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Hassan Yebda
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Personal information
Date of birth 14 May 1984 (1984-05-14) (age 25)
Place of birth Saint-Maurice, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Portsmouth
(on loan from Benfica)
Number 32
Youth career
2000–2004 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Auxerre 0 (0)
2006 Laval (loan) 14 (1)
2007 Le Mans B 7 (5)
2007–2008 Le Mans 24 (3)
2008– Benfica 25 (1)
2009–2010 Portsmouth (loan) 19 (2)
National team
2000–2001 France U16 10 (0)
2001–2002 France U17 19 (2)
2002–2003 France U18 14 (1)
2003–2004 France U19 13 (0)
2009– Algeria 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:52, 24 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:52, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Hassan Yebda (Arabic: حسان يبدة ‎) (born 14 May 1984) is an Algerian footballer who plays for Portsmouth on loan from S.L. Benfica, as a central midfielder.

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Club career

Born in Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, Yebda emerged through AJ Auxerre's youth system, but made no appearances for the first team during his stint; he played regularly for the reserves, in the Championnat de France amateur.

In January 2006, Yebda was loaned to second level's Stade Lavallois.[1] In the same month of the following year, he was definitely released and moved to Le Mans UC72, making his top level debut on 17 February 2007, in a 2–0 loss at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard: brought on in the 70th minute, Yebda scored an own goal 10 minutes later, in his only appearance of 2006–07.

In 2007–08, Yebda appeared regularly for Le Mans, helping the team achieve a comfortable ninth place in the league. On 29 May 2008, he signed a four-year contract with S.L. Benfica, on a free transfer.[2] A constant midfield fixture with Benfica, he was voted the league's "Player of the Month" in September. In February 2009, Yebda netted his first league goal, in a 1–1 draw at F.C. Porto.[3]

Yebda made a move to Premier League side Portsmouth on 1 September 2009, on a season-long loan for the 2009–10 season.[4] He scored his first goal for the club on 3 October, against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium, which was the winner in Portsmouth's first victory of the season.[5]

International career

Yebda represented France at youth levels, being part of the squad at the victorious 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship. However, as a senior, he switched allegiances to Algeria, first being picked for a match against Zambia in June 2009, where he did not play.

Yebda was summoned for the Algerian squad at the 2010 African Cup of Nations, playing (and starting) all the matches for the eventual semifinalists.

Personal life

Although born in France, Yebda is originally from the village of Taourirt Adène in the Tizi Ouzou Province in the Kabylie region of Algeria.[6] He understands both Kabyle and Arabic, but does not speak either language fluently.[7]

Honours

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Club

Country

Club statistics

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
(Apps) + Minutes Played Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Auxerre 2004–05 * . * mins * * * * * * * * *
2005–06 * . * mins * * * * * * * * *
Laval 2005–06 14 . 1202 mins 1 * * * * * * 14 1
Le Mans 2006–07 1 . 22 mins 0 * * * * * * 1 0
2007–08 23 . 1611 mins 3 * * * * * * 23 3
Total (France) 38 . 2835 mins 4 * * * * * * 38 4
Benfica 2008–09 25 . 1657 mins 1 1 1 * * * * 25 1
Total (Portugal) 25 . 1657 mins 1 1 1 * * * * 26 2
Career Total 63 . 4492 mins 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 64 6

* - Not available

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