Wissam Ben Yedder

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Wissam Ben Yedder
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Ben Yedder in training with Toulouse in 2012
Personal information
Full name Wissam Ben Yedder
Date of birth (1990-08-12) 12 August 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Sarcelles, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 12
Youth career
2000–2007 Garges-les-Gonesse
2007–2009 Saint-Denis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 UJA Alfortville 23 (9)
2010–2013 Toulouse B[1] 20 (14)
2010–2016 Toulouse 156 (63)
2016– Sevilla 20 (8)
National team
2010 France Futsal 2 (1)
2012 France U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 July 2013

Wissam Ben Yedder (born 12 August 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Sevilla FC. He is nicknamed "Benyebut", incorporating but, the French word for a goal.[2]

Having begun his career at amateurs UJA Alfortville, he joined Toulouse in 2010. In 2015, he reached 50 Ligue 1 goals for them, having a year earlier surpassed André-Pierre Gignac as their greatest league scorer of the 21st century. He moved to Sevilla for €9 million in 2016. At international level, Ben Yedder has represented France at under-21 level, and at futsal.

Club career[edit]

Toulouse[edit]

Born in Sarcelles, Île-de-France, of Tunisian descent,[2] Ben Yedder began his career at local UJA Alfortville in the fourth-tier Championnat de France Amateur, before moving to Toulouse FC of Ligue 1 in 2010.[2]

On 16 October 2010, he made his professional debut in a 0–2 home loss to Paris Saint-Germain, replacing Yannis Tafer for the final 29 minutes. He made 13 substitute appearances across his first two seasons, and scored his first goal for Toulouse on 21 April 2012: ten minutes after coming on in place of Paulo Machado, he equalised in an eventual 2–1 loss at Evian.[3]

In the following three Ligue 1 campaigns, Ben Yedder recorded 15, 16 and 14 goals respectively.[2] On 10 August 2012, in the first game of the season, he came on at half time for Pantxi Sirieix and equalised for a 1–1 draw at reigning champions and local rivals Montpellier.[4] In the reverse fixture, the last of the campaign, on 26 May 2013, he scored both goals in a win over Montpellier.[5]

On 30 November 2013, Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 home win over Sochaux.[6] He recorded another treble on the 17 May 2014 as Toulouse finished the season with a 3–1 win over Valenciennes.[7]

Ben Yedder scored a penalty in a 3–3 draw against Caen on 20 September 2014. In doing so, he reached 35 Ligue 1 goals for Toulouse, surpassing André-Pierre Gignac as their highest scorer in the league in the 21st century.[8] He attained the milestone of 50 goals in the competition on 19 December 2015, when he put them ahead in a 1–1 home draw against Lille.[9] The following 9 January, he scored another hat-trick in a 3–1 win at fellow strugglers Reims.[10]

Sevilla[edit]

On 30 July 2016, Ben Yedder signed a five-year contract with Spanish club Sevilla FC, for a reported €9 million fee.[11] After being an unused substitute in their UEFA Super Cup loss to Real Madrid on 9 August, he made his debut five days later, replacing fellow new signing Luciano Vietto for the final 29 minutes of a 0–2 loss to FC Barcelona in the first leg of the year's domestic equivalent. On 20 August, he started in his first league game and scored in a 6–4 victory over RCD Espanyol at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.[12] On 7 January 2017, he scored his first La Liga hat-trick in a 4–0 away win against Real Sociedad.[13]

International career[edit]

Ben Yedder played two futsal matches for France, scoring once, and also represented the nation three times at under-21 level.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 25 February 2017[14]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
UJA Alfortville 2009–10 23 9 0 0 23 9
Total 23 9 0 0 23 9
Toulouse 2010–11 4 0 1 0 5 0
2011–12 9 1 1 0 1 0 11 1
2012–13 34 15 2 0 1 0 37 15
2013–14 38 16 2 0 2 1 42 17
2014–15 36 14 1 1 1 0 38 15
2015–16 35 17 2 1 4 5 41 23
Total 156 63 9 2 9 6 174 71
Sevilla 2016–17 20 8 4 5 4 2 2 0 30 15
Total 20 8 4 5 4 2 2 0 30 15
Career total 199 80 13 7 9 6 4 2 2 0 227 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wissam Ben Yedder sa saison en CFA2 Groupe F 2012/2013 avec Libre/Etranger
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ben Yedder rêve toujours d'Euro" [Ben Yedder always dreams of the Euros] (in French). La Depeche. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Battu par Evian TGFC, Toulouse n'arrive pas à enchaîner" [Beaten by Evian TGFC, Toulouse fail to concentrate] (in French). France Info. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Montpellier began their Ligue 1 title defence with a draw overshadowed by referee Antony Gautier, who showed three red cards.". Sporting Life. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ben Yedder offre la victoire à Toulouse" [Ben Yedder gives victory to Toulouse] (in French). France Info. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "BEN YEDDER HAT-TRICK DOES FOR SOCHAUX". Ligue 1. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Daniel (17 May 2014). "Result: Wissam Ben Yedder hat-trick downs Valenciennes". Sports Mole. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Toulouse: Ben Yedder meilleur buteur du siècle avec le TFC" [Toulouse: Ben Yedder greatest goalscorer of the century with TFC] (in French). 20 Minutes. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ligue 1, Ben Yedder atteint la barre des 50 buts" [Ligue 1, Ben Yedder achieves the milestone of 50 goals] (in French). Yahoo!. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ligue 1: Grâce à un triplé de Ben Yedder, le TFC donne un cours de maintien à Reims" [Thanks to a hat-trick from Ben Yedder, TFC give Reims a lesson in how to stay up] (in French). 20 Minutes. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Sevilla agree to sign Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder" (in Spanish). ESPN. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Sargeant, Jack (22 August 2016). "Sevilla won 6–4 in Jorge Sampaoli's 1st La Liga game as manager. You should watch them this season.". SB Nation. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Real Sociedad vs Sevilla FC". La Liga. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Wissam Ben Yedder Soccerway Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 

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