Marouane Fellaini Bio

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FULL NAMEMarouane Fellaini-Bakkioui
BORNNovember 22, 1987
HEIGHT1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
NATIONALITYBelgian
ROLEMidfielder

Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui, commonly known as Marouane Fellaini, is a Belgian footballer who now represents Manchester United and the national team of Belgium. He began his career in 1997 with the Anderlecht club, where he was born on November 22, 1987.

Fellaini is mostly a Central Midfielder, though he also fills the roles of Defensive Midfielder and Attacking Midfielder on occasion. He is from Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, and plays for the Belgium National Team. He began his training at Anderlecht when he was eight years old.

Career

Marouane began his career as a member of the Anderlecht, Mons, R. Francs Borains, Sporting Charleroi, and Standard Liège youth squads. His early passion was athletics, but his father, a professional football player, turned his focus to the sport. He had a fantastic first season at the school, scoring 26 and 37 goals respectively.

In 2006, he secured a permanent contract and began his Senior career with Standard Liège. His abilities span from heading ability to stamina, allowing him to compete head to head. As a result of his achievements, he was awarded the Ebony Shoe award in 2008, which is presented yearly in Belgium to the finest African or African origin player in the Belgian Pro League.

In September 2008, he signed a five-year contract with Everton from Standard Liège. He was a good player for Everton, making 177 games and scoring 33 goals. In 2013, he moved to Manchester United and signed a four-year contract.

Fellaini qualified for both Morocco and Belgium, but decided to play for the Belgian national team. He appeared seven times in Belgium’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, scoring one goal to help the country reach the championships.

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