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Islam Slimani
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Personal information
Full name Islam Slimani
Date of birth 18 June 1988 (1988-06-18) (age 33)
Place of birth    Algiers, Flag of Algeria Algeria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of France Lyon
Number 20
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2008–2009
2009–2013
2013–2016
2016–2021
2018
2018–2019
2019–2020
2021–
Flag of Algeria JSM Chéraga
Flag of Algeria CR Belouizdad
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP
Flag of England Leicester City
Flag of EnglandNewcastle United (loan)
Flag of TurkeyFenerbahçe (loan)
Flag of FranceMonaco (loan)
Flag of France Lyon
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098 0(32)
082 0(48)
036 00(8)
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015 00(1)
018 00(9)
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National team
2012–
2013
Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Algeria Algeria A'
068 0(29)
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Islam Slimani (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 October 2019, he has won 69 international caps and scored 29 goals, making him Algeria's second highest all-time goalscorer.

External links

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Olympique Lyonnais squad - 2021–22

1 Lopes · 2 Diomandé · 3 Andersen · 4 Rafael · 5 Denayer · 6 Marcelo · 7 Toko Ekambi · 8 Aouar · 9 Dembélé · 10 Traoré · 11 Memphis (c) · 12 T. Mendes · 14 Dubois · 16 Racioppi · 17 Reine-Adélaïde · 18 Cherki · 20 Marçal · 22 Jean Lucas · 23 Tete · 24 Kadewere · 25 Caqueret · 27 Cornet · 28 Y. Koné · 30 Tătărușanu · 35 Fofana · 39 Bruno G. ·

  • Manager: Flag of ? Vacant
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Algerian competitions · Algerian coaches · Algerian players · Algerian stadiums · Algerian clubs
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Template:Algeria squad (2013 Africa Cup of Nations)

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Algeria – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Si Mohamed 2. Bougherra (c) 3. Ghoulam 4. Belkalem 5. Halliche 6. Mesbah 7. Yebda 8. Lacen 9. Ghilas 10. Feghouli 11. Brahimi 12. Medjani 13. Slimani 14. Bentaleb 15. Soudani 16. Zemmamouche 17. Cadamuro 18. Djabou 19. Taïder 20. Mandi 21. Mahrez 22. Mostefa 23. M'Bolhi

  • Manager: Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vahid Halilhodžić

Template:Algeria squad (2015 Africa Cup of Nations)

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Algeria – 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

1. Rahmani 2. Mandi 3. Ghoulam 4. Cadamuro 5. Belkaroui 6. Mesbah 7. Mahrez 8. Bennacer 9. Hanni 10. Bentaleb 11. Brahimi 12. Benyahia 13. Slimani 14. Bounedjah 15. Soudani 16. Asselah 17. Guedioura 18. Ghezzal 19. Abeid 20. Belkhiter 21. Bensebaini 22. Meftah 23. M'Bolhi

  • Manager: Flag of Belgium Georges Leekens
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Algeria – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

1. Doukha 2. Mandi 3. Tahrat 4. Benlamri 5. Halliche 6. Fares 7. Mahrez (c) 8. Belaïli 9. Bounedjah 10. Feghouli 11. Brahimi 12. Ounas 13. Slimani 14. Boudaoui 15. Delort 16. Oukidja 17. Guedioura 18. Zeffane 19. Abeid 20. Atal 21. Bensebaini 22. Bennacer 23. M'Bolhi

  • Manager: Flag of France Djamel Belmadi