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Aymen Abdennour
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Abdennour playing for Valencia in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-08-06) 6 August 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth Sousse, Tunisia
Height 1.88 m
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Rodez
Number 4
Youth career
2007–2008 Étoile du Sahel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Étoile du Sahel 33 (5)
2010 Werder Bremen (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2014 Toulouse 77 (3)
2014 Monaco (loan) 6 (0)
2014–2015 Monaco 18 (0)
2015–2019 Valencia 35 (0)
2017–2019 Marseille (loan) 8 (0)
2019–2020 Kayserispor 12 (0)
2020–2022 Umm Salal 37 (1)
2022– Rodez 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Tunisia U21 3 (0)
2009– Tunisia 53 (2)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:16, 30 August 2022 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2019

Aymen Abdennour (Arabic: أيمن عبد النور; born 6 August 1989) is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Ligue 2 club Rodez.

A full international with over 53 caps since 2009, he represented Tunisia at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

Club career

Early career

Abdennour was born in Sousse, Tunisia, and started his career at Étoile Sportive du Sahel in 2008. During his spell there, he became the favourite player by fans despite being one of the youngest players in the team. In the 2008–09 season he scored five goals for his club, but they missed on the title and finished third.

On 14 January 2010, Abdennour signed a half-year loan deal with Werder Bremen which initially saw him stay at the club until the end of the 2009–10 season. Bremen had the contract option to sign him permanently. Abdennour made six appearances for Werder Bremen, but they did not take up the option to sign him and he returned to Étoile.


In July 2011, Abdennour signed a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 side Toulouse. In February 2012, Toulouse extended this, tying the Tunisian to a deal running until 2016.


On 31 January 2014, Abdennour joined the league rivals Monaco on a loan deal. After impressing during a loan spell, he signed a four-year deal with Monaco on 4 July 2014. The 2014–15 season was a successful season for Abdennour and his team, with a third place in Ligue 1 and an elimination against Champions League finalist Juventus in the quarter final.


In August 2015, after a good season with Monaco, Abdennour signed a five-year deal until 2020 with La Liga side Valencia CF for an undisclosed fee, mainly as a replacement to Manchester City-bound Nicolás Otamendi.

Loan to Marseille

On 29 August 2017, Abdennour returned to France to play for Marseille, on a two-year loan deal.


On 11 July 2019, it was announced that following Abdennour's release from Valencia, that he would immediately join Turkish Süper Lig club Kayserispor.

Umm Salal

On 16 September 2020, Abdennour moved to Qatar to play for Umm Salal.


On 30 August 2022, Abdennour signed for Ligue 2 club Rodez on a season-long contract.

International career

His excellent domestic performances earned him a call-up to the Tunisia squad, and, as of July 2019, has won 53 caps for his country, scoring one goal.

He was also the captain of the under-21 team.

Career statistics


Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Tunisia 2008 0 0
2009 1 0
2010 1 0
2011 5 1
2012 11 0
2013 10 0
2014 6 0
2015 8 0
2016 6 1
2017 5 0
Total 53 2



  • CAF Team of the Year: 2016
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