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DZ

Youcef
Atal

#20 | Defender

2021-2022 stats

General

17

games

1144

Minutes played

Starts

13

Substitute On

4

9

shots

572

passes

4

yellow
cards

0

red
card

4

yellow cards

0

red card

9

shots

572

passes

Goals

2

0

2

goals

inside the box

outside the box

Defending

29

tackles

32

interceptions

Passing

1

assist

Duels

55%

duels won

Youcef Atal

Profile
overview

Date de naissance de Youcef Atal

Date of Birth

May 17 1996

Lieu de naissance de Youcef Atal

Place of Birth

Boghni (Algeria)

Pied fort de Youcef Atal

Strong foot

Right

Arrivée à Nice de Youcef Atal

Joined

Juillet 2018

Taille de Youcef Atal

Height

1m76

Poids de Youcef Atal

Weight

64 kg

Biography

An attacking right-back who can operate further up the pitch too, Youcef Atal first played for Paradou AC, making his first-team debut at 19 in the Algerian second tier.

After 48 appearances over two seasons, during which time he had made his senior international debut, he joined Belgian club KV Courtrai on loan in summer 2017. The 1.76m defender was named man of the match five times in a solid spell, and convinced the club to make his temporary move permanent.

On 17 July, 2018, he joined OGC Nice, quickly becoming a fan favourite and was even named man of the match on his top-flight debut versus Reims (0-1, 11 August, 2018). He was given the honour a total of 12 times in the 29 L1 games he played in his first season in France, scoring six goals. He was named Crédit Agricole Aiglon of the Season runner-up to Walter Benitez, and earned a place in L'Equipe's Team of the Season.

He played a big part in Algeria ending their 29-year wait to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 even if a shoulder injury denied him the opportunity to play in his country's last two matches at the tournament in Egypt. He made 19 appearances for the club in 2019/20, and then 24 in the following campaign, scoring the 'Goal of the Season' with the only strike of the game against Lens in January 2021. He also registered two assists in four Europa League encounters, his first in European club competition.

Hampered by injuries, Youcef Atal made 18 appearances during the 2021-22 season. He first made the difference against Lyon, where his goal allowed Le Gym to change the course of the game (3-2). It was the same story at Rennes, where Les Aiglons went on to win at Roazhon Park (2-1).

Career

Season Club Div. Games Goals
2021/2022 2021/2022 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 17 2
2020/2021 2020/2021 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 22 1
2019/2020 2019/2020 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 14 1
2018/2019 2018/2019 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 30 6
2017/2018 2017/2018 Logo Courtrai Courtrai 1 10 0
2016/2017 2016/2017 Logo Paradou AC Paradou AC 2 26 3
2015/2016 2015/2016 Logo Paradou AC Paradou AC 2 29 4