Karim Belhocine

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Karim Belhocine
Personal information
Full name Karim Belhocine
Date of birth (1978-04-02) 2 April 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Vénissieux, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1995–1998 Saint-Priest
1998–2001 FC Vaulx-en-Velin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Espinho 4 (0)
2002–2003 Forbach 20 (5)
2003–2005 Trélissac 60 (2)
2005–2008 Virton 93 (12)
2008–2011 Kortrijk 92 (4)
2011–2012 Standard Liège 14 (0)
2012–2014 Waasland-Beveren 51 (1)
2014–2015 Gent 7 (0)
Total 341 (24)
Teams managed
2015–2016 Kortrijk (assistant)
2016 Kortrijk
2016 Kortrijk
2017– Kortrijk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2015.

Karim Belhocine (born 2 April 1978) is a retired French-Algerian footballer who last played as a midfielder for Gent in the Belgian First Division[1] and current football manager of Kortrijk.


Belhocine was born in Vénissieux, France, to Algerian parents. His father is from Lakhdaria, while his mother is from Akbou.[2]

Belhocine previously played for the Belgian side RE Virton, the Portuguese club S.C. Espinho in Portugal, as well as the French amateur clubs US Forbach and Trelissac. On 8 May 2008, he joined K.V. Kortrijk, which gained promotion to the Belgian First Division, on a free transfer from Virton.[3]

On 19 July 2011, Belhocine signed a two-year contract with Belgian Pro League side Standard Liège.[4]



K.A.A. Gent