Youcef Belaïli

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Youcef Belaïli
Youcef Belaïli avec l'un de ses fans.jpg
Youcef Belaïli (left) with a fan in 2013
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Youcef Belaïli
Date of birth (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Oran, Algeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
USM Alger
Number 10
Youth career
2007–2008 RCG Oran
2008–2009 MC Oran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 CA Bordj Bou Arreridj 3 (0)
2010–2012 MC Oran 47 (15)
2012–2014 Espérance ST 35 (8)
2014– USM Alger 24 (6)
National team
2010–2011 Algeria U23 14 (0)
2015– Algeria 2 (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)

Mohamed Youcef Belaïli (born March 14, 1992 in Oran) is an Algerian footballer who plays as a forward for Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club USM Alger and the Algeria national team.[1][2][3]


Belaïli was born on March 14, 1992 in Oran.[4]

Club career[edit]

On May 24, 2012, Belaïli traveled to Tunisia to negotiate a move to Tunisian club Espérance de Tunis.[5] 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.[6] On June 5, Belaïli officially joined Espérance, signing a three-year contract worth €2 million.[7] 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.[8]

International career[edit]

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.[9]

Doping ban[edit]

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.[10] However, in March 2016, FIFA confirmed they were giving an extended four-year ban to apply worldwide through 19 September 2019.[11]


Espérance de Tunis


  1. ^ Algeria – Y. Belaïli – Profile with news, career statistics and history. Soccerway. Retrieved on 2013-08-31.
  2. ^ EN Olympique : Stage du 3 au 7 novembre. Dzfoot.Com (2010-11-30). Retrieved on 2013-08-31.
  3. ^ EN Olympique : Stage ŕ Alger du 6 au 9 novembre. Dzfoot.Com. Retrieved on 2013-08-31.
  4. ^ يوسف بلايلي بلبل الحمراوة"إذا غادرت المولودية فسألعب في الخارج" يوسف بلايلي بلبل الحمراوة للجمهورية :. Retrieved on 2013-08-31.
  5. ^ Walid Z. (May 24, 2012). "Youcef Belaïli vers l'Espérance de Tunis ?" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Walid Z. (May 26, 2012). "Belaïli à l'Espérance, c'est presque fait !" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ Toufik O. (May 5, 2012). "ES Tunis, Belaïli acquis, Djabou en bonne voie?" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Walid Z.; Nabil A-0 (July 21, 2012). "ES Tunis 3–2 ASO Chlef, Dominer n'est pas gagner" (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ EN U23 : Les 21 joueurs sélectionnés; DZFoot, November 16, 2011.
  10. ^ Stephane DeSaintsalvy: USM Alger star Belaïli hit with two-year doping ban,, 21 September 2015
  11. ^ "FIFA extends three Algerian players' bans worldwide for four years". Retrieved 2016-03-22. 

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