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Sofiane Hanni (Arabic: سفيان هاني‎; born 29 December 1990) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Qatari club Al-Gharafa and the Algeria national team.

Sofiane Hanni
Sofiane Hanni 2018.jpg
Hanni with Spartak Moscow in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-12-29) 29 December 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Gharafa
Number 94
Youth career
1998–2001 Ivry
2001–2005 Boulogne-Billancourt
2005–2009 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Nantes 4 (0)
2011–2013 Kayseri Erciyesspor 64 (15)
2013–2014 Ankaraspor 33 (8)
2014–2016 Mechelen 74 (27)
2016–2018 Anderlecht 61 (18)
2018–2019 Spartak Moscow 25 (3)
2019– Al-Gharafa 0 (0)
National team
2016– Algeria 8 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2018

After starting out at Nantes in France, he went on to compete professionally in Turkey, Belgium and Russia.

Hanni is an Algeria international, gaining his first cap for the full side in June 2016, aged 25, in an Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Seychelles.

Club careerEdit

NantesEdit

Hanni made his professional debut on 1 December 2009 in a league match against Sedan.[1] On 11 June 2010, he was slated to sign a one-year contract with hometown club Paris Saint-Germain.[2] However, a week later, it was announced that he would not be joining the club due to a disagreement between the club and the player's father.[3]

Kayseri ErciyessporEdit

It is tested in a second Turkish club division, Kayseri Erciyesspor. He stayed three years until the 2013 summer transfer window and despite his title of best passer and the rise of the club in the first division, it is sold at the club Ankaraspor A.Ş. 2 Turkish division.

AnkarasporEdit

KV MechelenEdit

2014–15 seasonEdit

2015–16 seasonEdit

This is the season when Sofiane Hanni explodes in performance. He became the offensive leader of the club and form a good duo with Tim Matthys. He knows a discreet beginning of season, not finding the net. This changes 17 October 2015 to face meeting in Sint-Truidense accounting for 11th round of Jupiler League. It is indeed involved in the 3 goals KV Mechelen (3-0). First causing a penalty which is converted by Milos Kosanovic in the first period, and then providing an assist to Tim Matthys before scoring his first goal of the season. He is elected by the press best player of the day.[4]

On 24 October 2015, the 12th round, during a dramatic confrontation with the Zulte Waregem that his team lost on the score of (3-4), it marks 2 goals including the second on a direct free kick.[5] Then a week later, he scored his fourth goal of the season against Waasland-Beveren on behalf of 14th round.[6] KV Mechelen is required (2-0) allowing it to be 11th in the standings with 15 points. The game against Oostende, when 16th round he opened the scoring for his team winning the match (2-1). On 5 December 2015, the movement in Royal Excel Mouscron, it contributes again to the win (2-3) by scoring a headed goal. He returned from the next match against Lokeren in mark at the 8th minute with a superb strike from 30 meters. Lokeren still returns to score and the match ends (1-1).

At the 30th round face Standard Liege, Hanni scored twice and two assists to address Nicolas Verdier. The meeting ended with a score of (4-0) and is involved in all the goals for his team, 16 April 2016 in the game against Charleroi in Play-Offs 2, it can not prevent the defeat of his (2-3) despite another double (one penalty) he realizes late in the game, Following its full and regular season he first won 2 May 2016 the Belgian Lion (Best Arab Player of Belgian football championship) [7] and 9 May 2016, he succeeded Neeskens Kebano, winning the Ebony Boot in 2016 which rewards the best African player of African origin or the Belgian championship. It is the first Algerian football player to win this trophy,[8] at the end of the season he is the author of 17 goals and 7 assists, which he calls " His best season at the professional level ".

For his performances in Mechelen colours, Hanni was named Belgian Footballer of the Year 2015-16, attracting the attention of Ànderlecht.

