Omar Benzerga

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Omar Benzerga
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-03-13) 13 March 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Châtellerault, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
SO Châtellerault
Youth career
0000–2005 Châtellerault
2005–2010 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Nantes 3 (0)
2012–2013 JSM Béjaïa 0 (0)
2013–2014 Mouscron-Péruwelz 0 (0)
2014–2016 JS Saoura
2016–2017 ASM Oran 10 (0)
2017– SO Châtellerault
National team
0000–2007 France U17
2009–2011 Algeria U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2017

Omar Benzerga (Arabic: عمر بن زرقة‎; born 13 March 1990) is an Algerian footballer who plays for SO Châtellerault.

Club career[edit]

On 14 June 2010, Benzerga signed a four-year contract with Ligue 2 side FC Nantes, joining on a free transfer from Lille OSC.[1]

On 31 July 2010, Benzerga made his professional debut, starting for Nantes in their Coupe de la Ligue game against Boulogne.[2] A week later, on 9 August 2010, he made his league debut for Nantes in the opening game of the 2010–11 Ligue 2 season against Le Mans starting the game before being subbed off in the 67th minute.[3] On 16 June 2012, he was fired by his club Nantes and banned for three years by the French Football Federation.[4]

International career[edit]

Benzerga played for the French Under-17 National Team participating in the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship where France reached the semi-finals. Benzerga started all four of France's games at the competition.

However, in September 2009, Benzerga was called up to the Algerian Under-23 National Team for a 10-day training camp in Beaucaire, France.[5] He was called up again for another training camp in Alger in December 2009.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nantes : Benzerga arrive. Mercato365.com (14 June 2010). Retrieved on 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ Coupe de la Ligue : Boulogne Côte d'Opale / FC Nantes – 1er tour – Feuille de match:. Lfp.fr. Retrieved on 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ Ligue 2 : FC Nantes / Le Mans FC – 1ere journee – Feuille de match. Lfp.fr. Retrieved on 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ Foot – Justice: Benzerga suspendu deux ans. Lequipe.fr (18 May 2012). Retrieved on 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ EN Espoirs: L'EN en regroupement à Beaucaire. Dzfoot.com (14 September 2009). Retrieved on 21 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Equipe Nationale Olympique]. Faf.dz". Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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