Ali Benouna

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Ali Benouna
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Personal information
Date of birth (1912-07-23)23 July 1912
Place of birth Chlef, French Algeria
Date of death 6 November 1980(1980-11-06) (aged 68)
Place of death Algiers, Algeria
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sète
1936–1937 Boulogne
1937–1938 Rennes
1938–1939 RC Roubaix
National team
1936 France 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ali Benouna (born 23 July 1912 in Chlef, Algeria-died 6 November 1980 in Algiers, Algeria) was a former French-Algerian professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Benouna was the first Algerian and North African to play in France, playing for FC Sète and Stade Rennais in the 1930s.[1][2][3]

He was also the first Algerian and North African to play for the French National Team, making his debut on 9 February 1936, in a 3–0 friendly loss against Czechoslovakia.[4]

Benouna would make his second and last appearance on 8 March 1936, in a 3–0 friendly win against Belgium.[5]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benouna Ali". Thinesclaude.wifeo.com. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Algerians in the French National Team". Rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Anciennes Gloires". Cheliff.org. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "FFF : Equipe de France, football, Bleus, Laurent Blanc, émotion bleue, vidéo, blueprint, boutique". Fff.fr. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "FFF : Equipe de France, football, Bleus, Laurent Blanc, émotion bleue, vidéo, blueprint, boutique". Fff.fr. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 

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