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Association football player
18 June 1997, Pontoise, Val-d’Oise, Île-de-France, France
Amine Harit (Arabic: أمين حاريث; born 18 June 1997) is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Schalke 04 and the Morocco national team. Harit holds a French citizenship.
Harit made his debut for the Ligue 1 side on 13 August 2016 against Dijon. He played the whole match in a 1–0 away win.
On 10 July 2017, Schalke 04 announced the signing of Harit on a four-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Nantes was reported as €8 million which could rise to €10 million with bonuses.
He made his debut for the German club on 14 August in a DFB-Pokal against BFC Dynamo. He started the match and came off at halftime of a 2–0 away win.
On 25 November 2017, Harit scored his first ever Bundesliga goal against Ruhr rivals Borussia Dortmund as Schalke overturned a 4–0 deficit to a 4–4 draw in a historic Revierderby match.
He was named Bundesliga ‘Rookie of the Month’ for December 2017, going on to take the ‘Bundesliga Rookie of the Year’ award for the 2017–18 season.
On 11 December 2019, Harit extended his contract with Schalke for a further three years, until 2024.
Harit represented the France national youth teams starting from the France national under-18 football team until the France U21s. Harit is of Moroccan descent, and refused a call up to the Morocco U19s in October 2015. However, on 12 September 2017, Harit decided to switch his allegiance to the Morocco national team.
On 7 October 2017, he made his international debut for Morocco in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Gabon at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, replacing Nordin Amrabat in the 90th minute of the 3–0 victory.
In May 2018 he was named in Morocco’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
- As of 27 May 2020.
- As of match played 15 October 2019
- France U19
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2016
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
- Bundesliga Rookie of the Year: 2017–18
- Bundesliga Player of the Month: September 2019
Harit is a Muslim. He was involved in a car accident in Marrakesh in 2018, in which a 30-year-old man was killed.
He is married and has 2 children, his first a daughter with a name beginning with A. He is close friends with Hamza Mendyl.