Aïssa Mandi

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Aïssa Mandi
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Mandi in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-10-22) October 22, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Châlons-en-Champagne, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Reims
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2009 Reims
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2016 Reims 161 (14)
National team
2014– Algeria 18 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:53, 15 May 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Aïssa Mandi (Arabic: عيسى ماندي‎‎; born 22 October 1991 in Châlons-en-Champagne) is an Algerian football player who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims and the Algeria national team. He plays primarily as a right-back but has also been used as a centre-back.

Mandi made his international debut for Algeria in March 2014. He was a member of the Algerian team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. As of May 2015, he has won 17 international caps.

Personal

Mandi was born in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne in Northern France to Algerian parents from Oran.[1][2] In 2009, he passed his French baccalaureat, equivalent of A-levels.

Career

He has started to play football at the age of 8 in Stade de Reims. But, on August 20, 2010, Mandi made his professional debut as a starter for Stade de Reims in a Ligue 2 match against Le Havre.[3] In a match against Paris Saint Germain, he scored two own goals.

International career

While he was also eligible to play for France, Mandi decided to play for Algeria and made his debut for them on 5 March 2014 in a 2-0 victory over Slovenia. He was one of the revelations of the Algerian national football team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Mandi scored his first goal for Algeria in a 3-2 away defeat to Ethiopia during qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

References

  1. La Fiche de Aissa MANDI
  2. Youcef K (April 2, 2012). "Mandi : "Je veux jouer pour l'équipe d'Algérie"" (in French). Le Buteur. Retrieved August 12, 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. LFP.fr - Ligue de Football Professionnel - Ligue 2 - Saison 2010/2011 - 4ème journée - Havre AC / Stade de Reims

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