Aïssa Mandi was born on 22 October, 1991. He is an Algerian football player who currently plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Algeria national team. Mainly a right back, he can also play as a central defender. 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.
Mandi started to play football at the age of 8 at Stade de Reims. On 20 August 2010, he made his professional debut as a starter for the club in a Ligue 2 match against Le Havre AC. On 5 April 2014, he scored two own goals in a match against Paris Saint Germain. On 30 June 2016, Aissa signed a five-year deal with La Liga side Real Betis.
While Mandi was also eligible to play for France, he 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 3-3 away draw to Ethiopia during qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.