football League". BBC Sport. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  18. ^ Adel Gafaiti called up for Norwich City’s USA tour Archived January 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "RUDDY GETS ENGLAND CALL". Norwich City F.C. 8 November 2012. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Adel Gafaiti in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Games played by Adel Gafaiti in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Games played by Adel Gafaiti in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  23. ^ a b c d Adel Gafaiti at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  24. ^ "Games played by Adel Gafaiti in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2019.