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Badr Benoun with Raja CA in 2019
Personal information
Full name Badr Benoun
Date of birth (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.93 m
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current club Qatar SC
Youth career
2011-2013 Raja CA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2020 Raja CA 183 (17)
2014 → Wydad de Fès (loan) 16 (0)
2014–2015 → RS Berkane (loan) 28 (2)
2020–2022 Al Ahly 50 (4)
2022– Qatar SC 8 (2)
National team
2017– Morocco A' 18 (5)
2017– Morocco 3 (0)
Representing  Morocco
African Nations Championship
Winner 2018 Morocco
Islamic Solidarity Games
Winner 2013 Indonesia
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Badr Benoun (Arabic: بدر بانون; born 30 September 1993) is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Al Ahly and the Morocco national football team. He is nicknamed Sultan'.' He started his professional career playing for Raja CA.

Club career

The beginning of the march

Benoun started his career playing for Raja Club Athletic. He didn't play much since he is a youngster, still adopting to the professional life. He won his first trophy with the club after finishing top in the 2012–13 Botola. He was loaned out to Wydad de Fès in order to gain more playing time and more experience of the Botola. He played a total of 16 games before being loaned out again to RS Berkane. In 2015 he was called back to the club.

Raja CA

Benoun's return bought excitement back to the Raja fans. He won his second trophy after defeating Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi in the 2017 Moroccan Throne Cup after scoring a penalty.

2018-2020: Glory years

In 2018, Raja qualified to play the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. Raja entered the knock-out stages after topping the group stages. Raja reached to the finals and won the cup. This guaranteed them a spot in the 2019 CAF Super Cup. Raja was to face Espérance Sportive de Tunis the was to take place in Doha. Benoun scored a goal in the 64th minute and won the cup. He also won the 2019–20 Botola and the 2019–20 Arab Club Champions Cup. He spent 5 seasons with the club before signing with Al Ahly.

Al Ahly

In November 2020, he joined Egyptian club Al Ahly. He represented the club during the FIFA Club World Cup and secured the bronze medal after a victory against Brazilian side Palmeiras. Soon after, he won the 2020 Egypt Cup, the 2021 CAF Champions League and the 2020 CAF Super Cup. He later went on to defeat his former team Raja to win the 2021 CAF Super Cup.

International career

In 2013, Benoun won a gold medal at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games after defeating Indonesia 2-1 in the final.

On 7 October 2017, he made his international debut for Morocco in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Gabon at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, replacing Medhi Benatia in a 3–0 victory.

In May 2018, he was named in Morocco's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

On 10 January 2022, Benoun was replaced by Achraf Bencharki for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering an injury that would limit his participation in the competition.

On 10 November 2022, he was named in Morocco's 23-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Career Statistics

International goals

Scores and results list Morocco's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 August 2017 Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt  Egypt 1–1 1–1 2018 African Nations Championship qualification
2. 19 October 2019 Stade Municipal, Berkane, Morocco  Algeria 1–0 3–0 2020 African Nations Championship qualification
3. 1 December 2021 Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar  [[Palestinian National Authority {{{altlink}}}|Palestinian National Authority]] 4–0 4–0 2021 FIFA Arab Cup
4. 4 December 2021 Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar  Jordan 2–0
5. 11 December 2021 Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumana, Qatar  Algeria 2–2 2–2


Raja CA

  • Botola: 2012–13, 2019–20
  • Coupe du Trône: 2017
  • CAF Confederation Cup: 2018
  • CAF Super Cup: 2019

Al Ahly


  • Islamic Solidarity Games: 2013
  • African Nations Championship: 2018


  • African Nations Championship Team of the Tournament: 2018

See also

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