9 Facts About Marouane Fellaini

1. Marouane Fellaini represented the team at the 2008 Olympics, the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, and the 2018 World Cup, helping Belgium to third place in the latter tournament.

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2. Marouane Fellaini was born to Moroccan parents from Tangier and brought up in Brussels.

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3. Marouane Fellaini is known for his heading ability and stamina, which made him one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the Belgian First Division and resulted in him winning the Ebony Shoe in 2008, an award given to the best player of the season of African descent.

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4. Marouane Fellaini won the second highest number of tackles in the league and won possession of the ball 190 times, the most out of any player.

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5. Marouane Fellaini made only fifteen league starts throughout the season, in contrast to thirty one starts he made in the previous season while at Everton.

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6. Marouane Fellaini covered 12.17 kilometres in the match, the most by any United player, and made 70 high-intensity runs, more than anyone else on the pitch.

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7. Marouane Fellaini chose to represent Belgium, from youth level upwards.

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8. On 4 June 2014, Marouane Fellaini was selected as part of Belgium's 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup.

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9. On 7 March 2019, Marouane Fellaini announced his retirement from international football.

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