Aymen Abdennour facts for kids
Abdennour playing for Valencia in 2015
|Date of birth||6 August 1989|
|Place of birth||Sousse, Tunisia|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2007–2008||Étoile du Sahel|
|2008–2011||Étoile du Sahel||33||(5)|
|2010||→ Werder Bremen (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014||→ Monaco (loan)||6||(0)|
|2017–2019||→ Marseille (loan)||8||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
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.
His excellent domestic performances earned him a call-up to the Tunisia squad, and, as of July 2019[update], has won 53 caps for his country, scoring one goal.
He was also the captain of the under-21 team.
- CAF Team of the Year: 2016