Ramy Bensebaini

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Ramy Bensebaini
Stade rennais vs SM Caen, July 22nd 2017 - Bensebaini (1).jpg
Bensebaini in 2017
Personal information
Full name Amir Selmane Ramy Bensebaini[1]
Date of birth (1995-04-16) 16 April 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Constantine, Algeria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Number 25
Youth career
2008–2013 Paradou AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Paradou AC 32 (3)
2014–2015Lierse (loan) 23 (1)
2015–2016Montpellier (loan) 22 (2)
2016Montpellier II (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2019 Rennes 79 (1)
2016–2017 Rennes II 2 (1)
2019– Borussia Mönchengladbach 5 (3)
National team
2015– Algeria U23 3 (0)
2017– Algeria 29 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:29, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Amir Selmane Ramy Bensebaini (Arabic: أمير رامي بن سبعيني‎; born 16 April 1995) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Algeria national team. He plays primarily as a central defender but can also play as a left-back and a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Constantine, Bensebaini began his career at Paradou AC, joining the youth team in 2008 and making his senior debut in 2013.[3] In the summer of 2013, Bensebaini went on trial with F.C. Porto and was later handed a two-week trial by English Premier League side Arsenal, during which he played in two friendlies with the under-21 team against Luton Town and Colchester.[4]

In June 2014, Bensebaini was loaned out by Paradou for one season to Belgian Pro League club Lierse.[5] He made his full debut on 3 August in a league match against Club Brugge, coming as a 94th-minute substitute for Wanderson.[6] Bensebaini made 23 league appearances During the course of the season, scoring 1 goal, but could not help Lierse avoid relegation.

In June 2015, Bensebaini was loaned out again by Paradou, this time to French club Montpellier for the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season.[7]

On 5 July 2016, he signed a four-year contract with Rennes.[8]

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

On 14 August 2019, Bensebaini signed a four-year deal to join Borussia Mönchengladbach[9] for 8 million euros to become the most expensive Algerian defender. He made his debut for the team in the Bundesliga as a starter during a win against 1. FC Köln.[10] On 10 November, scored his first goal with his new club against Werder Bremen. In the same game he was sent off with a red card.[11] He scored twice in a 2-1 win against defending Bundesliga champions Bayern München on 7 December 2019.[12]

International career[edit]

On 19 July 2015, Bensebaini made his debut for Algeria national under-23 football team in a 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone.

In November 2015, Bensebaini was called up to the Algeria national team for the first time for a pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 November 2019.[14][15]
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental[b] Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lierse (loan) 2014–15 Belgian Pro League 23 1 6 1 29 2
Montpellier (loan) 2015–16 Ligue 1 22 2 2 0 1[d] 0 25 2
Rennes 2016–17 Ligue 1 25 0 1[d] 0 26 0
2017–18 29 0 1 0 3[d] 0 33 0
2018–19 25 1 4 1 9[e] 1 1[d] 0 39 3
Total 79 1 5 1 9 1 5 0 98 3
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2019–20 Bundesliga 3 1 1 0 4[e] 0 8 1
Total 3 1 1 0 4 0 8 1
Career total 127 5 14 2 13 1 6 0 159 7
  1. ^ Includes Belgian Cup, Coupe de France and DFB-Pokal
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Includes the Coupe de la Ligue
  4. ^ a b c d All appearance(s) in Coupe de la Ligue
  5. ^ a b All appearance(s) in Europa League

International[edit]

As of matches played on 14 November 2019[15]
Algeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 8 0
2018 8 2
2019 13 1
Total 29 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first.[16]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2018 Stade du 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers, Algeria  Cape Verde 1–0 2–3 Friendly
2. 12 October 2018 Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida, Algeria  Benin 1–0 2–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 14 November 2019  Zambia 1–0 5–0 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Stade Rennais

International[edit]

Algeria

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Africa Cup of Nations Squad List - Algeria" (PDF). CAF. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Bensebaini". Stade Rennais F.C. (in French). Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ Walid Z. (1 August 2013). "Paradou AC youngster Ramy Bensebaïni on trial with Arsenal". DZfoot. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ Walid Z. (16 August 2013). "Ramy Bensebaini trains with Arsenal's first team ahead of season opener". DZfoot. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ Amar K (12 June 2014). "Ramy Bensebaini (Paradou FC) prêté au K Lierse SK (Belgique)" (in French). DZfoot. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Club Brugge vs. Lierse - 3 August 2014". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  7. ^ M-A D (9 June 2015). "Bensebaini officiellement prêté à Montpellier" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  8. ^ M-A D (5 July 2016). "Bensebaini pour 4 ans au Stade rennais" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Borussia holt Ramy Bensebaini von Stade Rennes" (in German). 14 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Allemagne : Belle prestation de Bensebaini pour sa première". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Bensebaïni : Premier but et ...expulsion avec M'gladbach". dzfoot.com. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Gladbach Stun Bayern 2-1 With Last-Gasp Penalty". nytimes.com. 7 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  13. ^ M-A-D (6 November 2015). "TANZANIE-ALGERIE : Les 25 sélectionnés" (in French). DZfoot. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  14. ^ Ramy Bensebaini at Soccerway
  15. ^ a b Ramy Bensebaini at National-Football-Teams.com
  16. ^ "Ramy Bensebaini". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Algeria hold on against Senegal to win Afcon". BBC Sport. 19 July 2019.

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