Mimoun Azaouagh

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Mimoun Azaouagh
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Personal information
Date of birth (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Beni Sidel, Morocco
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1996 FSV Frankfurt
1996–1999 Eintracht Frankfurt
1999–2001 Mainz 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Mainz 05 II 40 (5)
2002–2005 Mainz 05 56 (5)
2005–2008 Schalke 04 9 (0)
2006–2007 Mainz 05 (loan) 27 (2)
2008 VfL Bochum (loan) 14 (3)
2008–2012 VfL Bochum 71 (8)
2010 VfL Bochum II 12 (4)
2012–2014 1. FC Kaiserslautern 15 (1)
Total 224 (25)
National team
2003–2004 Germany U-21[1] 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:22, 17 January 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:22, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Mimoun Azaouagh (born 17 November 1982 in Beni Sidel, Morocco) is a Moroccan-born German footballer, who is currently a free agent.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Azaough started his career with the junior teams of FSV Frankfurt and Eintracht Frankfurt. In 1999 he moved to Mainz 05. In the season 2000–01 he played his first matches for the second team of FSV Mainz in the Oberliga. Azaough was transferred from the amateur team to the professional team in September 2002, and from this time was given a regular position in the team. When he helped them to promote into the Bundesliga in the season 2003–04, he had played 48 games and scored four goals in the Second Bundesliga.

First Bundesliga season[edit]

Azaough missed the first three matches of Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga due to an illness. But already in his second match at the highest German level he scored a goal. During a game with VfL Wolfsburg on 30 October 2004 his playing career was curtailed severely by a clash with another player. Later this season he was recompensed financially for this injury.

At the end of the calendar year 2004, however, he moved to Schalke 04. It wasn't a very harmonious transfer: in the beginning FC Schalke 04 even refused to pay the transfer fee. It took months till the clubs found an agreement.

FC Schalke 04[edit]

It took months of rehabilitation till Azaough could play again. On 14 January 2005, he made his debut for Schalke 04 in a friendly against SC Paderborn. On 4 March 2005, he played his first Bundesliga match for 'S04' against Hannover 96. Azaough scored his first goal in the UEFA Cup match against US Palermo on 16 March 2006.

FSV Mainz 05[edit]

In the season 2006–07 he played on a loan for FSV Mainz again. But he returned in the next season to Schalke 04.

VfL Bochum[edit]

Since he did not play very often he was loaned to VfL Bochum for the rest of the season. After the 2007–08 season, Azaouagh was transferred to Bochum. His contract ran until 30 June 2012.

1. FC Kaiserslautern[edit]

Azaouagh joined fellow 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a free transfer in summer 2012.[4] After the expiration of his contract in 2014 he left the club.

International career[edit]

The former Germany national under-21 football team member announced on 2 October 2009 that he would now play for the Morocco national team.

Personal life[edit]

He is of Berber origin, hailing from Beni Sidel, Morocco. He is fluent in german, english and berber, but not arabic.[5] His brothers Ahmed and Aziz are also football players.

On 12 February 2015, German newspaper Bild, published a controversial article with the title "Former Schalke-Star now a Salafist?",. Azaouag denied this, saying he is a Muslim but is not a salafist. He also claimed that this Bild article was responsible for him not being able to get a new contract.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 January 2015

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Europe Total
2000–01 Mainz II Oberliga Südwest 1 0 1 0
2001–02 33 4 1 0 34 4
2002–03 6 1 1 0 7 1
2002–03 Mainz 2. Bundesliga 24 3 1 0 25 3
2003–04 24 1 1 0 25 1
2004–05 Bundesliga 8 1 2 1 10 2
2004–05 Schalke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 1
2006–07 Mainz 27 2 1 0 28 2
2007–08 Schalke 5 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 10 0
2007–08 Bochum 14 3 0 0 14 3
2008–09 30 1 2 0 32 1
2009–10 17 3 1 0 18 3
2010–11 Bochum II Regionalliga West 12 4 12 4
2010–11 Bochum 2. Bundesliga 13 2 0 0 13 2
2011–12 11 2 0 0 11 2
2012–13 Kaiserslautern 15 1 1 0 16 1
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Germany 244 28 13 1 2 0 3 1 262 30
Career total 244 28 13 1 2 0 3 1 262 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U 21-Männer: Mimoun Azaouagh" [U 21-men: Mimoun Azaouagh] (in German). DFB. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mimoun Azaouagh" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Azaouagh, Mimoun" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bunjaku & Azaouagh kommen zum FCK" [Bunjaku & Azaouagh join FCK] (in German). 1. FC Kaiserslautern. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Azaouagh: Schwergewicht von 64 kg" (in German). rp-online.de. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "»Ich bin kein Salafist«" (in German). 11freunde.de. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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