Karim Bellarabi

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Karim Bellarabi
Karim-Bellarabi.jpg
Bellarabi with Leverkusen in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-04-08) 8 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth West Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 38
Youth career
FC Huchting
1998–2004 Werder Bremen
2004–2007 FC Oberneuland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 FC Oberneuland 7 (2)
2008–2010 Eintracht Braunschweig II 22 (11)
2008–2011 Eintracht Braunschweig 38 (8)
2011–2012 Bayer Leverkusen II 5 (0)
2011– Bayer Leverkusen 99 (21)
2013–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig (loan) 26 (3)
National team
2010–2011 Germany U20 4 (1)
2012 Germany U21 5 (0)
2014– Germany 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:20, 16 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:47, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Karim Bellarabi (born 8 April 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, as a winger.[1][2]

Early and personal life[edit]

Bellarabi was born in West Berlin,[3] to a Moroccan father and a German[4] mother.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

He grew up in Bremen, where he played youth football for local clubs FC Huchting, Werder Bremen and FC Oberneuland.[7] In 2008, Bellarabi joined the under-19 side of Eintracht Braunschweig. He made his senior debut for them during the 2008–09 season, followed by two more appearances during the 2009–10 league campaign. He finally became a regular starter during the 2010–11 3. Liga season and attracted notice due to his performance.[7][8]

After the season, he left Braunschweig for Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[9] Due to injury, Bellarabi missed most of the 2012–13 Bundesliga season.[10] In 2013, he returned from Leverkusen to Eintracht Braunschweig, by now playing in the Bundesliga as well, on a one-year loan deal.[11]

Bellarabi returned to Leverkusen at the start of the 2014–15 season. On 23 August 2014, he scored the fastest goal in Bundesliga history, just in 9 seconds, on the opening match of the 2014–15 season, away to Borussia Dortmund, he led the way to a 0–2 win.[12]

On 17 February 2017 Bellarabi scored the 50,000th goal in Bundesliga history.[1]

International career[edit]

Bellarabi has played youth international football for the German under-20 and under-21 teams.[13] He was called up by the senior team in October 2014.[14]

He made his senior international debut for Germany on 11 October 2014 in a 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying defeat away to Poland, playing the full 90 minutes.[15] On 13 June 2015, Bellarabi scored his first international goal in a 7–0 win against Gibraltar.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2016[17]
Club Season League Cup [18] Continental [19] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Oberneuland 2007–08 Oberliga Nord 7 2 0 0 7 2
Total 7 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
Eintracht Braunschweig 2008–09 3. Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 2 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 35 8 1 0 0 0 36 8
Total 38 8 1 0 0 0 39 8
Bayer Leverkusen 2011–12 Bundesliga 10 1 0 0 2 1 12 2
2012–13 8 0 1 1 2 1 11 2
2014–15 33 12 3 0 10 1 46 13
2015–16 33 6 4 2 12 4 49 12
Total 84 19 8 3 26 7 118 29
Eintracht Braunschweig (loan) 2013–14 Bundesliga 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
Total 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
Career total 155 32 9 3 26 7 190 42

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first.[20]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2015 Estádio Algarve, Algarve, Portugal  Gibraltar 4–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellarabi, Karim" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Karim Bellarabi". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bellarabi steht auf Marokkos Wunschzettel" (in German). rp-online.de. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gegen Karim zu spielen, war nicht mehr lustig" (in German). laola1.at. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2014. meine Mutter ist Deutsche 
  5. ^ "Le marocain Karim Bellarabi joueura avec Ghana ou le Maroc ?" (in French). Sport-Maroc.com. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/karim-bellarabi-fussball-besessen-in-die-nationalmannschaft-a-995128.html
  7. ^ a b "Karim Bellarabi - von Null auf Hundert" (in German). dfb.de. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Braunschweigs Bellarabi: Vier Erstligisten jagen das Toptalent der 3. Liga" (in German). Sport Bild. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bayer schnappt sich Karim Bellarabi" (in German). kicker.de. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Schiebold, Christian (20 August 2013). "Karim Bellarabi kehrt zur Eintracht zurück" (in German). braunschweiger-zeitung.de. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bellarabi auf Leihbasis nach Braunschweig" (in German). bayer04.de. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Borussia Dortmund 0–2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen". BBC Sport. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nationalspieler Karim Bellarabi" (in German). dfb.de. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Karim Bellarabi included in Germany squad". BBC Sport. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (11 October 2014). "Poland 2-0 Germany". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Germany leap into second". Deutscher Fußball-Bund. 14 June 2015. 
  17. ^ Karim Bellarabi at Soccerway
  18. ^ includes DFB-Pokal
  19. ^ includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League
  20. ^ "Karim Bellarabi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

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