Mohamed Simakan

French footballer
Mohamed Simakan
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Simakan with RB Leipzig in 2021
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Simakan
Date of birth (2000-05-03) 3 May 2000 (age 22)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 2
Youth career
2008–2009 Vivaux Marronniers
2009–2010 FC Bruz
2010–2011 FC Rouguière
2011–2014 Marseille
2015 JO Saint-Gabriel
2015–2017 SC Air Bel
2017–2019 Strasbourg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 Strasbourg B 24 (1)
2019–2021 Strasbourg 38 (1)
2021– RB Leipzig 35 (1)
National team
2019 France U20 2 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:52, 1 October 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17:06, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Mohamed Simakan (born 3 May 2000) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.

Club career

Strasbourg

On 16 May 2018, Simakan signed his first professional contract with Strasbourg.[2] He made his professional debut in a 3–1 UEFA Europa League win over Maccabi Haifa on 25 July 2019.[3]

RB Leipzig

On 22 March 2021, Simakan agreed to join German club RB Leipzig on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, to be effective in the summer of 2021.[4]

International career

Born in France, Simakan is of Guinean descent.[5]

Thanks to his great performance with Strasbourg in Ligue 1, Simakan was called up by Bernard Diomède to play for France U20 national team. He played his first game as a starter against Slovenia in which he scored a header contributing to his team's 2–2 draw.[6]

Career statistics

Simakan playing for RB Leipzig in 2021
As of match played 1 October 2022[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Strasbourg B 2017–18 Championnat National 3 18 1 18 1
2018–19 Championnat National 3 6 0 6 0
Total 24 1 24 1
Strasbourg 2019–20 Ligue 1 19 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 25 0
2020–21 Ligue 1 19 1 0 0 19 1
Total 38 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 44 1
RB Leipzig 2021–22 Bundesliga 28 1 6 0 7 0 41 1
2022–23 Bundesliga 7 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 11 1
Total 35 1 7 0 9 1 1 0 52 2
Career total 97 3 8 0 14 1 1 0 120 4

Honours

RB Leipzig

References

  1. ^ "Mohamed Simakan". RB Leipzig. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Premier contrat pro pour Mohamed Simakan". www.rcstrasbourgalsace.fr.
  3. ^ "Strasbourg vs. Maccabi Haifa - 25 July 2019 - Soccerway". www.soccerway.com.
  4. ^ "RB Leipzig sign Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg". Bundesliga. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Strasbourg : un jeune défenseur guinéen signe son premier contrat pro". May 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mohamed Simakan, buteur avec les U20: "beaucoup d'émotions"". September 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "M. Simakan". Soccerway.
  8. ^ Peeters, Thomas (23 May 2022). "A thriller in Berlin: how relentless RB Leipzig won their first major title". Red Bull. Archived from the original on 13 June 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.

External links

  • Mohamed Simakan at Soccerway
  • Mohamed Simakan – French league stats at LFP – also available in French
  • Racing Stub profile
  • FFF Profile
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