Islam Slimani facts for kids
Slimani with Algeria in 2014
|Full name||Islam Slimani|
|Date of birth||18 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Algiers, Algeria|
|2018||→ Newcastle United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2018–2019||→ Fenerbahçe (loan)||15||(1)|
|2019–2020||→ Monaco (loan)||18||(9)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Slimani began his career in his homeland with JSM Chéraga and CR Belouizdad. In 2013, he moved to Europe, signing for Sporting CP. He played and scored regularly during his three seasons in Portugal, helping his team win the Taça de Portugal in 2015. In 2016, Slimani was transferred to Leicester for a club record £28 million fee.
An Algerian international, Slimani made his international debut in 2012 and played at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, 2015 and 2017, and was part of the Algeria side that won the 2019 tournament. He was also part of Algeria's squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he finished as the team's joint top scorer with two goals. As of March 2021, he has won over 70 international caps and scored 31 goals, making him Algeria's second highest all-time goalscorer.
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Slimani with Sporting CP in 2014
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