Aymen Abdennour

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Aymen Abdennour
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Personal information
Full name Aymen Abdennour
Date of birth (1989-08-06) 6 August 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Sousse, Tunisia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
2007–2008 Étoile du Sahel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Étoile du Sahel 33 (5)
2010 Werder Bremen (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2014 Toulouse 77 (3)
2014 Monaco (loan) 6 (0)
2014–2015 Monaco 18 (0)
2015– Valencia 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Tunisia U21 3 (0)
2009– Tunisia 33 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Aymen Abdennour (born 6 August 1989) is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Valencia CF as a central defender.


Early career[edit]

Abdennour was born in Sousse, Tunisia. His preferred position is a left winger, although he regularly plays at defender. He started his career at Etoile Sportive du Sahel in 2008. During his spell with Etoile, he was a fan favourite despite being one of the youngest players in the team. In the 2008–09 season he scored five goals for his club, but they missed on the title and finished third.

On 14 January 2010, Abdennour signed a half year loan deal with SV Werder Bremen which initially saw him stay at the club until the end of the 2009–10 season. Bremen had the contract option to sign him permanently.[1] Abdennour made six appearances for Werder Bremen. Following the 2009–10 season, Werder Bremen did not take up the option to sign Abdennour and he returned to Étoile.


In July 2011, Abdennour signed a four year contract with the Ligue 1 side Toulouse. In February 2012, Toulouse extended this, tying the Tunisian to a deal running until 2016.


On 31 January 2014, Abdennour joined the league rivals Monaco on a loan deal.[2] After impressing during a loan spell, he signed a four-year deal with Monaco on 4 July 2014.[3]


In August 2015, Abdennour signed a five year deal until 2020 with La Liga side Valencia CF for an undisclosed fee, mainly as a replacement to Manchester City-bound Nicolás Otamendi.[4]

International career[edit]

His excellent domestic performances earned him a call up to the Tunisia squad, and he has now won 33 caps for his country, scoring one goal. He was also the captain of the under-21 team.[5]


  1. ^ "Officiel – Abdennour prêté au Werder Brême" [Official - Abdennour loan to Werder Bremen] (in French). etoile-du-sahel.com. 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Aymen Abdennour nouveau renfort défensif" [Aymen Abdennour new defensive reinforcement] (in French). AS Monaco FC. 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Abdennour définitivement monégasque" [Abdennour definitely Monaco's player] (in French). AS Monaco FC. 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Valencia sign Aymen Abdennour from Monaco". Fox Sports. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Werder Bremen testet Tunesier Abdennour" (in German). ran.de. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 

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