Youssef Aït Bennasser

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Youssef Aït Bennasser
Personal information
Full name Youssef Aït Bennasser
Date of birth (1996-07-07) 7 July 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Toul, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Monaco
Number 15
Youth career
2013–2015 Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Nancy 33 (1)
2016– Monaco 13 (0)
2016–2017Nancy (loan) 26 (3)
2017–2018Caen (loan) 27 (0)
2019Saint-Étienne (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2013 Morocco U17 2 (0)
2016– Morocco 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:54, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Youssef Aït Bennasser (born 7 July 1996) is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Monaco and the Moroccan national team.[2]

Career[edit]

Nancy[edit]

Aït Bennasser is a youth exponent from AS Nancy. He made his Ligue 2 debut on 3 August 2015 against Tours FC.[3] He scored the first senior goal of his career on 28 November 2015 as Nancy beat Le Havre 3–1 in a home of Stade Marcel Picot victory.

On 31 January 2019, the last day of the 2018–19 winter transfer window, Aït Bennasser departed Monaco on loan for the third time, joining the club's league rivals AS Saint-Étienne on loan until the end of the season.[4]

International career[edit]

Despite being born and raised in France, Aït Bennasser joined the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. He played two matches for the Morocco national under-17 football team in 2013.[5] He made his debut for the senior Morocco national football team in a friendly 0–0 tie with Albania.[6]

In May 2018 he was named in Morocco’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 July 2019[2]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nancy 2015–16 Ligue 2 33 1 0 0 1 0 34 1
2016–17 (loan) Ligue 1 26 3 0 0 1 0 27 4
Total 59 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 61 5
Caen (loan) 2017–18 Ligue 1 27 0 1 0 1 0 29 0
Monaco 2018–19 Ligue 1 13 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 18 0
Saint-Étienne (loan) 2018–19 Ligue 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Career total 112 4 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 121 5

International[edit]

As of match played 5 August 2019[8]
National team Year Apps Goals
Morocco 2016 5 0
2017 5 0
2018 6 0
2019 5 0
Total 21 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aït Bennasser Youssef" (in French). AS Nancy. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Youssef Aït Bennasser at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Nancy vs. Tours". soccerway.com. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  4. ^ Taiwo, Taiye (31 January 2019). "Saint-Etienne snap up Youssef Ait Bennasser on loan from Monaco". Goal. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ Bakkali, Achraf. "Fiche de :". Mountakhab.net (in French). Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  6. ^ Bakkali, Achraf. "Le Maroc et l'Albanie dos à dos". Mountakhab.net (in French). Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Boufal left out of Morocco squad".
  8. ^ "Youssef Aït Bennasser". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.