Fahid Ben Khalfallah

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Fahid Ben Khalfallah
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Ben Khalfallah with Bordeaux in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-10-09) October 9, 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Péronne, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Winger / Attacking Midfielder / Forward[2]
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Amiens 82 (4)
2005–2007 Laval 73 (12)
2007–2008 Angers 35 (5)
2008–2009 Caen 30 (2)
2009–2010 Valenciennes 39 (7)
2010–2014 Bordeaux 76 (1)
2014 Troyes 15 (1)
2014– Melbourne Victory 50 (10)
Total 319 (33)
National team
2008– Tunisia 14 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2009

Fahid Ben Khalfallah (Arabic: فهيد بن خلف الله‎‎) (born October 9, 1982 in Péronne) is a French born Tunisian footballer currently playing for Melbourne Victory in the A-League.

Career[edit]

Fahid Ben Khalfhallah training for Melbourne Victory, May 2015

Ben Khalfallah played in the French second and third divisions until the age of 25, first with Amiens SC, then with Stade Lavallois and Angers SCO, until he got his first taste of Ligue 1 football with SM Caen. His new team, however, was relegated at the end of the season after a decent first season in Ligue 1 for the midfielder.

In the summer of 2009, he signed for Valenciennes FC for three years. He started the season very well, starting five games and coming on as a substitute in another five, scoring 3 beautiful goals and providing 5 assists.

In August 2010, he joined Bordeaux for a fee of 5 million.

He joined Troyes in January 2014.[3]

In September 2014 he signed a one-year contract with Melbourne Victory.[4]

His first season in Australia was very successful; scoring five goals and making nine assists in the A-League helping to win that competitions Premiership and Championship, as well as being awarded the Victory Medal as the club's player of the season.[5]

On the 24th of April 2015 Melbourne Victory announced that they had retained Ben Khalfallah's services for a further two years, the player citing that he enjoyed life in Melbourne and playing for the country's biggest club.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Ben Khalfallah was born in Peronne, France to Tunisian parents. His father had emigrated to France, also as a professional footballer. Although his parents were Muslim, Ben Khalfallah has described himself as an atheist.[7]

He has often spoken very positively of the experience for himself and his family since moving to Melbourne, Australia for Melbourne Victory, and this was a key reason for his re-signing for the club.[6]

Honours[edit]

With Bordeaux

With Melbourne Victory:

Individual

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