AnderlechtEdit

On 20 May 2016, Anderlecht announced the signing of Hanni from Mechelen for a fee of 3 million on a four-year contract.,[9] Hanni played his first official game with his new club in the preliminary round of the UEFA Champions League against the Russian club Rostov scored his first goal with the team and after that missing a significant opportunity by not fit, delivers an assist to Tielemans which doubles the score [10][11] in the first Continental participation in its history.

Spartak MoscowEdit

On 31 January 2018, Hanni signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Russian defending champions Spartak Moscow.[12]

Al-GharafaEdit

On 22 July 2019, Al-Gharafa has signed Hanni for one season from Spartak Moscow.[13]

International careerEdit

Having represented France youth teams, Hanni announced his intent to represent Algeria at international level in November 2009, though he was still eligible at that moment to play for France.[14][15][16]

In 26 March 2016, he was called up for the Algeria national team against Ethiopia in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.[17] Hanni made his debut for Algeria in a 2–0 win over the Seychelles on 2 May 2016.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 1 November 2018[19][20][21]
Club Season League National Cup Europe[a] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nantes 2009–10 Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 4 0 0 0 4 0
Kayseri Erciyesspor 2011–12 TFF First League 32 11 0 0 32 11
2012–13 32 4 2 0 34 4
Total 64 15 2 0 66 15
Ankaraspor 2013–14 TFF First League 33 8 1 0 34 8
Total 33 8 1 0 34 8
KV Mechelen 2014–15 Pro League 39 10 4 0 43 10
2015–16 35 17 3 0 38 17
Total 74 27 7 0 81 27
Anderlecht 2016–17 First Division A 38 10 2 0 15 3 55 13
2017–18 23 8 1 0 6 1 1 1 31 10
Total 61 18 3 0 21 4 1 1 86 23
Spartak Moscow 2017–18 Russian Premier League 7 2 2 0 2 0 11 2
2018–19 7 0 2 1 2 0 11 1
Total 14 2 4 1 4 0 22 3
Career total 250 70 17 1 25 4 1 1 293 77

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Algeria's goal tally first.[22]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 January 2017 Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida, Algeria   Mauritania 1–1 3–1 Friendly
2. 19 January 2017 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon   Tunisia 1–2 1–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 6 June 2017 Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida, Algeria   Guinea 1–0 2–1 Friendly
4. 11 June 2017 Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida, Algeria   Togo 1–0 1–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nantes v. Sedan Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Arrivee de Hanni". Mercato365. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Sofiane Hanni, viendra, viendra pas?". LMD PSG. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Belgium: Sofiane Hanni passer and buteur". DZfoot.com. 21 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Belgium: Lined Sofiane Hanni". DZfoot.com. 21 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Belgium: 4th goal of the season Hanni". DZfoot.com. 21 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Sofiane Hanni elected 'Leo Belge". 7s7. 21 May 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 Ebony Shoe: Hanni offers first l'Algérie". afrik-foot.com. 21 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Anderlecht sign Algeria's Hanni from Mechelen". rtl.be. 20 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Rostov vs Anderlecht (UEFA Champions League)". soccerway.com. 26 July 2016.
  11. ^ "CL : Premier but et passe de Hanni avec Anderlecht". dzfoot.com. 26 July 2016.
  12. ^ Софиан Ханни стал игроком «Спартака» (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 31 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Софьян Ханни покидает «Спартак»" [Sofiane Hanni leaves Spartak] (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 22 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Sofiane Hani préfère l'Algérie". Le Buteur. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  15. ^ "En espoirs 27 jouers convoques". DZFoot. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  16. ^ "En espoirs l'regroupment a beaucaire". DZFoot. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  17. ^ "Sofiane Hanni heureux pour sa 1ère convocation avec les Fennecs". Africa Top Sports. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  18. ^ "Seychelles – Algérie : Première apparition de Hanni en match officiel de l'EN | ToutDZ". www.toutdz.com (in French). Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Sofiane Hanni » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Sofiane Hanni". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Sofiane Hanni". footballdatabase. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Hanni, Sofiane". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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