Date of birth
Huddersfield Town completed the signing of attacking midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri from 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg for an undisclosed fee in August 2017.
Born on 28 November 1996, Sabiri came through the youth system at SV Darmstadt 98 in Germany; one of Town Head Coach David Wagner’s clubs during his playing days.
However, he played his first senior football for regional club Sportfreunde Siegen in the fifth tier of German football in the 2015/16 season. That spell was a great success; Abdelhamid netted 20 goals and grabbed six assists in just 29 starts and four substitute appearances.
His form unsurprisingly attracted the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid in the country and Abdelhamid joined 1. FC Nürnberg in 2016, initially playing for the second team.
Another 12 goals and six assists in just 19 starts for the second team in Germany’s third tier earned him a promotion to the Club’s First Team in January 2017 and he made headlines in the 2. Bundesliga, scoring five times in seven starts and two substitute appearances towards the end of last season.