Saphir Taïder

Saphir Taïder
Saphir Taïder
Saphir Taïder
Real Name: Saphir Taïder
HT: 5' 11" WT: 173
Pronunciation: Sa-feer Ty-der
Designated Player
Age: 27 (02/29/1992)
Birthplace: Castres, France
Hometown: Castres, France

Acquired by the Impact as a Designated Player on January 22, following a three-year deal, including a two-year loan from Italian club Bologna FC, and an option for 2021… Led the Impact and finished 10th in MLS with four game-winning goals… Finished second on the club with seven goals, 33 games played, 33 starts, 81 shots, 25 shots on goal and third with eight assists… Also finished tied for eighth in MLS with 97 corner kicks… Named three times to the Team of the Week and three times the Videotron Player of the Game… Scored his first career goal with the Impact and in MLS on April 28, in Atlanta… Recorded his first career assist with the Impact and in MLS on March 10, in Columbus... Started and played his first career game with the Impact and in MLS on March 4, in Vancouver… Registered one assist in two Canadian Championship starts.

2017-18: Transferred from Inter Milan to Bologna FC for €4,000,000 on July 1… Recorded one assist in nine games, including three starts, and 380 minutes with Bologna FC… Also appeared in one Coppa Italia game.

2016-17: Scored three goals in 24 Serie A games, including 22 starts, and 1,902 minutes with Bologna… Also scored one goal in two Coppa Italia games, including one start.

2015-16: Loaned by Inter Milan to Bologna FC for two years, on August 31… Appeared in 29 games, including 25 starts, and 2,111 minutes in Serie A.

2014-15: Loaned by Inter Milan to English Premier League club Southampton FC, on August 6… Scored one goal in his only start with Southampton FC U23 in the Premier League 2, on August 18 against Fulham U23… Loaned by Inter Milan to Italian first division club Sassuolo, on September 1… Registered three goals and three assists in 27 Serie A games, starting 19, and 1,683 minutes.

2013-14: Transferred from Bologna FC to Inter Milan for €5,500,000 on August 20… Recorded one goal and two assists in 25 Serie A games, including 13 starts, and 1,050 minutes.

2012-13: Registered three goals and two assists in 34 games, including 32 starts, and 2,877 minutes in his second season with Bologna FC… Also scored a brace in the third round of Coppa Italia, against Varese in a 2-1 win.

2011-12: Signed with Italian first division Bologna FC on August 1… Appeared in 14 games, including nine starts, and 882 minutes… Made his Serie A debut on December 11, against AC Milan… Also played two Coppa Italia games.

2010-11: Scored one goal in 25 games, including 16 starts, and 1,608 minutes with Grenoble, following the club’s relegation to the second division… Also started one Coupe de la Ligue game.

2009-10: Made his professional debut with Grenoble Foot 38 in Ligue 1, on May 15 against Marseilles.

Has scored five goals in 44 games with the Algerian national team… Made his international debut in a World Cup qualifying game against Benin, recording one goal and one assist, on March 26, 2013... Helped Algeria reach the round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the quarterfinals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations… Represented France at the U18, U19 and U20 levels.

Part of the academy of French club Grenoble Foot 28 between 2007 and 2010.

Son of Mohsen and Yamina Taïder… His father was born in Tunisia and his mother is from Algeria… Has four brothers, Nabil, Samir, Foued and Ismaël… Brother Nabil has played for Toulouse FC and Stade de Reims, in France, and the Tunisia national team… Brother Ismaël has played for Parma, in Italy.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019Montreal Impact3231927287732424520
2018Montreal Impact3333728528812536831
Career Totals-65641655801515449601351
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