Anthony Ouasfane

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Anthony Ouasfane
Personal information
Full name Anthony Ouasfane
Date of birth (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2005–2009 Toulouse FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Angers 9 (0)
2012–2013 GS Consolat 9 (1)
2013 JS Kabylie 0 (0)
2014– Toulon 12 (0)
National team
2009– Algeria U23 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 20, 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 20, 2010

Anthony Ouasfane (born 29 May 1989) is a French-born Algerian footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Sporting Toulon Var.[1]

Club career[edit]

After playing for three different neighborhood clubs in Marseille, Ouasfane received offers from local side Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse FC. He chose Toulouse saying that "joining Marseille at such a young age scared him a little".[2][3] With Toulouse, he became captain of the reserve side, even making a few appearances on the substitutes bench for the first team but failing to make any appearances.

Angers SCO[edit]

On May 16, 2009, Ouasfane signed a 3-year contract with Ligue 2 side Angers SCO.[4] On August 21, 2009, he made his professional debut, coming on as a substitute for Sébastien Renouard in the 60th minute of the Ligue 2 match against Le Havre AC.[5]

On July 17, 2010, Ouasfane went on trial with English Championship side Crystal Palace F.C..[6] During his trial, he started in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea F.C..[7][8]

International career[edit]

On August 9, 2009, Algeria's Under-23 head coach Abdelhak Benchikha called up Ouasfane for the first time for a six-day training camp in Blida, Algeria. The camp was capped off with a friendly against local side USM Blida.[9] He received further call-ups the following months for camps in Alger and Marseille.[10][11]