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Amine Harit’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro French/Moroccan association football player
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From France
Morocco
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth

18 June 1997, Pontoise, Val-d’Oise, Île-de-France, France

Age 23 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 66 kg
Sports Teams
F.C. Nantes
Morocco national football team
France national under-21 football team

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.

Club career

Nantes

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.

Schalke 04

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.

International career

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.

Career statistics

Club

As of 27 May 2020.
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nantes 2016–17 Ligue 1 30 1 1 0 3 0 34 1
Schalke 04 2017–18 Bundesliga 31 3 4 0 35 3
2018–19 18 1 2 0 5 0 25 1
2019–20 25 6 3 1 28 7
Total 74 10 9 1 5 0 0 0 88 11
Career total 104 11 10 1 5 0 3 0 122 12

International

As of match played 15 October 2019
National team Year Apps Goals
Morocco 2017 2 0
2018 5 0
2019 3 0
Total 10 0

Honours

International

France U19
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2016

Individual

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2016
  • Bundesliga Rookie of the Year: 2017–18
  • Bundesliga Player of the Month: September 2019

Personal life

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.