Omar Benzerga

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Omar Benzerga
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-03-13) 13 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Châtellerault, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
SO Châtellerault
Youth career
0000–2005 Châtellerault
2005–2010 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Nantes 3 (0)
2012–2013 JSM Béjaïa 0 (0)
2013–2014 Mouscron-Péruwelz 0 (0)
2014–2016 JS Saoura
2016–2017 ASM Oran 10 (0)
2017– SO Châtellerault
National team
0000–2007 France U17
2009–2011 Algeria U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2017.

Omar Benzerga (Arabic: عمر بن زرقة‎‎) (born March 13, 1990) is an Algerian footballer who plays for SO Châtellerault in France.

Club career[edit]

On June 14, 2010, Benzerga signed a four-year contract with Ligue 2 side FC Nantes, joining them on a free transfer from Lille OSC.[1]

On July 31, 2010, Benzerga made his professional debut, starting for Nantes in their Coupe de la Ligue game against US Boulogne.[2] A week later, on August 9, 2010, Benzerga made his league debut for Nantes in the opening game of the 2010–11 Ligue 2 season against Le Mans FC. He started the game before being subbed off in the 67th minute.[3] On 16. June 2012 was fired by his club FC Nantes and banned for three years by the French Football Federation.[4]

International career[edit]

Benzerga played for the French Under-17 National Team participating in the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship where France reached the semi-finals. Benzerga started all four of France's games at the competition.

However, in September 2009, Benzerga was called up to the Algerian Under-23 National Team for a 10-day training camp in Beaucaire, France.[5] He was called up again for another training camp in Alger in December 2009.[6]


  1. ^ Nantes : Benzerga arrive. (2010-06-14). Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  2. ^ Coupe de la Ligue : Boulogne Côte d'Opale / FC Nantes – 1er tour – Feuille de match:. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  3. ^ Ligue 2 : FC Nantes / Le Mans FC – 1ere journee – Feuille de match. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  4. ^ Foot – Justice: Benzerga suspendu deux ans. (2012-05-18). Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  5. ^ EN Espoirs: L'EN en regroupement à Beaucaire. (2009-09-14). Retrieved on 2015-04-21.
  6. ^ "Equipe Nationale Olympique].". Archived from the original on 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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