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 34)
Place of birth Péronne, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Winger / Attacking Midfielder / Forward[2]
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
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)
2014–2017 Melbourne Victory 76 (12)
2017– Brisbane Roar 0 (0)
National team
2008–2011 Tunisia 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2009

Fahid Ben Khalfallah (Arabic: فهيد بن خلف الله‎‎) (born 9 October 1982) is a Tunisian international footballer who currently plays for Brisbane Roar 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 club.[6]

On 26 April 2017, Ben Khalfallah confirmed that he would be leaving the Victory at the end of the season.[7][8][9] This was confirmed by the club on 12 May 2017, with Ben Khalfallah listed as one of 7 players departing the club at the end of the season.[10]

Ben Khalfallah signed with rival A-League club Brisbane Roar on a one-season deal shortly after leaving the Victory.[11]

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.[12]

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]

Club[edit]

Bordeaux

Melbourne Victory:

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fahid Ben Khalfallah". melbournevictory.com.au. Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.melbournevictory.com.au/article/fahid-ben-khalfallah-makes-melbourne-move/1bt4vy61yxf8s1ecofm8xo6jnb
  3. ^ "Ben Khalfallah rejoint l’Estac" [Ben Khalfallah joins Estac] (in French). estac.fr. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Windley, Matt (18 September 2014). "Kevin Muscat makes Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah final Melbourne Victory recruit". Fox Sports. 
  5. ^ Fahid Ben Khalfallah wins Victory Medal Melbourne Victory Official Website
  6. ^ a b #BenPenned: MVFC re-signs FBK Melbourne Victory Official Website
  7. ^ "Fahid Ben Khalfallah set to leave Melbourne Victory". ESPN FC. ESPN. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Windley, Matt. "Fahid Ben Khalfallah determined to finish his Victory career on a high". Herald Sun. News Corporation. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Ben Khalfallah to exit Melbourne Victory". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Melbourne Victory confirms player departures". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ben Khalfallah joins Brisbane Roar". The World Game. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  12. ^ Fahid Ben Khalfallah condemns Paris religious terror The Age November 17, 2015

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