Amine Harit

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Amine Harit
Amine Harit (cropped).jpg
Harit in action with Morocco at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Amine Harit
Date of birth (1997-06-18) 18 June 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Pontoise, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 25
Youth career
2003–2004 Argenteuil C.O.
2004–2007 Espérance Paris 19ème
2007–2008 Paris Saint-Germain
2008–2011 Espérance Paris 19ème
2011–2012 Red Star
2012–2016 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Nantes II 15 (0)
2016–2017 Nantes 30 (1)
2017– Schalke 04 50 (4)
National team
2015 France U18 2 (1)
2015–2016 France U19 12 (0)
2016–2017 France U20 9 (1)
2017 France U21 2 (1)
2017– Morocco 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:14, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:56, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Amine Harit (Arabic: أمين حاريث‎; born 18 June 1997) is a French-born Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Schalke 04 and the Morocco national team.

Club career[edit]

Nantes[edit]

Harit made his debut for the Ligue 1 side on 13 August 2016 against Dijon. He played the whole match in a 1–0 away win.[2]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 10 July 2017, Schalke 04 announced the signing of Harit on a four-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Nantes was reported as €8 million which could rise to €10 million with bonuses.[3]
He made his debut for the German club on 14 August in a DFB-Pokal against BFC Dynamo. He started the match and came off at halftime of a 2–0 away win.[4]
On 25 November 2017, Harit scored his first ever Bundesliga goal against Ruhr rivals Borussia Dortmund as Schalke overturned a 4–0 deficit to a 4–4 draw in a historic Revierderby match.

He was named Bundesliga 'rookie of the month' for December 2017,[5] going on to take the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year award for the 2017–18.[6]

International career[edit]

Harit represented the France national youth teams starting from the France national under-18 football team until the France U21s. Harit is of Moroccan descent, and refused a call up to the Morocco U19s in October 2015.[7] However, on 12 September 2017, Harit decided to switch his allegiance to the Morocco national team.[8]

On 7 October 2017, he made his international debut for Morocco in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Gabon at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, replacing Nordin Amrabat in the 90th minute of the 3–0 victory.[9]

In May 2018 he was named in Morocco's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Harit is Muslim.[11] He was involved in a car accident in Marrakesh in 2018, in which a 30-year-old man was killed.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Harit with Schalke 04 in 2018
As of match played on 17 August 2019.[12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nantes 2016–17 Ligue 1 30 1 1 0 3[a] 0 34 1
Schalke 04 2017–18 Bundesliga 31 3 4 0 35 3
2018–19 18 1 2 0 5[b] 0 25 1
2019–20 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 50 4 7 0 5 0 0 0 62 4
Career total 80 5 8 0 5 0 3 0 96 5
  1. ^ Appearances in Coupe de la Ligue
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 31 July 2019[13]
National team Year Apps Goals
Morocco 2017 2 0
2018 5 0
2019 0 0
Total 7 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Dijon vs. Nantes - 13 August 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Alles klar: Schalke schnappt sich Harit". kicker Online (in German). 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "BFC Dynamo vs. Schalke 04 - 14 August 2017 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Schalke's Amine Harit named TAG Heuer Rookie of the Month for December | bundesliga.com". bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Schalke's Amine Harit has passport confiscated over fatal road accident". dw.com. Deutsche Welle. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Harit switches from France to Morocco". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Maroc vs. Gabon - 7 October 2017 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Boufal left out by Morocco after Southampton fallout". Reuters. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  11. ^ Naber, Ibrahim (8 August 2018). "Amine Harit: "Scharia wird in Deutschland jeden Tag angewandt"". DIE WELT. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  12. ^ "A. Harit". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Amine Harit". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  14. ^ "Technical Reportfinals" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.

External links[edit]

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