Marouane Fellaini

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Marouane Fellaini
Fellaini playing for Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui[1]
Date of birth (1987-11-22) 22 November 1987 (age 36)[2]
Place of birth Etterbeek, Belgium
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[3]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shandong Taishan
Number 25
Youth career
1994–1997 Anderlecht
1997–2000 Mons
2000–2002 R. Francs Borains
2002–2004 Sporting Charleroi
2004–2006 Standard Liège
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Standard Liège 64 (9)
2008–2013 Everton 141 (25)
2013–2019 Manchester United 119 (12)
2019– Shandong Taishan 114 (40)
National team
2004–2005 Belgium U18 3 (0)
2006 Belgium U19 6 (1)
2006 Morocco U20 1 (0)
2006–2007 Belgium U21 7 (0)
2007–2018 Belgium 87 (18)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Belgium
FIFA World Cup
Third place 2018 Russia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2023

Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui (born 22 November 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan.

Career[change | change source]

Fellaini played youth football for Anderlecht, R.A.E.C. Mons, Royal Francs Borains and Charleroi S.C. before joining Standard Liège. After winning the Belgian First Division and the Ebony Shoe as a Liège player, he moved to England to join Everton.

After five years at Everton, he moved to Manchester United in a deal worth £27.5 million in September 2013. He spent five years with Manchester United, winning four trophies. In February 2019, Fellaini joined Shandong Luneng.

Fellaini played for Belgium between 2007 and 2018. He played over 80 times for his country. He represented the team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Personal life[change | change source]

Fellaini was born in Etterbeek, Brussels to Moroccan parents. In March 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, he tested positive to COVID-19.[4]

Honours[change | change source]

Standard Liège

Manchester United

Shandong Taishan

Belgium

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of players: Belgium" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 July 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. "Marouane Fellaini: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  4. "Marouane Fellaini tests positive for coronavirus". The Guardian. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  5. McNulty, Phil (21 May 2016). "Crystal Palace 1–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. McNulty, Phil (19 May 2018). "Chelsea 1–0 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. McNulty, Phil (26 February 2017). "Manchester United 3–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. McNulty, Phil (24 May 2017). "Ajax 0–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  9. "Belgium 2–0 England: Line-ups". FIFA. Archived from the original on 12 July 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  10. "De Tijd - Axel Witsel wint Gouden Schoen" (in Dutch).
  11. "De Standaard - Axel Witsel wint Gouden Schoen 2008".
  12. "Fellaini scoops Ebony Boot award". BBC Sport. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  13. "Marouane Fellaini Player Info". Blue Kipper. 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  14. "Marouane Fellaini: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  15. "Belgische Leeuw - Marouane Fellaini is opnieuw beste Belg met Maghrebijnse roots in het buitenland" (in Dutch).

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