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Yazid Mansouri
Personal information
Full name Yazid Mansouri
Date of birth February 25, 1978 (1978-02-25) (age 32)
Place of birth Revin, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Lorient
Number 23
Youth career
1994-1995 Tinqueux SC
1995-1997 Le Havre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-2003 Le Havre 134 (2)
2003-2004 Coventry City 14 (0)
2004-2006 Châteauroux 63 (2)
2006- Lorient 98 (1)
National team
2001- Algeria 64 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 28 October 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:00, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Yazid Mansouri (Arabic: يزيد منصوري‎) (born February 25, 1978 in Revin, Ardennes, France) is a French-born Algerian football player who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient.[1][2]

Club Career

Mansouri began his career at Tinqueux SC, a small team from Tinqueux who were playing in the sixth division. At age 17, he left the club and signed with Le Havre AC who were playing in Ligue 1, where he spent his first two seasons playing in the reserve side. He made his debut in the first game of the 1997-1998 season, coming as a second half substitute against Olympique de Marseille. He would slowly assert himself at the club and would eventually go on to make 134 appearances and scoring 2 goals in 6 seasons in both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.

At the start of the 2003-2004 season, Mansouri was loaned out for the season to English Championship side Coventry City F.C..[3] Mansouri made 14 appearances in the first half of the season before leaving, against the clubs wishes, to play for Algeria at the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Mali. His contract was subsequently terminated and he remained without a club for the rest of the season.[4]

In the summer of 2004, Mansouri signed with Ligue 2 side LB Châteauroux where he easily imposed himself in the middle of the park. He would go on to make 63 appearances for the club, starting every one of them, and scoring 2 goals. He was also the captain of the team in the 2005-2006 season.

At the beginning of the 2006 season, Mansouri signed a 2-year contract with Ligue 1 side FC Lorient.[5]

International Career

Mansouri first featured for the Algerian national team in a set of friendlies against FC Zurich and ES Troyes in 1999. He received his first official call-up to the national team on November 6, 2001 in a friendly game against France in Paris. He was a member of the Algerian team at the 2002 African Cup of Nations and the 2004 African Cup of Nations. His origins in Algeria are from the Kabylie region. He is currently the captain of the team and also the most capped player on the team.




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