Islam Slimani Biography – Age, Profile, Country, Club

Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub

Islam Slimani was born on 18 June 1988. He is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Leicester City and the Algeria national team. An Algerian international, Slimani made his international debut in 2012 and played at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He was also part of Algeria’s squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he finished as the team’s joint top scorer with two goals. As of January 2017, he has won 49 international caps and scored 25 goals, making him Algeria’s fourth highest all-time goalscorer.

Slimani in May 2009,  joined CR Belouizdad from JSM Chéraga for a transfer fee of 800,000 Algerian dinars,[4] signing a two-year contract. In August, he made his official debut for the club as a starter against MC Oran in the first week of the 2009–10 Algerian Championnat National. He finished his first season with Belouizdad with 8 goals in 30 games. On 17 May 2011, Slimani scored four goals in a league game against JS Kabylie, leading CR Belouizdad to an impressive 7–1 win. In July 2011, with his contract expired and several French clubs such as Nice and Le Havre showing interest in signing him, he decided to sign a two-year extension with CR Belouizdad.
Looking into his signings and participation, Islam  has played for; Sporting CP, Leicester City, In October 2009, he was called up by Abdelhak Benchikha for the first time to the Algeria A’ National Team for a week-long training camp in Algiers. In March 2010, Slimani was called up again, this time for a 2011 African Nations Championship qualifier against Libya as a replacement for his injured CR Belouizdad teammate Youcef Saïbi.

Islam did not play in the game as Algeria won 1–0, In May 2012, he was called up for the first time to the Algeria national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mali and Rwanda, and the return leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia. On 26 May, he made his debut, coming as a substitute at half-time in a friendly against Niger. A week later, on 2 June, Islam scored his first international goal for Algeria, netting the third goal in the 4–0 win over Rwanda in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He followed that up with another goal against Mali in the next game, and then scored another two goals in the following against Gambia.

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