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Karim Rekik
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Personal information
Full name Karim Rekik
Date of birth 2 December 1994 (1994-12-02) (age 22)
Place of birth    Den Haag, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Germany Hertha BSC
Number TBA
Youth clubs
1992–2002
2002–2011
2011–2012
Netherlands Scheveningen
Netherlands Feyenoord
England Manchester City
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2011–
2012
2013
2013–2015
2015–2017
2017–
England Manchester City
EnglandPortsmouth (loan)
EnglandBlackburn Rovers (loan)
NetherlandsPSV (loan)
Flag of France Marseille
Germany Hertha BSC
0000(0)
0000(0)
0000(0)
054 00(2)
033 00(1)
0000(0)   
National team
2010-2011
2011-2013
2014–
2014–
Netherlands Netherlands U17
Netherlands Netherlands U19
Netherlands Netherlands U21
Netherlands Netherlands
018 00(1)
012 00(1)
015 00(1)
0000(0)

Karim Rekik (born 2 December 1994) is a Dutch footballer of Tunisian descent who currently plays for Hertha BSC.

Club career

Early career

Manchester City

Rekik signed for Manchester City from Feyenoord in the summer of 2011, and made his debut appearance for the first team in the Dublin Super Cup in pre-season. He made his official first team debut for Manchester City on 21 September 2011 against Birmingham City in the third round of the League Cup, coming on as a substitute for Wayne Bridge in the last 12 minutes of the game. He also made a late substitute appearance in the fourth round of this competition against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

Portsmouth (loan)

On 22 March 2012, it was confirmed that Michael Appleton was to take Luca Scapuzzi and Rekik on a month's loan at Portsmouth. He made his debut for Portsmouth on 27 March, in a 2–0 home win against Hull. This was also Rekik's first senior league appearance in club football.

Unlike Scapuzzi, Rekik became a regular starter as Portsmouth struggled to fight relegation. He was an ever-present figure in the Portsmouth defence as the league came to an end. Nevertheless, Pompey were relegated at the end of the season.

Return to Manchester City

Rekik returned to Manchester City at the end of the 2011/12 season. He would go on to start in his Premier League debut, in a 1–0 win, at home to Reading on 22 December 2012.

Blackburn Rovers (loan)

On 15 February 2013, it was confirmed that Rekik would join Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season. The move reunited Rekik with former Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton.

PSV Eindhoven (loan)

On 8 July 2013, it was confirmed that Rekik would join PSV Eindhoven on loan for the 2013-14 season, wearing number 3. Rekik is now a regular starter at PSV and has already played in the Champions League play-off. He scored his first Eredivisie goal for PSV on 7 December in a 2-6 home defeat to Vitesse.

Hertha BSC

On 16 June 2017, after weeks of rumors and speculations it was officially confirmed that Karim Rekik had signed a contract with the german bundesligist Hertha BSC and would play for the club in the next season.

International career

Rekik made his debut for the Netherlands national football team in a 2-0 friendly defeat to France at the Stade de France 6 March 2014.

In May 2014, he was named in manager Louis van Gaal's provisional 30-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
2011–12Manchester CityPremier League1020000030
2011–12PortsmouthChampionship800000 80
2012–13Blackburn Rovers50000050
Total England 14020000000160
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
2013–14PSV EindhovenEredivisie2510060311
Total Netherlands 25100006000311
Career total 36120006000441
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 3 May 2014.
As of 14 February 2014

International

Netherlands
YearAppsGoals
201410
Total10
Statistics accurate as of 5 March 2014.

Honours

Clubs

Individual

External links

Hertha BSC logo 2012
Hertha BSC squad - 2017-18

1. Thomas Kraft 22. Rune Almenning Jarstein 29. Nils Körber 2. Peter Pekarík 15. Sebastian Langkamp 21. Marvin Plattenhardt 25. John Anthony Brooks 28. Fabian Lustenberger 23. Mitchell Weiser 5. Niklas Stark 34. Maximilian Mittelstädt 39. Florian Baak 40. Jordan Torunarigha 9. Alexander Baumjohann 14. Valentin Stocker 6. Vladimír Darida 18. Sinan Kurt 24. Genki Haraguchi 31. Florian Kohls 20. Allan Souza 7. Alexander Esswein 3. Per Ciljan Skjelbred 36. Julius Kade 10. Ondrej Duda 16. Julian Schieber 8. Salomon Kalou 19. Vedad Ibišević 11. Sami Allagui

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