Saphir Taïder

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Saphir Taïder
Saphir Taider Impact de Montréal.jpg
Taïder with Montreal Impact in 2018
Personal information
Full name Saphir Sliti Taïder[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Castres, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2006 Castres FC
2006–2008 Albi
2008–2010 Grenoble
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Grenoble 26 (1)
2011–2013 Bologna 48 (3)
2013–2015 Internazionale 25 (1)
2014Southampton (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2015Sassuolo (loan) 27 (3)
2015– Bologna 62 (3)
2018–Montreal Impact (loan) 34 (8)
National team
2010 France U18 2 (1)
2010–2011 France U19 7 (2)
2011–2012 France U20 3 (0)
2013– Algeria 38 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2017

Saphir Sliti Taïder (Arabic: سفير سليتي تايدر‎; born 29 February 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Canadian club Montreal Impact, on loan from Bologna, and for the Algeria national team.

After beginning professionally with Grenoble in 2010, Taïder spent most of his career in Italy, representing Bologna (two spells), Internazionale and Sassuolo. Over six-and-a-half seasons, he made 172 appearances and scored 10 goals in Serie A.

Taïder represented his place of birth, France, in youth international level. He made his senior debut for Algeria in 2013 and represented the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Club career[edit]

Grenoble[edit]

Taïder made his professional debut with Grenoble on 15 May 2010 in a league match against Marseille.[2][3] On 5 July 2010, he signed his first professional contract, agreeing to a three-year deal with Grenoble.[4]

Bologna[edit]

Following Grenoble's relegation to the Championnat de France amateur 2, the fifth division of French football, due to financial problems in 2011, Taïder joined Italian club Bologna. He made his Serie A debut on 11 December 2011 as a substitute. On 16 January 2012, he made his first start in Serie A in the 1–1 draw against Napoli. A day later, it was announced Taïder was signed by Juventus on a co-ownership deal for €2,425,000 in which Frederik Sørensen heading the other way for €2.5 million,[5] effectively made Bologna acquired 50% registration rights of Sørensen for €75,000 in a cash plus player deal. Taïder remained on loan at Bologna for the rest of 2011–12 season. In June 2012, Bologna bought back Taïder for €2.35 million,[6] while Sørensen returned to Juventus in June 2014.

Inter[edit]

On 20 August 2013, Taïder joined Internazionale on a four-year contract for a €5.5 million transfer fee,[7]:31, 42[8]:39 plus the loan of Diego Laxalt.[9] Bologna also retained 50% registration as part of the co-ownership deal.[7][8][9][10][11] He made his debut for the Nerazzurri six days later in a 2–0 home victory against Genoa, coming on as a substitute for Ricky Álvarez in the 85th minute. He played 25 times in 2013–14 Serie A for Inter, scoring once in a 7–0 win at Sassuolo on 22 September.[12] On 4 December, in his only Coppa Italia match of the season, he scored a first-half penalty in a 3–2 home win over Serie B club Trapani in the tournament's fourth round.[13]

In June 2014, the co-ownership deal of Taïder between Bologna and Inter was renewed.[14] However, on 1 July, Inter purchased him outright[15][16] for a €2 million fee,[8]:43, 62 with former Bologna youth product Lorenzo Paramatti returning to his parent club[15][16] for a €1 million fee.[17][18]

On 6 August 2014, Taïder joined English Premier League side Southampton on a season-long loan, in exchange for Dani Osvaldo.[19] He played his only match three days later, replacing James Ward-Prowse in the 61st minute of a 1–0 home friendly defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.[20]

The loan was terminated on 1 September 2014[21] and he was immediately loaned to Serie A side Sassuolo,[22] as Southampton said he "failed to live up to the high levels of commitment expected of Southampton players".[23] He made his debut 13 days later, replacing Simone Missiroli at half-time as Sassuolo lost 7–0 to Inter at the San Siro.[24]

Return to Bologna[edit]

Taïder with Bologna in 2017

On 31 August 2015, Bologna re-signed Taïder on a two-year loan, with an obligation to purchase him outright for an undisclosed fee.[25][26] Inter also write-down the value of the contact of Taïder to €2.5 million backdated to 30 June 2015.[27] At Bologna, he also joined fellow Inter teammate Lorenzo Crisetig, who was signed under the same loan plus obligation deal in July 2015. According to Bologna, the club acquired Taïder for a €2 million transfer fee plus an additional €500,000 as a loan fee for the 2016–17 season.[28] Bologna acquired Taïder on loan for free in 2015–16 season.[29]

Taïder played 29 and 24 times for Bologna in Serie A in 2015–16 and 2016–17 season respectively, scoring three goals.

Montreal Impact[edit]

On 22 January 2018, Taïder signed a three-year deal at Major League Soccer (MLS) club Montreal Impact, starting with a two-year loan and the option of a fourth year.[30] He joined as a Designated Player.[31] He made his debut on 7 March as the season began with a 2–1 loss at fellow Canadians Vancouver Whitecaps FC in what was also the first match for Impact manager Rémi Garde.[32] A month later, he received a straight red card in the 14th minute of a 4–0 loss at the New England Revolution for a foul on Luis Caicedo.[33] He scored his first goal for the Impact on 28 April, albeit in a 4–1 defeat away to Atlanta United FC.[34]

International career[edit]

Taïder played for France at U18, U19 and U20 level. On 26 March 2013, Taïder scored on his debut for Algeria against Benin.

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Taïder played the entirety of Algeria's opening group match, a 2–1 defeat to Belgium.[35] He did not feature again until the round of 16, playing the first 78 minutes of a loss to Germany by the same score after extra time in Porto Alegre.[36]

Taïder was chosen in coach Christian Gourcuff's Algerian squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.[37] He played every match as they were eliminated in the quarter-finals by eventual winners Ivory Coast.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first.[38]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2013 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Benin 2–1 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 16 June 2013 Stade Amahoro, Kigali, Rwanda  Rwanda 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 5 March 2014 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Slovenia 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
4. 25 March 2016 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Ethiopia 5–0 7–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 4 September 2016 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Lesotho 3–0 6–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Personal life[edit]

Taïder was born in France to a Tunisian father and an Algerian mother.[39] He is the younger brother of Tunisian international Nabil Taïder.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 July 2019[41]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grenoble 2009–10 Ligue 1 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Ligue 2 25 1 1 0 26 1
Total 26 1 1 0 27 1
Bologna 2011–12 Serie A 14 0 2 0 16 0
2012–13 34 3 1 2 35 5
Total 48 3 3 2 51 5
Internazionale 2013–14 Serie A 25 1 1 1 26 2
Total 25 1 1 1 26 2
Sassuolo (loan) 2014–15 Serie A 27 3 0 0 27 3
Total 27 3 0 0 27 3
Bologna (loan) 2015–16 Serie A 29 0 0 0 29 0
2016–17 24 3 2 1 26 4
Bologna 2017–18 9 0 1 0 10 0
Total 62 3 3 1 65 4
Montreal Impact (loan) 2018 MLS 33 7 2 0 35 7
2019 19 7 1 1 20 8
Total 52 14 3 1 55 15
Career total 240 25 11 5 251 30

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