Youcef Belaïli (left) with a fan in 2013
|Full name||Mohamed Youcef Belaïli|
|Date of birth||14 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Oran, Algeria|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2009–2010||CA Bordj Bou Arreridj||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, June 27, 2015 (EST).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, June 27, 2015 (EST)
On May 24, 2012, Belaïli traveled to Tunisia to negotiate a move to Tunisian club Espérance de Tunis. Two days later, he announced that he had agreed to personal terms with the club and would be signing a three-year contract in the upcoming days. On June 5, Belaïli officially joined Espérance, signing a three-year contract worth €2 million. On July 20, Belaïli made his debut for Espérance as a substitute against ASO Chlef in the group stage of the 2012 CAF Champions League. Coming on in the 77th minute, Belaïli won his team a penalty to level the score and then provided an assist for Yannick N'Djeng in injury time to help Espérance win the game.
Belaili was called up to participate in the 2010 UNAF U-23 Tournament. On 13 December 2010, he scored an own goal in the fifty-fourth minute against the Cameroonian under 23 side. On November 16, 2011, he was selected as part of Algeria's squad for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco.
In September 2015 it was announced that Belaïli was banned from sports for two years by the Confederation of African Football after testing positive for cocaine after a CAF Champions League match 7 August 2015. However, in March 2016, FIFA confirmed they were giving an extended four-year ban to apply worldwide through 19 September 2019.
Espérance de Tunis
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