Abdennour playing for Valencia in 2015
|Full name||Aymen Abdennour|
|Date of birth||6 August 1989|
|Place of birth||Sousse, Tunisia|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2007–2008||Étoile du Sahel|
|2008–2011||Étoile du Sahel||33||(5)|
|2010||→ Werder Bremen (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014||→ Monaco (loan)||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2016.
Abdennour was born in Sousse, Tunisia, and started his career at Étoile Sportive du Sahel in 2008. During his spell there, he was a fan favourite despite being one of the youngest players in the team. In the 2008–09 season he scored five goals for his club, but they missed on the title and finished third.
On 14 January 2010, Abdennour signed a half-year loan deal with SV Werder Bremen which initially saw him stay at the club until the end of the 2009–10 season. Bremen had the contract option to sign him permanently. Abdennour made six appearances for Werder Bremen, but they did not take up the option to sign him and he returned to Étoile.
On 31 January 2014, Abdennour joined the league rivals Monaco on a loan deal. After impressing during a loan spell, he signed a four-year deal with Monaco on 4 July 2014. The 2014–15 season was a successful season for Abdennour and his team, with a third place in Ligue 1 and an elimination against Champions League's finalist Juventus in the quarter final.
In August 2015, after a good season with Monaco, Abdennour signed a five-year deal until 2020 with La Liga side Valencia CF for an undisclosed fee, mainly as a replacement to Manchester City-bound Nicolás Otamendi.
His excellent domestic performances earned him a call up to the Tunisia squad, and, as of October 2016, has won 44 caps for his country, scoring one goal.
He was also the captain of the under-21 team.
- "Officiel – Abdennour prêté au Werder Brême" [Official - Abdennour loan to Werder Bremen] (in French). etoile-du-sahel.com. 14 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18.
- "Aymen Abdennour nouveau renfort défensif" [Aymen Abdennour new defensive reinforcement] (in French). AS Monaco FC. 31 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-02-18.
- "Abdennour définitivement monégasque" [Abdennour definitely Monaco's player] (in French). AS Monaco FC. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19.
- "Valencia sign Aymen Abdennour from Monaco". Fox Sports. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- "Aymen Abdennour". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- "Werder Bremen testet Tunesier Abdennour" (in German). ran.de. 8 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
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- Aymen Abdennour – French League Stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Aymen Abdennour at National-Football-Teams.com
- Aymen Abdennour – UEFA competition record
- Aymen Abdennour career statistics at Soccerbase
- Aymen Abdennour at ESPN FC