17 Facts About Nabil Fekir

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Nabil Fekir was born on 18 July 1993 and is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Real Betis and the France national team.

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Nabil Fekir made 192 appearances for Les Gones, scoring 69 goals and gaining team captaincy in 2017.

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Nabil Fekir made his debut for France in March 2015 and was chosen in their squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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4.

Nabil Fekir joined the youth academy of Olympique Lyonnais at the age of 12, and two years later he was released for not being strong enough.

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5.

Nabil Fekir rejoined Vaulx-en-Velin and continued his youth career at Saint-Priest, where he was tracked by scouts from across France.

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6.

Nabil Fekir said "I wanted to show Lyon that they made a mistake".

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7.

Nabil Fekir made a total of 17 appearances in all competitions in his first season with Lyon's first team, scoring one goal.

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8.

Nabil Fekir agreed personal terms and even had his medical and did a welcome video for the fans, before the transfer collapsed due to a knee issue that appeared during the medical.

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On 22 July 2019, Nabil Fekir signed a four-year contract with Spanish club Real Betis for an initial fee of €19.

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10.

Nabil Fekir made just one appearance for the France national youth football team.

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11.

Nabil Fekir was named in his ancestral Algeria's squad for friendlies against Oman and Qatar in March 2015.

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12.

On 25 August 2016, Nabil Fekir was called back up to the senior squad for the first time since his injury for a friendly against Italy and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Belarus.

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13.

Nabil Fekir had to withdraw from the squad three days later due to an injury.

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14.

Nabil Fekir was selected in the 23-man French national squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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15.

Nabil Fekir was born to Algerian parents, who are originally from Menaceur, a small town in Tipaza, Algeria.

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16.

Nabil Fekir's father settled in France in 1992 and worked in a metallurgy factory for a long time, while his mother was a social worker.

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17.

Nabil Fekir is a Muslim, and gives to charity when unable to fast for Ramadan during the football season.

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