Nabil Ghilas

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Nabil Ghilas
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Personal information
Full name Nabil Ghilas
Date of birth (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Levante (on loan from Porto)
Number 23
Youth career
2007–2008 Burel FC
2008–2009 AJ Bosquet-Néréïdes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Cassis Carnoux 23 (1)
2010–2013 Moreirense 47 (15)
2010–2011 Vizela (loan) 26 (6)
2013– Porto 16 (1)
2014–2015 Córdoba (loan) 27 (7)
2015– Levante (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013– Algeria 8 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2014

Nabil Ghilas (born 20 April 1990) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Levante UD on loan from FC Porto, and the Algeria national team, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early years / Moreirense[edit]

Born in Marseille, France, Ghilas only played amateur football in the country. In 2010, aged 20, he transferred to Moreirense F.C. in Portugal, being immediately loaned to F.C. Vizela in the third division.[1] He returned for the 2011–12 season, helping his club return to the top level after a seven-year absence.[2]

Ghilas appeared in all 30 games for the Moreira de Cónegos side in the 2012–13 campaign, scoring 13 goals in the league and 16 overall. Highlights included braces in home wins against C.D. Nacional (3–1) and S.C. Beira-Mar (3–0),[3] but his team suffered immediate relegation back.

Porto[edit]

On 8 July 2013, Ghilas joined FC Porto on a four-year contract for a fee rumoured to be around 3 million,[4] with a buyout clause of €30m.[5] He made his official debut for the club on 22 September, playing injury time in a 2–2 draw at G.D. Estoril Praia.

Ghilas scored his first goal for the northerners on 5 February 2014, against the same opponent for a 2–1 home win in the season's Portuguese Cup.[6] His second came 22 days later, as he netted the 3–3 at Eintracht Frankfurt for the UEFA Europa League's round-of-32 and Porto progressed 5–5 on aggregate; on both occasions, he came on as a second-half substitute.[7]

On 1 September 2014, Ghilas was loaned to Spanish club Córdoba CF.[8] He made his La Liga debut on 12 September, replacing Mike Havenaar in the 59th minute of a 1–1 away draw against UD Almería.[9]

Ghilas scored his first goal for the Andalusians on 18 October, netting his team's only in a 1–2 home loss to Málaga CF.[10] On 10 July 2015 he moved to fellow league team Levante UD, on loan for one year.[11]

International career[edit]

Ghilas was called up to the Algeria national team for the first time in March 2013, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Benin,[12] but did not play in the match. He gained his first cap on 9 June against the same opponent and for the same competition, replacing Islam Slimani in the 74th minute and scoring the last goal in a 3–1 away win.[13]

Ghilas made his World Cup debut on 17 June 2014, playing the last six minutes of a 1–2 group stage loss to Belgium in Belo Horizonte.[14]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first. "Score" column indicates the score after the player's goal.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2013 Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Benin 3–1 3–1 2014 World Cup qualification
2. 31 May 2014 Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland  Armenia 2–0 3–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Porto

Club statistics[edit]

As of 28 April 2015[15]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cassis Carnoux 2009–10 CFA 23 1 0 0 23 1
Vizela 2010–11 Segunda Divisão 26 6 0 0 26 6
Moreirense 2011–12 Liga de Honra 17 2 3 1 4 1 24 4
2012–13 Primeira Liga 30 13 5 3 1 0 36 16
Subtotal 47 15 8 4 5 1 60 20
Porto 2013–14 Primeira Liga 16 1 4 1 4 0 10 2 32 4
Córdoba 2014–15 La Liga 27 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 7
Career total 139 30 13 5 9 1 10 2 169 38

Personal life[edit]

Ghilas' older brother, Kamel, is also a footballer and a forward. He too played in France, Portugal, and for Algeria.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portugal dos Pequenitos" [Little Portugal] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Verts d'Europe: L'accession en Liga pour Nabil Ghilas" [Greens of Europe: Liga rise for Nabil Ghilas] (in French). DZFoot. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Moreirense-Beira-Mar, 3–0: Pujança de Ghilas no cinismo de Inácio" [Moreirense-Beira-Mar, 3–0: Ghilas power in Inácio cynicism] (in Portuguese). Record. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "É o tudo ou nada para Nabil Ghilas" [It's all or nothing for Nabil Ghilas] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ghilas certo por quatro épocas" [Ghilas assured for four seasons] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vitória "tirada a ferros" leva Porto para as meias finais da Taça" [Win "with tweezers" takes Porto to Cup semifinals] (in Portuguese). Vavel. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Porto snatch last-16 place from Eintracht's grasp". UEFA.com. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nabil Ghilas nuevo jugador del Córdoba C.F." [Nabil Ghilas new player of Córdoba C.F.] (in Spanish). Córdoba's official website. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cartabia leveller denies Almeria". ESPN FC. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Malaga keep Cordoba waiting for win". ESPN FC. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nabil Ghilas llega al Levante cedido por el FC Porto" [Nabil Ghilas arrives at Levante loaned from FC Porto] (in Spanish). Levante's official website. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "CM / Algérie – Bénin, les 24 joueurs convoqués" [CM / Algeria – Benin, the 24 called players] (in French). DZFoot. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bénin – Algérie: 1–3" [Benin – Algeria: 1–3] (in French). L'Équipe. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Subs inspire Belgian comeback". FIFA.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "N. Ghilas". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nabil Ghilas : "Je veux faire mieux que mon frère"" [Nabil Ghilas : "I want to do better than my brother"] (in French). Le Buteur. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

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