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Islam Slimani
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Slimani with Algeria in 2014
Personal information
Full name Islam Slimani
Date of birth 18 June 1988 (1988-06-18) (age 33)
Place of birth Algiers, Algeria
Height 1.88 m
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Lyon
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 JSM Chéraga 38 (19)
2009–2013 CR Belouizdad 98 (32)
2013–2016 Sporting CP 82 (48)
2016–2021 Leicester City 36 (8)
2018 Newcastle United (loan) 4 (0)
2018–2019 Fenerbahçe (loan) 15 (1)
2019–2020 Monaco (loan) 18 (9)
2021– Lyon 18 (3)
National team
2012– Algeria 73 (31)
2013 Algeria A' 1 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2021.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2021

Islam Slimani (Arabic: إسلام سليماني ; born 18 June 1988) is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Lyon and the Algeria national team.

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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