Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Yohan Ben Alouane also known as Yohan Benalouane was born on 28 March, 1987. He is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Leicester City. Born and brought up in France, Benalouane represented the country as a youth before switching to represented Tunisia at senior international level.
After a particularly poor performance in a 2–0 loss against Bologna in December 2010, Yohan was substituted. On leaving the pitch, and being jeered by Cesena supporters, he stormed past the bench and headed straight down the tunnel. He later publicly apologized for his behavior.
Alouane was eligible to play either for France by place of birth or Tunisia through parentage. He played once for the French under 21 team, he submitted a transfer request to represent the Tunisian senior team in 2010. However, despite receiving a call-up against Chad in an African Cup of Nations qualifier, he missed the game because he failed to be vaccinated prior to travel to Chad.
In October he refused to join Tunisia for the match against Togo, for which he expected to receive a call-up from Laurent Blanc instead. However, FIFA warned Benalouane that as the paperwork had been completed, he could represent Tunisia only, a refusal to show up may risk a ban in club football. He refused another call-up in August 2013.
In March 2018, Ben was once again called up by Tunisia, and this time he accepted the call up and made his debut for Tunisia in a 1–0 victory over Iran on 23 March 2018, playing the full match. He was named in Tunisia’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.